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What is Coolsculpting?

CoolSculpting by Zeltiq is a non-invasive, FDA cleared procedure that uses patented cooling technology to isolate and eliminate stubborn fat deposits without damaging any of the surrounding cells and tissues. Developed by Harvard scientists, this simple treatment is far more effective than spending hours at the gym performing endless sets of crunches and sit-ups in an attempt to eliminate exasperating abdominal fat, and doesn’t require the lengthy recovery period associated with many surgical body contouring procedures.

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How does the CoolSculpting procedure work?

During your CoolSculpting treatment, a cooling applicator will be applied to the desired area of fat reduction, and gentle vacuum pressure will be utilized to draw the tissue between the cooling panels, where delicately controlled cooling energy will target and destroy fat cells while leaving healthy adjacent tissue unharmed. The cooling process initiates a natural response from the body that results in a gradual elimination of the treated fat cells, and an overall fat layer reduction of approximately 25%.

When will I see results from my CoolSculpting treatment?

You may notice CoolSculpting’s fat-reducing results as soon as three weeks after your treatment; however, you will observe the most dramatic results in approximately two months, and will see continued improvement for the next 4-6 months.

How long does the CoolSculpting treatment take, and what will I feel during the treatment?

Unlike many body contouring procedures, CoolSculpting is very easy to conveniently schedule into your busy life. Each treatment lasts about one hour—many patients schedule CoolSculpting treatments during their lunchtime break, and return to work immediately thereafter. During the first few minutes of your treatment, you will feel intense cold and pressure; however, this will quickly subside. Patients often elect to read, take a nap, or work on their laptop during their treatment. Following treatment, some patients experience temporary redness or bruising in the treatment area, which typically fades over the next few hours.

How long is the post-CoolSculpting treatment recovery period?

Because the CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, patients can generally resume their normal activities immediately following their treatment.

Are CoolSculpting results permanent?

During a CoolSculpting treatment, the targeted fat cells are destroyed and subsequently eliminated from the body, which means that as long as patients maintain their weight with a normal diet and exercise regimen, they should experience permanent and stable fat-loss results.

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