CoolSculpting® uses what scientists know about fat cells’ response to cold: that it can damage them and help your body shed fat, to target stubborn belly, buttock, thigh or upper arm fat deposits. A cryolipolysis™ treatment, or CoolSculpting®, effectively freezes off resistant fat pockets in your body, allowing your body to dispose of the cold-damaged cells naturally over time.
When To Consider It
CoolSculpting® works best on overall healthy bodies. It’s not a good choice if you’re just starting a weight loss journey, as it’s designed to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat that remain when diet and exercise have already done their work to take off pounds. But, if you’ve taken that journey and attained your goal weight, and are maintaining it, then CoolSculpting can help you get rid of some of the traces left behind, like pockets of resistant fat on various parts of your body. It also can help treat stubborn post-baby fat deposits, and excess fat in areas like upper arms, abdomen, thighs, and hips.
Now at Renew You MD – CoolAdvantage™ for the Abdomen, Flanks, and Inner Thighs!
Achieving thinner, more defined contours in the abdomen, flanks, and inner thighs has never been easier than with the CoolAdvantage™ module on our CoolSculpting® device. CoolAdvantage offers:
- Shorter treatment times
- Increased patient comfort
- The ability to treat a larger cooling area
Ask us about this exciting new treatment option during your consultation!
What To Expect
It’s a non-surgical, non-invasive approach to fat removal that uses your own body’s processes to get rid of the unwanted fat. Dr. Yarish and the staff at ReNew You MD Medical Spa will use a CoolSculpting®, or cryolipolysis™, wand, to apply intensely cold temperatures to the desired areas. It will essentially freeze the fat with a handheld device, but won’t be cold enough to damage skin or tissues, although patients do report a numbing sensation. The cold destroys fat cells, breaking them open and encouraging your body to dispose of them through normal metabolic processes.The procedure takes approximately an hour overall.
What Happens Afterward
A series of two treatments are often recommended. As fat cells are eliminated from your body, the appearance of the treated area will become thinner and smaller. Over the next two to four months, the full results of the CoolSculpting® procedure will become visible. However, keep in mind that it is not a forever fix. Just like you can get rid of fat, you also can gain it back, and you can even gain it back in those same places, depending on your body. So, patients who want to make the most of their newly sculpted body should pay close attention to weight gain.
You can find out more about whether this or perhaps another fat-reduction procedure would be right for you by setting up a consultation at either our Houston or Lake Jackson offices to design a personal treatment plan.