CoolSculpting® targets the excess fat that refuses to respond to your best diet and exercise efforts – bulges like love handles and a muffin top. A non-surgical procedure developed by scientists at Harvard, it has been proven effective in a number of clinical studies.
CoolSculpting is a completely non-invasive fat-freezing technology that eliminates fat by literally freezing it to death. The CoolSculpting® machine has several different applicators that vary in size and shape, allowing Dr. Elbert T. Cheng and Dr. Jacqueline T. Cheng to personalize each patient’s treatment and get the best possible results.
We can treat the abdomen, flanks, “bra fat,” thighs, and arms. Ultimately, you will lose 20% to 25% of the fat cells in the treated area.
At the Center for Facial and Body Rejuvenation, our Saratoga board-certified facial plastic surgeons approach every procedure individually. We spend time with you to understand what you wish to correct, and we examine you carefully to determine the best plan to achieve your goals.
Your CoolSculpting Procedure
The applicator is applied to the area to be treated, and the machine’s vacuum device sucks the tissue in that area into the applicator’s cup. Then, the machine freezes that area for a full hour. When the applicator comes off, the area is massaged. Some of the fat cells die during that process and others are programmed for cell death over the next few weeks.
The procedure takes one to three hours to complete. You can relax, read, or work on your laptop while the CoolSculpting technology does its work.
Recovering from CoolSculpting
The surrounding tissue is not affected by CoolSculpting, but you may have minimal bruising and discomfort. Most people go right back to their normal routines immediately after the treatment.
It can take up to two to six months to see the full results of a CoolSculpting treatment.
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At the Center for Facial and Body Rejuvenation, our board-certified facial plastic surgeons approach every procedure individually. We spend time with you to understand what you wish to correct.Schedule My Consultation