What is CoolSculpting®?
Many men and women suffer from stubborn fat deposits in the abdomen, thighs, and other areas that are very difficult – if not impossible – to target with diet and exercise alone. CoolSculpting® is a completely non-invasive procedure that removes unwanted fat from the body. Unlike invasive procedures for fat removal, CoolSculpting® does not use any form of surgery or needles and involves no downtime. For most patients, on average, CoolSculpting® will reduce the thickness of the fat layer in the treated area by roughly 20 percent, which is why this procedure has quickly gained popularity. Dr. Jervis and his staff are excited to offer this safe and effective method of fat removal here at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Clinic of Walnut Creek.
How does CoolSculpting® work?
This procedure employs the cooling technology of the external applicator to remove fat. As the fat cells are cooled, it triggers the body’s natural process of fat removal without harming the skin. After this, the body will continue its natural process of absorbing the fat through the lymphatic system. Because CoolSculpting® spurs the body’s natural processes to eliminate fat, results will not be seen until about a month after the procedure. Most patients continue to lose fat in the treated area for a period of two to four months, after which the final results can be seen.
Who is the best candidate for CoolSculpting®?
The best candidates for CoolSculpting® know that this procedure is not intended for weight loss. The best candidates are near their ideal body weight and regularly practice a healthy lifestyle but have stubborn areas of localized fat they wish to remove.
CoolSculpting® can target many of the same areas of the body that liposuction can, but smaller amounts of fat are removed with Coolsculpting® than with more invasive fat removal procedures. For those who are not candidates for CoolSculpting®, those who wish to remove a larger amount of fat from a particular area, or those who wish to remove fat from multiple areas of the body, Dr. Jervis provides laser assisted liposuction to accommodate those needs.
If you are interested in CoolSculpting® or any other fat-removal procedure, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Jervis today by calling (925) 937-7100. For your convenience, you may also fill out our online contact form.