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Benefits of CoolSculpting®

Many plastic surgeons consider CoolSculpting® the gold standard of non-surgical fat reduction. This FDA-approved technology uses controlled cooling to target and eliminate localized areas of fat around the body for exceptional results in body contouring. Countless individuals have found success in addressing areas of excess fat in their abdomen, arms, thighs, back, and flanks, among other regions. What’s more, the freezing technology in CoolSculpting® allows the body to gradually shed problem fat through elimination of the targeted fat cells. This body enhancement is totally non-invasive and entirely accomplished without needles or incisions.

There are a number of patient advantages with the CoolSculpting® procedure when compared to other methods of fat reduction. While each CoolSculpting® session typically results in a 20-30 percent reduction of fat in the treated area, the final aesthetic outcome unfolds little by little over time for body contouring that appears to be achieved naturally to the outside observer. CoolSculpting® can obtain this cosmetic ideal while allowing the following benefits:

  • No needles, incisions, or anesthesia
  • No downtime required afterwards
  • Little to no post procedure discomfort
  • Convenient and timely—many patients return to work following their session

Patients generally experience so little discomfort during the treatment that they often spend treatment time reading, working on their devices, or simply relaxing.

CoolSculpting® can be highly effective for addressing fat accumulation in a small number of areas around the body; however, individuals who would like to treat several stubborn fat pockets simultaneously may want to consider liposuction. This surgical option can also achieve natural-looking results, and is often more time-efficient for a multitude of treatment areas, and thicker layers of fatty tissue. The trade-off with liposuction is that it is a surgical procedure and will require some degree of recovery time. For a comparison of CoolSculpting® vs. Liposuction, you can read more here.

—Lawrence Tong, MD, FACS, FRCSC

To learn about CoolSculpting®, or to schedule a consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact our practice today.

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