Working out and eating right can benefit your health tremendously, but these habits may not always get you the body you want. If you are frustrated by a little extra roll or bulge, consider nonsurgical fat reduction with CoolSculpting. The Medical Spa at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery offers CoolSculpting for women and men from Missouri and Southern Illinois cities such as Belleville and O'Fallon who want to reduce fat easily and gently, without surgery or downtime.
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CoolSculpting is a new way to slim down without breaking a sweat. There are no lasers or scalpels involved, just a controlled cooling device that gently freezes away unwanted fat. CoolSculpting is designed for people who want to lose those last few inches and complement an active, healthy lifestyle. If you're seeking a nonsurgical alternative to liposuction, find out if CoolSculpting might help you have the flatter tummy, toned thighs, or well-defined hips that you desire.
This 48-year-old woman in these before-and-after photos had a single CoolSculpting treatment and is shown 60 days after the procedure. View additional patients treated at our St. Louis-area med spa in our photo gallery of before-and-after pictures.
Your results may vary.
Good Candidates for CoolSculpting
Women and men who see the best results from CoolSculpting want to tone certain areas of their bodies, rather than make dramatic changes. A good CoolSculpting candidate is at or near an ideal weight, but is bothered by stubborn bulges that remain despite exercise and a healthy diet. Additionally, good skin elasticity helps the skin adapt to the body's new contours.
As with any procedure, it's important that CoolSculpting patients' expectations are realistic and that they are in good overall health.
CoolSculpting in Half the Time
We've added a second CoolSculpting machine at our med spa, so we can now treat 2 symmetrical areas of the body at once. Using 2 CoolSculpting machines at the same time — a practice sometimes called DualSculpting — cuts the treatment time in half, meaning you can get back to the rest of your day sooner. It's now possible to treat paired areas such as the flanks ("love handles"), thighs, or even the upper and lower abdominal area in about 45 minutes to an hour.
Your Treatment Experience
With 2 CoolSculpting machines, your procedure should take about an hour, even when your treatment involves a large area or multiple areas (each flank, for example, is considered a single area). Most people describe the procedure as being very comfortable. You will be able to lie down and relax as the CoolSculpting machine gently draws your skin between 2 cooling panels. You may then notice an immediate chilling sensation as the procedure begins, but the feeling will gradually dissipate as you become used to the cold.
After treatment, patients typically can return to their normal activities, although experiences vary. Most people notice some temporary mild redness, soreness, or numbness at the treatment site that diminish over the next few hours and days. Treated areas become slimmer gradually as the body processes treated fat. Patients typically reach their final results after about 2 months, although experiences vary.
How does CoolSculpting work? CoolSculpting uses a patented fat freezing process to selectively target and destroy unwanted fat cells without harming nearby tissue.1 Once the fat cells are destroyed, the body naturally metabolizes them.
Where is CoolSculpting used? CoolSculpting is primarily used around the midsection. It can be used to treat stubborn areas of fat such as love handles, a muffin top, or back fat. To reduce fat on other parts of the body, such as the legs or arms, liposuction may be more beneficial.
Is it right for me? If you have a few unwanted inches around your middle, CoolSculpting may be for you. CoolSculpting works best for people who are healthy and in good shape, but who have a few problematic areas that don't respond to diet or exercise. A complete consultation with one of our treatment professionals will determine if CoolSculpting is best for you.
How many treatments will I need? Patients typically see noticeable results after just 1 CoolSculpting treatment, although this varies. Additional treatments can be performed for more dramatic effects.
How much does CoolSculpting cost? Cost varies from patient to patient, so it's difficult to summarize costs prior to a consultation. During your first visit, you will receive a quote that reflects the size of the areas you decide to have treated and the number of CoolSculpting sessions you choose to have.
1 Zelickson B., Egbert B.M., Preciado J., Allison J., Springer K., Manstein D., Cryolipolysis for Noninvasive Fat Cell Destruction: Initial Results from a Pig Model, Dermatologic Surgery: 2009; 35(10):1462-1470. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19614940