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Cool Sculpting Basics

Front Range Plastic Surgery is excited to be the Northern Colorado’s provider for Coolsculpting. We know that it’s a relatively new procedure and not everyone is familiar with it so we thought we’d take this blog to go over some basics.

What is Coolsculpting?

  • The technical term for this medical procedure is cryolipolysis. It is the destruction of fat cells through the use of cooling.
  • It is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.
  • It is a body sculpting technique that allows you to decided exactly where you want your body to have less fat accumulation.
  • Usually fat cells never go away, the get larger and they may shrink, but they remain unless you get rid of them- for good- through Coolsculpting.
  • In 2010, the FDA cleared the technology behind Coolsculpting.

Is it an invasive procedure?

  • Coolsculpting is a non-invasive procedure
  • It is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.
  • There is no anesthesia used.
  • It works on small amounts at a time.

Am I a good candidate for Coolsculpting?

  • Are you not significantly overweight?
  • Do you have localized areas of stubborn fat, such as love handles?
  • Do you have some abdominal fat left over from pregnancies?

Who should do the procedure?

  • You may notice Coolsculpting offered in a variety of places including spas, but we believe you should have Coolsculpting supervised and performed by a medical doctor. Our plastic surgeon, Dr. Warren Schutte cares for our patients who choose Coolsculpting.

If you have any remaining questions about Coolsculpting, don’t hesitate to call our office at 970.372.2310