What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting® is a safe, effective non-surgical procedure to reduce fat in common trouble areas that tend to be resistant to diet and exercise. It is not intended as a weight-reduction program but better suited for people who are near their ideal body weight and do not want to go the route of a traditional liposuction procedure.
CANDIDATES FOR COOLSCULPTING
Individuals who are seeking reduction of localized fat deposits for specific areas of the body such as “love handles,” flanks, “bra rolls”, fatty male breast enlargement, abdomen, and inner and outer thighs are generally good candidates for CoolSculpting. The CoolSculpting procedure is the only FDA-cleared non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
During the procedure, a non-invasive applicator delivers precisely controlled cooling to the treatment area to specifically target underlying fat, leaving surface skin tissue unaffected. When fat cells are exposed to extreme cold, a process of natural removal is triggered, gradually reducing the thickness of the layer of fat. These targeted cells crystallize, break down, and are then eliminated through the body’s natural detoxification processes. Up to 22 percent of the fat is reduced per treatment, per area. Treatments can be repeated as needed. Patients will notice results after the first treatment and can attain further fat reduction with additional treatments. Dr. Graper and Dr. Harper can recommend an appropriate number of treatment sessions based on your needs and personal goals.
The procedure takes about half an hour per area treated in our Charlotte office. We also offer DualSculpting, providing treatment in two areas simultaneously thereby reducing your treatment time by half. Most patients are able to rest, check email or read while undergoing treatment. There is minimal to no discomfort, no downtime, no recovery and, because CoolSculpting is non-surgical, most patients can resume regular activity immediately after treatment. Some patients may experience minor redness, bruising, tingling, numbness, or discomfort after treatment, but this will quickly and completely disappear. Results look natural and can be seen as early as three weeks after treatment, with the most dramatic results in approximately eight to twelve weeks post-treatment for most patients. The results are long-lasting and sustainable with a healthy lifestyle. The results are permanent as long as the patient’s body weight is maintained. Treatment with CoolSculpting is often the motivation for patients to take care of themselves and stick with healthy diet and exercise habits.