Are you a generally healthy person who suffers from stubborn pockets of fat in certain areas of your body? If you follow a nutritious diet, exercise regularly and yet still cannot achieve the svelte contour you deserve, liposuction may be a viable treatment option. However, many individuals are not ready to pursue cosmetic surgery. Is there an alternative treatment option?
Thankfully, yes! San Jose plastic surgeon R. Laurence Berkowitz, MD, is excited to offer CoolSculpting, an innovative, noninvasive fat reduction treatment. CoolSculpting is one of Dr. Berkowitz’s most popular alternatives to liposuction surgery, and can help you finally get rid of your pesky “problem areas.”
Thanks to its revolutionary fat-freezing technology, CoolSculpting is one of the most effective fat reduction treatments available. This quick, painless procedure can help you achieve your dream figure, with no incisions, no needles and no downtime.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved alternative to liposuction surgery that uses Cryolipolysis™ fat-freezing technology to cool and destroy the targeted fat cells. No anesthetic, incisions or downtime is needed. The treatment area is safely cooled to destroy fat cells without injuring any of the surrounding skin or tissue. Within weeks of your procedure, your body naturally passes the destroyed fat cells out, through its detoxification system.
The result is a dramatic reduction in fat and a slimmer contour throughout the treatment area. The best part is that you can return to work or your usual routine immediately after treatment!
Learn the basics about CoolSculpting
What to Expect During the Procedure
Before starting CoolSculpting treatment, a protective gel is applied to the treatment area. The CoolSculpting device is then placed on whichever area of your body you would like to contour, namely the abdomen, back, flanks, hips, thighs, buttocks or arms. Using a combination of gentle suctioning action and deep cooling, the CoolSculpting device freezes unwanted fat cells beneath the skin.
Patients typically sit comfortably while the CoolSculpting device works its magic, and often choose to read a magazine or respond to emails. Due to the cooling action, the treatment area may become numb during the procedure and may appear red after it. However, these are normal symptoms that should improve within a couple of hours after treatment. Depending on which area of the body is treated, the procedure generally takes about an hour per treatment area.
DualSculpting: CoolScuplting, Only Better
Got only one love-handle to lose? We didn’t think so. If you’re considering CoolSculpting to lose fat on your hips, thighs or bra rolls, you’ll need to have each side of your body treated for beautiful, symmetrical results. Wouldn’t it be better to freeze the fat on both sides in only one appointment?
Of course it would! We are proud to be the only practice in the Silicon Valley to take CoolSculpting one step further in offering our patients DualSculpting. With two machines, we can apply a CoolSculpting element to freeze the fat in two places, helping you slim down on both sides of your body with only one appointment. Many CoolSculpting practices require you to schedule a separate treatment session for each side. DualSculpting saves you time and eliminates the hassle of scheduling unnecessary appointments.
We now have CoolMini applicator which is optimized to capture and effectively treat smaller bulges.
What Are the Results Like?
Appropriate candidates for CoolSculpting are within about 15 pounds of their ideal body weight, but have stubborn deposits of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. They are otherwise in good health. For patients who seek to lose a significant amount of weight, CoolSculpting is not the most suitable treatment option.
This is because CoolSculpting is most effective in treating smaller pockets of fat, removing 20 to 30 percent of the unwanted fat from the treatment area. Results become visible during the weeks following treatment, as the body eliminates the destroyed fat cells.
Many individuals benefit from undergoing multiple treatment sessions, spaced over several months. Dr. Berkowitz will evaluate your individual body contouring needs and recommend an appropriate treatment protocol for you.
If you are ready to learn more about nonsurgical CoolSculpting treatment and would like to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Laurence Berkowitz, please contact our office today at (408) 559-7177.