Learn About CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting is a new way to lose excess and unwanted fat. Without burning, shattering, or extracting cells, CoolSculpting kills the fat cells under the skin, and forces the cells to freeze to the point of elimination. The FDA-cleared procedure takes very little time, and does no harm to the skin cells, leaving them completely healthy. Without the use of knives, suction hoses, needles, and scars, the fat cells are the only cells eliminated. After only a few months, the fat cells die, and the excess and unwanted fat is gone.
At the initial consultation in our San Antonio Plastic Surgery office, we will review the areas that you would like treated and whether or not you are a candidate. Those patients with a Body Mass Index greater than 35 are not usually candidates. At your initial consultation we may recommend Liposuction, Tummy Tuck, or weight loss instead.
On the day of the treatment, we recommend you eat a regular breakfast or lunch before coming in. It is important that you are well hydrated before the procedure. We will mark the areas of treatment and then apply the CoolSculpting head to the areas. The head will draw the area up against two cooling plates for an hour. Each area we treat will take an hour, so if you are treating both love handles it will take two hours. If we use the new CoolSmooth head on areas like the saddlebags, each area takes two hours to treat.
After treatment, you can resume your normal activities. There are no restrictions. You may have some bruising after the process, so we recommend to stop any blood thinners at least a week before. You may also feel some numbness and tingling for a while after the procedure.
You will begin to notice a difference after about two weeks, but it will take about three months to see your final result. Fat cells destroyed without any surgery, needles, incisions, or downtime!