CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive body contouring procedure that uses a controlled cooling device to freeze fat cells and eliminate unwanted fat. This non-surgical treatment is FDA-approved for use on the abdomen, thighs and flanks. The best candidates for Coolsculpting are those in good shape, but who have areas of stubborn fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.
How Does Coolsculpting Work?
The science behindCoolSculpting®, called cryolipolysis, works on the concept that fat cells are more vulnerable to freezing than surrounding tissue. These cooled fat cells go through cellular apoptosis or controlled cell death, which eliminates subcutaneous fat cells through cooling on the skin’s surface. The temperatures, below body temperature but above freezing, work on the adipose tissue, and the surrounding skin remains unaffected as the underlying fat tissues are frozen. The Coolsculpting device used by Dr. Jessica Wright works by suctioning up and holding the tissue to be treated. Since no anesthesia is necessary and it’s noninvasive, patients can resume regular activity the same day. While you may experience temporary redness or slight bruising, most patients experience little to no discomfort.*
In the days and weeks after the procedure, the fat cells that were frozen gradually die off and are removed from your body through the natural elimination process. In clinical studies, cryolipolysis was shown to reduce subcutaneous fat at the treatment site by up to 25% after only one treatment. While some individuals notice an immediate effect, optimal results are seen after a few months, and one to three treatments are recommended for most patients, depending on their goals.
Is it right for you?
Coolsculpting in Austin is a great alternative to the more invasive liposuction. While liposuction requires anesthesia, incisions which can leave scars, and involves considerable recovery time, Coolsculpting is an in-office procedure with no anesthesia, no cutting, and best of all, no recovery time. While Coolscupting is not for weight loss, it is an effective body contouring method with long lasting results. Once the fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good! It’s considered both safe and effective with high rates of patient satisfaction.*
*Results and patient experience may vary.
It’s important to consult with Dr. Jessica Wright at Rejuvenate Austin and make a plan that’s appropriate for your budget, time, and the results desired. Make an appointment today to see if Coolsculpting is right for you or visit our main CoolSculpting® Page for more info.