What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is the world leader is non-surgical fat reduction. CoolSculpting® is FDA-cleared to treat 9 different areas of the body: visible bulges under the chin and jawline areas, thighs, abdomen and flanks, along with bra fat back fat, underneath the buttocks and upper arms. The unique CoolSculpting® fat-freezing technology is a non-surgical, scientifically proven way to reduce pockets of fat in trouble spots such as the abdomen, flanks or under the chin in as little as one session. Patients typically see up to 20-25% reduction in fat layer thickness after a single session. Results are typically seen 2-6 months or more after treatment. CoolSculpting® is not a weight-loss treatment but it is the #1 non-surgical fat reduction treatment used by doctors. CoolSculpting® is the treatment Dr. Graham trusts most for non-surgical fat reduction.
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How does CoolSculpting freeze away fat?
It comes down to science. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues. 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, leaving a more sculpted you.
You can reshape your body!
We will develop a customized CoolSculpting treatment plan that addresses your problem areas. Additional sessions may further enhance your results. Your individualized treatment plan will be tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget. On the day of treatment the device is positioned on your body and controlled cooling is applied. During your procedure, you may choose to read, check email, or even take a nap. The CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is completely non-surgical, so you can typically return to work and normal activities immediately.
In the weeks and months following your procedure, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good. Are you ready to love every view of you? The sooner you set up your consultation, the sooner you’ll see results in the mirror—long-term results in those areas that have resisted all efforts through diet and exercise. Contact us today to find out if the CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is right for you.
Results and patient experience may vary.
Why choose CoolSculpting® at Graham Plastic Surgery?
Dr. Graham is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, who is an expert at breast and body surgery, including fat removal and grafting. His amount of expertise is much greater than that found at a dermatology office or medspa. Also, at our practice we use the most advanced CoolSculpting technology in the world. Along with Dr. Graham’s input our CoolSculpting specialists will develop a custom treatment plan just for you with:
- the newest device and applicators
- the largest treatment areas
- the fastest treatment times
- the highest patient comfort
- the best results
- the fastest recovery time
- financing options
Your treatment plan will be developed and overseen by our expert staff and will include input by Dr. Graham, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
The CoolSculpting procedure eliminates stubborn fat safely and effectively, without surgery or downtime. This fat reduction treatment is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate diet- and exercise-resistant fat. CoolSculpting results are proven, noticeable, and lasting, so you’ll look and feel great from every angle.
Frequently Asked Questions
QUESTION: Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting?
ANSWER: Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. The CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure is specifically designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. It is, however a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Request a one-on-one consultation with us to determine if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you. The best candidates for Coolsculpting have a BMI (body mass index) of 25 or less. Patients with a BMI between 25 and 30 can still achieve results but may require more treatments (add BMI calculator here)
QUESTION: How much does the CoolSculpting procedure cost?
ANSWER: The price for CoolSculpting procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed, and your ultimate goals. Treatment typically begins at $750 per treatment area, but total cost won’t be determined until clinical evaluation. We will help create a customized treatment plan, in person, that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget. We also offer discount packages as well as third party financing through Carecredit.
QUESTION: How long is each session? How many sessions will I need?
ANSWER: We will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. We may schedule additional sessions in order to meet your goals.
QUESTION: Where does the fat go? Are the results permanent?
ANSWER: Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), your body processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.
QUESTION: What does CoolSculpting feel like? Is CoolSculpting painful?
ANSWER: As the CoolSculpting process begins you will feel pressure and intense cold. This sensation soon dissipates as the nerves become numb from the cold. After the procedure is complete, a massage is performed to the area to achieve maximal fat reduction. This massage is sometimes painful. However, Graham Plastic Surgery offers an exclusive and unique nitrous oxide system to alleviate anxiety and pain, and make you as comfortable as possible during your treatment. Overall, the process is described by patients as “a breeze”. Many patients read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.
QUESTION: Is the CoolSculpting procedure safe?
ANSWER: The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for bulges under the chin and jawline areas, thighs, abdomen and flanks, along with bra fat back fat, underneath the buttocks and upper arms. With over one million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction.
QUESTION: Are there any side effects?
ANSWER: During the Coolsculpting procedure you may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness or discomfort. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. Rare side effects may also occur. The CoolSculpting procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure, ask us if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.
QUESTION: Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
ANSWER: Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Often times, patients return to work after their CoolSculpting session is over.
QUESTION: When will I see results?
ANSWER: 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 will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.
QUESTION: Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?
ANSWER: No supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt new diet and exercise habits. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their CoolSculpting treatment. It is as if they get a second lease on their body and want to start anew again by taking even better care of themselves.
QUESTION: What happens if I gain weight down the road?
ANSWER: Many people, after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure, take even better care of themselves. However, if you do gain weight, you may erase some of the gains achieved by CoolSculpting.