Developed by Harvard scientists, CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure that uses cooling technology to noticeably eliminate fat without surgery. This FDA-cleared, patented procedure uses a targeted cooling process that kills the fat cells underneath the skin, literally freezing them to the point of elimination. Only fat cells are frozen, while your healthy skin cells remain healthy. No knives. No needles. No scars.
Am I a good candidate for Coolsculpting?
Good candidates in St. Petersburg have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of, and are within 30 lbs. of their ideal weight. CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared to eliminate fat in the abdomen, flanks, double chin, inner thighs, and outer thighs. It is important to understand that this procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese or a substitute for surgical methods such as liposuction. Dr. O’Brien will determine if treatment is right for you during a one-on-one consultation.
Is CoolSculpting Safe?
Yes! CoolSculpting technology delivers controlled, precise cooling to effectively target unwanted fat cells. The CoolSculpting systems are also designed with build-in safety measures, to ensure that the cooling is completely controlled. Only trained professionals can perform CoolSculpting treatments, so you can be sure you are experiencing the highest standard of care.
What can I expect after Coolsculpting?
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. Your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment. Some patients may require more than one treatment to see optimal results. Because CoolSculpting actually destroys fat cells, they cannot regenerate, meaning results are long-lasting.
How long is recovery after Coolsculpting?
The procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness or discomfort in the treated area, but this is temporary and will resolve completely.
If you are located in the St. Petersburg, FL area and are interested in non-invasive CoolSculpting to eliminate stubborn fat pockets, contact us today to schedule your consultation. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.