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How CoolSculpting Works: Can You Really Freeze Away Fat?

/ Dr. Aric Aghayan
How CoolSculpting Works: Can You Really Freeze Away Fat?  Portland

CoolSculpting® is the innovative body contouring procedure that literally “freezes fat” away. You read that right; you can freeze your body fat away. CoolSculpting technology is the noninvasive fat reduction procedure that uses cryolipolysis to freeze fat cells to create a more sculpted, contoured appearance in certain areas. This cutting-edge technology is able to offer both women and men a way to achieve their aesthetic goals without undergoing a surgical procedure. The board-certified plastic surgeons at Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Portland, OR offer CoolSculpting and now the addition of CoolTone™ by CoolSculpting to their patients for the latest generation of body contouring procedures.

Here is an in-depth look at the science behind CoolSculpting and how this fat reduction procedure is providing the results that people need.

Is CoolSculpting a noninvasive option?

Have you been regularly exercising and eating healthy but still have pockets of fat that won’t budge? Do you have certain areas that despite your best efforts don’t seem to be changing? If this sounds familiar, you might want to consider CoolSculpting. One of the latest innovations that give both women and men body contouring results by freezing unwanted fat away without any surgical incisions needed. CoolSculpting is a noninvasive fat removal treatment that offers proven results without any scars or unnecessary downtime. If you are a fit, healthy individual, CoolSculpting could take your body to the next level and could be the right option for you.

Body contouring with a CoolSculpting procedure

If you are considering body contouring procedures to eliminate pockets of stubborn fat without surgery, then CoolSculpting may be the right solution for you. Since its introduction and FDA approval in 2010, CoolSculpting procedures have helped countless individuals reduce fat in areas of the abdomen, back, thighs, flanks, and more. Each CoolSculpting session is customized with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons at Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa and their expert staff to meet the needs of each patient. During a thorough consultation, problem zones and aesthetic goals are discussed while the science behind the CoolSculpting results is explained.

Freezing your body fat

The science behind CoolSculpting revolves around a patented device that delivers a controlled cooling substance that literally freezes fat away. As the noninvasive body sculpting device is applied to target zones, the fat cells are frozen, which eventually die off and liquefy. The body over the next several weeks will naturally absorb those dead cells, revealing a more sculpted, smoother look. As long as patients maintain their current weight, those terminated fat cells will not return or be replaced by new fat cells. This is a straightforward procedure that allows patients to return to their normal daily activities after the appointment with temporary side effects of tenderness or mild soreness treated with over the counter medications.

CoolSculpting procedure results

CoolSculpting is for adults who are physically fit and 5-10 lbs. within their ideal body weight. It is classified as a noninvasive body contouring procedure, but should be noted it is not a weight loss solution. CoolSculpting results are also not immediate so be patient. It takes time for the frozen fat cells to liquefy and naturally be absorbed by the body. Patients can anticipate up to 12 weeks or longer to get full results. Some patients in the Portland area also need more than one session to get optimal results. After the last treatment, CoolSculpting studies have shown it reduces about 20-25% of fat cells in most cases.

Noninvasive body sculpting with CoolTone

In addition to CoolSculpting, Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa is pleased to offer the latest in body contouring procedures with CoolTone. CoolTone was FDA approved in 2019 to tone, firm and strengthen muscles in the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs using electromagnetic energy. Unlike CoolSculpting, the CoolTone device doesn’t involve any freezing technique. By using magnetic muscle stimulation or MMS technology, the CoolTone device penetrates through the skin and fat layers to target only the underlying muscle layer. The electromagnetic field stimulates an involuntary muscle contraction to strengthen and tone muscles to give patients a more defined, muscular appearance. It is the latest generation of body contouring procedures giving both women and men the results they need.

CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical fat removal solution to get that extra body contouring help that women and men in the Portland area may need. If you are close to your ideal body weight but have certain trouble spots like your stomach, hips, thighs, or even under your chin, then CoolSculpting may be the body sculpting treatment you need. With no incisions, scars, or downtime, CoolSculpting can be the ideal body contouring procedure to get amazing results.

If you are interested in learning more about CoolSculpting or CoolTone, we invite you to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons at Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa. Women and men who live in Lake Oswego, Beaverton, Vancouver or the greater Portland area can get body contouring help they need with this team of experts and their professional, caring staff. It is time to eliminate those stubborn areas of fat and CoolSculpting could be the answer.

Embrace Your Evolution

Enjoy the pinnacle of cosmetic surgery expertise with board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Aric Aghayan at Après Plastic Surgery. With a legacy of over 1600 successful body contouring procedures, Dr. Aghayan stands as the foremost specialist in advanced body contouring technology and treatment options. Take the next big step on your beauty journey by scheduling a comprehensive plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Aghayan today.

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