What is CoolSculpting®?

Lake Washington Facial Plastic Surgery and Rejuvenation Center now offers CoolSculpting®. This is a nonsurgical, FDAapproved procedure that reduces pinchable body fat by more than 20%, with little to no downtime.

The CoolSculpting® procedure developed by ZELTIQ uses Super Cooling of subcutaneous fat to trigger programmed fat cell loss. This Concept of Cryolipolosis was first described by Drs. Dieter Manstein and R. Rox Anderson at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Their published studies and subsequent research from other centers showed that fat cells, when exposed to precisely controlled cooling for a sustained period of time, undergo a gradual reduction and cell death through a process called induced apoptosis. This results in slow, natural loss of fat cells, without loss or injury to surrounding tissues, including skin, muscles, vessels and nerves.

The ideal patient for CoolSculpting® is active and follows a healthy lifestyle, but has stubborn fat, leaving them 10-20 lbs over their ideal weight. The most typically treated areas are the abdomen, waist and back. Newer applicators allow for treatment of upper arm as well as inner thigh fat.CoolSculpting® does not require injections, anesthesia or pain medication. Each area that is treated takes one hour treatment time, and treatment can be combined over a number of days to weeks to reach the transformation goals for each patient. Most patients are comfortably reading, doing computer work, or just resting during the treatment. After the procedure, most patients are back to normal activity and work the next day.

In Contrast to liposuction, the results from CoolSculpting® treatment occur in a slower, more natural fashion, with final change developing over one to three months after the treatment. After one treatment, greater than 20% reduction in fat cells is expected. Additional treatments can be performed on the same area after 4 weeks if further reduction is desired.

At Washington Facial Plastic Surgery and Rejuvenation Center, we have seen and experienced the amazing results of this CoolSculpting® technology. Large clinical studies have confirmed that CoolSculpting® delivers consistent and real results for properly evaluated and treated patients. To find out if you are a good candidate for this exciting and effective CoolSculpting® transformation and to take advantage of our introductory offers, please contact us.