Perhaps you’ve made your way here because you’ve been looking for a non-invasive way to target acute areas of fat on your body. Whether it’s your arms, thighs, chin, hips, “love handles,” or another region, CoolSculpting presents a unique opportunity to target specific areas of stubborn fat. CoolSculpting represents an alternative to liposuction that will target these regions in order to eliminate stubborn fat cells — for good!
Let’s talk about how CoolSculpting works. This non-invasive cosmetic surgery alternative is based on the concept of cryolipolysis, which is the process where cold temperatures are able to kill fat cells, without harming the skin. The scientific principle of cryolipolysis was originally discovered Harvard scientists had observed that children, developed dimples in their cheeks after eating frigid popsicles.
The field of medicine has taken the principle of cryolipolysis and applied it to targeting acute deposits of fat cells. CoolSculpting works by:
- Specifically targeting fat cells with CoolSculpting applicators that use suction to draw the tissue into them
- Extremely cold temperatures are applied to the targeted area of stubborn fat
- This freezes the fat cells that are underneath the skin, without harming the skin
- The patient’s body will then dispose of the dead fat cells naturally
- CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure, meaning there are no cuts, blades, needles, or scars
- Patients can see long-term results in as little as three weeks!
- The results are long-term because the CoolSculpting method actually kills the fat cells, meaning they won’t come back in the same region
- Treatable bodily regions include the arms, hips, inner & outer thigh, chin, banana rolls, and bra fat.
What Is The CoolSculpting Treatment at Front Range Plastic Surgery Like?
When you receive CoolSculpting services from a certified CoolSculpting Specialist at Front Range Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, you will discuss the areas you would like to have treated. Then, your clinician will put the CoolSculpting applicator on that area of the body, with the region being drawn between two cooling panels. During the treatment, which usually lasts an hour or so, you might feel a pulling sensation, pinching, cramping, or a bit of pressure. These are all normal sensations that you can expect. Once the intense cold starts to dissipate, you can work on a laptop, read a book, or even nap during your CoolSculpting treatment.
Because CoolSculpting is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure, most of our patients are able to return to their regular daily activities. While some patients might experience minor tingling, cramping, numbness, swelling, or bruising, such side effects are minor and are usually resolved within the following days or weeks thereafter.
When Can You Start Seeing The Results?
It’s possible to begin to see the first results of CoolSculpting in as little as three weeks after your first treatment. However, most patients see the majority of their results at about 12 weeks out. Keep in mind that your body can continue to flush out frozen fat cells past this time frame!
How Long Does CoolSculpting Last?
Because the fat cells targeted are frozen, it means they are eliminated, so they will not come back. Of course following a healthy diet and being physically active will help maximize and maintain your results.
Meet Dr. Schutte & Our Staff
Dr. Warren Schutte is our board-certified plastic surgeon at Front Range Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Schutte is dual board-certified, treating patients throughout Wyoming, Nebraska, and Northern Colorado. Dr. Schutte offers free CoolSculpting consultations that are intended to inform and empower our potential patients. Keep in mind that we always keep everything 100-percent confidential whenever you meet with us. We want you to know your options so you can make the best choice for your personal health and wellness!
If you are ready to learn more about CoolSculpting and eliminating those stubborn fat cells, schedule your free consultation with us today!