Most of us have been there at some point: You have stubborn fat on your body that just won’t go away, no matter how much you diet or exercise. Although traditional surgery is one approach, it requires some recovery time and may result in scarring. For those who don’t have that time or simply aren’t ready to undergo a large surgery, there is a wonderful non-surgical option: CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting is a noninvasive procedure that uses cooling technology to freeze away the stubborn fat cells in your body. It has already become a popular option for many patients, reducing fat in body areas including the following:
- Flanks (love handles)
- Abdominal fat (muffin top)
- Bra-line fat
- Inner thighs
- Outer thighs (saddle bags)
A CoolSculpting procedure requires less than an hour and is followed by no downtime whatsoever. During a revolutionary CoolSculpting treatment, the doctor applies a gel pad and applicator to the targeted area. The applicator then cools the fat cells down to about 50 degrees, “freezing” them until they solidify. After thawing (over just a few minutes), the fat cells gradually die and are naturally removed from the body, providing significant results that are long-lasting (fat cells cannot grow back or replace themselves).
The entire treatment process is noninvasive; some patients will read or even take a nap during the procedure. There is no downtime required after a CoolSculpting treatment, so you can go back to your normal daily activities immediately afterwards. Although some results will be noticeable within the first few weeks after treatment, the most substantial results will occur two to three months after the CoolSculpting procedure.
When you begin to look at your options for a non-surgical fat reduction procedure, CoolSculpting should be at the top of your list. It’s noninvasive and provides long-lasting results. Dr. Langdon has the longest experience with CoolSculpting in our area and was the first physician in Southern Connecticut to offer this treatment (starting in 2012). He uses the newest CoolAdvantage applicators with treatment times of only 35 minutes. Experience is important because applicators must be optimally placed in order to get the best CoolSculpting results.