Dr. Sofia Kirk and the professionals at Posh Plastic Surgery are excited to offer the latest in fat removal procedures. CoolSculpting is an innovative, nonsurgical way to contour the body by safely and effectively freezing away fat cells in stubborn body areas that are resistant to diet and exercise.
CoolSculpting fat removal is a revolutionary new technique that works by chilling the tissue in the treatment area to a specific temperature . Fat cells crystallize at a higher temperature than the water based cells of the body so they are frozen and gently destroyed while the rest of the tissue in the area remains healthy. The body then absorbs and disposes of the fat cells over the following weeks or months. This process, known as cryolipolysis, has several major benefits over traditional liposuction or laser fat removal.
Benefits of CoolSculpting over Liposuction
- No incisions need to be made so there is no risk of scarring.
- Many patients feel only minimal discomfort.
- No need for pain medication or dressing changes.
- No downtime necessary. You can return to work immediately after treatment.
- CoolSculpting is significantly less than traditional or laser liposuction.
The perfect candidate for CoolSculpting fat removal is relatively healthy and has had no success in dieting and exercising the resistant fatty areas away.
Typical CoolSculpting Treatment Areas:
- Bra Area
- Flanks (love handles or muffin top)
- Under the chin
- Upper Arm
- Underneath the buttocks (banana roll)
During a CoolSculpting session, gel is applied to the targeted treatment area. The CoolSculpting applicator is applied and vacuum suction draws the tissue into the applicator cup. You may feel pulling, tugging and mild pinching.
As the controlled cooling is delivered to the targeted fat, you may feel intense cold. This usually subsides within minutes as the area becomes numb. At this point in the treatment, the fat cells underneath the skin’s surface are being frozen. In the weeks that follow your treatment, the body naturally processes and then eliminates these dead fat cells.
It usually takes two treatments to get a really good result even though many people get the fat reduction they are looking for with one treatment.
Some minor side effects of CoolSculpting are numbness and light swelling in the area shortly after the treatment and sometimes bruising but this will disappear in a short time. Treatment areas will continue to improve, but the full results may not be apparent for several months.
Is CoolSculpting Right for Everyone?
Unfortunately, there are some patients whose weight and/or excessive skin cannot be treatment with CoolSculpting. A consultation with board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sofia Kirk, can offer alternatives that can help you meet your goals. Abdominoplasty, arm lift and traditional liposuction are options.
At Posh Plastic Surgery we strive to provide no-nonsense solutions to all of your cosmetic concerns. CoolSculpting is just one of the highly effective treatments we offer. For more information or to find out if fat reduction with CoolSculpting is appropriate for you, please fill out the convenient contact form below.