Have you had trouble getting rid of excess fat in certain areas of the body, no matter how much you diet and exercise? This is a very common problem, and liposuction has proven very effective at getting rid of excess fat deposits for a more contoured physique. However, many people are wary about surgery and long recovery periods, and search for options that are less invasive than liposuction. CoolSculpting® is an FDA-approved non-surgical fat reduction technique that does not involve surgery or extensive recovery times. In fact, many patients are able to have the treatment and return to normal activities the same day. Dr. Semira Bayati can evaluate your needs and determine if CoolSculpting® can help you achieve your goals.
Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about this state-of-the-art treatment. You can find even more questions and answers on our CoolSculpting® page.
How can CoolSculpting® help me reduce excess fat?
CoolSculpting® is designed to eliminate excess fat cells in areas such as the abdomen and love handles with a controlled cooling process. The procedure utilizes a special device to target the excess fat, which is cooled, shrunken, and destroyed, then filtered out of the body over time through natural processes. In the months following the procedure, the results of CoolSculpting® should gradually become apparent.
Can CoolSculpting® always be used as a substitute for liposuction?
CoolSculpting® can only be used for certain body areas. While the procedure can be highly effective, liposuction or other surgical treatments may be better options for larger areas of excess fat and body regions that CoolSculpting® is not designed to treat. Dr. Bayati will meet with you for an initial consultation to determine if you are a candidate for CoolSculpting®.
Is the procedure painful?
CoolSculpting® involves no surgical incisions or needles. Many of our patients choose to read or even take a nap during the procedure, which typically takes about one to two hours, depending on the size and number of targeted areas.
Has CoolSculpting® proven to be effective?
In addition to being an FDA-approved procedure, CoolSculpting® has been tested in many clinical studies that proved its effectiveness. Dr. Bayati has been offering this treatment for a number of years and many patients have achieved successful, natural-looking fat reduction.
If you have further questions about CoolSculpting®, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with our plastic surgeon, please contact Dr. Semira Bayati today.