What Cleveland area patients can expect before, during, and after CoolSculpting fat removal
Patients who have tried diet and exercise and have been unable to address unwanted fat in the abdominal area are often at a loss as to how to improve their body contours. The stomach area is troublesome for both men and women, and many Cleveland area patients believe that the only way to achieve a more attractive midsection is with plastic surgery. This may include tummy tucks and liposuction. Thankfully, continued advances in dermatological care have resulted in the development of cryolipolysis, a revolutionary new way to non-surgically reduce the fat build-up in the abdominal area.
Cryolipolysis is achieved with the use of a device called CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting was developed by Allergan Aesthetics and is FDA approved for fat removal without incisions, downtime, or the expense of traditional surgery. Many patients in the Cleveland area enjoy the concept that they can enhance their body contours in a way that doesn’t require “going under the knife.”
CoolSculpting is revolutionary. It essentially freezes fat cells underneath the skin and allows the body the chance to flush them out naturally over the course of several weeks, even months. Patients who are interested in having this treatment done often ask about what they can expect before, during, and after cryolipolysis.
Patients must first consult with our team of professionals at Seriously Skin to determine if they are right for cryolipolysis. This procedure is done strictly on the abdominal area but can improve not only the stomach but result in fat reduction on the planks, often known as the “love handles.” Patients need to discuss their medical history to ensure they are an appropriate candidate. Once this has been determined, the initial appointment is made.
During cryolipolysis, patients relax in a treatment chair. The CoolSculpting device is positioned on the body and turned on. It suctions skin and fat into the device in a comfortable manner and then cools down to a certain temperature known for freezing fat cells—while staying comfortable for patients. The amount of time spent in the chair is typically about a half hour, during which patients can watch television, listen to music, or talk on the phone.
Patients may notice some redness in the area, but this is minor. Men and women are able to return back to their busy lifestyles without interruption. However, the results will be achieved gradually and patients will begin to see a change in their body over several weeks. Most patients will drop an entire pant/dress size within a few months of their initial treatment.