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3 Reasons Why You Should Consider a CoolSculptingⓇ Procedure

Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center- CoolSculpting procedure3 Reasons Why You Should Consider a CoolSculptingⓇ Procedure

CoolSculptingⓇ is a great way to finalize your weight loss journey by getting rid of stubborn areas of fat that are resistant to exercise. It can be so frustrating when you work hard to lose weight and achieve your body goals, only to be stopped by a stubborn area on your body. CoolSculptingⓇ procedures can help finalize your goals by using cryolipolysis, which destroys fat cells which are then safely absorbed and processed by your lymphatic system. It is an alternative to liposuction without being a more involved and invasive procedure. Continue reading to find out more about this amazing procedure.


The fact that CoolSculptingⓇ is a non-invasive fat removal procedure makes it a very approachable choice for our patients. You won’t have to go under anesthesia, and typically the procedure takes no more than an hour to be fully complete. It also means that there is little to no recovery time. You may feel some slight discomfort for a short time, but you can get back to your normal routine almost immediately after the procedure.

Simple Process

The procedure involves placing the CoolSculptingⓇ device over the area in which you are looking to remove fat. The device will then slowly internally freeze the fat cells in the area which permanently eliminates them. You may feel a slight cold or numbing sensation for the first few minutes of the procedure, but then that sensation goes away. It’s very relaxing for most of our patients; patients often listen to music, work on their laptop, or leisurely read their book of choice during the procedure. All the while, that stubborn area of fat is slowly being taken care of. However, while the procedure only takes an hour, it will not provide immediate results.

After the procedure, the fat cells have been “frozen away,” but they still need to be absorbed by your body to get rid of them. This can take some time. Typically, patients see some improvement by 1 month, but the most dramatic results will occur somewhere around the 3-month mark. While you do have to wait sometime, so long as you maintain your health and weight, you no longer have to exert yourself to try and get rid of the stubborn fat.

Long Lasting Results

Fat cells that have been destroyed through cryolipolysis will never come back! Your results are permanent, so long as you maintain your weight. If you put on weight, it will appear in other areas that fat remains.

We hope you’ll consider Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Mechanicsburg, PA, for all your CoolSculptingⓇ needs. We’re only a phone call away at (717) 732-9000.

CoolSculpting®: The Best Alternative to Liposuction

CoolSculptingYou can work out regularly and maintain a healthy diet, but that just may not cut it for the excess fat you may be experiencing. Many factors can trigger significant changes to your body causing this extra fat, like childbirth, or aging, and you may still be left with that stubborn fat no matter what you do with your diet and exercise regimen. Farrell Plastic Surgery and Laser Center has the solution to your problems: CoolSculpting®!

What Is Coolsculpting?

CoolSculpting® is a modern and alternative method to liposuction. Like liposuction, it targets excess fat. Unlike liposuction, CoolSculpting® eliminates the fat without surgery. Instead of using invasive tools, CoolSculpting® freezes and destroys fat cells, which are then naturally eliminted from your body.

What Is the Coolsculpting Procedure Like?

At the beginning of your CoolSculpting® procedure, you will experience a cold feeling and possibly some mild pressure. You can expect your CoolSculpting treatment to take about an hour at Farrell Plastic Surgery and Laser Center. During the treatment, feel free to take a nap, scroll through your phone, or read a book! Once treatment is complete, you will be able to go back to your daily activities immediately. You will be able to start noticing your CoolSculpting® results after three weeks, with full results taking about two months. This is because it takes time for the dead fat cells to leave your body once they are treated.

Who is a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?

Most of our CoolSculpting® candidates are looking for the same solution: to get rid of their extra fat and loose skin. CoolSculpting® can treat belly, chin, back, buttocks, upper arms, thighs, and flanks (the back and sides of your belly). To be a great candidate for CoolSculpting®, you should generally be in good health, close to your weight goals, and looking to get rid of your fat with minimal downtime.

Schedule Your CoolSculpting Consultation Today!

Ready to eliminate your excess fat with minimal effort? Call Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Mechanicsburg, PA, at 717-732-9000 to schedule your consultation today. We will ensure you feel comfortable and give you all the information you need for CoolSculpting®.

Does CoolSculpting® Tighten Skin?

Does CoolSculpting Tighten SkinCoolSculpting® is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction that can be used to gently eliminate fat from nearly any area of the body. Capable of producing noticeable results, CoolSculpting® requires little to no downtime, making it the ideal body contouring option for many of our patients.

CoolSculpting® uses advanced technology to target and freeze fat cells. Once frozen, your body’s lymphatic system removes these cells naturally, helping to gradually slim and tone the treatment area. Because this treatment relies on your body’s natural process of elimination to reduce fat, results can take a few months to be fully realized, though many people begin to see a reduction in bulkiness within three to four weeks.

Skin Tightening and CoolSculpting®

CoolSculpting® is designed to eliminate stubborn fat deposits from the body. It is not intended as a skin tightening procedure. Depending on the elasticity of your skin, you may experience diminished mass as your body adjusts to its new contours, but this varies from patient to patient and will be based on factors unique to your body.

Certain laser treatments may help to tighten the skin, as well as radiofrequency treatments that can be used on specific parts of the body; but by and large, adopting a healthy lifestyle will be the most effective way to tighten and tone the areas of the body treated with CoolSculpting®.

Maintaining and Enhancing CoolSculpting® Results

Choosing to eat a healthy diet and committing to an exercise routine are the most effective ways to both maintain and enhance your CoolSculpting® results. If you struggle with these things, consider working with professionals, such as a licensed nutritionist and certified personal trainer, who can help design plans that work for your lifestyle.

Skin tightening following CoolSculpting® can often be accomplished in conjunction with fat elimination through your effort alone, helping to ensure optimal results after just a few months. During your time in our care, we would be happy to discuss these things in greater detail to help ensure you are prepared to make the most of your procedure.

Contact Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center to Learn More

If you are curious to learn what CoolSculpting® can do for you, please call our Mechanicsburg office at 717-732-9000 and schedule a consultation today. We welcome patients from Harrisburg, Carlisle, and all surrounding areas of Pennsylvania.

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