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CoolSculpting® Sarasota

Are you frustrated by bulges of stubborn fat that do not respond to exercise or diet? While liposuction can treat stubborn fat deposits, a new procedure called CoolSculpting can help you address this problem and sculpt your appearance without surgery or down time.

What is CoolSculpting?

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CoolSculpting is the only FDA-approved non-surgical fat reduction procedure that utilizes controlled cooling to reduce or eliminate fat deposits that resist exercise and diet. CoolSculpting offers natural-looking and noticeable results as an alternative to liposuction.

CoolSculpting benefits include:

  • Natural-looking results
  • Little to no downtime necessary
  • No anesthesia, incisions, needles or medication
  • Removes fat through natural body processes
  • Gentle treatment results in minimal discomfort

CoolSculpting in Sarasota, FL

The CoolSculpting Procedure

During the procedure, you will be positioned comfortably while a technician applies a cooling suction device or a flat cooling applicator. The cold temperature, which is above freezing, destroys fat cells with a numbing sensation while leaving other tissue unharmed. CoolSculpting uses cryolipolysis, a non-invasive technology, that contours your body by reducing fat cells in a specific area.

During treatment, a process called apoptosis is initiated in fat cells that results in their self destruction and natural elimination by the body over several months following the CoolSculpting procedure.

Each treatment takes about an hour and may lead to elimination of 20% of more of the fat in the treatment area. Some treatment areas may require more than one application for optimum results –we use the CoolSculpting approved “Treat to Transformation” approach to help patients reach their treatment goals.*

*Individual Results May Vary

CoolSculpting Recovery and Results

CoolSculpting does not require downtime, although some patients experience mild pain, redness and bruising for the first few days.

CoolSculpting results are typically visible within 2-4 months, with the CoolSculpting procedure removing 1 inch to 1.5 inches from each treatment area. CoolSculpting is not designed to offer the dramatic results of liposuction but instead treat discreet bulges and exercise-resistant fat deposits.

CoolSculpting | Sarasota, FL
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CoolSculpting in Sarasota, Florida
*Individual Results May Vary

Sarasota, FL | CoolSculpting
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Are You a Candidate for CoolSculpting?

Ideal candidates for CoolSculpting are not very overweight but have localized fat deposits on the hips, thighs or abdomen that they want to address. For example, women who have a stubborn bulge left over from previous pregnancies but eat well and diet can see excellent results.


How does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting uses cryolipolysis, which freezes and kills fat cells. All of the cells in our bodies are sensitive to a specific temperature, and the CoolSculpting machine cools fat cells to a specific temperature to which they are sensitive while leaving surrounding cells unharmed.

How soon can I return to work after CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting treatments are non-surgical, so you can resume normal activities and work immediately, although you may have minor side effects such as discomfort, numbness, minor bruising and redness in the treatment area.

Are CoolSculpting results permanent?
CoolSculpting treatment eliminates treated fat cells. If you maintain a healthy weight, diet and exercise, you should have long-term and stable results.*

*Individual Results May Vary

CoolSculpting™ by ZELTIQ™

Life Is Beautiful without Bulges
It’s a common complaint: People who are physically fit and at a stable weight still have bulges, rolls, and other small areas of fat they can’t get rid of no matter how much they exercise or diet. Losing abdominal fat and back fat through diet and exercise is practically impossible for many of us.

Men and women alike face the frustrating truth every day: A “muffin top.” A post-pregnancy pooch. Love handles. Back fat—not much, but just enough to show through a snug-fitting t-shirt or blouse. These small areas of fat don’t seem to warrant a surgical procedure. But they’re tempted. What else can they do?

CoolSculpting™: The Cool Solution
Now you can attack these problem areas with the CoolSculpting procedure, a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. CoolSculpting utilizes a precisely controlled cooling method called Cryolipolysis™ to target, cool, and eliminate fat cells without damage to other tissue.

After the CoolSculpting procedure, the patient’s body goes to work. Over the next two to four months, the crystallized fat cells break down and are naturally eliminated from the body.

What will the results be?

The CoolSculpting™ by ZELTIQ™ procedure can reduce the fat layer by at least 20%. Scientific testing has found an average reduction of 20%. If the patient’s treatment plan calls for an additional procedure to get rid of love handles or back fat an additional 20% reduction can be experienced, resulting in a total fat loss in the range of 40%. Final losses may be more or less, depending on the case.*

*Individual Results May Vary

What happens during the procedure?
The patient and doctor first select the area(s) to be treated. For instance, if your goal is to reduce belly fat, the doctor will position the system on the abdomen. The device then gently draws the bulge up between two cooling panels. The sensation is a firm pull – enough of a pull to ensure the tissue will be cooled most efficiently.

What does it feel like?
As the panels go to work in the first few minutes, the patient feels a sensation of intense cold. This soon dissipates. The patient is seated comfortably or lying down during the one hour long applications – the total time for the session depends on the number of areas treated. One or more treatment areas can be treated on the same day or spread across several sessions on separate days. Many people spend this time reading, working on their laptop, or even taking a nap.

Can the patient return to normal activities after the procedure?
Yes. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-invasive, so the patient can return to normal activities immediately. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, or numbness in the treated area, but this is temporary.

When will the patient see results?
Patients may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after their treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But the body is still flushing fat cells, and will continue doing so for up to four months.

Are the results permanent?

During the CoolSculpting procedure, the treated fat cells are eliminated. As long as the patient maintains his or her weight with diet and exercise, long-term results should remain stable.*

*Individual Results May Vary

Patient Testimonials – What Our Patients Are Saying about CoolScculpting:

“After CoolSculpting, my bras fit much better”
(treatment of back areas)

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“I have not felt my knees touch in 30 years!”
(Treatment of inner Knee areas)

*Individual Results May Vary

“My waist size went down 2 sizes with a single treatment.”
(Lower abdomen treatment area)

*Individual Results May Vary

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