What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is a revolutionary, FDA approved, non-surgical contouring treatment that freezes stubborn fat, allowing for the fat to then be naturally eliminated from your body. This technique allows for incredible body sculpting results without needles, surgery, or downtime. It’s safe and effective, and targets only fat cells in the body, leaving surrounding skin and tissue unharmed. CoolSculpting® can be a great alternative for liposuction and is safe to use on many areas of the body, including the abdomen, hips, legs, and arms.
How is CoolSculpting® Performed?
At Anh Vu, M.D., every CoolSculpting® procedure begins with an in-depth consultation with Dr. Anh Vu. During this consultation, Dr. Vu carefully plans out the surgery based upon the patient's aesthetic goals. Body sculpting procedures can create long-term, life-changing results, so he spends a substantial amount of time discussing the procedure with the patient to ensure that they achieve the results they desire. Dr. Vu is incredibly meticulous during the procedure, which involves applying a gel pad and applicator to the targeted area. Then, the CoolSculpting® applicator delivers controlled cooling energy to the desired areas of fat. This may cause a cold sensation in the skin, but is overall quite comfortable. This treatment can last up to an hour depending on the size of the area treated, although patients find that they are able to relax and even read or take a nap during treatment.
What Can I Expect After My CoolSculpting® Treatment?
Since CoolSculpting® is non-surgical, there is rarely any downtime after the treatment. In fact, many patients are able to return to work and other normal activities immediately after their appointment. Some patients may experience redness or swelling in the treated areas, but this typically fades within a few days. During the treatment, CoolSculpting® instantly destroys fat cells in the body. However, it can take a few weeks before the body is able to naturally process and eliminate these dead cells. For this reason, it can take a couple of weeks for results to be seen, with full results typically noticeable around three months after treatment. Some patients may choose to have multiple CoolSculpting® sessions to achieve their desired results.
How Long Do the Results from CoolSculpting® Last?
When performed by an experienced and qualified surgeon like Dr. Anh Vu, the results from CoolSculpting® can last for years and look completely natural. This treatment permanently destroys the targeted fat cells, but cannot prevent the body from re-accumulating fat, so it is important for patients to maintain a healthy lifestyle after treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting®?
If you would like to achieve a more sculpted appearance without any surgery, you may be a good candidate for CoolSculpting®. If you think you are a good candidate, call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Anh Vu. During your consultation, Dr. Vu will review all possible treatments with you and help determine the best treatment option based on the results you hope to achieve. CoolSculpting® is considered a cosmetic treatment, meaning that it is not covered by insurance. However, we accept a variety of payment options and financing to make our services accessible to all of our patients.
If you are considering CoolSculpting® or one of our other body sculpting procedures, contact us today to schedule a consultation and start your journey to a contoured physique. At Anh Vu, M.D., we proudly serve men and women living in the St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Palm Coast, and Daytona Beach areas.