The Cool Way to Reduce Fat™
H/K/B is proud to offer CoolSculpting™, a new, non-invasive way to gently and effectively reduce fat in targeted areas of the body that results in a noticeable, natural-looking fat reduction in the treated areas. What makes the CoolSculpting procedure different is that it uses advanced cooling technology to selectively target fat bulges and remove fat cells through a gradual process that does not harm the surrounding tissues. This procedure can reduce unwanted abdominal fat, love handles (flanks), and back fat.
What is it?
Unlike traditional invasive surgical procedures, the CoolSculpting procedure is non-invasive with no needles and no need for surgical incisions. During the procedure, a non-invasive applicator is applied to the skin surface to deliver precisely controlled cooling to target and remove fat cells in specific areas of the body. As they are exposed to cooling, the fat cells begin a process of natural cell removal. The fat cells in the treated area are gradually removed through the body’s normal metabolic processes, similar to how fat from food is removed . The result is a reduction in fat bulges that is visible in most patients in about two to four months.
It’s a common complaint: People who are physically fit and at a stable weight still have bulges, rolls, and other small areas of fat they can’t get rid of no matter how much they exercise or diet. Spot reducing fat through diet and exercise is practically impossible for many of us. Men and women alike face the frustrating truth every day: A muffin top. Love handles. Back fat—not much, but just enough to show through a snug-fitting t-shirt or blouse. These small areas of fat don’t seem to warrant a surgical procedure. But they’re tempted. What else can they do? After a one-to-three hour CoolSculpting procedure, the patient’s body goes to work. Over the next two to four months, the crystallized fat cells break down and are naturally removed from the body.
Is CoolSculpting Right for Me?
- Are you within 10 to 15 pounds of your ideal body weight? Do you want subtle, natural-looking results?.
- Do you want a procedure with little to no pain or discomfort?.
- Do you need a procedure with no downtime?
- Do you prefer a natural process over drugs, chemicals, or surgery?
What will the results be?
The CoolSculpting™ procedure can reduce the fat layer by 20 to 40%. Scientific testing has found an average reduction of 20%. If the patient’s treatment plan calls for an additional procedure to get rid of love handles or back fat, this will be done after two to four months, depending on the doctor’s advice. An additional 20% reduction can be experienced, resulting in a total fat loss of 40%. Final losses may be more or less, depending on the case.
What happens during the procedure?
The patient and doctor first select the area(s) to be treated. For instance, if your goal is to reduce your love handles, the doctor will position the system on your side. The device then draws the bulge up between two cooling panels. The sensation is a firm tug and pull – enough of a pull to ensure the tissue will be cooled most efficiently.
What does it feel like?
As the panels go to work in the first few minutes, the patient feels a sensation of intense cold. This soon dissipates. The patient is seated comfortably or lying down during the one- to three-hour procedure. Many people spend this time reading, working on their laptop, or even taking a nap.
Can the patient return to normal activities after the procedure?
Yes. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-invasive, so the patient can return to normal activities immediately. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, or numbness in the treated area, but this is temporary.
When will the patient see results?
Patients may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after their treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But the body is still flushing fat cells, and will continue doing so for up to four months.
Are the results long lasting?
During the CoolSculpting procedure, the treated fat cells are removed. As long as the patient maintains his or her weight with diet and exercise, long-term results should remain stable.