Does CoolSculpting® really work? Is it permanent?


By now you have probably heard about CoolSculpting® the technology for freezing fat. There are NO surgeries, NO lasers, NO supplements, NO anesthesia and the best part, NO DOWNTIME! The FDA has cleared CoolSculpting® for the belly and love handle areas, 'muffin tops', as well as the inner or outer thighs and even the double chin. We are also seeing great results for male breast reduction and the arms as well.

Ideal candidates for CoolSculpting® are close to their ideal body weight as THIS IS NOT A WEIGHT LOSS SOLUTION, nor does it replace surgical techniques like liposuction or tummy tucks. In your consultation, the number of treatments will be determined to maximize the results you desire. Typically 2 -10 treatments are recommended, however they can be grouped in 1-3 hour segments because with three machines we are one of the only offices in all South Florida that offers Dual-Sculpting or Tri-Sculpting. A very important benefit to our center is that our staff is fully trained, CoolSculpting certified and they have performed well over 4500!

During the procedure, applicators are attached to the fatty areas and it is painlessly cooled for an hour. Patients relax and read during their sessions and can return to any activities immediately after. Over the next 4 - 12 weeks the body absorbs the crystallized frozen cells giving visible results to those areas. Healthy cells in the treated area will be unaffected and remain healthy. Patients may experience some minor discomfort such as redness, tingling, numbness or minor bruising, however all are temporary and resolve completely.

Ultimately it takes a few months to realize the full effect of CoolSculpting® because your body naturally disposes of the fat cells over a 12 week time frame. You'll look and feel better about yourself and as long as you keep active with normal diet and exercise, long term results should be permanent!
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Palm Beach Gardens Oculoplastic Surgeon