In 2008, a group of Harvard researchers began studying the relationship between cold temperatures and fat reduction. These scientists made the ground-breaking discovery that freezing temperatures could eliminate isolated areas of fat, paving the way for today’s CoolSculpting treatment. Using the science of Cryoplipolysis, CoolSculpting is now an FDA-approved treatment addressing stubborn fat without incisions or sutures. When exercise is not enough, freezing your fat with CoolSculpting may be the perfect answer. The technique is fast becoming one of our most requested procedures, and for good reason, as CoolSculpting can eliminate targeted fat by up to 25%, with long-lasting results. While noninvasive CoolSculpting will work on almost any trouble spot, our three most commonly treated areas are the stomach, love handles, and bra bulge.
Stomach: The abdomen is one of the first places unwanted fat can appear. For both men and women, genetics, lifestyle, and the normal aging process can all contribute to a tummy pooch. Whether it is a budding beer belly or a post-baby muffin top, stomach fat often proves to be much harder to eliminate than many people think. Sit-ups and crunches may do little good for flattening the abdomen. Using CoolSculpting’s CoolCore™ applicator, we can successfully eliminate unsightly belly fat, smoothing the abdomen and creating a flatter stomach. The CoolCore includes a broad handpiece, specifically designed for debulking bigger locations such as the midsection. The larger stomach area can be comfortably treated in only one session, getting patients right back to their daily routine.
Love Handles: The love handles are made up of an accumulation of adipose tissue immediately above the hips. Contrary to their cute name, no one really likes their love handles, as they often roll over the top of jeans, robbing the figure of its attractive curves. No matter how healthy the lifestyle, fatty tissue in this area can be extremely difficult to eliminate on your own. Using CoolSculpting’s CoolCurve+ Advantage™, the hard-to-address love handle tissue can be dramatically reduced, restoring definition to the hips and creating smooth curves; no more bulging tissue along the belt line. With two CoolSculpting machines, we offer our patients the invaluable service of DualSculpting, treating both Love Handles during the same appointment.
Bra Bulges: Many women find themselves struggling with a bra bulge or overhang: that little roll of fat, right above the bra line. As this excess fat gets squeezed together by the elastic band, it convenes between the bra and the armpit. Even someone with a thin and trim figure can, with age, develop these unsightly pockets of fat that show above a swimsuit top and through tight t-shirts. CoolSculpting has the perfect applicators for smaller, harder to reach areas of the body: the CoolAdvantage™ and CoolCurve™. CoolSculpting is the only FDA-approved treatment to successfully tame pesky bra bulges and back fat, as well as other tricky areas such as the knees and the back of thighs, without surgery. Each treatment takes just 35 minutes, and in three months, women will see this annoying bra roll significantly diminish. With our DualSculpting abilities, we can tackle broth bra bulges during the same session.
Are you a good candidate for CoolSculpting?
Did you know that anyone who is struggling with areas of stubborn fatty tissue may make a good candidate for CoolSculpting? An ideal patient will be in generally good health and close to their ideal body weight. CoolSculpting should not be used as a weight loss treatment, as the procedure is designed to treat those isolated areas of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise. With a variety of different size applicators, there is a perfect CoolSculpting hand-piece for each unique area of the body, even ‘unpinchable’ fat. Aside from the stomach, Love Handles, and bra fat, CoolSculpting can treat:
- Inner and outer thighs
- Banana roll (under the buttocks)
- Double chin (submental fat)
- Back fat
- Upper arms
To find out if CoolSculpting is the right treatment to help with your trouble spots, schedule a consultation!