Many of us have struggled with a few stubborn pounds that just won’t go away or pockets of fat that make our clothes fit poorly and challenge our confidence. In these cases, CoolSculpting offers an easy way to eliminate stubborn fat safely, effectively, and with no downtime. Valeriu E. Andrei, M.D., Bariatric Associates P.A. offers CoolSculpting to patients seeking a leaner appearance and greater confidence without invasive surgery, often achieving visible results in a single session. If you’re interested in body contouring, CoolSculpting may be the right option for you.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting, also known as Cryolipolisis, is a nonsurgical procedure used to freeze and eliminate adipose tissue – aka fat. Many patients reduce fat by up to 25% in a single session. During this procedure, designated body areas are placed between two cooling panels that kill fat cells and prepare them for eventual expulsion by your liver. CoolSculpting occurs in convenient sessions that last from 35 minutes to an hour, require no sedation, and cause minimal discomfort.
CoolSculpting Advantages and Disadvantages
CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved procedure that has been deemed safe and effective for many people. Because it is noninvasive, no major anesthetics or stitches are required and patients will not experience scarring. Plus, you can get back to life faster with CoolSculpting, as it requires no post-procedural downtime.
Long-lasting results offer another major advantage. Since targeted fat cells are permanently destroyed, there is no risk of their return after your procedure. However, maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regimen post-CoolSculpting will prevent the weight gain that causes fat development in previously treated areas. Touch-up sessions are offered to help you with such post-operative developments.
Like any procedure, CoolSculpting may cause side effects. Dr. Andrei encourages all patients to ask questions and fully understand these risks, including:
- Tugging feeling on skin during procedure
- Pain, stinging, or aching at treatment site
- Short-term redness, swelling, bruising, and skin sensitivity
- Increase in fat cell volume at treatment site (<1% cases)
However, the benefits of CoolSculpting far outweigh any potential risks. CoolSculpting has rapidly grown in popularity, with an 823% increase in procedures performed since FDA approval. Thanks to quickly visible results, many have turned to CoolSculpting to achieve the trim, toned look they’ve always wanted.
Who Is a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting, like most body contouring methods, is not an obesity treatment. It is most effective for individuals seeking to eliminate targeted areas of fat that resist diet and exercise. CoolSculpting works best on larger areas of soft fat that are easily pinched between your fingers. These include:
- Beneath the chin and jawline
- Back, especially the bulge that occurs when wearing a bra
- Upper arms
- Beneath the buttocks
Other procedures may be more effective for combating hard fat. Additionally, if you have certain health conditions, such as cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria (PCH), you may not be a viable candidate for CoolSculpting. Dr. Andrei will work with you to determine which body contouring methods are right for you to ensure the best results possible.
Learn More about CoolSculpting
As New Jersey’s leading bariatric practitioner, Dr. Andrei has performed over 1,200 bariatric surgeries and countless body contouring procedures. Schedule a consultation to learn more about CoolSculpting from Valeriu E. Andrei, M.D., Bariatric Associates P.A. and how you can gain confidence in your appearance in just one session. For more information, call 800- 200-5553 to speak with a representative today.