CoolSculpting® In Bend, Roseburg and Albany, OR
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical contouring treatment that freezes stubborn fat, which then is naturally eliminated from your body. This process reduces those areas you can’t conquer with diet and exercise alone in a fast and non-invasive manner, which means little to no downtime! Achieve the lean, sculpted body you’ve been wishing for with the help of our highly skilled technicians.
We offer the latest technology, the CoolAdvantage™, that is proven to shorten treatment times, allows for less discomfort, a faster recovery and the results are better than ever before. Call one of our offices in Bend, Roseburg, or Albany, OR today to schedule an appointment.
Who is an ideal candidate to have CoolSculpting®?
Some people think CoolSculpting® is a weight-loss procedure, akin to surgical procedures such as a gastric bypass. This is not true. CoolSculpting® is a fat-reduction procedure designed for those who have unwanted fat in certain hard-to-address areas, such as the lower abdomen, flanks, even under the chin.
What areas of the body can CoolSculpting® be used on?
The FDA has cleared CoolSculpting® for fat reduction. Some of the areas that we can address with this non-invasive fat reduction treatment are:
- Double chin
- Back fat
- Bra line fat
- Upper arms
- Underneath the buttocks
- Inner knee
What are the benefits of fat freezing?
There’s a reason CoolSculpting® is the most popular non-invasive body contouring procedure in the world — it works! Here are the benefits:
- Removes on average 20-25 percent of the fat in the treatment areas.
- No injections. No incisions.
- During your session, you can read, take a nap, watch videos, etc.
- There is no downtime.
- There is little to no recovery.
- FDA cleared
- Over 6 million procedures have been done worldwide.
- Just about anyone can have CoolSculpting® done.
Where does the fat go after my CoolSculpting® session?
CoolSculpting® freezes fat cells in the target areas. The crystallized cells die and the body removes them through the lymphatic system, as it does with other waste products. Although the fat cells are destroyed, it takes weeks for the body to fully remove them from the body and for your skin and support tissues to slim down to their new contours. Your results keep improving for up to six months as the body removes the dead fat cells.
Is CoolSculpting® safe?
CoolSculpting® has been performed over 6 million times around the world, and it has proven to be a safe procedure. The FDA cleared CoolSculpting® in 2010. Unlike liposuction, the procedure doesn’t involve incisions, insertion of a cannula, or anesthesia. It is completely non-invasive.
What are the risks with CoolSculpting®?
As mentioned above, CoolSculpting® is a popular, safe, non-invasive method of fat reduction. Compared with liposuction or surgeries such as tummy tucks, risks are dramatically lower and there are few side effects. That being said, CoolSculpting® cannot replace liposuction or tummy tuck surgery as the results will not be the same.
Patients feel a pinching sensation and pull on the skin, that is followed by intense cooling that passes as the skin in the area becomes numb. It is normal for patients to experience some numbness or loss of sensation in the treatment area for up to a month.
These are the other risks/side effects with CoolSculpting®. All of these pass quickly:
- Pinching sensation
- Minor swelling
- Stinging, tingling
- Skin sensitivity
- Mild to moderate pain
- Muscle cramping
Some people may experience diarrhea as the body flushes the dead fat cells from the system. If you have CoolSculpting® done on a double chin, there can be a feeling of fullness in the throat after treatment.
How many sessions will I need before I see results?
This depends on your individual goals. Many patients are satisfied with their reduction in a treatment area after a single CoolSculpting® session. Others opt to have two treatments on an area such as the abdomen, where more fat tends to accumulate. The amount of fat reduction can reduce with repeated treatments, but fat cells will still be destroyed and removed. What you need to consider is if you have “pinchable” fat in the treatment area. If so, there isn’t a set limit for these procedures.