CoolSculpting ® Fat in Orange County
CoolSculpting ® fat is a relatively new technique for permanent fat reduction. While not suited for treatment of obesity or large regions of fat, CoolSculpting ® fat on smaller, more stubborn areas of the body usually provides excellent results of up to 35 percent fat reduction. These results from CoolSculpting ® fat are gained without surgery, pain, scarring or recovery time.
The most commonly targeted CoolSculpting ® fat regions are the abdomen, hips, back, arms and thighs. Some other areas of the body may be CoolSculpted, if our CoolSculpting ® technician determines that the device can be properly applied to that region for adequate treatment. However, only small areas of stubborn fat can be treated. CoolSculpting ® is not a solution for all-over body fat or larger regions more adequately treated through liposuction or other means.
Is CoolSculpting ® fat safe?
The Food and Drug Administration is very stringent in requirements of safety, authenticity of claims and effective use. CoolSculpting ® fat reduction devices were reviewed by the FDA and cleared in 2010 for permanent reduction of fat on targeted areas of the body.
CoolSculpting ® fat is conducted without any invasive surgery, scarring, pain or recovery period. Patients undergoing CoolSculpting ® fat reduction are able to complete treatment sessions in about an hour and then return to normal daily activities. All CoolSculpting ® fat treatment is provided on the body using applicator devices, not through any form of surgery.
CoolSculpting ® crystallizes fat by first freezing it. That targeted fat then undergoes a completely natural cycle of enzymatic breakdown activated by the immune system. The immune system typically triggers the same response when fat or cells die a natural death. This is part of your immune system’s job, to rid the body of cells it does not need. CoolSculpting ® fat is just a means of specifying to the body which fat to remove, through freezing of that fat.
When CoolSculpting ® fat, your skin, muscles and other important tissues are not frozen or damaged. This is because fat freezes at a higher temperature than other tissues. CoolSculpting ® fat is performed using controlled cooling by the device applicators. The applicators keep the temperature low enough to freeze fat but not low enough to harm other parts of your body.
Will CoolSculpting ® Fat Be Right For Me?
You are likely right for CoolSculpting ® fat if you are relatively fit and healthy with only small areas of stubborn fat for removal. That fat should be on your flanks, abdomen, thighs, arms and back or any one of those areas. While you do not have to be in optimum shape to benefit from CoolSculpting ® fat, the procedure will not work well for obese patients or large areas of the body better suited for liposuction.
To best determine if you are a good fit for CoolSculpting ® fat, visit with Dr. Siamak Agha at Orange County CoolSculpting ®. Dr, Agha or our CoolSculpting ® technician will examine your body, review your medical history and discuss your goals for your body with you. After we have gained insight into what your desired outcome is and whether you are physically right for CoolSculpting ®, we will provide you with our assessment as to whether you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting ® or you will need liposuction or other plastic surgery approaches. If you are a suitable candidate for CoolSculpting ® fat, at that time, you can make your treatment appointment to start your first CoolSculpting ® treatment.