COOLSCULPTING® IN GREENWICH, CT
What Is CoolSculpting?
One of the biggest breakthroughs in the aesthetics field during the past decade has been the advancement of non-surgical fat reduction treatments. CoolSculpting has been a game-changer for men and women who want to eradicate fat without resorting to surgery. CoolSculpting uses a technology called Cryolipolysis® to “freeze” fat cells without damaging exposed skin or underlying tissue. Specially designed applicators deliver computer-controlled cooling to targeted areas.
During treatment these temperatures are gradually reduced, destroying the underlying fat cells. Over time, areas treated with CoolSculpting will respond with impressively noticeable reductions in fat. The treatments are wonderful for anyone who wants to display a trimmer profile in their clothes, bathing suits, and workout gear.
What Are The Benefits Of CoolSculpting?
Both women and bothered by small amounts of stubborn fat that resists diet and exercise find CoolSculpting an appealing non-invasive treatment option. It’s an excellent choice for people who are in good overall shape but can’t get rid of isolated fat pockets despite their best efforts with diet and exercise.
CoolSculpting can minimize fat in areas including:
- The flanks or “love handles”
- Backs, including pockets of fat sometimes called “bra bulge”
- Inner and outer thighs
- Hips or “muffin top”
CoolSculpting Before & After Photos
120 Days after 1 Treatment
Photos courtesy of Allergan. Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
60 Days after 1 Treatment
Who Is An Ideal Candidate For CoolSculpting?
What To Expect From Your CoolSculpting Procedure:
A CoolSculpting treatment is painless. Many patients bring along laptops, smartphones or some light reading to stay occupied while receiving the therapy.
The procedure begins with a special gel pad placed on the targeted area of your body to protect your skin. We then position the appropriate applicator on the treatment area to deliver the cooling energy evenly. Patients will likely experience an initial tingling sensation that can feel intense for a couple of minutes until the area becomes numb. The treatment time can last from 30 minutes to one hour per area. Patients typically get more than one area treated during an appointment, so plan to spend one to two hours at our practice. No downtime is required after the treatment.
Is There Anything I Need To Do To Prepare For My CoolSculpting Session?
What To Expect After Your CoolSculpting Treatment
- After the cooling applicator is removed at the end of treatment, your fat can resemble a stick of butter. The Naturallyou team will massage it, which can be a little uncomfortable. Don’t worry! The massaging only takes a few minutes.
- You won’t see results right away, so we encourage our Coolsculpting clients to be patient. The body’s process for eliminating dead fat cells can take several weeks. You can expect to begin seeing results that will improve progressively over the ensuing weeks and months.
- Many patients need a second treatment to achieve the most optimal outcome.
- CoolSculpting successfully gets rid of fat cells, but you’ll need to maintain a healthy weight and a lifestyle to retain your slimmed down profile.
Is There Recovery After A CoolSculpting Session?
Can CoolSculpting Reduce Fat On Any Part Of My Body?
You need to remember that CoolSculpting isn’t a weight-loss procedure; it is a body-contouring procedure. It is not meant for weight loss across your body, but for stubborn pockets of fat that are almost impossible to target with dietary changes and exercise.
The FDA has approved CoolSculpting for treatment of these areas:
- Back fat
- Bra line fat
- Underneath the buttocks
- Double chin
- Upper arms
When Can I Expect To See My Results From CoolSculpting?
How Many CoolSculpting Treatments Can I Have?
There isn’t any limit on how many CoolSculpting treatments a person can have, as these are completely non-invasive treatments. Most patients at Naturallyou feel two treatments on an individual area such as the flanks provides more of the contouring they seek than a single treatment on the area. This can vary between patients, however. The fat reduction in a second treatment on a single area isn’t as large as in the first treatment.
What Are The Risks Involved With CoolSculpting?
At Naturallyou, our patients love CoolSculpting, and why not? To date, over 6 million CoolSculpting treatments have been performed around the world. This is far and away the most popular non-invasive fat reduction treatment in the world.
The FDA has approved CoolSculpting for eight body areas. There are no incisions of any sort. After treatment, patients usually have some degree of redness, slight swelling, bruising, and skin sensitivity on the areas where the CoolSculpting applicators drew the skin onto the cooling panels. These after-effects are due to the outer skin reacting to the intense cold delivered in a CoolSculpting session. They usually pass within a couple days to a week at most. At Naturallyou, we’ve found that these feelings and sensations don’t keep our patients from returning to work or their normal activities immediately.
Although very rare, more serious side effects such as extreme pain, severe numbing, and bloating along the area of contact with the cooling panels is possible.