Stubborn fat is difficult to treat on your own; that’s why it’s called stubborn. It likes where it is and doesn’t want to leave. If you have areas with stubborn fat that aren’t responding to your diet or workouts, we have a solution that can help, and it doesn’t require anything invasive. At Biotech Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center located in Bay Harbor Islands, FL, we offer CoolSculpting, a non-invasive body contouring treatment that freezes stubborn fat away.
Does CoolSculpting Really Work?
A painless, quick body contouring treatment that literally freezes your fat away may seem too good to be true, but we promise that it isn’t. CoolSculpting does freeze and destroy fat cells in a quick and painless treatment session, and it does deliver results. In the past, those who wanted to address stubborn fat needed to schedule a procedure like liposuction to do so, and while liposuction is an effective procedure that removes fat from the body, people want options.
This effective body contouring treatment provides patients with a non-invasive way to address areas with stubborn fat. Not everyone wants to or can undergo a surgical procedure for fat loss, but almost everyone wants to get rid of stubborn fat, and now, thanks to CoolSculpting, they can.
A Safe and Scientific Process
CoolSculpting uses a scientific process to treat and eliminate stubborn fat cells. It’s been studied and proven to be a safe and effective way to address stubborn fat without the need for a surgical procedure. It delivers gradual results, so you’ll never look as though you went and “had something done.”
Your problem areas will become slimmer and tighter slowly over time, and to those around you, you will just look as though you’ve been working out a little harder lately.
How Does It Work?
CoolSculpting was designed by Harvard-based scientists who discovered that when fat cells were cooled to a specific temperature, they experienced cell death. After a treatment session, the body views the dead fat cells as extraneous waste and gradually eliminates them through the lymphatic system over the course of several weeks. This scientific process is called cryolipolysis and has helped millions of patients achieve their body goals in a comfortable and non-invasive way.
Your Treatment Session
During a treatment, a gel cooling pad will be placed on the area you want to treat. Then, you feel an intense cooling sensation as the treatment device freezes the fat cells in your chosen treatment area. The treatment area will soon become numb, and you won’t feel a thing.
Once the fat cells are frozen, they will die. While you won’t see drastic results immediately after your treatment, you will experience a significant reduction in the total fat volume of your treatment area within the weeks following your session.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The total number of treatment sessions you will need to achieve your desired results will vary based on your goals and planned treatment areas. Those who want to treat larger areas may need to schedule several sessions to achieve the best results.
Others will achieve their desired results after just one session. We will evaluate your selected treatment areas during your initial consultation to give you a better idea of how many sessions you will need to achieve your aesthetic goals.
How Long Does a Typical Treatment Take?
Treatment times vary based on the total number of areas you choose to treat during one session. Typically, treatments can range from 30 minutes to an hour or longer. When you create your treatment plan during an initial consultation, we can better estimate how long you can expect to spend at your appointment. That way, you can plan your day accordingly, but regardless, you won’t have to spend the entire day at our office.
Will I Need Any Anesthesia?
There is no anesthesia required to undergo this treatment. It is virtually painless and is a non-invasive way to eliminate stubborn fat. Patients do not report feeling any pain during a treatment session. You will feel a gentle tugging and pulling along with a very cold sensation as the cooling device freezes the fat cells in your treatment area, but you will not feel any pain.
The treatment area will become numb as the fat cells are crystallized, but you will maintain comfort throughout the session. Most patients read, nap, or work on their phones during their appointments.
Is There Any Downtime?
This treatment doesn’t require any downtime. You can schedule treatments as needed and resume your normal daily activities once your session is over. Some patients schedule invasive procedures to address stubborn fat without knowing that there are other effective options like CoolSculpting that don’t require incisions, anesthesia, or downtime. You won’t have to take time off work, you can drive yourself to and from your appointment, and you won’t have a lengthy list of aftercare instructions to follow.
What Are the Benefits?
Even bad lighting won’t be able to hide your CoolSculpting results. The results are dramatic and noticeable. You’ll feel better about how you look regardless of what you choose to wear. It will increase your confidence, make your clothes look and fit better, and help motivate you to push even harder in the gym to further define and tone your body.
Treatments are quick, and you won’t have to schedule multiple treatments to see results. Most patients achieve their desired results after one to two treatment sessions. You can treat one or more areas during a session, and you will see changes in your body as the dead fat cells are gradually eliminated from your body through the lymphatic system. Patients describe this treatment as being as simple as getting a pedicure. All you have to do is show up, and we will take care of the rest.
Are the Results Permanent?
Treatment results are permanent because once the fat cells in your treatment area are frozen, destroyed, and eliminated by the body, they cannot return. Once you experience decreased fat volume in your treatment area, those results will be permanent. However, it’s important that you live a healthy lifestyle after your treatment to maintain your results.
New fat cells won’t regrow in your treatment areas, but those that remain in the area may expand if you gain weight. Staying within five to ten pounds of your healthiest weight, eating a healthy diet, and exercising daily can help ensure that you do not gain weight and destroy your results.
Can I Treat Multiple Areas?
Many patients love their results so much that they schedule additional treatments to target other areas of their bodies to achieve all of their cosmetic goals. When you come in for your initial consultation, be sure to discuss all of your problem areas so that we can determine the best way to treat each one efficiently to help you get the best results as soon as possible.
Who Is a Candidate?
CoolSculpting can help men and women at or near their goal weight eliminate stubborn fat, but it isn’t right for everyone. Some patients are better suited for other fat loss treatments. An initial consultation is the best way to find out if this body contouring treatment is right for you. Patients with all different goals make candidates for this treatment.
Some patients come in intending to reduce abdominal fat, while others want to treat their hips and thighs to improve the way their clothes fit and slim their silhouette. During your consultation, we can evaluate your problem areas to create the most comprehensive treatment plan possible. Pregnant and nursing women are excluded from treatment due to safety reasons. Also, those with extreme sensitivities to cold temperatures may be better suited for other fat loss treatments.
Contour Your Body the Easy Way
Fat loss doesn’t have to be complicated. This body contouring treatment makes it simple. We want you to join the two million-plus patients who have experienced CoolSculpting and its amazing results. If you live in the Bay Harbor Miami, Coral Gables, or Sunny Isles area, contact us today at Biotech Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Bay Harbor Islands, FL, to schedule your initial consultation and determine if this treatment is right for you.