Freeze this. Freeze that. What’s CoolSculpting all about?

CoolSculpting at Iteld Plastic Surgery, ChicagoDo you have pockets of fat that, no matter how much you diet and exercise, you just can’t make them go away? Do you want a nonsurgical alternative to liposuction? Then, CoolSculpting may be a solution for you. It’s a proven, safe, and effective nonsurgical way to get WOW results, and love how your clothes fit better, feel better, and look better.

The CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure is the only FDA-cleared, nonsurgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. The results are proven, noticeable, and lasting—so you’ll look great from every angle.

Results you can see

Most CoolSculpting patients achieve an average of 20% fat reduction per area/per treatment. You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body is still flushing fat cells and will continue doing so for up to four to six months after your treatment.

Keep in mind that, for some people, their customized treatment plan may include more than one CoolSculpting treatment. Depending on how much fat you want to lose, you may need more than one treatment per area. Also, many people want to freeze away fat from more than one area. So, the number of CoolSculpting sessions you’ll need will depend on the results you want to achieve.

Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is specially designed for those who have unwanted fat in targeted areas. Unlike weight-loss surgery (e.g., gastric bypass), CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss solution for people who are obese. Good candidates for CoolSculpting have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of.

CoolSculpting is a great choice for men and women who are in good health, within a reasonable range of their ideal weight, want to remove stubborn fat in abdomen, flanks, inner or outer thighs, chin, upper arms, knees, back, or other areas.

What about downtime and side effects?

Returning to normal activities after a CoolSculpting treatment is an easy process. Patients return to work directly from having their CoolSculpting treatment with zeo downtime.

During the procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site. These sensations subside as the area becomes numb. Following CoolSculpting treatment, typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity. Sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental area treatment is not uncommon. These effects are temporary and generally resolve within days or weeks. Though rare, some additional side effects may occur.

CoolSculpting: It’s not exactly magic, but it might as well be!

As with any medical procedure, ask us if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you. Please contact my patient coordinators to schedule your confidential CoolSculpting consultation. Call 312.757.4505 or send us an email at info@driteld.com.


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By |2019-04-01T11:12:45-05:00December 12th, 2018|Nonsurgical Options|Comments Off on Freeze this. Freeze that. What’s CoolSculpting all about?

About the Author:

Lawrence Iteld, MD is a board certified plastic surgeon in Chicago, IL. Dr. Iteld is committed to delivering the highest standards of aesthetic plastic and reconstructive surgery. He works tirelessly to achieve long-lasting, sustainable results for each patient, delivered with one-on-one personalized care.