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Your Guide to CoolSculpting

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Sculpting your ideal body starts with making healthy lifestyle choices, but a strict diet and regular exercise may not be enough to achieve the results that you want. Areas of stubborn fat can refuse to budge despite your best efforts to eat clean and countless sweaty hours spent in spin class. Liposuction has long been a popular solution for men and women seeking a more streamlined physique but, thanks to the advent of noninvasive body contouring procedures, surgery is no longer the only option.

Spa Sydell Integrative Aesthetics proudly offers CoolSculpting, an effective and noninvasive fat reduction treatment that rids the body of unwanted fat cells with patented freezing technology. Using a controlled cooling technique, the FDA-cleared procedure eliminates fat cells permanently and naturally with no need for incisions or downtime. If you are at or near your goal weight, CoolSculpting may be able to provide the final push you need to improve your body contours and complete your aesthetic journey.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissue, and CoolSculpting capitalizes on this principle. The treatment delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target fat cells in the targeted area while leaving the skin, nerves and other surrounding tissue unharmed. Once cooled to the proper temperature, the treated fat cells become crystallized (frozen) and die. Your body then naturally processes and eliminates the dead cells in the weeks that follow, leaving a more sculpted figure behind.

What Are the Benefits of CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting offers many benefits to the right candidate. Some of the reasons patients regularly choose this treatment over other body contouring options include:

  • FDA-cleared and clinically-proven technology
  • Completely nonsurgical and incision-free
  • Offers natural-looking results
  • Targets fat cells without affecting adjacent tissue
  • Treats a wide variety of areas
  • Little to no side effects or downtime
  • Quick, convenient and comfortable treatment
  • Eliminates unwanted body fat for good

Where Can CoolSculpting Be Used?

CoolSculpting can safely and effectively target stubborn fat in a large number of areas, including the:

  • Abdomen and midsection
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Upper arms (“bat wings”)
  • Submental region (“double chin”)
  • Mid-back (“bra roll”)
  • Flanks (“love handles”)
  • Lower buttocks (“banana roll”)

What Are Coolsculpting Results Like?

Following a CoolSculpting treatment, your results will need some time to develop. Over the course of several weeks, your body’s lymphatic system will slowly metabolize the crystallized fat cells and create a leaner body contour. You may begin to see visible improvements around the three-week mark. Most patients notice more dramatic results approximately eight weeks after each CoolSculpting session. In some cases, results can continue to develop and refine for up to six months.

When fat cells are frozen and eliminated via CoolSculpting, they are gone for good and will not regenerate. You are not immune from gaining new fat, however, so make sure you’re prepared to maintain a healthy lifestyle for long-lasting results.

Am I a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?

While most healthy individuals make good candidates for CoolSculpting treatments, it may not be appropriate for every patient. CoolSculpting is not designed to be a weight loss procedure. Interested patients at or near their goal weight who wish to remove a mild to moderate amount of fat from targeted problem areas make the best candidates. If you have a significant amount of weight to lose, you may need to wait until later on in your body sculpting journey before considering CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting complements a healthy diet and exercise routine and is not intended to be a replacement for them.

Ideal candidates for CoolSculpting are patients who seek spot reduction for noticeable bulges in specific areas, would like to avoid surgical body contouring procedures, and have reasonable goals and expectations about their results. As with any medical treatment, it’s important to consult with a board-certified physician in order to determine whether CoolSculpting is right for you.

What Can I Expect During My CoolSculpting Procedure?

During your appointment, your provider will apply a gel pad and CoolSculpting applicator to the treatment area you’ve chosen. Vacuum suction will draw your tissue into the applicator cup, allowing the device to deliver controlled cooling directly to the unwanted fat. You may feel some tugging or pulling as the suction is applied, as well as pressure and intense cold. These sensations generally dissipate as the treatment area numbs within 10 minutes. Most patients find their treatment to be comfortable and often read, work, watch movies or even nap during the procedure.

Does CoolSculpting Require Any Downtime?

No recovery period is necessary after CoolSculpting. You can return to work or other daily activities immediately following your appointment. Some patients experience mild tenderness or swelling after the procedure, but it’s typically minimal and does not interfere with their ability to enjoy an active day.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Many patients see improvements after a single treatment, but more than one visit is often required to achieve optimal results. Each additional session can decrease the amount of fat cells in the treatment area and further enhance your results. The recommended number of treatments for your desired results will be discussed during your consultation.

How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost?

The price for your CoolSculpting procedure will depend on which areas you would like to address, the number of sessions required and your desired outcome. A customized treatment plan tailored to your body, your goals and your budget will be created during your consultation.

Experience Advanced Body Contouring at Spa Sydell Integrative Aesthetics

Stubborn fat can be frustrating, especially if you’ve worked hard to reduce it with diet and exercise and have still seen no improvement. CoolSculpting can eliminate fat cells safely, permanently and naturally when other fat loss techniques fall short. At Spa Sydell Integrative Aesthetics, our CoolSculpting specialists will develop a custom treatment plan that addresses the unique needs of your body and meets your personal goals. Call us today at 404-255-7727 to schedule your free consultation and learn more about how CoolSculpting can reveal your dream body.