What is non-invasive body contouring?
Body contouring improves your body shape by removing localized areas of fat that stick around in spite of diet and exercise. Using today’s innovative technology, you can permanently lose fat without the need for surgery.
Non-invasive body contouring is effective, but it can’t be used for weight loss. For this reason, the best candidates are close to their healthy body weight, but still have noticeable bulges of fat. Love handles, tummy fat, thighs, and double chin are some of the most common areas treated with non-invasive body contouring.
How does CoolSculpting remove body fat?
The CoolSculpting device uses suction to pull an area of fat between two cooling panels that freeze the fat cells. Fat is more sensitive to cold, so the temperature doesn’t get cool enough to affect surrounding tissues.
The frozen fat cells die, then your body gradually eliminates them. As long as you maintain your weight, you’ll have long-term results because the frozen fat cells are permanently gone.
What body areas are treated with CoolSculpting?
The FDA has cleared CoolSculpting to treat fat in your abdomen, flanks, upper arms, back, and underneath the buttocks. You can also use CoolSculpting to eliminate fat under your chin and on your neck.
What happens during and after a CoolSculpting session?
You can count on about an hour to treat one area of fat, so the total length of time depends on the number of areas you want to treat. Although you can have more than one treatment during the same visit, the team at Bopp Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery will work out a treatment plan that may include several visits to reach your goal.
At first you’ll feel pressure from the suction and the cold. These sensations go away in about 5-10 minutes, then you’ll be comfortable for the rest of the session.
After the treatment, you can return to your normal daily routine. The treated area may become red, swollen, bruised, or tender. These symptoms should go away within a few days or weeks.
When will you see results?
Many people see changes in three weeks; however, it takes time for your body to eliminate fat cells. You’ll see optimal results in about two months. Your body continues to clear away dead fat cells for four to six months, so you may continue to see gradual improvement.