CoolSculpting is an FDA approved nonsurgical cosmetic procedure that removes targeted fat cells. The CoolSculpting procedure uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat safely and effectively, without surgery or downtime. CoolSculpting results are a proven, noticeable and long-lasting way to lose fat, so you’ll look and feel great from every angle.
Freezing Away Fat
CoolSculpting works through cryolipolysis, which means fat cells are essentially frozen to death. CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen) and then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, revealing a leaner, more sculpted look.
Several areas of the body can benefit from this fat reduction process. Areas of the body that can be treated with CoolSculpting include:
- Double chin
- Upper abdomen or back and sides
- Fat deposits at the waistline
- Inner thigh
- Outer thigh
Unlike most other methods of fat reduction, CoolSculpting is completely non-invasive. The procedure takes about an hour, and patients can usually get back to their daily activities immediately following treatment. After one treatment, patients will see a noticeable reduction of fat, though it may take a few months to see the full results because it takes that long for the body to dispose of the fat cells. Multiple treatments may be required to achieve optimal results and long-term weight loss can be maintained with a healthy diet and exercise.
CoolSculpting patients may experience redness, bruising, tingling or numbness in the treated area. These symptoms are temporary and should resolve completely.
Results may appear as early as three weeks after treatment with final results seen in about four months. The results are gradual as the crystallized fat cells are naturally removed from the body by way of the lymphatic system.
The price of CoolSculpting varies depending on the patient’s areas of concern, the number of treatments needed and individual patient goals. During a CoolSculpting consultation in Annandale, Dr. Nickodem can help you determine a treatment plan best suited to your needs.
Contact Anne Nickodem, M.D., at 703-560-8711 or aestheticallyyours.com to set up a consultation today.