Non-Surgical Fat Reduction: The CoolSculpting™ Overview

Body contouring procedures have evolved. Today, men and women can now eliminate stubborn fat without the need for surgery or long downtime—all thanks to CoolSculpting™.

Zeltiq or CoolSculpting™ is a revolutionary new permanent fat loss procedure that eliminates fat by freezing it off. After a one-hour procedure to each area, your fat cells are shattered and filtered out through your lymphatic system, allowing for fat reduction with no downtime, needles, or incisions. Common areas that are treatable with CoolSculpting™ are the abdomen, love handles, upper arms, thighs, bra bulge, and more.

In addition to CoolSculpting™, we now offer Coolsculpting MINI for the submental fat, also known as the double chin. The CoolMini treatment is an FDA-approved nonsurgical solution for patients with excess fat under the chin using the same safety and efficacy of fat freezing.

The CoolMini hand piece is designed to treat smaller areas of the body, namely under the chin. Treatment is performed in the office and requires no downtime. Best results are achieved in two sessions, and each CoolSculpting™ treatment takes only about an hour to complete. Most patients notice a reduction in the appearance of their double chin in a few weeks’ time.

Double chin treatment with CoolSculpting Mini is effective for many patients with excess fat under the chin, but it is not a solution for loose skin. During your consultation, we will evaluate your needs and help you determine if treatment with CoolMini is right for you.

Aside from CoolMini, Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa is one of the few centers that offer DualSculpting.

What is DualSculpting?

Also known as dual Coolsculpting®, Dual Sculpting is used to treat excess fat bilaterally in areas such as the flank, love handles, arms, thighs, and more. Dual Sculpting can treat these areas in half the time, and simultaneously.

DualSculpting is two CoolSculpting® treatments that perform fat freezing at the same time. We understand that our patients have busy schedules, and the luxury of treating two areas with CoolSculpting™ simultaneously means you can return to your daily activities sooner and with no downtime.

What is the CoolAdvantage Applicator?

The CoolAdvantage applicator will allow you to treat a diverse range of areas through its set of three different interchangeable contours. With the CoolAdvantage applicator, we can deliver superior outcomes with shorter treatment times, greater comfort, and with a larger treatment area that covers more tissue!

CoolAdvantage Improvements

  • Quicker treatments: Due to its revolutionary cup design and colder temperatures, the treatment time is cut in half to 35 minutes
  • More comfortable: Patients report that there’s a 45% improvement in comfort with the applicator
  • Larger treatments: The new design allows for the treatment of a larger area than usual

Your Consultation

The first step to a slimmer figure with the use of CoolSculpting™ is a consultation with our experienced patient coordinator. Your patient coordinator will also explain what CoolSculpting™ is, its procedures, results, and potential side effects. At Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Spa, we believe in informing our patients, and we’re happy to answer any questions our patients have.

Another part of your CoolSculpting™ consultation will be an assessment of the target areas, which will help us create a customized treatment plan.

The Procedure

On your CoolSculpting™ treatment, a target area will be marked for proper placement of the applicator. A cool gel pad is placed on the marked area for skin protection. Next, the Zeltiq or CoolSculpting™ device is positioned carefully on the body to draw fat tissues into the cooling panels. These panels freeze fat cells, which are then eliminated safely, gradually, and naturally.

You may feel pressure and coolness during the entire CoolSculpting™ procedure, but the discomfort is normal and disappears eventually. Additionally, the applicator’s temperature is controlled, so it targets fat cells safely.

In general, one CoolSculpting™ treatment session lasts for one hour. After which, you will experience redness, but this is only temporary and will disappear in a few minutes. Once the applicator is removed, your provider will massage the treated area to restore blood flow and to assist in the reduction of fat layers.

Your Recovery

The recovery period of the procedure is minimal, as Zeltiq or CoolSculpting™ is completely non-invasive. In fact, this body-contouring procedure is intended for patients who cannot afford any downtime or do not prefer needles, incisions, or stitches. CoolSculpting™ is so simple and fast that it can be performed over your lunch hour, and afterwards you can even return to work.

Some patients may notice results as soon as three weeks. However, the most dramatic outcome will be seen in three months’ time post procedure. Your body will continue to flush out fat cells for up to six months.

On average, each CoolSculpting™ procedure results in at least a 20% reduction of fat in the treated area. After the initial treatment, you can repeat the CoolSculpting™ procedure spread apart for optimal results of fat loss.

As long as you follow a healthy diet and exercise regimen to maintain your weight, you will enjoy the long-term results of CoolSculpting™.

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