What is CoolSculpting and How Does it Work?

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What would you think if there was a way to lose fat and create a more toned and slim body by freezing your fat cells? That can be your reality with a noninvasive body sculpting treatment called CoolSculpting. Men and women in Tucson, AZ are turning to CoolSculpting to rid themselves of stubborn pockets of fat that are unresponsive to the efforts of diet and exercise but don’t want to undergo invasive surgical treatments to combat the issue. Ideal for those who are at a healthy weight but wish to banish bothersome fat, CoolSculpting is quickly becoming a requested procedure by the patients of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao, founder of Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery. Learn more about this transformative body sculpting procedure and how you can experience the “cool” results for yourself.

What exactly is CoolSculpting

Approved by the FDA in 2010, CoolSculpting is a noninvasive body contouring treatment that utilizes a patented technology called cryolipolysis. CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling to target and eliminate fat cells, which are more vulnerable to cold than other tissue. The fat is turned into liquid form and naturally eliminated from the body over time, leaving the patient’s skin and muscles unharmed. CoolSculpting offers men and women in Tucson, AZ noticeable results, reducing the appearance of those stubborn areas of fat that keep them from showing off your figure in the Arizona heat.

How is CoolSculpting performed?

Unlike other forms of fat removal like liposuction, CoolSculpting is a noninvasive procedure that can be completed in about one hour and requires no incisions, no stitches, no downtime, and no recovery period. The treatment itself is simple. A gel is applied to the skin and the CoolSculpting device glides over the targeted treatment area. A vacuum-type motion draws the target tissue area to the applicator cup. Controlled “cooling” is applied to the area, which may feel like an intense sensation of coldness -- this usually subsides after 5-10 minutes.

Candidates for CoolSculpting

Men and women who come to Dr. Rao at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery in Tucson, AZ for CoolSculpting realize that they need some extra help to smooth away troublesome areas of fat where diet and exercise haven’t been successful. Ideal candidates for CoolSculpting are adults who are fit, at or near their ideal body weight, and make healthy lifestyle choices with diet and exercise. It’s important to note that CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss treatment. Therefore, it is not suited for patients who are considered obese, are far away from their target weight goal, or are considering weight-loss surgery.

Some women in Tucson, AZ who regained their pre-pregnancy figure but were left with a stubborn belly pooch of fat that won’t go away may be good candidates for CoolSculpting instead of an invasive tummy tuck procedure. Men who just can’t get rid of those unsightly “love handles” around their hips despite spending countless hours in the gym should set up a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Rao, to see if CoolSculpting is a viable option for them.

CoolSculpting and skin laxity

It is important for patients in Tucson, AZ who are considering CoolSculpting to be aware that the issue of skin laxity cannot be addressed with CoolSculpting. Patients who have large amounts of excess skin from conditions such as extreme weight loss or childbirth are not likely to experience improvement in their condition with CoolSculpting. However, CoolSculpting can be paired with other treatments to help boost the skin’s firmness, which can be discussed with Dr. Rao during your initial consultation.

Areas successfully treated with CoolSculpting

Despite eating a healthy diet and dedication in the gym, there are some parts of the body that just don’t have the slimmer, trimmer look you are trying to achieve. Some men and women in Tucson, AZ don’t have the time to undergo an invasive surgical procedure and the associated downtime to remove stubborn fat that is resistant to your best efforts. That’s where CoolSculpting can help. This noninvasive procedure can target multiple areas of the body including:

  • upper arms
  • abdomen
  • the flanks above the hips
  • thighs
  • knees
  • back or “bra” area
  • waist
  • lower half of the buttocks
  • chin

Benefits of CoolSculpting over other body contouring procedures

No invasive surgery needed

Wouldn’t you love to have a slimmer, more sculpted body without surgery? This is one of the key benefits behind CoolSculpting. Patients don’t have to worry about anesthesia, incisions, scars, or lengthy recoveries.

CoolSculpting is fast

CoolSculpting treatments can be completed in approximately 45 minutes to one hour at the Tucson, AZ office of Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery. And the best part is you can get right back to your everyday activities immediately following the procedure.

CoolSculpting is safe

CoolSculpting is safe to use on many parts of the body. Approved by the FDA, board-certified plastic surgeons like Dr. Rao, are using this noninvasive form of body contouring more and more to create a smooth silhouette.

CoolSculpting has proven results

CoolSculpting is an effective treatment in eliminating fat with noticeable results after a few short sessions. Some studies show that CoolSculpting is effective in reducing fat cells in a given treatment area by up to 20 to 25 percent. Patients begin to notice results in as little as three weeks, but you can see the most obvious and dramatic outcomes approximately 1-3 months after your CoolSculpting treatment. Depending on their aesthetic goal, some patients in Tucson, AZ will see improvement with just one session. But others may require more, depending on the amount of fat to be eliminated.

CoolSculpting is a noninvasive, customizable treatment that can help eliminate unwanted fat and contour multiple areas of your body that diet and exercise haven’t been able to help. If you have fat in a delicate area, such as the chin, or a larger area like the flanks, abdomen, or lower back, this FDA-approved technology delivers outstanding results without invasive surgery or lengthy recovery time. Now that you know more about CoolSculpting and what it can offer, contact the Tucson, AZ office of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery and schedule a consultation today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.