Tired of those stubborn lumps and bumps of fat on your body? Soft protuberances of fat can really hinder your confidence. Whether it's your belly, upper arms, under the chin, inner or outer thighs, under your buttocks, your love handles– or a combination of areas – CoolSculpting may be the right way to smooth out these problem areas. Please browse the sections below to learn more.
- What is CoolSculpting?
- CoolSculpting Candidates
- Advantages of CoolSculpting
- What To Expect During the CoolSculpting Treatment
- When You Will See Results
- Where Does the Fat Go?
- Longevity of Results
- Find Out If You Are a Good Candidate
Do you want to know if CoolSculpting is the right treatment for you? To arrange a consultation with our office in Denver, please call Grossman | Capraro Plastic Surgery at 303-320-5566.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is an innovative, non-surgical method of destroying and eliminating excess fat cells within various areas of the body. It works by subjecting these cells to freezing temperatures, which leads to their destruction. The cells are gradually eliminated from your body by natural metabolic processes.
One of the many great things about CoolSculpting is that it does not affect the top layer of your skin. In fact, it doesn't affect any tissue other than the targeted fat cells. It is non-invasive, in that it works without incisions: The CoolSculpting applicators are devices placed directly on the treatment area. The skin and fat layer is drawn in between two cooling panels, which are what freeze the fat cells during the treatment.
The cost of CoolSculpting varies, particularly depending on how many body areas will be treated. Multiple sessions or cycles may be recommended for some people. To get an estimate of the cost, please arrange a consultation at our Denver office. During your one-on-one consultation, you will discuss how many treatments or cycles you will need to achieve your goals. We will explain the cost of your personalized treatment and let you know about our financing options, in case you are interested in applying for a payment plan.
If you have areas of pinchable fat on your body that you would like to decrease, then CoolSculpting might be a great option for you. To find out if you are a candidate, you will need to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced CoolSculpting Specialists for a consultation. We will discuss your goals, what you would like to achieve, your expectations of treatment and answer any questions that you may have.
The shrinking of excess fat has had the best results treated in the following areas:
- Upper arms
- Double chin
- Flanks/ sides of your waist
- Area of your back right below where your bra band sits
- Inner and outer thighs
- Rolls of fat below the butt cheeks
The applicators come in several sizes and shapes, so they can fit over precise areas of the body, even the upper arms and beneath the chin.
Advantages of CoolSculpting
This state-of-the-art device has many advantages for good candidates, including the following aspects:
- No downtime
- Long-lasting results
- Fat cells destroyed
Surgical methods, such as liposuction, are of course very effective as well. The board-certified plastic surgeons at our practice are committed to offering only the most effective treatments to our patients. CoolSculpting is offered at Grossman | Capraro Plastic Surgery because it provides an effective means of fat reduction with minimal, to no downtime. It's safe, effective and very convenient for our patients.
What to Expect During the CoolSculpting Treatment
The appointment itself is relatively fast and optimally comfortable. Our CoolSculpting Specialist will make sure that you are at ease in the treatment chair, which enables you to relax. Feel free to use your electronic device, read, watch TV or even take a nap while the treatment is being completed. Once you are ready, we will place the CoolSculpting applicator over the treatment area. The applicator draws the fat bulge in between the cooling panels, which most people describe a cold sensation. You may experience tingling, tugging or a mild stinging in the treatment area. Your skin will most likely become numb from the cooling temperatures after a few minutes of the applicator being administered.
The CoolSculpting device, once taken off of the area, will leave a slightly raised, cool pocket of fat that has just been treated. Our specialist will then massage the area to warm up the cells and help to start the process of the cells being naturally destroyed. Once the treatment is complete, we will move to the next area if you are having multiple areas treated. Afterward, you can get right back to your day. Many people like to take the day off from work, but you don't have to. Swelling and redness in the area is normal. We will let you know the best way to relieve any post-treatment discomfort, should you experience any.
When You Will See Results
It is best to keep in mind that results are not instantaneous and it will take time to see the results. CoolSculpting freezes fat cells in the treated area and they will begin to die when they are crystallized in this manner. Your body will then begin to process and flush out these destroyed cells naturally.
You won't notice a difference immediately after treatment. Around the 3-week mark is when you may start to see a noticeable reduction of fat where the CoolSculpting device was placed. You will see a dramatic difference at 2 months following your appointment. More minor reductions in the area may continue for up to 6 months.
Where Does the Fat Go?
Targeted fat cells are actually frozen, destroyed and removed by the CoolSculpting process. For this reason, it's not a weight-loss method. When you lose weight, fat cells throughout your body shrink, they do not go away and when you gain weight, existing fat cells in your body expand. CoolSculpting destroys and thereby removes some fat cells, up to 20-25% in the treated area. You won't notice a difference in your weight, but you will notice a difference in appearance of the treated part of your body.
Longevity of Results
The fat cells that are removed, are removed permanently. It is of course possible to gain weight again. That would cause fat cells throughout your body to expand, and would potentially lead to bulges of fat in certain areas. Most people feel very motivated to pursue a stable weight and healthy lifestyle after CoolSculpting. Doing so is not only a healthy decision, but will also help you to maintain your results throughout the years.
Find Out If You Are a Good Candidate
Want to find out if you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting in Denver, Colorado? If so, please call Grossman | Capraro Plastic Surgery, at 303-320-5566, to arrange a consultation. We look forward to meeting you to discuss your cosmetic goals!