Video: Learn about Freezing Your Fat with CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical body contouring procedure that removes stubborn body fat from targeted areas of the body. There are no needles, no surgical incisions, no anesthesia, no pain medications, and no recovery time. The procedure uses cryolipolysis to freeze fat cells away while leaving all other surrounding tissue completely unharmed.
Watch this video to learn more about CoolSculpting with Dr. Jennifer Gordon:
Hello, my name is Dr. Jennifer Gordon and I’m a Board Certified Dermatologist here at the South Austin location of Westlake Dermatology.
Today we are talking about CoolSculpting, a non-invasive permanent fat loss treatment. The procedure has become very popular. We have CoolSculpting machines at many of our locations and perform treatments every day.
The CoolSculpting machine uses a vacuum-assisted suctioning attachment that pulls fat in and freezes all the way around it. The application of intense cold is what makes the cells undergo a natural cell death. So, there’s no outside chemicals, lasers, radiation – anything like that, and the fat undergoes a permanent change and is gone forever.
The ideal candidates for CoolSculpting are individuals with a pinchable area of fat that they just can’t get rid of. It helps if you’re a healthy and active person. However sometimes even when you do everything right, you still have stubborn fat in specific areas that is resistant to diet and exercise.
Treatment time depends on how many body areas the patient wishes to treat. But the best part about CoolSculpting is that once the machine’s up and running, you can do whatever you want while you’re laying down there relaxing. You can bring your iPad, get some work done on a laptop or just rest reading a magazine or book.
Treatments are pretty simple: we start off by marking targeted areas of the body before applying the applicator that suctions your fat up to the treatment area. This application is the only point of discomfort, sometimes takes your breath away a little bit.
The area will go numb pretty quickly, so the pain is actually very minimal and you will be unable to feel anything that we’re doing. After the treatment cycle is over we remove the applicator and firmly massage the treatment area for a couple of minutes.
I often get asked how many treatments it takes and it kind of depends on what area you’re treating. Some body areas can exhibit results with just one treatment, while other areas may require multiple overlapping treatments to get to the patient’s goals.
If you have any questions, please visit our website or contact us to schedule a consultation. We’ll be happy to see you. That’s all for now, thank you and happy fat freezing!