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 natural-looking fat reduction in the treated areas. What makes the CoolSculpting procedure different is that it uses a “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.
The CoolSculpting procedure is non-invasive, without any surgery at all, it does not have the same results. 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.
We have not as yet had any candidates. The procedure is fairly new and although FDA approved, compared to classic liposuction, it has two significant drawbacks: the results are not immediate, and the procedure itself has to take place over several hours and be repeated to be effective. Since one sitting is ca.$2,500, overall cost is 2-3 times more than that of classic liposuction. However, if you are interested, please let us know.