No matter how good we are with our diet and exercise routines, many of us still have pockets of excess fat that can appear in a variety of body areas and just do not appear to budge. While liposuction can be a very effective surgical procedure to reduce these stubborn fat pockets, surgical procedures may not always be the first choice for some patients and in some cases non-surgical procedures, such as CoolSculpting® may achieve effective results. The innovative procedure called CoolSculpting®, is a non-invasive alternative to liposuction for patients with smaller areas of excess fat. This procedure involves no surgical incisions or anaesthesia, and little to no downtime is often required.
CoolSculpting® is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese, or a substitute for surgical methods such as liposuction, but is able to help contour or sculpt areas where sculpting may be desired. Good candidates have noticeable bulges of stubborn fat in certain areas that have not responded to diet and exercise. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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.
Who is a candidate?
A Coolsculpt Technician will meet with you for a confidential consultation at our practice to talk 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 and will be booked for a surgical consultation with Dr Layt.
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. First the area(s) to be treated are selected, the device is then positioned on the body drawing the bulge of unwanted fat up into the applicator. The sensation is one of firm pulling with some pressure. As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, clients feel intense cold, after a short period of time the area goes numb. 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.
CoolSculpt® have upgraded their technology with the new Advantage applicators, treatment time is faster, larger areas can be treated with a single applicator, and the treatment itself is more comfortable. A typical treatment can be from 35 minutes to two hours depending on how many areas the client is wanting to treat, we have multiple CoolSculpting® units able to treat several areas at once which means treatment time is even shorter. During the treatment, many people read, work on their laptop, or even take a nap. The procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically clients return to normal activities immediately. No supplements or pills are required, and many of our clients feel even more motivated to actively maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle following their CoolSculpting® treatment.
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After the treatment?
There is minimal to no downtime after the treatment, although some clients may experience temporary discomfort, redness, bruising, swelling, tenderness to touch, cramping, itching, tingling, and numbness. Side effects are temporary and last a few days to a week. Clients may start to see changes as quickly as four weeks after treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. During a CoolSculpting® treatment, the affected fat cells are eliminated and as long as clients maintain their weight with normal diet and exercise, long-term results should remain stable. Typically, CoolSculpting® treatments result in up to 20-50% reduction of fat with multiple treatments in the treated area(s) creating a noticeably contoured difference.
If you are interested in a non-surgical fat reduction option, schedule a consultation with The Layt Clinics Coolsculpt® Technicians, who will address your area(s) of concern and design an individualized treatment plan to best suit your needs.