According to the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more and more individuals are choosing non-surgical cosmetic treatments to remove unwanted pockets of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise. Among the most popular options is CoolSculpting, an innovative procedure that targets, freezes and eliminates fat for a slimmer and sculpted physique. Unlike liposuction, CoolSculpting does not involve surgery, incisions, injections, scarring or downtime. Treatment is quick and virtually painless.

The Plastic Surgery Center is pleased to offer CoolSculpting at our Sacramento and Northern California practice. Learn more about the procedure in this blog post.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

CoolSculpting uses precise cooling to target and crystalize fat cells. The targeted fat cells die and are gradually eliminated through the body’s natural waste-removal processes. During the procedure, our team will place the fat bulge between two cooling panels, which will work to cool the unwanted cells until they reach freezing temperature.

CoolSculpting is FDA-approved to remove unwanted fat from the abdomen, back, thighs, upper arms and other body areas.

Does Treatment with CoolSculpting Hurt?

Treatment with CoolSculpting is very comfortable and does not hurt. During your treatment session, you may feel a slight cooling sensation that is very tolerable.

What Should I Expect After Treatment?

Because there is no downtime with CoolSculpting, you will be able to return to your normal routine immediately after your treatment. You may experience some minor (and temporary) side effects, such as redness, numbness and bruising.

When Will I See Results?

Results from CoolSculpting may be visible as soon as three weeks after treatment, but the most dramatic results can take several months to appear. This is because your body will continue to flush out fat cells for up to six months after treatment.

Will My Results Be Permanent?

Results with CoolSculpting are considered to be permanent because once the targeted fat cells are destroyed, they cannot grow back. However, this does not mean that future weight gain is not possible. It is important for you to eat healthily and exercise regularly in order to maintain your slimmer physique for as long as possible.

Get started on a slimmer and more confident you by scheduling a CoolSculpting consultation with the Plastic Surgery Center. Contact our office by calling or emailing us today.