Are you tired of fighting pockets of unwanted fat? Have you spent hours planning healthy meals and hitting the gym, only to still be frustrated with certain areas? CoolSculpting® is the innovative body contouring procedure that enables patients to eliminate excess fat using a process that freezes targeted fat cells. Although not a magic solution for weight loss, it is a fat reduction alternative for healthy individuals to achieve a more toned, fit-looking appearance. It can permanently eliminate excess fat in certain areas, like the thighs, hips, back, stomach, or under the chin. Liposuction used to be one of the only answers for body sculpting help, but now CoolSculpting offers a noninvasive solution that is safely and effectively freezing the fat away.
Board-certified and award-winning plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao and his experienced team at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery in Tucson, AZ are proud to offer this nonsurgical body contouring treatment. In sync with the latest technology, Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery provides this innovative cosmetic procedure to adult men and women wanting to eliminate areas of excess fat, without any surgical incisions or downtime. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Rao to learn more about this cryolipolysis technology and decide if this noninvasive procedure is right for you.
Who can get the best body sculpting results?
Body contouring procedures, like CoolSculpting, are not an alternative for weight-loss help or a healthy lifestyle. The ideal candidates are physically fit and active adults who are at a stable weight but have identifiable pockets of fat "pouches." CoolSculpting results can remove 20 – 25% of unwanted fatty tissue in a target area. Those who can benefit the most from this body sculpting treatment are:
- Struggling with pocket areas of fat that have become unresponsive to diet and exercise
- Within 25 – 30 pounds of their ideal weight
- Wanting to avoid more invasive procedures, like liposuction
- Have realistic expectations and plan on maintaining a healthy lifestyle post-treatment
What are some tips to maximize my results after CoolSculpting?
Following each treatment, fat cells begin to liquefy, and the body starts the process of naturally flushing them out. Some patients will start to see changes about three weeks after the initial appointment. However, more dramatic CoolSculpting results will show up 3 – 4 months after the last treatment. Here are some guidelines to help maximize results:
Some Tucson, AZ area patients may need more than one CoolSculpting session for optimal results. A second or third treatment can be done six weeks after the initial session. Additional sessions help maximize the CoolSculpting effects by allowing the cooling energy to go deeper into the layers of fatty tissue, providing more fat reduction.
Studies have revealed that massaging the target area in a kneading motion followed by a circular movement for at least five minutes after CoolSculpting sessions improve the fat reduction by almost 68% within the first two months.
It is generally recommended that patients increase their water intake after each CoolSculpting treatment. Since the body is flushing out waste and toxins, patients should drink plenty of water. A well-hydrated body tends to help with the recovery process and allows dead fat cells to be processed more efficiently.
Diet and exercise
The best way to maximize any body sculpting results is by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and a patient's current body weight. Body contouring procedures, like CoolSculpting and liposuction, are not a free pass to fall back into old eating habits or not exercising. Patients should be conscientious of their weight post-treatments to continue enjoying their new slimmer, more contoured results.
Are you ready to consider CoolSculpting?
Once the treated fat cells are gone, they can be gone for good as long as patients maintain their ideal weight. The before and after results of CoolSculpting are noticeable and long-lasting. Dr. Rao and his professional team at Rao Hand & Plastic Surgery can help Tucson, AZ men and women eliminate and reduce frustrating areas of fat once and for all. Exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet is the best way for patients to maintain their stunning results from this nonsurgical body contouring procedure.
If you are interested in learning more about CoolSculpting, we invite you to call Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery today and schedule a consultation with board-certified and award-winning plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao.