The CoolSculpting® by ZELTIQ™ body contouring procedure can reduce the fat layer by 20%. If the patient's treatment plan calls for a second procedure, an additional 20% reduction can be experienced. Final losses may be more or less, depending on the patient.
First, the area(s) to be treated are carefully selected. For instance, if the patient's goal is to reduce their love handles, the system will be positioned on the patient's side. The device then draws the bulge up between two cooling panels. The sensation is a firm tug and pull — enough of a pull to ensure the selected tissue will be cooled most efficiently.
As the panels go to work in the first few minutes, the patient feels a sensation of intense cold. This soon dissipates. The patient is seated comfortably or lying down during the 1 to 2 hour procedure. Many people spend this time reading, working on their laptop, or simply relaxing.
Yes. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-invasive, so the patient can return to normal activities immediately. Patients may experience redness, minor bruising, tingling or numbness in the treated area, but this is temporary.
Patients may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after their treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after 2 months. But their body will still be flushing fat cells at that time, and will continue doing so for up to 5 months.
During the CoolSculpting body contouring procedure, the treated fat cells are eliminated. As long as the patient maintains his or her weight with diet and exercise, long-term results should remain stable.
Prices for CoolSculpting at Hedden Plastic Surgery & Spa Greystone are $1,200 for large areas or $650 for small and medium areas.
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