Now there’s a new way to reduce stubborn fat with an innovative procedure called CoolSculpting®. Although there are many other body contouring options, most of them are surgical and require significant downtime. CoolSculpting stands out as a completely non-surgical method of body contouring, so you can come in for a simple office visit with no anesthesia or incisions.
The Natural Result / Center for Aesthetic Artistry offers Coolsculpting for patients looking for a non-surgical alternative for body sculpting. As one of Sacramento’s leading CoolSculpting experts, we’ve completed over 5,000 cycles since we began offering this innovative treatment.
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How Does CoolSculpting® Work?
CoolSculpting is an effective, non-surgical way to reduce specific areas of unwanted fat that remain despite a healthy diet and consistent exercise program. Using a unique process called cryolipolysis, the CoolSculpting device destroys fat cells through controlled cooling while the outside skin and surrounding tissues remain unharmed.
According to one clinical study, the researchers found that the cryolipolysis was effective at reducing the area of treated fat by as much as 20 to 25%. Like liposuction, CoolSculpting is not designed to be a weight-loss method and is more appropriate for those individuals at or near their ideal body weight.
Many patients choose to treat multiple areas of their body with CoolSculpting, including:
- Under the Chin
- Upper Arms
- Inner and Outer thighs
- Upper and lower back
- Bra roll
During your consultation, one of our Coolsculpting Technicians will ask you about the areas you’d like to reduce and then determine whether it can treat the areas effectively.
You can also find out about the tradeoffs between CoolSculpting and liposuction. For example, liposuction may provide more significant results, but also involves incisions, anesthesia, and recovery time.
Depending on your goals, we will help you decide what procedure is right for you.
Preparing for CoolSculpting®
Since CoolSculpting is entirely nonsurgical, the treatment itself is brief and straightforward. The special cooling device gently pinches the target area to allow even application of intense cooling. During treatment, most patients watch movies, play on their iPad or laptops, read a book or even take a nap. We typically treat at least two areas per patient at one time, which is at least 2.5 hours.
Recovery & Results
Because this treatment does not involve anesthesia or incisions, there is no required recovery period. You may have some initial redness and mild bruising after the procedure, but you shouldn’t need to restrict your regular activities.
Your CoolSculpting Technician may give you specific instructions to follow after your procedure to ensure that the healing process goes as smoothly as possible.
Your results will be gradual as your body continues to process and eliminate the fat cells. You may begin to see changes in as early as a few weeks, though, it can take around 10 to 12 weeks after your CoolSculpting treatment to see your full results.
Once you have achieved your results, you should be able to notice a reduction in the layer of treated fat and better contours. Depending on your goals, you may benefit from scheduling a series of treatments to maximize your results.
To help promote and maintain your results, it’s essential that you follow a healthy lifestyle. Avoid smoking and drinking in excess and maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating right and exercising.