Cutting-edge CoolSculpting is a fat cell minimizing treatment created to sculpt and contour the body by freezing away stubborn or excess fat cells without undergoing a surgical procedure. FDA approved for the treatment of fat in several target areas, CoolSculpting technology employs the application of regulated cooling (cryolipolysis) to freeze fat cells so they may be naturally expelled from the body to create a tauter silhouette. At Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Portland, OR, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Aric Aghayan employs the use of advanced CoolSculpting to help you meet your aesthetic goals. Schedule an appointment to learn more about CoolSculpting and decide if this noninvasive treatment alternative is right for you.
While CoolSculpting has proven beneficial for men and women of varying ages, those who are most likely to benefit from this treatment:
- Are at or near their ideal weight
- Deal with difficult areas of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise
- Are not interested in or do not qualify for surgery
- Have realistic expectations for the results of their procedure
Following your consultation with Dr. Aghayan to design your CoolSculpting treatment plan, your first procedure will be planned. During your appointment, the CoolSculpting applicator and gel pad will be applied to the desired area and controlled cooling will begin. The cooling effect delivered through the CoolSculpting handpiece will start to target and freeze the fat cells. It is not uncommon to feel a cold sensation at the time of your procedure, but this should not cause pain. Because the CoolSculpting applicator uses suction to pull the fat toward the predetermined treatment area, you will likely feel a small amount of tugging, pinching, cramping, or stinging during the procedure.
WHAT TO EXPECT
As CoolSculpting is noninvasive, you will be able to return to your daily activities after treatment. In most cases, patients can return to work or school immediately after receiving CoolSculpting services. Side effects of the procedure usually include bruising, stinging, redness, swelling, and discomfort at the treatment site. These symptoms are temporary and will subside in the hours and days following the treatment. Patients generally experience visible results within three weeks with the most dramatic and obvious results occurring 1 – 3 months following a CoolSculpting procedure.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much does CoolSculpting cost?
The expense of CoolSculpting varies based upon the number of treatments needed and the amount of fat to be removed. At your consultation, our team will discuss your desired outcome and determine the best course of action to reach those results. We will also speak with you regarding any out-of-pocket expenses.
How does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting is a process that uses a monitored temperature to destroy fat cells in predetermined areas of treatment. It essentially freezes the fat cells as they begin to die. The cells are subsequently broken up by the body and released through natural bodily functions.
Is CoolSculpting safe?
CoolSculpting is a minimally invasive external treatment in which the device is applied to the skin’s surface. With this procedure, there is generally no need for a recovery period. You might notice slight redness and swelling immediately after the session, but this usually subsides in approximately one week.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of treatments required to attain the desired outcome will be determined during your consultation. For some patients, a single procedure is sufficient while others may need additional treatment sessions dependent on the amount of fat being addressed. The total number of treatments is based upon individual aesthetic objectives and whether there are thicker layers of fat in target sections.
Do the fat cells grow back?
While the affected fat cells will not regenerate, brand new fat cells may form. In addition, considerable weight gain can significantly affect overall results. Thus, in order to maintain optimal outcomes, it is important to follow a proper diet plan and exercise regimen.
Thanks to advancements in modern technology, you no longer have to decide between living with excess fat and surgical fat removal. Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa is proud to offer Portland, OR women and men CoolSculpting and CoolTone procedures to minimize excess or stubborn fat without surgery and achieve a smaller, tauter physique. If you have stubborn pockets of fat that do not respond to exercise and a healthy diet, schedule a consultation with Dr. Aric Aghayan to learn if you are an ideal candidate for CoolSculpting or other options. We look forward to helping you meet your aesthetic goals.