You eat right, you work out daily, but you still have stubborn fat on your hips and thighs. At Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute, Dr. Jason Leedy understands the frustration this can cause and offers patients in Mayfield Heights, Ohio a solution with CoolSculptingⓇ. This innovative body contouring procedure permanently removes your fat, smoothing your body profile and curves. Call the office or go online today to book your initial consultation and see if CoolSculpting is right for you.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, pain-free way to permanently remove fat cells from your body, leaving you with a slimmer, more contoured shape. A non-surgical approach to fat loss, CoolSculpting uses innovative fat-freezing technology to destroy unwanted fat cells in your trouble areas.
Dr. Leedy uses CoolSculpting to eliminate fat in a variety of places, including your:
- Love handles
- Back (including along the bra line)
- Upper arms
What happens during a CoolSculpting procedure?
When you visit Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute for a CoolSculpting procedure, you’re shown to a private room when the CoolSculpting machine is ready. Dr. Leedy places the CoolSculpting application over your treatment area and begins the procedure.
This device suctions in your skin and drops the temperature around it. This temperature drop freezes your fat cells without harming the surrounding tissue. The freezing damages the cell’s integrity and leads to its eventual death.
During your treatment, which takes 35-60 minutes, you can relax, read a book, play on your phone, or nap. Once the treatment is over, you’re free to go without any downtime or restrictions.
What happens to your fat cells after a CoolSculpting treatment?
After the CoolSculpting procedure freezes your fat cells, they begin to die. Your body’s natural systems process these cells and remove them from your body. Cell death and removal isn’t a fast process and takes months for your body to accomplish.
Because your body doesn’t renew or restore fat cells, the fat cells that die aren’t replaced, resulting in permanent fat loss. If you do gain weight, the fat cells that remain do expand, but the treatment area remains slimmer than non-treated areas.
When should you expect results with CoolSculpting fat elimination?
After your CoolSculpting procedure, it can take up to three weeks before you notice the contouring results. Two months after your treatment, you reach the most impressive results, although your body may continue to eliminate fat cells for four to six months.
Although you can get results after one CoolSculpting treatment, Dr. Leedy may suggest multiple fat freezing treatments to deliver the optimal results.
If you want a non-surgical approach to body contouring, call Dr. Leedy’s office today to schedule your appointment with the board certified plastic surgeon. You can even book your consultation online.