Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons Serving Denver & Lone Tree, Colorado
Despite all of your efforts to achieve a toned figure, you may still struggle with small pockets of excess fat. This is often due to factors outside of your control, such as a genetic predisposition to store weight in certain areas. At Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery, we are excited to offer the CoolSculpting treatment to patients who want a noninvasive way to reduce stubborn fat.
Our experienced registered nurses serving as CoolSculpting Team Leads will listen to your aesthetic goals and help determine if CoolSculpting is right for you. Please call 303.662.8668 to schedule your complimentary cosmetic consultation. We proudly serve Denver, Lone Tree, and nearby areas of Colorado.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is an effective body contouring treatment that utilizes controlled cooling to gently reduce the fat cells in targeted areas. The treated cells are frozen and then removed by your body. This process is safe and does not harm or affect the surrounding tissue.
CoolSculpting can be used to treat the following areas:
- Double chin
- Upper arms
- Outer thighs
- Inner thighs
- Bra bulge
- Beneath the buttocks
What are the benefits of CoolSculpting?
What’s the benefit of losing up to a quarter of the fat in an area without any incisions, anesthesia, downtime, or recovery? That’s what CoolSculpting does. This was the first, and still the most popular, non-invasive way to remove pockets of unwanted fat. Performed millions of times around the world, CoolSculpting has proven to be an unmitigated success. Our patients from Lone Tree and the surrounding areas love that they can come in for a CoolSculpting session and read a book or watch videos on an iPad while their unwanted fat is frozen and the destroyed fat cells are then removed by the body over the next few weeks. When their session is over, they can go right back to work or their normal activities and watch over the next weeks as their contour slims across the treatment areas.
Just for the sake of a list, here are the benefits of this great treatment at Park Meadows:
- Removes 20-25 percent of the fat in the treatment areas.
- Completely non-invasive.
- No injections. No incisions.
- During your session, you can read, take a nap, watch videos, whatever.
- There is no downtime.
- There is no recovery.
- There are no reactions.
- FDA approval for eight different treatment areas.
- No danger of skin burning or damage.
- Over 6 million procedures have been done worldwide.
- Just about anyone can have CoolSculpting done.
Am I a CoolSculpting Candidate?
Our experienced plastic surgeons and trained registered nurses can determine if you are a candidate during your consultation. Generally speaking, you may benefit from a CoolSculpting treatment if you:
- Struggle with fat that is resistant to diet and exercise
- Are looking for a noninvasive way to tone your body
Coolsculpting is not a substitute for weight loss. Ideal candidates for this treatment are generally near their target weight
Is there any preparation necessary before my CoolSculpting session?
Really the only thing necessary is to stop taking any medications or supplements that can thin the blood, such as fish oil, aspirin, ibuprofen, even turmeric or ginger. These can increase bruising when the CoolSculpting panels apply suction to the targeted skin and fat tissue.
If you have some extra weight, it’s a great idea to lose it, if possible, prior to your session at Park Meadows. You need to remember — CoolSculpting is a body contouring procedure, not a weight-loss procedure. The slimmer the target areas are, the more contoured CoolSculpting will make them.
What to Expect from a CoolSculpting Treatment
After discussing your goals and evaluating your physique, our CoolSculpting Team Leads (nurses) will create your individualized treatment plan. This will include recommendations on which areas should be treated and how many treatments you might need. Most people achieve their desired results after two sessions, but sometimes a third is recommended.
The CoolSculpting procedure can be performed from the comfort of our office in 35-60 minutes depending on the treatment area. You may experience a cold sensation or mild pinching during the treatment. These feelings will gradually subside over the course of your procedure. Feel free to multitask by reading a book, checking your email, or surfing the internet. We want you to be comfortable and relaxed!
There is little to no downtime associated with CoolSculpting. Many people resume their normal daily activities after the treatment. Other people prefer to take the day off, as it is possible to experience redness or some mild swelling. Our nurses will discuss these considerations with you during your consultation.
Noticeable improvement can be seen in as little as 3 weeks. The most dramatic body sculpting benefits are typically seen after about 2 months. The results from CoolSculpting are long-lasting. However, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle after your treatment as future weight gain can result in the accumulation of fat in other areas of your body.
How does a CoolSculpting session go?
When you come to our Park Meadows offices for a CoolSculpting session, there’s no need for any local anesthetic or pain relief. You simply sit in our angled treatment chair and we position the CoolSculpting panels over the treatment area. The panels produce light suction that draws the skin, underlying tissue, and fat up between the two cooling panels. We then set the temperature to the freezing point of the fat cells and deliver that cooling down into the drawn-up skin and tissue. The fat cells freeze and the body begins the process of eliminating them. As the session progresses, we repeat this process several times across the treatment area. A total session takes from one to three hours, depending on the size of the treatment areas. Patients watch videos, work on their laptops, read, even take a nap during their sessions. At the end of your session, we massage the treatment area for two to three minutes to help alleviate numbness from the cooling panels.
How many CoolSculpting sessions do I need?
Many patients have a single session, others more. Each area treated with CoolSculpting requires about one hour. During the first treatment on an individual area, the freezing kills 20-25 percent of the fat in the area. Subsequent sessions on the same area don’t freeze and remove the same amount of fat.
Once our patients treat an area such as the abdomen, however, they often come back to treat a second or third area in subsequent months.
Is a CoolSculpting session painful?
You could call the feeling chilled, but not painful. First, you’ll sense a feeling of light suction as the CoolSculpting panels draw up the skin, underlying tissue, and fat between the two cooling panels. When the CoolSculpting panels deliver the fat freezing cold down into the targeted tissue, you’ll feel a sensation of intense cold for up to 10 minutes, but then the area becomes numb and you don’t feel anything else for the rest of your session. Our patients say the feeling is unusual but not painful.
Will my results be visible immediately with CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting doesn’t deliver instant results. The fat cells that have been frozen and destroyed need to be removed from the body through the lymphatic system. This takes a little time. Some of our Park Meadows patients say they begin to see changes at about three weeks. The most dramatic slimming shows itself at about two months after your session, as the body really sheds those destroyed fat cells. The area continues to slim and tighten for up to six months.
When can I get back to my normal activities after my CoolSculpting session?
There isn’t any downtime at all. As mentioned above, our CoolSculpting team will massage the treated area after your session. This gets the blood flowing back to the area and eliminates any numbness. Then you’re ready to go and get back to your normal day.
How does CoolSculpting work on smaller areas like the bra line or for a double chin?
CoolSculpting developed a smaller handpiece known as CoolMini. For smaller areas, we use this handpiece to freeze the fat cells. Otherwise, the procedure is the same.
Is CoolSculpting a safe treatment?
CoolSculpting has been cleared by the FDA to treat eight different areas of the body (the most recent was the submandibular area under the jawline). For each additional area, the FDA has required proof of the safety of this process. To date, over 6,000,000 CoolSculpting procedures have been performed around the world. It has proven to be safe and quite effective.
What are the risks involved with CoolSculpting?
Following a CoolSculpting treatment, typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity on the treatment area. These generally pass in a couple of hours.