CoolSculpting® is a new revolutionary non-surgical body contouring treatment that removes unwanted fat by freezing it using an externally applied device. The procedure is non-invasive, virtually painless and requires minimal, if any, recovery time. There are no incision or needles involved.
The technology, developed by Harvard University scientists, is based on the observation that the cold can selectively target fat cells, sparing the skin and other vital structures. After application of cold the fat cells begin to crystallize. The process results in inducing slow death of targeted cells that are then gradually removed by the body's own immune system. The process can take few weeks or months. The remaining cells condense reducing the thickness of the fat layer.
Because of the very gradual absorption of the destroyed cells, there is no discernible increase in lipid levels in blood stream or any other physiological changes.
Just like liposuction, CoolSculpting® is a procedure contouring localized fatty deposits. It is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for proper diet and exercise. It will not help patients with loose saggy skin in the areas of concern.
The procedure is FDA-cleared and has been used effectively around the country and abroad.
During the initial consultation Dr. Majewski will ask you about your overall health, your goals and expectations regarding the treatment, your "problem areas". Dr Majewski will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. He will explain to you the details of the procedure, including risks and complications, recovery and return to usual activities. He will develop a customized Treatment to Transormation™ plan. The plan may include multiple treatments and will be design to optimize your CoolSculpting® results. Additional or alternative procedures may be advised (for example: abdominoplasty, miniabdominoplasty or traditional liposuction).
The CoolSculpting® treatment is done in the office. The device (essentially a large suction cup connected to the computerized generator) is applied to the target area, the cold is delivered in a very controlled fashion, the suction piece is then removed, light massage of the treated area is done. The treatment takes approximately one hour.
WHAT CoolSculpting® WON'T DO
The procedure will not eliminate loose saggy skin. It will not improve cellulite or stretch marks. It will not replace proper diet and exercise regimen. It is not a "weight loss machine" - it can only treat localized areas of unwanted stubborn fat.
For more information about CoolSculpting®, visit the CoolSculpting® website here.
IN THE NEWS
Click here to read Dr. Majewski's article in Jonesboro Occasions magazine comparing CoolSculpting and other fat removal procedures.