Have you had trouble getting rid of excess fat in certain areas of the body, no matter how much you […]
A non-surgical alternative to liposuction, CoolSculpting® is a unique fat reduction technique now offered by our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Semira Bayati. This innovative treatment can allow patients to improve areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Using the FDA-approved CoolSculpting® device, excess fat in specific body areas will be targeted for removal using Cryolipolysis™, a technique that involves controlled cooling methods to ultimately break down the excess fat cells. As the fat cells are shrunken and destroyed, they are then gradually filtered out of the body through natural processes. This gradual progression of fat reduction can result in a new, slimmer figure after a few short months.
With CoolSculpting®, there are no surgical incisions required. Tissue surrounding the immediate treatment area should remain unharmed during the CoolSculpting® procedure. Dr. Bayati’s patients are typically able to relax during treatment – many patients choose to read a book or take a nap during this time. The CoolSculpting® procedure has been described as a cold, tingly feeling, but the sensation should disappear shortly after treatment has been completed. No recovery time is needed for most patients, so they are usually able to return to their daily activities immediately following the CoolSculpting® procedure. The entire treatment usually takes about one to two hours to complete, depending on the size and number of the areas being treated. Final results are typically achieved after two to four months.
CoolSculpting® Frequently Asked Questions
With the innovative CoolSculpting® procedure, you can eliminate excess fat deposits in specific body areas without the need for surgery. Please take a look at the answers to some frequently asked questions about this advanced body contouring treatment. If you would like to learn more, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bayati, please contact us today.
What does CoolSculpting® do?
A treatment that can serve many patients as an alternative to liposuction, CoolSculpting® utilizes a process known as cryolipolysis to reduce excess fat in specific areas and enhance body contours. Using a special device with a mild, vacuum-like pressure, fat cells in the target areas will be cooled and broken down. The process is designed to shrink and ultimately destroy the excess fat cells, which will then be naturally filtered out of the body over the next few months. The treatment should lead to noticeable fat reduction in the targeted areas during this time.
What are some of the major benefits of CoolSculpting®?
- Reduction of stubborn fat deposits in the abdomen, flanks (love handles), and other areas
- No needles, incisions, or anesthesia is necessary
- Many patients can relax and read a magazine or a book during the treatment
- No recovery time is typically necessary
How long does the procedure last?
CoolSculpting® typically lasts about one to two hours, depending on the size and the number of treatment areas.
Is the procedure uncomfortable?
Dr. Bayati makes every effort to make CoolSculpting® treatment as comfortable as possible. You may experience a cold, tingly sensation when the device makes contact with the skin; however, this is usually mild and quickly subsides.
Can CoolSculpting® completely eliminate the need for liposuction?
CoolSculpting® can be used as an alternative to liposuction in many cases; however, it does not replace liposuction as a viable option for fat reduction. Some patients may have larger areas of excess fat deposits or need treatment in areas of the body for which CoolSculpting® is not an ideal option to achieve the best results. However, for patients who are candidates for CoolSculpting®, this treatment can be very beneficial, especially for those who are looking for options that do not require surgical intervention and excessive recovery times.
How long before I notice the results of CoolSculpting®?
Most patients experience the best results after about two to four months. Depending on the size and number of treatment areas, patients may need more than one treatment with CoolSculpting® to reach their goals. Dr. Bayati will examine you during your initial consultation and talk with you about the best treatment plan for your needs.
Is CoolSculpting® approved by the FDA?
Yes! CoolSculpting® was granted approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration several years ago.
To learn more about this exciting technology, or to schedule a CoolSculpting® consultation with Dr. Semira Bayati, please contact us today.