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What is CoolSculpting and how does it work?
CoolSculpting is a safe and FDA-cleared fat freezing technology that kills unwanted fat cells. With CoolSculpting there are NO incisions, NO surgeries, NO lasers or sonic waves and NO anesthesia! Formulated by Harvard scientists, Cryolipolyisis,™ (the term for fat freezing science) lead to the development of this revolutionary CoolSculpting® process which now allows us to use a simple applicator device placed on the skin (fatty bulge) to literally freeze fat cells under the skin to the point of crystallization. This targeted cooling allows us to safely freeze your problem fat cells so they are naturally (and permanently) eliminated from your body over the next several weeks.
Am I a candidate for CoolSculpting?
CoolScultping is not a weight loss method for those who need to shed a large amount of weight, nor is it a substitute for surgical methods such as liposuction or tummy tuck. If you have noticeable bulges in certain areas, such as the belly, muffin top, flanks, upper bra area, or even inner and outer thighs, OR now the double chin --- then you may be a good candidate for CoolScultping. Dr. Brian Hass's team of Certified CoolScultping technicians will help determine if this fat freezing treatment is right for you. At FreezeMyFatFL in Palm Beach Gardens, we always offer our cosmetic patients complimentary consultations. At your appointment we will assess your ‘fat’ bulges with you to determine the right number of treatments to get your desired result. Typically a plan might include 2 – 10 treatments (or 1 – 5 hours) and pricing is based the package you choose. The great part about FreezeMyFatFL at Hass Plastic Surgery is we are the only center in our area with three CoolSculpting machines allowing us to offer you DualSculpting™ for quicker treatment options!
How is the CoolSculpting® performed?
On the day of your CoolSculpting treatment, we will place a protective gel on the skin over the area we've agreed to target. Once you are comfortable, the CoolSculpting applicator will firmly suction (or be placed) on the selected bulge so it can be cooled efficiently to give you results. Once positioned the applicator stays on for 1 hour for the abdomen areas, or 1 hour and 15 minutesfor the outer thighs (or SMOOTH applicator treatment) as it begins a deep cooling. Patients find the cooling or numbness created allows the slight pressure from the device to be more tolerable.
During your CoolScultping treatment you will sit comfortably and read, watch a movie, use personal electronic devices or even nap. Once the applicator is removed you may feel some numbness or experience redness and tingling in the area, however these sensations fade within a few hours. In fact, many of our patients will return to work, go out for a meal or meet friends immediately after. A typical patient will generally do 1 - 3 hours on any given treatment day. Unlike most other practices in our West Palm Beach area, FreezeMyFatFL at Hass Plastic Surgery Center has 3 CoolSculpting machines, so you can get the same results in a fraction of the time. CoolSculpting® can treat the waist, hips, abdomen, arms, back, bra area, flanks, love handles, male chest area, inner and outer thighs,muffin tops and now the double chin!
Is CoolSculpting painful? What are the side-effects?
Most patients find there is very little, to NO downtime after you receive the CoolSculpting treatment. In some cases, patients do experience temporary pain or discomfort. Side effects can include redness, bruising, swelling, tenderness to the touch, cramping, itching, tingling, and numbness. Sometimes, numbness can persist up to several weeks after a procedure. Our CoolScultping team will brief you more about expectations when you meet for your consultation.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments you will need will depend on the areas you are targeting and your ultimate fat reduction goals. At your consultation our team will assess your 'bulges' so we can estimate cost and your timing for completion. Most patients see a noticeable reduction of fat in the treated area after only one visit, however some will do multiple treatments to an area (or re-treatments at 8 - 12 weeks) for even more of a transformation.
What is required after my CoolSculpting treatment?
There are no special garments, supplements, pills or diets to use after you have CoolSculpting. The affected fat cells will be eliminated naturally out of your body over the next 6 - 12 weeks. As long as you maintain weight with your normal diet and exercise regimen, your long-term results should remain stable. We find our South Florida CoolScultping patients feel more confident with their new body and seem more motivated to take better care of themselves. They love their new look and feel better wearing their shirts and jeans now that their muffin tops and bulges are no longer showing!