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Can CoolSculpting® Be Used on the Face?

Traditional liposuction is invasive and requires anesthetic and a recovery period, which makes it a significant time investment. The good news is, a company called Zeltiq has invented a new method for removing unwanted pockets of fat: CoolSculpting®.

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat reducing procedure that takes minimal time and allows you to return to normal activities right away. It is so brief, it can be done on a lunch break depending on how many areas you need! It is a permanent fat removal that kills your fat cells. In the weeks after your operation, your body flushes out the dead cells, shrinking the area down. There are no incisions, no scars. It is truly a wonderful option for restoring confidence in your body.

As more and more people use CoolSculpting, they are wondering about the possibilities. It has been asked if the procedure could be used for the face, for things like cheek fat.

In our last blog, we discussed the upcoming arrival of CoolSculpting for the chin. CoolSculpting was originally designed for large areas like the legs, back, arms, and sides. However, a new apparatus that can address chin fat will soon be added to CoolSculpting®’s tools. So, will we be able to treat cheek fat?

At this point, the answer is no. Not only is there no CoolSculpting apparatus for it, removing fat from the face is not recommended. The fat in your face makes you look younger. When it comes to face fat, the name of the game is re-positioning the fat, not removing it entirely.

To learn more about CoolSculpting, make an appointment with our Board Certified plastic surgeon today!