Freezing away fat when the bulge won’t budge

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Many people get frustrated when their best diet and exercise efforts don’t eliminate certain fat pockets. Liposuction is an effective way to target this stubborn fat but requires downtime to heal. If you’re seeking out your options to get rid of the bulge for more desirable contours, then CoolSculpting may be right for you. Here are some common questions about this state-of-the-art technology.

What is CoolSculpting?

Coolsculpting is the world’s top non-invasive fat reduction procedure and the only FDA-cleared procedure that uses controlled cooling to freeze and eliminate unwanted fat to contour your body. Similar to liposuction, CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss solution. It’s meant to target diet- and exercise-resistant fat to provide noticeable, long-lasting results.

What areas can be treated?

The most common treatment areas include the abdomen, love handles, upper back or bra fat, lower back, chest area on men, the double chin, upper arms, outer and inner thighs, inner knees and banana roll under the buttocks.

What happens during treatment?

During treatment, a clear gel pad will be applied to the treatment area. It serves as a barrier between the device and your skin. Then, the fat-freezing device is placed on the treatment area and controlled cooling is applied to target and kill only fat cells. You will feel some pressure and intense cold initially, but that feeling soon subsides. You can read, watch TV, work on your laptop or simply sit back and relax during your treatment session.

How long is the treatment?

A treatment session can last as little as 35 minutes, depending on how many areas are being treated. Up to 25 percent of fat layer thickness can be reduced during a single session, but you may require multiple sessions depending on your aesthetic goals. There is little to no downtime with this non-surgical treatment, so you can return to regular activities after your session.

Where does the fat go?

Once the targeted fat cells crystallize and die, your body will start to eliminate the dead cells for several weeks and even months. You may start seeing results three weeks after treatment, but most noticeable results occur after about two months. Once these treated fat cells are gone, they are gone for good.

CoolSculpting is a popular non-invasive procedure that can help you with your aesthetic goals. To learn more about this and other non-surgical products and services, call 403.571.3141 for a consultation with Dr. Dawes.

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What Happens in a Consultation?

  1. You will meet Dr. Dawes for an individualized, comprehensive evaluation. Dr. Dawes will offer individualized recommendations regarding the best treatment options available to you in a way that will allow you to make a confident, well-informed decision.

  2. You will then meet with a staff member to review your customized quote, discuss financial options and ask questions.

  3. Discuss potential treatment or procedure dates.

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