If you work out regularly and are careful about what you eat, but there are still parts of your body that just won’t shape up, you may be a good candidate for CoolSculpting. This non-invasive treatment easily freezes away unwanted fat. At Biotech Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Aventura, FL, this treatment has helped patients slim down the abdomen, thighs, upper arms, and other parts of the body that have resisted diet and exercise.
Who Is the Ideal Candidate?
The patients who benefit the most from this treatment are healthy and in pretty good shape. These are individuals who are doing all the right things when it comes to taking care of their bodies. They’re conscientious about their diet and they’re regulars at the gym, but they still need a little help with a problem spot or two.
Great CoolSculpting candidates tend to have several things in common:
They Are Committed to a Healthy Lifestyle
Patients love the fact that this treatment permanently destroys fat cells, but they know that it doesn’t mean they can let their healthy habits slide. This treatment won’t prevent you from gaining weight down the line, so you’ll need to keep up with your diet and exercise routine to maintain your results. The good news is that after this treatment, many patients are highly motivated to stay fit and active.
There’s a Spot They Need Help With
Most of us have a problem spot or two that we’d love to get rid of. Maybe it’s extra fullness above the waistline or thighs that seem a little too heavy. The best candidates aren’t looking to shed a significant amount of weight, and they understand that CoolSculpting should not be viewed as a weight-loss treatment. Instead, these patients want to slim down a very specific part of the body.
They Understand the Treatment
Most patients are thrilled with the outcome of this treatment, but it can take several treatments and several months for the results to appear. The ideal candidate understands that this is not a fast fix and can be patient as the results develop. Good treatment candidates also understand that the results offered by this non-invasive treatment are more subtle than what can be achieved with plastic surgery or liposuction.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
This treatment relies on a process known as cryolipolysis, which is a fancy way of saying that fat cells are destroyed by freezing them. An applicator placed against the treatment area uses cool temperatures to break down targeted fat cells without damaging the skin or other parts of the body.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
The number of treatments you’ll need depends on the size of your area of concern and how much of a fat-reduction you want to achieve. Patients looking to address a small problem area may need just one treatment. For other individuals, a series of treatments is needed to fully address their cosmetic goals. We design a custom treatment plan for each patient.
What Is Treatment Like?
These treatments are easy and comfortable. We’ll make a few marks on the skin, which we’ll use as reference points when positioning the applicator. We’ll also apply a gel to the treatment area, which will help the applicator glide easily and comfortably.
Once the applicator has done its work, we massage the treatment area to break up tissues that may have become stuck together because of the cold. Massaging is also a way of jump-starting the bodily processes that flush the fat cells away.
What’s the Recovery Period Like?
Because this non-invasive treatment does not involve anesthesia, there is no recovery period involved. The part of the body targeted for treatment may initially appear flushed, but that will quickly ease. Patients can immediately return to their regular schedules, and some have this treatment done during their lunch hour.
How Soon Will I See Results?
Some patients notice a small improvement fairly soon. But because the body needs to go through the process of naturally disposing of those fat cells, it can take two to three months for the full results to develop.
What Other Advantages Does This Treatment Offer?
It’s not uncommon for patients to be so satisfied with the results that they eventually return to have another problem area addressed. This treatment system offers several advantages, including convenience and the ability to customize treatments.
In addition to the great results it offers, this convenient treatment system makes it easy to get the body you’ve been working toward. A combination of short, comfortable treatment sessions and no downtime means CoolSculpting can be worked into just about anyone’s schedule.
Custom Treatment Plans
When it comes to removing unwanted fat, every patient’s needs and goals are different. Some patients want a subtle reduction in unwanted fat, while others want to more aggressively slim down problem areas. And the location of those problem areas is different for everyone.
Many patients like the fact that results from this treatment develop gradually over months. This ensures the results appear natural, as though you’ve been working out in a particularly successful way in the last few months. The slow improvement also gives the patient time to adjust to the changes in the body.
A More Contoured Body
Even though it doesn’t remove a large amount of fat, this treatment can substantially improve the overall look of a patient’s body. Traditional weight loss plans don’t give patients any control over where fat is lost on the body, but this treatment system makes it possible to precisely target the areas you want to slim down.
Is There Any Risk of Frostbite?
There is no chance that you could get frostbite from this treatment. The cooling that is delivered is controlled and will not damage the skin in any way. It’s specially tuned to be cold enough to kill fat-based cells but not cold enough to damage your other, water-based tissues.
What Parts of the Body Can It Work On?
This treatment can be put to work all over the body. Some of the areas patients commonly seek treatment for are the flanks, hips, upper arms, and abdomen. This treatment can even be used to address the extra fullness that can develop under the chin.
How Much Does It Reduce Fat?
This treatment can reduce the amount of fat in the target area by 24%, giving patients noticeable results.
Does It Help With Cellulite?
Cellulite develops when fat accumulates beneath the skin, putting pressure on the fibrous bands that connect the skin to the underlying muscle. This causes the surface of the skin to take on a dimpled look.
Does This Treatment Remove Visceral Fat?
This treatment does not get rid of visceral fat, which is embedded beneath the muscles and surrounds the internal organs.
Is This Safe?
This fat-removal treatment was cleared by the FDA in 2010 and has been widely and safely used in the years since.
Can I Exercise Right After Treatment?
Yes! There will be no restrictions on your activity level after treatment.
How Does This Treatment Compare to Liposuction?
Both CoolSculpting and liposuction are fat removal treatments offered by our practice. Liposuction is a more invasive treatment that siphons unwanted fat cells directly out of the body. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment that uses external applicators to destroy fat cells that then naturally pass from the body.
What Other Services Can This Treatment Be Combined With?
This body contouring system can easily be combined with other treatments to help patients achieve their cosmetic goals. Our skin tightening and cellulite removal systems are popular companion treatments. We also offer a full line of dermal fillers and botulinum toxin injections.
How Can I Get Started?
If you’re interested in getting started with this treatment, the first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Trini Vega. Dr. Vega earned a medical degree from the Universidad Libre in Cali, Colombia. After seven years of practicing in Colombia, Dr. Vega attended New York Medical College to expand his capabilities.
Don’t Wait Any Longer
If you have healthy habits but you still wrestle with stubborn problem areas, it may be time to give this innovative body contouring treatment a try. We make it easy for patients to freeze away unwanted fat and achieve a more contoured silhouette. Call Biotech Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Aventura, FL, serving Bay Harbor, Miami, Coral Gables, and Sunny Isles, and schedule your CoolSculpting consultation today!