Sometimes, diet and exercise alone aren’t enough to achieve the body you worked so hard for. After undergoing major physical changes such as weight loss or childbirth, you may be left with stubborn deposits of excess fat that you can’t eliminate no matter how hard you try.
You don’t have to live with that, though. CoolSculpting is the revolutionary non-invasive, non-surgical fat removal procedure that can deliver liposuction-like results without the anesthesia, sutures, stitches, or downtime. At Farrell Plastic Surgery and Laser Center, Dr. Deborah Farrell is dedicated to helping her patients look the way they’ve always wanted. She serves Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and surrounding areas of Pennsylvania. Call (717) 732-9000 to schedule a consultation.
What is CoolSculpting?
While liposuction removes fat by sucking it out using surgical instruments, CoolSculpting uses a process called cryolipolysis to freeze and destroy fat cells. After they’re frozen and destroyed, the fat cells are naturally filtered out of your body through your lymphatic system.
CoolSculpting treatments last about one hour. You may feel some slight pressure and a cold sensation at the beginning of the procedure, but that usually subsides after about 10 minutes. Many of our patients relax during their treatment by reading, working on their laptop, or even napping. CoolSculpting has no recovery period, and many patients can resume their routine immediately after their procedure.
What can CoolSculpting Treat?
CoolSculpting can address stubborn deposits of excess fat in any of these areas:
- Upper arms
- Double chin
Am I a Candidate for CoolSculpting?
Ideal candidates for CoolSculpting:
- Have deposits of excess fat they want to eliminate.
- Are in good overall health.
- Are at or near their target weight.
- Want to eliminate their fat with a non-invasive treatment that requires no downtime.
It’s important to note that CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss procedure. You should have a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and be able to maintain your target weight before you undergo CoolSculpting. If you’ve reached that point but still have fatty deposits that your diet and exercise can’t get rid of, CoolSculpting could be the cosmetic culmination of your lifestyle transformation.
When Will I Notice CoolSculpting Results?
It takes time for your lymphatic system to filter dead fat cells out of your body after they’ve been destroyed. You should start to notice an improvement after about three weeks. The most dramatic results will materialize in about two months.
Fat cells never return once they’ve been eliminated, so you’ll never regain fat in the areas that were treated. However, you can still gain fat in other parts of your body, which could lead to uneven body contours. For that reason, it’s critical to maintain your healthy diet and regular exercise routine after your CoolSculpting treatment.
Schedule Your CoolSculpting Consultation Today
Dr. Farrell is one of Pennsylvania’s premier practitioners of laser and cosmetic medicine. She serves Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and surrounding areas of Pennsylvania. Call (717) 732-9000 today to set up a consultation.