How much does CoolSculpting cost?
The price for CoolSculpting procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed, and your ultimate goals. We will create a customized treatment plan in person, tailored to your body, goals and budget.
Is the CoolSculpting procedure safe?
The CoolSculpting procedure eliminates stubborn fat safely and effectively without surgery or downtime. This fat reduction treatment is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate diet- and exercise-resistant fat such as flank (love handles), abdomen, and thigh. With over one million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, results are proven, noticeable, and lasting. You’ll look and feel great from every angle.
Freeze away fat?
It comes down to science. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues. CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), and then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you. CoolSculpting results are long term because those fat cells, and that fat bulge, are gone for good.
You can reshape your body! We will develop a customized CoolSculpting treatment plan that addresses your problem areas. Additional sessions may further enhance your results. Your individualized treatment plan will be tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.
It’s easy to sit back, relax and say goodbye to stubborn fat. After we select the area(s) to be treated, the device is positioned on your body and controlled cooling is applied. During your procedure, you may choose to read, check email, or even take a nap.
The CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is completely non-surgical, so you can typically return to work and normal activities immediately.
Am I a Candidate?
The CoolSculpting procedure is designed for people who want to eliminate fat bulges in specific areas. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution (unlike weight loss surgery, such as gastric bypass). People who choose CoolSculpting often want a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Good candidates for the CoolSculpting procedure have noticeable fat bulges in certain areas.
Are you ready to love every view of you? The sooner you set up your consultation, the sooner you’ll see results in the mirror—long-term results in those areas that have resisted all efforts through diet and exercise. Contact us today to find out if the CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is right for you.
How long is each session? How many sessions will I need?
We will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. We may schedule additional sessions in order to meet your goals.
What does it feel like?
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.
Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?
No supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt new diet or exercise habits. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their CoolSculpting treatment. It is as if they get a second lease on their body and want to start anew again by taking even better care of themselves.
What happens if I gain weight down the road?
If you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.
Are there any side effects?
During the procedure you may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness or discomfort. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. Rare side effects may also occur. The CoolSculpting procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure, ask us if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.
Results and patient experience may vary.
After all, who doesn’t want all their fat removed without surgery or dieting?
So, what really is “non-invasive fat reduction”?
Non-invasive fat reduction melts away your body fat without making an incision in your skin. For people experiencing a dreaded plateau in their battle with weight loss or aggressive exercise plans, these procedures can act as a life turner. Non-surgical body-sculpting (fat reduction) technologies offer:
- Minimally invasive
(no incisions or aesthetic needed)
- Short procedure time, with minimal downtime
- The best aesthetic results compared with the side effects and recovery period
- Permanent results
(if one adopts healthy life style after the procedure)
- Pain free
compared to surgical procedures like liposuction
- Minimal side effects
- FDA approved
Who wants these procedures?
It is a fact that most people have some insecurity regarding their bodies. For some it is their love handles and for others it may be the shape of their buttocks. Fat deposits in any body zone can significantly spoil a figure, and for aesthetically conscious people – it is a nightmare.
With the new generation of non-invasive body contouring and fat elimination equipment, we can effortlessly and effective get rid of these stubborn fat bulges.
Non-invasive fat elimination is the treatment of choice for people who have failed to get rid of stubborn areas of body fat, despite strict dieting and hard training, and even for people who have not achieved their desired results from surgical procedures. Genetics does play a role where different people retain their unwelcome “fat pockets” and often find their parents and grandparents retained these “fat pockets” in the same areas.
The ASAPS (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) data on emerging aesthetics trends clearly reflects the recent hype of non-invasive fat elimination and body sculpting.
Remember these procedures are not an alternative for a healthy lifestyle, it just gives you the push to jumpstart the motivation to maintain healthy habits. These procedures are not for anyone who wants to lose weight, in fact these procedures rarely result in any weight loss. If weight loss is your goal, you should participate in a physician-directed medically supervised wight loss program, which we offer at aNu with Dr. Watkins.
As well, none of these devices rival the results of surgical intervention. It is important to understand what this equipment can and cannot do. For most people, they will have better results with a tummy tuck / liposuction combination then with any of these devices. However, most patients also don’t want the downtime, surgical scars, and having to wait months to see their final results which are associated with these surgeries. Non-invasive fat elimination procedures are really meant for patients who don’t want to go under the knife, and are happy with a one-inch reduction of the circumference of their abdomen. Often patients just want their clothes to fit better, and dropping a size or two is all they want. Many are of a healthy weight, and no amount of exercise is ridding them of their problem area.
Through these procedures, one can accomplish similar results without the risks of surgery.
One can avoid:
• Anesthesia and its complications
• Risk of fat embolism
• Bleeding problems
• Extended post op recovery phase
• Post op infection risk
• Extensive post op medications
• In addition, some fat burning procedures also provide a certain degree of skin tightening, to protect from the aftereffects of lipolysis (i.e. saggy body areas).
What options are available?
Wide ranges of non-surgical, non-invasive equipment options are now available for body contouring. At aNu, we offer InMode RF technology of Forma as well as the newest and most advanced CoolSculpting machine available on the market!
Where does all the fat go?
No anesthesia, no downtime, nominal pain, minimal side effects, and immediate recovery are the key features of these procedures. These non-invasive, non-surgical techniques are designed specially to target the adipose fat cells, without damaging the skin and subcutaneous tissue itself. The equipment, through various mechanisms, in effect disrupts the fat cells by inducing a non-inflammatory, apoptotic death of the fat cell (accelerated natural cell death) in the treated area. Gradually, in a matter of few weeks the damaged fat cells are removed by body’s lymphatic system leaving behind a smart, slim, contoured body area.
When will I see the results?
The body removes damaged fat cells gradually, but most patients begin to see visible results at about 4 weeks and optimal results at about 12 weeks. Once the fat is zapped, a patient cannot just go back to eating and drinking all that bad stuff! We take baseline measurements (weight and body measurements), and photos of every patient before and 9 to 12 weeks after the procedure.
The final word on Fat Elimination procedures
In recent years, nonsurgical alternatives to liposuction have exploded onto the aesthetic market. Over the years, the results have also progressively gotten much better.
For the most part, these techniques are ideal for patients with good skin laxity and for those who can’t undergo invasive procedure or do not want to and want a 1 or 2-inch loss.
The results may vary individually and appear around 4-6 weeks after the procedure. It must be clear, that the remaining fat cells can expand to take the place of the dead ones. So if they want to keep the results, they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle post procedure.
Coolsculpting Before and After Gallery