CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ is a new way to help reduce stubborn fat cells in problem areas including the abdomen, the flanks, the inner and outer thighs and can also be used to reduce the appearance of double chins. In fact, CoolSculpting is an excellent way to reduce fat in many areas of the body, mean it really does put the cool in to CoolSculpting!
Here at Richmond Surgical Arts, we are excited to be able to offer our patients this innovative procedure and would like to share some cool facts about CoolSculpting with you:
- Want a non-surgical alternative to Lipo? Then Coolsculpting could be just right for you
- The invention of CoolSculpting was a happy accident
- CoolSculpting can lead to fat reduction of up to 25%
- CoolSculpting works using “cryolipolysis”
- Coolsculpting is not a weight loss procedure.
- CoolSculpting requires no downtime
- CoolSculpting only targets nasty fat cells
- CoolSculpting is your best keep secret
With no need for incisions, injections or anesthesia, you can achieve excellent results with minimal pain and virtually none of the downtime associated with surgical procedures. The procedure is fast and effective and costs a fraction of the price of full Liposuction surgery. Perfect for anyone looking to lose a few inches that just won’t shift with diet and exercise alone.
In cosmetic surgery circles, legend has it that years ago, scientists at Harvard discovered that children who were eating popsicles in order to soothe teething pain were developing dimples in their cheeks. This led to the development of CoolSculpting as a form of fat loss treatment. Thank goodness for Harvard and popsicle loving little ones!
If slogging it out at the gym is no longer working to get rid of pockets of stubborn fat, than CoolSculpting could shift that extra 25% to give you the silhouette you are dreaming off. Make no mistake, CoolSculpting cannot replace the benefits of a healthy diet and regular exercise, but it can lend a little extra help when it comes to contouring your shape. And because it is a non-surgical procedure, there are no scars left behind, meaning the reduction in fat is very noticeable.
CoolSculpting Cryolipolysis is the non-invasive cooling of adipose tissue to induce lipolysis – the breaking down of fat cells – to reduce body fat without damage to other tissues. The body then absorbs the fat cells, in a safe and efficient way. A big word for a small treatment that offer big results.
We’ll say it again – CoolSculpting is not a replacement for a healthy, low fat diet and regular exercise. If you are very overweight you may not be a good candidate for the procedure. CoolSculpting is best for patients looking to shed that extra 10 to 15 pounds.
As the procedure is performed in our office, in a matter of hours, there is no need for our patients to take too much time out of their already busy schedules. You do not need to receive any sort of anesthetic prior to treatment, and no pain medications are required after treatment.
Because the procedure only targets fat cells, you can rest assured that the surrounding tissue and skin will remain unharmed. Some laser treatments can be a little harsh on the surrounding areas, making CoolSculpting a safe and targeted alternative that will leave your skin looking smoother, leaner and healthier.
Coolsculpting is quick, clean and discreet. The procedure itself only takes 1 hour to treat a single area, and no one will know that you have had it unless you chose to tell them why you are looking so great!
If you would like to find out more about CoolSculpting, call our office today on (804) 560-5260