Traditional liposuction has been around for years for patients seeking fat removal. Today, there are many alternatives that can be considered. CoolSculpting, offered by our New Orleans plastic surgeons is a newer, nonsurgical approach to lipo. The procedure, known as cryolipolys, reduces fat by targeting, freezing, and then eliminating fat cells under the skin using a cooling process. This process essentially destroys the fat cells that are targeted and then they are naturally eliminated from the body. Many of our New Orleans plastic surgeons patients prefer this procedure, especially those who do not have a lot of fat to be removed. This procedure does not require incisions or sutures, and it results in a slimmer figure depending on the areas being addressed.
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Coolsculpting Procedure Technique
During a CoolSculpting procedure, the device pulls body fat up between the cooling panels, where the freezing process will ensue. Patients will feel some pressure and possible mild pain. Most CoolSculpting treatments will only last about an hour. Following the procedure, patients will have some redness and tingling sensation on the areas treated, but this typically subsides quickly.
Coolsculpting During/After Procedure
All CoolSculpting procedures are performed in an accredited surgical facility. No anesthesia or numbing medication is necessary due to the procedure's noninvasive process, and patients are immediately released to normal activity following treatment. Patients will begin to see results within several weeks. On average, it takes about two full months for the most dramatic results to take shape due to frozen fat cells naturally dissolving from the body over time. Patients should adhere to a healthy diet and eating plan to help maintain results.
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Does It Truly Work?
Yes. This is a fat dissolving process that has been proven to eliminate fat from the body. Studies show that with one treatment, patients experienced a 20% reduction in fat after two months and a 25% reduction in fat after 4 months.
Is CoolSculpting Safe?
Yes. This procedure was developed by Harvard scientists and approved by the FDA in 2010. At that time, the safety and efficacy of CoolSculpting were proven. It is a noninvasive, non-surgical procedure that does not require in any downtime.
Will the Fat Come Back?
Once the fat is frozen, dissolved and eliminated, these particular fat cells will be gone forever. However, remaining fat cells can enlarge, so it is important to adhere to a healthy diet and fitness program to maximize the results long-term.
How Many Treatments?
This will be decided during your consultation. For many individuals, one full treatment is enough to obtain the desired results, although some patients may need more than one, depending on how much fat will be removed.