Many people go through rigorous diet and exercise routines and still have pockets of excess fat that can appear in a variety of body areas. While liposuction can be a very effective procedure to reduce these stubborn fat pockets, surgical procedures may not be necessary to achieve effective results in some cases. An innovative procedure called CoolSculpting™, available from our board-certified plastic surgeon, Craig Layt, MD, offers a non-invasive alternative to liposuction for patients with smaller areas of excess fat. This procedure involves no surgical incisions or anesthesia, and little to no downtime is often required.
Who is a candidate?
An Aesthetician will meet with you for a confidential consultation here at our practice to talk with you about your goals and determine if CoolSculpting™ is the best option for your needs. Patients with mild areas of fat in specific areas may be candidates for this procedure. For patients who have larger pockets of fat in certain body areas, liposuction or another alternative may be more beneficial.
What is involved in the treatment?
CoolSculpting™ is a non-invasive way to help patients reduce small, localized areas of excess fat and enhance body contours utilizing an advanced cooling technology called Cryolipolysis, a technique developed by dermatologists at Harvard University. The procedure uses a special device to cool the excess fat cells in the treatment area and draw them into a cup with vacuum-like pressure. This action creates an inflammatory response, which ultimately breaks down the fat cells and allows them to filter out of the body through natural processes over the next few months.
CoolSculpting™ involves no surgery, no incisions, no needles, and no anaesthesia. Plus, no tissues surrounding the treatment area are harmed during the procedure.
What can you expect after the treatment?
You should not experience significant side effects after treatment with CoolSculpting™. There may be some redness in the treatment area after the procedure; however, this should fade quickly. Most patients are able to immediately resume normal daily routines after CoolSculpting™. The best results from CoolSculpting™ are often most noticeable two to four months following treatment.
If you would like more information on CoolSculpting™, or if you would like to schedule a consultation here at our practice, please contact The Layt Clinic today.