The CoolSculpting™ Procedure by Zeltiq
The Cool Way to Reduce Fat™
CoolSculpting™ by ZELTIQ™ is a new, non-invasive way to gently and effectively reduce fat in targeted areas of the body that results in a noticeable, natural-looking fat reduction in the treated areas. What makes the CoolSculpting procedure different is that it uses advanced cooling technology to selectively target fat bulges and eliminate fat cells through a gradual process that does not harm the surrounding tissues. This procedure can reduce unwanted abdominal fat, love handles (flanks), and back fat.
Unlike traditional invasive surgical procedures, the CoolSculpting procedure is non-invasive with no needles and no need for surgical incisions. During the procedure, a non-invasive applicator is applied to the skin surface to deliver precisely controlled cooling to target and eliminate fat cells in specific areas of the body. As they are exposed to cooling, the fat cells begin a process of natural cell removal. The fat cells in the treated area are gradually eliminated through the body’s normal metabolic processes, similar to how fat from food is eliminated. The result is a reduction in fat bulges that is visible in most patients in about two to four months.
Pre procedure information
How Long Does It Last?
Clinical studies demonstrate that the CoolSculpting procedure provides noticeable, measurable fat reduction in properly selected patients over the course of two to four months after the procedure. Patients may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after their treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But the body is still flushing fat cells, and will continue doing so for up to four months.
Additional procedures may be administered two to four months after the initial procedure to achieve greater fat reduction. The elimination of fat cells as a result of the CoolSculpting procedure is expected to last about as long as fat cells removed by invasive procedures such as liposuction.
What do I need to do
Come in for a no-obligation, free consultation at our clinic.
Am I suitable
During the consultation, the doctor will assess your body for suitability for the treatment and make his recommendations. Ideal candidates for the CoolSculpting procedure are relatively fit, but have some modest-size fat bulges that are not easily reduced through diet and exercise. They are seeking spot reduction for specific areas of fat, but are not considering a surgical procedure. The CoolSculpting procedure is not intended for weight loss or obesity, and it is not a substitute for invasive methods such as liposuction.
How long will I need to take off work
There is no need to take time off work.
Will I need Someone to Arrange accompanied Transport home
No. Post-procedure patients usually go about their daily schedules the rest of the day as planned.
About The Procedure
After consultation with you, Dr Chan will, together with you, first select the area(s) to be treated. For instance, if your goal is to reduce belly fat, the doctor will position the system on the abdomen. The device then gently draws the bulge up between two cooling panels. The sensation is a firm pull – enough of a pull to ensure the tissue will be cooled most efficiently.
Post Procedure & Recovery
Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, or numbness in the treated area, but this is temporary.
Will There be Any Pain/Discomfort?
As the panels go to work in the first few minutes, you will feel a sensation of intense cold. This soon dissipates. You will be seated comfortably or lying down during the one-hour procedure. Many people spend this time reading, working on their laptop, or even taking a nap.
What Activities am I allowed To do
With this non-invasive procedure, there are no needles, no incisions, no need for anesthesia or pain medications, and no recovery time. The CoolSculpting procedure is comfortable for most patients; they can read, work on their laptop computer, listen to music or just relax. Most patients typically resume their routine activities, including returning to work and exercise regimens on the same day as the procedure.
What should I avoid
During the CoolSculpting procedure, the treated fat cells are eliminated. As long as the patient maintains his or her weight with diet and exercise, long-term results should remain stable.
Potential risk and complications