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- 1 What Is CoolSculpting?
- 2 About CoolSculpting for the Abdomen
- 3 Benefits of CoolSculpting
- 4 Candidates for CoolSculpting
- 5 Personal Consultation
- 6 Preparation
- 7 Procedure
- 8 Recovery
- 9 Results
- 10 Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
- 11 FAQ
- 11.1 What is CoolSculpting?
- 11.2 What happens to the fat cells once they have gone through the CoolSculpting process?
- 11.3 How many CoolSculpting sessions do I need?
- 11.4 When will I see my CoolSculpting results?
- 11.5 Does CoolSculpting hurt?
- 11.6 Is CoolSculpting safe?
- 11.7 What are the side effects of CoolSculpting?
- 11.8 What does CoolSculpting feel like?
- 11.9 Are the results of CoolSculpting permanent?
- 11.10 Does insurance cover CoolSculpting?
- 12 References
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a revolutionary non-invasive fat reduction technology that uses controlled temperatures targeted at problematic underlying fat cells, effectively destroying them.
Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of CoolSculpting your abdomen with Dr. Silvia Rotemberg of Rotemberg Plastic Surgery.
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About CoolSculpting for the Abdomen
The FDA first approved CoolSculpting for use on the flanks in 2010 and then the stomach in 2012. CoolSculpting is based on cryolipolysis, the science of the body’s cellular response to cold. CoolSculpting takes energy from the layers of fat, destroying the cells while leaving the surrounding muscles, nerves, and other unaffected areas. After a few months, the destroyed fat cells are filtered through the body’s lymphatic system. Science has shown that cryolipolysis does not produce any significant adverse side effects, and any noted effects have been minor and temporary.
During the CoolSculpting process, a precise temperature is calculated between 12.2 and +41℉ to keep underlying fat cells below body temperature but above freezing to avoid any potential problems. The fatty tissue then goes through cellular death, followed by some inflammation that eventually fades, effectively reducing the problem areas.
CoolSculpting is excellent for people who are not amenable to surgery or want to avoid downtime. Many studies have confirmed CoolSculpting to be a safe and effective non-invasive procedure for reducing localized subcutaneous fat and has high patient satisfaction.
CoolSculpting is perfect for people tired of struggling with the dreaded muffin top with a belly hanging over their pants. It was initially approved by the FDA for this specific purpose, further proving its effectiveness in this area. The feelings of self-confidence one gains when one has achieved a flatter belly are priceless.
Benefits of CoolSculpting
- Scientifically proven results
- An effective form of fat reduction
- Little-to-no discomfort with no downtime required
- Perfectly compliments efforts in diet and exercise
- Increased self-confidence
- Clothes are more flattering
- Noticeable results in weeks
- Can treat multiple areas of the body
Candidates for CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting is not a weight loss solution.
The ideal candidate for CoolSculpting is anyone at a healthy weight dealing with stubborn pockets of fat that won’t go away even with diet and exercise. If you can physically pinch your fat between your fingers, you may be the right candidate for treatment.
CoolSculpting is not for you if you are primarily concerned with loose skin. For that, we recommend a tummy tuck. Candidates should not consider CoolSculpting if they have a history of Raynaud’s disease or have severe sensitivity to cold temperatures.
Every treatment process begins with your initial consultation with Dr. Rotemberg. Together, you’ll discuss your goals and the desired outcome for your body to determine the best path forward. Click here to book your appointment, or call today at (305) 539-7083, and a member of her staff will help you out.
One of the many great things about CoolSculpting is that it requires little-to-no preparation. Just make sure to stay healthy and at your ideal weight. To prevent bruising, avoid anti-inflammatory medications like aspirin. Patients should also abstain from smoking during the week leading up to their treatment.
One of Dr. Rotemberg’s trained specialists will use a handheld device with applicators akin to vacuum nozzles.
First, your specialist will apply a special gel pad and applicator to your abdomen. This applicator will be sending cool temperatures to it. Your specialist will then move the device over your skin while directing suction and cooling to the waist.
Pain is minimal, with some patients reporting mild pulling or pinching feelings.
Your specialist will then massage your core after your treatment to break up any lingering frozen deep tissue. Your body will then proceed to absorb the destroyed fat cells. CoolSculpting can take up to one to three hours a session, depending on your level of treatment. Reported complications are uncommon and appear to resolve without intervention.
CoolSculpting requires almost no recovery or downtime. Many can continue their routine activities almost immediately following treatment. There may be some mild redness and soreness, but that typically fades within a few weeks.
CoolSculpting can effectively reduce fatty areas by 25%, with results remaining six months after treatment. Patients will be able to see their full results within three months after their procedure.
If you have a particularly large and stubborn area of fat, you will most likely need to schedule multiple CoolSculpting appointments.
CoolSculpting does not prevent new fat from forming, so Dr. Rotemberg recommends that you maintain a healthy lifestyle following your treatment.
Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
Botox is an injectable neuromodulator that relaxes the muscles, preventing wrinkles and fine lines and providing the face a smoother complexion. Studies have found Botox to be both safe and successful for a wide variety of indications.
Injectable fillers are gels used to “fill” in deep facial creases and lines. They are helpful in giving the face added volume and smoother texture.
Microneedling is a procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny needles to activate the body’s collagen-producing process. It is also referred to as collagen induction therapy.
A HydraFacial is a specifically branded treatment that utilizes water to clean, exfoliate, extract, and hydrate the face.
A laser facial is a laser-assisted facial treatment that can restore, reverse, or rebuild the skin by creating microchannels that promote uniform healing through the production of new collagen.
A chemical peel is a process for improving and smoothing the facial skin where the outer layer is “peeled” off using a unique corrosive solution.
Plasma Pen treatment is a revolutionary anti-aging treatment that lifts the skin and reduces aging signs by emitting ionized gas or plasma, which charges the air above the skin. A jolt of electricity removes and diminishes skin imperfections. The heat from the electricity vaporizes a tiny section of skin and creates an instant tightening effect.
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What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a revolutionary fat reduction technology that uses cold temperatures to target stubborn areas of fat, effectively ‘freezing’ the underlying fat cells and destroying them in the process.
What happens to the fat cells once they have gone through the CoolSculpting process?
Once the fat cells are destroyed, they go through a process called apoptosis. When they die, they collapse and get processed by the liver and sent out as waste.
How many CoolSculpting sessions do I need?
Each treatment is customized to the patient. Some patients may require just a single session; others may need multiple sessions. Some may even get different areas treated at the same time.
When will I see my CoolSculpting results?
Results of CoolSculpting are usually seen within three months after your session.
Does CoolSculpting hurt?
No, CoolSculpting does not hurt. Patients experience minimal discomfort during their CoolSculpting sessions.
Is CoolSculpting safe?
Yes, CoolSculpting is safe. The FDA approved CoolSculpting for use on the flanks in 2010 and the stomach in 2012.
What are the side effects of CoolSculpting?
Side effects are minor and can include:
– Strong cold sensations
– Skin sensitivity
What does CoolSculpting feel like?
Patients may feel the side effects listed above, but those feelings fade as the areas being treated become numb to the cooling temperatures.
Are the results of CoolSculpting permanent?
Yes, CoolSculpting permanently eliminates body fat, but it does not prevent the formation of new fat cells. Maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle will be necessary following your treatment.
Does insurance cover CoolSculpting?
No, because CoolSculpting is a cosmetic treatment, it is something insurance does not cover.
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