ZELTIQ – Cool Sculpting Fat Reduction Device
The CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ procedure can reduce the fat layer by 20 to 40%. This can be used on the abdomen (“muffin top”), back fat or love handles). More than one treatment and 3-6 months may be necessary for optimal results. The provider will mark the areas to be treated and the cooling panels will be positioned on the areas. The device then draws the bulge up with suction. The sensation is a firm tug and pull. In the first few minutes, there is a feeling of intense cold that soon dissipates. The patient is seated comfortably or lying down during the one- to three-hour procedure. Many people spend this time reading, working on their laptop, or even taking a nap. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely noninvasive, 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 usually temporary. After the Coolsculpting procedure the treated fat cells are eliminated slowly for a few months. As long as the patient maintains his or her weight with diet and exercise, long-term results should remain stable. Please contact our office for a consultation for this new revolution in body shaping!