Chill Fat Away at Chicago’s Iteld Plastic Surgery
Give fat the cold shoulder—or cold abdomen, or cold thighs, or cold whichever part of the body needs to slim down—with CoolSculpting® at Chicago’s Iteld Plastic Surgery. The nonsurgical treatment carefully lowers the temperature of unwanted fat cells to a specific degree, which is all it takes to send them packing. There are no incisions involved, and no sutures—just a relaxing 35 minutes or so, followed by a sleeker, more toned you.
CoolSculpting® guru Shamaila Khan offers the full range of handpieces at Iteld Plastic Surgery, which means you can treat everything from a small area to a wide region. Each handpiece is specialized to focus on a specific part of the body for ideal results.
How Does CoolSculpting® Work?
Some time back, researchers noticed that when kids ate popsicles, they sometimes developed dimples. This led to the realization that there was a relationship between freezing temperatures and fat loss—and eventually the development of CoolSculpting®. This may be the one time in history enjoying a sweet treat led to slimming down!
Sorry to say, a treatment session at Iteld Plastic Surgery does not involve us serving you cold desserts. Instead, cooling panels lower the temperature of the targeted region, either by pulling the fatty tissue between two plates or sitting flat against the surface, depending on the area to be treated. In either case, the fat cells are damaged by the cold, while the skin, nerves, muscles, and other tissues remain unharmed.
Once damaged, the fat cells enter a state known as cryolipolysis (for those of us who don’t speak medical: “cold-fat-cell-breakdown”). They are broken down and removed from the body by natural processes.
What Can I Expect After a CoolSculpting® Session?
While CoolSculpting® does not demand downtime for post-treatment recuperation, it can leave the treated area feeling tingly and tender, as well as looking red or possibly bruised. These side effects will quickly fade, leaving normal-looking skin.
Most patients will treat the target area twice to achieve the desired final results. The cryolipolysis process itself takes months (just a little longer than it takes to pronounce the word), so the new, slimmer contours will appear gradually. Multiple treatment sessions may be necessary to get your desired contours.
Am I a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting® in Chicago?
Anyone who wants to slim down but is not currently keen on the surgical route may be a good candidate for CoolSculpting®. Men and women considering this treatment should be in good health and at or near their ideal weight. If you’re looking for a weight-loss strategy, this is not the answer. But if you want to do something about those love handles, you’re looking in the right place.
What Complements CoolSculpting®?
Though CoolSculpting® can handle small pockets of fat, it’s not the only option for people who want to address a double chin or breast creases. The injectable Kybella® also disrupts fat cells, but it uses a chemical known as deoxycholic acid instead of the power of cold. The idea, however, is the same: Damaged fat cells are gradually cleared from the area for a visible reduction in volume.
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Patients who want more immediate results than CoolSculpting® provides may consider liposuction, which is the surgical removal of fat cells through an incision. There is more healing and recuperation involved after this procedure, but the new contours are visible right away.
Which option is best for you? Dr. Iteld can help you determine the best path forward to slimmer contours with a personalized consultation.
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* Results will vary from patient to patient. No guarantees about an individual’s result can or should be made based on information provided here.