CoolSculpting: The non-surgical way to remove unwanted fat
You’re tired of seeing unwanted fat on your body, but you don’t want to turn to invasive surgery to remove it. What are the best alternatives to liposuction and other surgeries in the Dallas and Fort Worth area for removing that pesky fat?
CoolSculpting is just one of a few techniques that we use in our med spa at Southlake Plastic Surgery that leaves you feeling light and trim without the risk or recovery time of surgical fat removal.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared fat reduction treatment to target stubborn fat that just won’t go away. CoolSculpting is not an easy fix for weight loss, but it is a popular non-surgical alternative to liposuction in Dallas and Fort Worth for removing that unwanted fat.
The process involves essentially freezing fat cells beneath the skin in a gentle and controlled manner. Those frozen fat cells then die a natural death and the kidneys dispose of them. Patients notice gradual results three weeks following the procedure and should notice more dramatic results over the following three months.
The ideal candidates must have around an inch of pinchable fat in the desired area of correction. Areas that CoolSculpting from Southlake Plastic Surgery treats include:
- Love handles
- Lower back
- Belly fat
- Men’s pectoral area
- Upper arms
As certified CoolSculpting Specialists in Dallas and Fort Worth, our aestheticians have gone through extensive training to ensure our clients feel safe and comfortable during their procedure.
To find out more about CoolSculpting in Dallas and Fort Worth, visit our website for virtual consultation so you can identify the areas of your body where you have concerns.
Frequently asked questions about CoolSculpting
How does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting in Dallas and Fort Worth works through a procedure called cryolipolysis. It works by pinching a roll of fat between two panels that cool the fat down to a freezing temperature.
After we determine the areas and applicators needed through consultation and marking and measuring, we place a gel sheet on the treatment area to protect your skin from the cooling technology. Then, we will place the treatment applicator cup over the fat you want removed.
Over the next 35 to 75 minutes, the applicator will use gentle suction to draw your fat tissue into the cooling cups, which isolates the fat. Once we remove the treatment cup, your skin will be cold and firm, so we gently massage the treated area to break up the frozen tissue.
Once frozen, the treated fat cells die and are processed and removed by the body through your kidneys.
What results can I expect?
You should see results from your CoolSculpting procedure in Dallas and Fort Worth as soon as a month after your visit and no later than three months after. Final results could take as long as six months to see, but by then you should notice a dramatic reshaping of your targeted area.
Is there recovery time?
CoolSculpting in Dallas and Fort Worth takes 30 to 45 minutes and requires minimal to no recovery time, making it an ideal solution for patients who are too busy for surgery or don’t feel a surgical option is right for them.
Does it hurt?
Discomfort with CoolSculpting in Dallas and Fort Worth varies from patient to patient. Every patient is different, with different pain tolerances, but most describe the procedure as light to mild discomfort. You may experience light tugging, pulling, or pinching in the beginning, but once your skin is numb, these sensations subside.
Patients can sit up or lie down for their CoolSculpting appointment, and during your appointment you can watch TV, listen to music, or read.
Find out how CoolSculpting can help you at Southlake Plastic Surgery
To get started on your CoolSculpting plan, contact us for an instant virtual consultation where you can discover if CoolSculpting is the right alternative to liposuction in the Dallas and Fort Worth area for you. Using our virtual consultation, you can identify the areas of your body you have concerns and we can tailor our solutions to your unique needs.
Get in contact with us today to find out more about CoolSculpting and other alternatives to liposuction and other surgical fat removal services.