As you begin to age, maintaining a slender figure becomes more and more challenging. You can spend hours at the gym and follow the strictest of diets, yet still have stubborn pockets of fat that won’t budge. All your hard work doesn’t seem to yield the same results it once did.
Thankfully, technological breakthroughs in body sculpting now make it possible to refine your curves without the pain of surgery. University Plastic Surgeons is thrilled to offer CoolSculpting exclusively to our patients as a new way to create the body shape you want.
What are the Benefits of CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is the only FDA-cleared method of body contouring which freezes your fat cells in order to remove them from your body. CoolSculpting can be used to target areas of unwanted fat in many locations including the abdomen, back, inner or outer thighs, arms, and chin. CoolSculpting’s non-invasive technology offers many benefits to men and women who desire a sleeker figure including:
- No surgery required
- No unsightly scars
- No anesthesia
- Long-lasting results
- Simple in-office procedure
- No downtime
Why Should I Choose University Plastic Surgeons?
- We personalize/tailor your body contouring treatment
- We provide Body Contouring Continuum of Care
- We are the only CoolSculpting approved full-service plastic surgery practice in the Mid-South
- With your physician-lead body contouring consultation, you receive the physician’s treatment recommendation to achieve the best results.
As one of the largest plastic surgery practices in the Mid-South, the surgeons at University Plastic Surgeons have both the expertise and experience to help you achieve your vision for your body contour with CoolSculpting. Your physician will listen to your aesthetic goals and advise you on how CoolSculpting could be the appropriate procedure to achieve your goals. Our desire is to provide compassionate care and sophisticated, natural-looking results to each person who enters our office. You don’t have to live with unwanted pockets of fat. A new, sleeker figure is only a few steps away.
Who Can Benefit from CoolSculpting’s Fat-Freezing Benefits?
If you are within 15 to 20 pounds of your ideal weight and would like to sculpt areas of your body which have stubborn fat deposits, CoolSculpting could be a fantastic option for creating a trimmer figure. Unlike liposuction or other invasive procedures, CoolSculpting is not designed to remove large amounts of fat from your body. A quick consultation with University Plastic Surgeons can let you know if CoolSculpting can help you achieve your aesthetic vision for your body.
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What is the Recovery from CoolSculpting Like?
Since CoolSculpting is non-invasive, there is virtually no downtime associated with the procedure. You may return to your normal activities as soon as you feel up to it. You may experience nausea, tingling, stinging, or mild cramping at the treatment site. This is temporary and should resolve itself within a day or two. It is not uncommon to feel bloated or swollen in the initial weeks following the procedure. This will subside naturally as your body begins to sweep away the damaged fat cells from your body. Multiple sessions may be necessary in order to achieve the desired results.
When Will I be Able to See Results?
Many our Coolsculpting Memphis patients notice a difference in their appearance within a week or two of a treatment session. As the weeks progress, you will be able to see your new shape emerging. You will be able to enjoy the full benefits of your CoolSculpting treatment approximately three months following your procedure.
Does CoolSculpting Hurt?
While you may experience some discomfort during the CoolSculpting procedure, it is generally not considered to be painful. You may feel slight pinching or pulling sensations as the CoolSculpting technology begins to work. Most patients report that this subsides after a few minutes, allowing you to rest comfortably for the duration of the procedure. Following your treatment, you may experience mild itching, burning sensations, or swelling. These sensations are temporary and should subside within days or weeks.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a procedure that reduces stubborn fat in areas that have been resistant to diet and exercise. The non-invasive cooling technology targets and freezes fat cells. Once the cells have been broken down through controlled freezing, the body sheds them naturally.
What Areas of the Body Can be Slimmed with CoolSculpting?
- The folds of skin around the bra strap area
- Love handles
- Stomach and abdomen
- Double chin
Am I a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?
If you are considering a CoolSculpting in Memphis, it is best if you are within 10 to 15 pounds of your ideal weight. CoolSculpting is not a weight loss procedure, but a treatment to resculpt your body by minimizing stubborn fat that diet and exercise can’t resolve. If you are looking to address troubled areas such as fatty deposits on your tummy, love handles, or other area with excess fat and want an effective, non-invasive procedure, then CoolSculpting could be the perfect treatment for you.
What Should I Expect with a CoolSculpting Procedure?
Depending on the area treated, you will be lying on your stomach or reclining comfortably in one of our treatment chairs. A gel pad will be placed on the area, and at that point, you will feel cold and a pulling sensation. The applicator delivers the controlled cooling to the targeted zone. The cold has an anesthetic effect, and the treatment is considered to be comfortable to experience. When the treatment is complete, the area is massaged to help the fat cells dissipate.
What Happens to the Fat?
When heat is extracted from the fat cells, they begin to die. During your CoolSculpting procedure, the fatty deposits targeted will be reduced, and the dead cells are shed in the following months. You will watch your body becoming slimmer and trimmer in the following weeks and months.
Does CoolSculpting Hurt?
CoolSculpting is relatively painless. Many patients have reported the procedure to be quite comfortable. You will feel a bit of tugging or pulling with an extreme cold sensation as the applicator first touches your skin. You are free to relax, read, or rest while the treatment is being performed.
Are There Any Side Effects from CoolSculpting?
The most common side effects with CoolSculpting include minor redness and slight tenderness in the areas treated. This quickly fades.
How Should I Prepare for a CoolSculpting Procedure?
CoolSculpting is non-invasive, so there are no significant steps you need to take to prepare. Depending on what area is being treated, the procedure can take up to two hours so you might consider bringing a light snack with you. Wear comfortable clothing.
When Can I Expect to See Results?
Each patient is different and depending on what areas are being treated, the timing of results can vary. Most will see noticeable results in one to three months, but some can see the first changes at a few weeks from treatment.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Most patients can expect to have at least two treatments to achieve optimal results.
What Happens if I Gain Weight After My CoolSculpting Procedure?
It is best for patients to have a healthy diet and exercise routine after undergoing CoolSculpting, but we all know that even the best plans can have a few bumps along the way. If you do end up gaining weight, fat cells that were not a part of the CoolSculpting procedure will expand in size, with less deposited in the area treated.
How is CoolSculpting Different From Liposuction?
Unlike Liposuction, CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure to remove the fat cells below the skin’s surface without penetrating the skin. There is no surgery or medications needed for a CoolSculpting procedure.
Is CoolSculpting Safe?
The FDA has approved the use of CoolSculpting as a safe and effective way to minimize excess pockets of fat. At University Plastic Surgeons we provide some of the best CoolSculpting Memphis has to offer.
CoolSculpting® is a registered trademark of Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc. an Allergan affiliate.