How Does CoolSculpting® Eliminate Fat?

las vegas coolsculpting nv fat reductionFor non-surgical fat reduction, many of our patients at Hankins & Sohn Plastic Surgery Associates are turning to CoolSculpting®, and they are achieving significant results. CoolSculpting® uses a targeted cooling process that kills the fat cells beneath the skin, literally freezing them to the point of elimination. Once fat cells are crystallized, the cells will die and exit the body through natural processes. CoolSculpting® also only targets your fat cells, while surrounding, healthy cells and tissues remain unharmed.

As mentioned in our previous post – Is CoolSculpting® Right for Me? – this innovative procedure is a very diverse technique that can be performed on the bra line, love handles, hips, and nearly the entire abdomen. With the addition of new applicators, CoolSculpting® may even be used to target the inner thighs. During the initial consultation, the target areas and number of treatments required for each area will be determined. A stubborn fat area such as the lower abdomen may take two treatments, four to six weeks apart, to achieve significant transformation results. After a few months, results will generally be achieved and visible contour changes should be evident.

For the right candidate, CoolSculpting® transforms your figure with “liposuction like” results. Though liposuction remains a more powerful sculpting tool overall, the longer downtime and initial cost of liposuction make CoolSculpting® a better option for patients seeking to eliminate isolated pockets of fat resistant to diet and exercise.

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If you are interested in non-surgical fat reduction with CoolSculpting®, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our board certified plastic surgeons.