Orange County CoolSculpting ® Blog
Recent published scientific studies have actually measured the amount of fat loss after CoolSculpting ® treatments. In a study, almost 40 cc of adipose (fat) tissue was reduced in the flank areas at 2-months after one session of CoolSculpting ® treatment. Additional studies have indicated that Cryolipolysis is effective in reducing unwanted, stubborn fat in the lower and upper abdomen, inner and outer thighs, flank area and back. In terms of longevity of results, the same study has shown that fat reduction maintained for a period of 2 to 5 years after treatment. Lastly and most importantly, these studies have indicated that there was more than an 80% satisfaction rate among treated patients.
While there are no formal indications of when to use this technology, in our practice, CoolSculpting ® is available for treatment of stubborn fat in the arms, chest, back, flanks, inner thighs, saddlebags, waist, and abdomen. With its increasing effectiveness and popularity, we expect to see expansion of the areas of treatment in the near future. My opinion as a board certified plastic surgeon is that Cryolipolysis offers patients an effective and safe way to bid farewell to unwanted, stubborn fat on various parts of the body.