CoolSculptingis the new cool way in Utah to gently reduce fat in targeted areas of the body. This non-invasive procedure results in a noticeable, natural-looking fat reduction in the treated areas without the need for needles, incisions, cannulas, anesthesia, or pain medication. And there is no recovery time!
CoolSculpting is unique because it uses an advanced tissue cooling technology to gently target and eliminate fat cells without damaging the skin. In just a few months following the CoolSculpting procedure, there is a gradual reduction in the thickness of the fat layer resulting in significant cosmetic improvement of treated fat bulges.
In my office, the abdomen and flank (better knows as love handles) are the most popular areas to treat, however we are seeing really great results in areas that have not been FDA cleared yet.
Those areas are the inner thighs, banana rolls, and bra fat. These areas are being studied now, but to get FDA clearance in can take some time. What we know is that again, we are seeing good results and controlled cooling of the CoolSculptingtargets and eliminates only fat cells. There is no need for concern for surrounding tissue damage.
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.
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.
This is one of my favorite pictures of an actual patient just 2 months after her first treatment. Every one will have results that vary, but this gives you an idea at how great this treatment truly is!