Cutting-edge CoolSculpting is a fat minimizing procedure designed to mold and shape your body by freezing away difficult fat cells without the need invasive surgery. Provided by our office's Beach Beauty Bar, this treatment involves the use of monitored cooling (cryolipolysis) to freeze fat cells, which are then expelled naturally from your body to reveal a leaner physique after several sessions. This technique can be used all along the body, such as at the thighs, flanks, and abdomen. At Urbaniak Plastic Surgery in Largo, FL, board-certified physician Ginger L. Urbaniak, M.D. and her team use state-of-the-art CoolSculpting technology to help you meet your aesthetic goals. If you live in or around the greater Clearwater, FL area, schedule a consultation at our Largo, FL office to learn more about cryolipolysis with CoolSculpting. Our skilled team will be able to help you decide if this procedure is right for your needs and goals.
Good candidates for this procedure may have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to remove that are not merely loose skin. CoolSculpting fat reduction is specifically designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, this treatment is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. It is, however, a nonsurgical alternative to liposuction. Although this procedure has been proven successful for women and men of all ages, those most likely to benefit from CoolSculpting treatments:
- Are within 30 pounds of their goal weight
- Deal with stubborn areas of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise
- Are intimidated by or are not ideal candidates for surgery
- Have realistic expectations for the outcome of their treatment
After your consultation with Dr. Ginger Urbaniak or a member of her team to design your personalized treatment plan, your first session will be scheduled. During your appointment, the CoolSculpting handpiece and a special gel pad will be applied to the desired area where the controlled cooling will begin. The cooling, which is delivered precisely through the handpiece, will target and freeze the fat cells. Because the handpiece uses suction to pull the fat into the area to be treated, you can expect to feel a minor tugging or pinching, but these are normal sensations and cause little to no discomfort. It's also not uncommon to experience a cold feeling in the areas that are being treated.
What to Expect
As CoolSculpting is noninvasive, you can resume normal activities after your treatment. Typically, patients are able to return to work or school immediately following their procedure. Side effects of the procedure usually include stinging, redness, swelling, bruising, and soreness of the treatment area. These effects are temporary and typically subside in the hours following your procedure. You can expect to notice your results in as little as three weeks, with the most impressive outcomes appearing 1 – 3 months after your CoolSculpting treatment. The more sessions you have at our office to target the unwanted fat, the more dramatic your results will be.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does CoolSculpting cost?
The cost of CoolSculpting depends on your number of sessions and the size of the area being treated. During your consultation, we will discuss your concerns and determine the best course of action to achieve your best results. Your treatment program will be specially tailored to suit your body, goals, and budget. Once your treatment program has been created, we will be able to discuss your out-of-pocket costs. Our office accepts many payment methods as well as low-interest financing.
How does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting works by applying a controlled temperature to address fat cells in selected regions for treatment. Essentially, it freezes the fat cells until they die. The cells are then broken down by the body and expelled through natural functions. Once the fat cells have been expelled, they cannot regenerate. New fat cells can appear, however, if you are unable to maintain your weight within a reasonable range.
Is CoolSculpting safe?
CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical, external treatment that involves the application of a device to the skin’s surface. With this therapy, there's no need for a recovery period. You may experience some slight swelling and redness immediately after treatment, but this generally only lasts for approximately a week. During the first few minutes of the cooling, you will feel pressure and an intense coolness that will soon dissipate. Many patients read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatments!
How many treatment sessions will I need?
The number of treatments recommended to accomplish your desired results will be decided during your initial consultation. For some patients, only one treatment is enough, but others may require more sessions depending on the amount of fat being treated. You ideal number of sessions will be based on your aesthetic goals and the size of your targeted regions.
Do the fat cells grow back?
While the destroyed fat cells can't regenerate, new fat cells may form. Furthermore, considerable weight gain will greatly impact your results. Thus in order to maintain optimal results, it is advised that you adhere to a healthy diet and exercise routine. We've observed that many people take even better care of themselves after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure. However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 – 2 hours
- Average Procedure Time
Nobody has a perfect physique. We all have things we would love to change about our appearances, such as stubborn deposits of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise. With all of the advancements in modern technology, you no longer have to choose between living with the unwanted fat and surgical fat removal. Urbaniak Plastic Surgery in Largo, FL is proud to offer Clearwater, FL women and men CoolSculpting treatments to reduce areas of stubborn fat for a slimmer, smoother physique, which can now be achieved without invasive surgery. Schedule a CoolSculpting consultation with board-certified physician Ginger L. Urbaniak, M.D. to decide if you are an ideal candidate for this innovative treatment, or if another procedure would be more appropriate for your circumstances.