Non-Invasive Body Contouring has never been this easy. With CoolSculpting, you can simply freeze away your unwanted fat with no downtime and no significant discomfort. Your fat cells are much more sensitive to cold than your other tissues. CoolSculpting selectively destroys fat cells while leaving your other tissues, such as skin and muscle, intact. Over the 3-4 months following the procedure, your body slowly breaks down the damaged fat through natural processes. Make no mistake – this treatment is not a substitute for diet & exercise, and will not result in significant weight loss. But if you have a stubborn area like your lower abdomen, bra-line bulge, inner thigh, or love handles –areas that won’t go away no matter what you do–then getting CoolSculpting treatments in our Salt Lake City, Utah clinic may be the ideal solution!
CoolSculpting is a new, non-invasive way to gently and effectively reduce fat in targeted areas of your body, resulting in noticeable, natural-looking fat reduction in the treated areas. What makes the CoolSculpting different is its advanced cooling technology that targets and eliminates fat cells. Unlike traditional invasive surgical procedures, the CoolSculpting is non-invasive, with no needles and no incisions. There is no need for anesthesia or pain medications and there is no recovery time. The procedure is performed in a medical office, under the supervision of a physician specializing in cosmetic procedures.
Ideal candidates for the CoolSculpting are relatively fit, but have some modest-size fat bulges that are not easily reduced through diet and exercise. They are seeking spot reduction for specific areas of fat, but are not considering a surgical procedure. CoolSculpting is not a way to lose weight or treat obesity, and it is not a substitute for invasive methods like liposuction. During a consultation, your doctor can talk with you about whether you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting.
Early research done by world-renowned dermatologists at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, showed that fat cells are naturally more vulnerable to cold than other surrounding tissue.1 This scientific principle is called “Cryolipolysis™.” During the procedure, a non-invasive applicator delivers precisely controlled coolingto target and eliminate fat cells in specific areas of your body. When fat cells are exposed to cooling during the CoolSculpting procedure, it triggers a process of natural removal, which gradually reduces the thickness of the fat layer. The result is a reduction in fat bulges that is visible in most patients in two to four months.
The exposure to cooling causes the fat cells to begin a process of natural removal, which gradually reduces the thickness of the fat layer. The fat cells in the treated area are gently eliminated through the body’s normal metabolic processes, like fat from food. The result is a gradual reduction in fat bulges that is visible to most patients in two to four months.
In properly selected patients, CoolSculpting results in a noticeable, measurable reduction in fat bulges in two to four months. At that time, you and your doctor can meet to assess your cosmetic improvement and consider additional CoolSculpting treatments to achieve greater fat reduction.
The results of CoolSculpting are not as rapid or dramatic as invasive procedures such as liposuction, and some people are just better liposcution or tummy tuck candidates. However, if you want to avoid the pain, risk and recovery time associated with surgical procedures, or have smaller fat bulges, then CoolSculpting may be the preferred option for you. At the time of your consultation, Dr. Jepson will be honest with you and help you decide which procedure might be best for you. We have several trusted plastic surgeons to whom we refer.
The fat cells destroyed as a result of Coolsculpting are permanently destroyed. But some fat cells remain. As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid gaining significant amounts of weight, you can expect the results to be long-lasting.
CoolSculpting is completely non-invasive, which allows return to normal activities on the same day as the procedure, such as work or exercise. Redness may appear in the treated area, and may last from a few minutes to a few hours. Some localized bruising may occur, which clears within a few weeks. Many patients experience a temporary dulling of sensation in the treated area lasting one to eight weeks.
Procedure time is generally about two hours for each area treated. During your consultation, your doctor will discuss how long your individual procedure will take and how much time you should allow for your office visit.
CoolSculpting is comfortable for most patients. Typically patients are comfortable enough to read, workon their laptop computers, listen to music, or just relax during the procedure.
There is no recovery time after the procedure. You may resume your normal activities on the same day as your procedure, including work and exercise.
A follow-up visit should be scheduled with your doctor two to four months after your procedure to assess your cosmetic improvement and consider additional
CoolSculpting treatments to achieve greater fat reduction.
The controlled cooling of the CoolSculpting targets and eliminates only fat cells. Other treatment modalities such as lasers, radiofrequency, and focused ultrasound affect fat cells and may affect other adjacent tissue in a way that is not comparable to the CoolSculpting method of cryolipolysis.