Do you desire...
- To target specific areas of localized fat accumulation
- To achieve a slimmer, firmer physique
- To reduce fat in a wide range of treatment sites
- Proven results that don’t require any incisions
- Dramatic improvements with no downtime
Target CoolSculpting® Areas
How Is CoolSculpting® Performed?
How Does CoolSculpting® Work?
The Cryolipolysis® technology freezes fat cells while preserving the health of the surrounding tissue. Over time, the damaged cells die and are absorbed by your body. This natural removal process leaves you with a slimmer, more contoured appearance within weeks.
Who Performs the Coolsculpting® Procedure?
Many unqualified surgeons and “medi spas” will promote their CoolSculpting® procedures. However, like with any plastic surgery procedure, it is important to choose an experienced, qualified doctor who has an eye for creating amazing results.
Dr. Pollack is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience helping men and women achieve their ideal appearances.
How Long Does CoolSculpting® Take?
The length of each procedure is based on the size of the treated area. On average, most procedures last one hour.
• This technique can result in mild to moderate scarring in the treatment area
• A local or general anesthetic is required during the liposuction procedure
• Patients are required to take up to a week off from work to properly heal from their procedure
• Patients must postpone workouts for several weeks following their procedure
• It does not damage the surrounding tissue
• It doesn’t require any incisions and won't leave any scarring
• These procedures are painless and don’t require the use of an anesthetic
• No recovery period; patients can immediately resume their regular activities
• Patients may need to limit their exercise routines for several days following their procedure
Visit our blog for more information on the difference between liposuction and CoolSculpting®.
Who Is a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® candidates should be in good health and have realistic expectations about their procedure. This treatment is designed to target areas of stubborn fat accumulation, but it is not a weight loss procedure. Patients should be within 15 pounds of their ideal body weight to attain maximum benefits.
This fat freezing treatment leaves patients with leaner, more defined contours for an enhanced appearance.
CoolSculpting® Before and After Photos
AfterAfter one session treatment of hip/flanks
AfterAfter 3 sessions treating abdomen
What to Expect After CoolSculpting®
What Will My CoolSculpting® Recovery Be Like?
Patients love CoolSculpting® over other fat reduction procedures because there is no recovery period. Patients can immediately resume their regular activities with little visible signs of treatment.
Some patients may be required to avoid strenuous exercise routines for several days following their procedure to ensure healthy healing.
Is the Recovery From CoolSculpting® Painful?
The recovery from CoolSculpting® is generally painless. However, some patients report slight irritation and discomfort. This is normal and should subside within a few days. Swelling on or around the treatment area will go down in a week or two.
How Soon Will My CoolSculpting® Results Become Visible?
Some patients will begin to notice an improvement in their physique within a couple days of their treatment. However, most patients will notice a gradual improvement in their appearance over several weeks as the body eliminates the destroyed fat cells.
Is CoolSculpting® Permanent?
Patients who maintain a healthy lifestyle and stable weight should have results that last them years. CoolSculpting® doesn’t prevent future fat accumulation, but new fat that does form is more likely to be evenly spread throughout the body.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How much does CoolSculpting® cost?
The total cost of a CoolSculpting® procedure depends on the number of treatment areas required to achieve your ideal results.
Please contact our office at (858) 215-6143 for special package pricing and to schedule your consultation
- Does CoolSculpting® hurt?
The treatment process is completely painless. Some patients might experience mild discomfort during their procedure as a result of the cooling sensation. However, this irritation is generally mild and lasts only a few minutes.
- Does CoolSculpting® leave visible scarring?
This treatment freezes fat and doesn’t require any incisions. For this reason, CoolSculpting® is the preferred non-surgical fat removal procedure by many patients. Each treatment will leave you with a more toned and firm appearance without creating an embarrassing or unsightly scar.
- Does CoolSculpting® tighten skin?
While this fat freezing procedure is intended to eliminate fat in small areas of the body, many patients report an improvement in skin laxity after treatment. However, if you are looking to eliminate significant skin sagging, surgical procedures such as an arm lift or tummy tuck surgery may be better suited to fit your needs.
- How many treatments are required to achieve my ideal results?
Most patients require multiple treatments to achieve the best CoolSculpting® results. The number you require will depend on the size of the target areas and your body’s natural composition. Contact us to learn about the ideal treatment plan for you.
- How much weight can I lose with CoolSculpting®?
This is not a weight loss procedure. While you can reduce fat in localized areas of the body, you will not experience significant weight loss. You may lose a few pounds due to eliminating fat pockets, but it will not be much.
Because of this, ideal candidates are at or near their ideal weight before undergoing treatment.
- Can I drive myself home after CoolSculpting®?
Since treatment does not require anesthesia, you are free to drive yourself home after the procedure. If you are feeling up to it, you can even return to work immediately.
- How should I take care of my body after CoolSculpting®?
To take care of your body and ensure the most effective results, drink plenty of water to allow your body to flush out the fat cells. Additionally, avoid wearing tight clothing until after swelling fully subsides. This will allow your body to heal and recover freely.
- Is CoolSculpting® safe?
There are no major risks or complications associated with this procedure. Some patients may experience minor side effects such as redness, bruising, or swelling of the treatment area. These symptoms will subside within a few days and shouldn’t impede the recovery process. However, some numbness of the treatment area may occur that can last for several weeks following the procedure.
Our expert Coolsculpting technicians attended Coolsculpting University,
an advanced training program. The three day workshop included scientific teaching, hands-on application, as well as tips and tricks to make your treatment exceptional.
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Dr. Pollack is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is dedicated to providing patients with safe and effective procedures. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of plastic surgery and looks forward to meeting you. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Pollack, please call our La Jolla practice at 858-450-9100 today.