We all know how great Coolsculpting works on the abdomen, flanks, arms and other larger pockets of fat, but how well does Coolsculpting work for smaller areas like the chin, inner knee, upper arm or armpit? The answer is, it works great! More and more patients are coming in to Trilogy Medical Center wanting Coolsculpting on these smaller areas on which diet and exercise are ineffective.
Isn’t it frustrating when you watch what you eat and exercise regularly yet these small trouble areas don’t change?
If you could change one small area of your body, what would you change? What area has a little bulge that you just can’t get rid of? Is it a double chin that drives you crazy? A crease in in your upper arm or armpit that bugs you when you’re in a swimsuit? Or your inner thigh or even the inside of your knee? What if there was something you could do to target just one area? Or two?
Good news! You CAN do something about your trouble areas—with Coolsculpting. It’s a revolutionary, FDA-cleared treatment that targets and eliminates stubborn fat permanently. With Coolsculpting, you can reduce fat in a specific area for a more contoured, sculpted look.
What is Coolsculpting? How does it work?
Coolsculpting is a treatment that uses a unique medical device to freeze fat in a specific area without damaging surrounding tissues or skin. The freezing process “kills” the fat cells it targets, and your body will gradually eliminate them over a few weeks. When the fat cells are gone, the fat is gone. The medical name for this process is cryolipolysis.
How is Coolsculpting a more permanent fat loss than dieting to lose weight?
Since you were a teenager, your body has had a set number of fat cells. When you gain weight, the fat cells get bigger, and when you lose weight, the fat cells get smaller. However, the number of fat cells you have stays the same. Incredibly, Coolsculpting eliminates fat cells. When they are gone, they are gone for good and won’t return. Your overall number of fat cells decreases. When treated with Coolsculpting, a typical area will lose 20-25% of its fat cells. With less fat cells, you have less fat.
What is a Coolsculpting treatment like? Is there downtime? Are there needles involved?
A small-area Coolsculpting treatment usually takes 30-60 minutes. When you come into our office, we hook you up to our Coolsculpting machine. Your target area will have a small device attached to it. In your target area, you will feel cold and may feel some minor discomfort. Many people read, listen to music or even take a nap during the procedure.
Afterward, the target area will be red but will slowly return to normal. At the end of the procedure, your target area will still be the same size but will slowly decrease in size as fat cells die, over the next 2-3 weeks. You will have little or no downtime with this procedure. This whole process takes place without needles, incisions, or anesthesia.
Am I a good candidate for small-area Coolsculpting?
The best candidates have the following characteristics:
- They are in good health
- They are within 20-30 pounds of their target body weight.
- They have “pinchable” or “grabable” fat that can be pulled from the body
Finally, having “grabable” fat is an asset!
How Many Sessions Would I Need?
Many people notice results after their first treatment. You may or may not need more sessions. It depends on the area(s) you choose to have done. At Trilogy, we would be happy to meet with you, discuss your goals for good health, and discuss what Coolsculpting can do for you.
You are working so hard to take care of your body. What’s wrong with having a little help to meet your goals?