CoolSculpting is a revolutionary fat reduction procedure that uses fat-freezing technology to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat from the body. Its ingenious mechanism allows it to be completely nonsurgical and require no anesthesia, so patients can sculpt their figure while avoiding a long, painful recovery.
There are a lot of reasons why patients might want a nonsurgical fat reduction treatment; maybe they don’t qualify for a surgical procedure, don’t want the hassle of a recovery period, or maybe they feel like their body contouring needs don’t warrant a surgical procedure. Regardless of why a patient is choosing treatment, the procedure can help them achieve a smoother, sleeker figure without sacrificing their time or comfort.
As incredible the fat freezing technology may be, what’s important is who’s performing the treatment. At Waltzman Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, patients have the benefit of having their CoolSculpting in Long Beach overseen by a renowned board-certified plastic surgeon: Dr. Waltzman.
You can reshape your body! We will develop a customized CoolSculpting treatment plan that addresses your problem areas. Additional sessions may further enhance your results.* Your individualized treatment plan will be tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.
It’s easy to sit back, relax and say goodbye to stubborn fat.* After we select the area(s) to be treated, the device is positioned on your body and controlled cooling is applied. During your procedure, you may choose to read, check email, or even take a nap.*
How It Works – CoolSculpting Long Beach
Treatment achieves its incredible effects thanks to its advanced fat freezing technology. It works like this: our fat cells freeze at a much higher temperature than the rest of our tissues. Subcutaneous fat under the skin is cooled until its freezing point; this crystalizes the fat cells, essentially destroying them. Eventually, the fat cells are flushed out. Over the next 3 months, patients should be able to see, on average, a 20-25% reduction in a given area after each treatment. Many patients go on to have additional treatments to help reach their goals and get the best results possible.
Waltzman Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery has the latest applicators, so patients will be able to receive full fat-freezing potential.
What Areas Can CoolSculpting Treat
With our full array of applications, we can treat a wide range of areas:
- Double chin
- Inner and outer thighs
- Bra fat
- Underneath the buttocks
- Upper arms
- Breast (male)
How CoolSculpting Is Done
On the day of your appointment, you’ll be asked to lie down while the CoolSculpting applicators are applied to the treatment area. As you sit back and relax, the procedure will take between 35 minutes to 1 hour to complete. There’s no need for an anesthetic—the only things you’ll feel during your treatment are the cooling and tugging sensations coming from the device. You will be provided with snacks and refreshments during your treatment and will have access to wireless internet. You can even watch movies and TV shows during your treatment. Some patients bring their laptop and continue to work and others simply use the time to take a nap. Immediately after the treatment, Dr. Waltzman will go over some post-treatment instructions and then you’ll be able to go home or back to work immediately. That’s all it takes.
Dr. Waltzman will plan out your series of treatments based on your unique wants and needs.
Choosing the right technology is crucial for your body contouring needs, but it’s nothing without a practice that can tailor the treatment for you. By contacting Waltzman Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery for a consultation, you’re taking the first step to ensuring your CoolSculpting treatment is done the right way.
Frequently Asked Questions About CoolSculpting – Long Beach
Individual treatments are done in cycles. The number of cycles in a treatment will depend on the number of areas you are treating and the amount of fat reduction you are looking for.
If you’re curious about the total number of cycles and treatments you might need, the truth is that it really depends on what parts of the body you’re treating and how well your body responds to CoolSculpting. Areas like the abdomen often require two treatments, but that might change from patient-to-patient.
As with essentially every noninvasive body contouring treatment currently available, multiple treatments are necessary, and most patients are happiest after at least 2 full treatments. There is no maximum dose, so patients can continue to repeat treatments in a given area until the desired results are achieved.
The ideal candidate is someone who is relatively close to their ideal weight but wants to remove stubborn pockets of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise alone.
While it does permanently reduce fat, it is not possible for CoolSculpting to remove enough fat to result in substantial weight loss. Instead, it should be seen as a body contouring procedure.
Fat freezing is not painful. In fact, patients often lie back, listen to music, or watch movies on Waltzman Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery’s iPad. Some patients choose to bring their laptops in and complete work, and some patients manage to fall asleep.
Since it’s a nonsurgical procedure, there are no serious associated side effects. Patients can experience some numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, or mild discomfort in the area, but these typically dissipate after a week.
It depends on how your body reacts to the CoolSculpting treatment. You may start to see improvement as soon as several weeks after your treatment, and you’ll see your results peak at around 2-3 months. Once your body is done absorbing and eliminating the frozen fat cells, your results will be permanent. If you gain weight after the procedure, the remaining cells in the treatment areas will get larger, but you will not grow new fat cells. If you lose weight, those remaining cells will get smaller again.