Stubborn fat deposits can accumulate almost any place on the body: the upper arms, abdomen, thighs, flanks, lower back, and even under the chin. Unfortunately, diet and exercise are not always affective at eliminating this excess fat. Until recently, liposuction was the only consistent method for addressing lumpy, unattractive areas of fat. Unfortunately, not everyone is ready to commit to the cost and recovery requirements of this surgical procedure. Today, however, there is a noninvasive fat elimination method that delivers superior results without surgery: CoolSculpting®.
CoolSculpting® is a breakthrough treatment designed to freeze away stubborn fat that is nonresponsive to diet and exercise. The innovative procedure uses extreme cool temperatures to gently targets unwanted fat cells, in a process known as Cryolipolysis. As these fat cells die off, they are safely and naturally eliminated by the body. CoolSculpting® is an in-office procedure that reduces isolated fat bulges in only one hour. With no incisions, sutures, or downtime, CoolSculpting is the perfect treatment for patients who do not want, or are not ready for, a surgical procedure like Liposuction.
The Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation’s Dr. Leonard Miller is one of a select group of board certified plastic surgeons, experienced in providing CoolSculpting®. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a safe, effective method for isolated fatty deposits, Dr. Miller’s CoolSculpting® technique can consistently produce unmatched, long-lasting results. The Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation offers both the original CoolSculpting® treatment, designed for targeting “love handles” and the “muffin top”, as well the innovative CoolSmooth applicator, created to address the thighs and “saddle bags”.
CoolSculpting® can successfully treat the:
- Abdomen (Muffin Top)
- Upper back (bra rolls)
- Lower back
- Flanks (Love Handles)
- Male Breasts
- Submental fat (Double Chin)
THE COOLSCULPTING® PROCEDURE
Dr. Miller’s CoolSculpting® procedure will be performed in one of his private, comfortable treatment rooms. Prior to the procedure, a personalized consultation with Dr. Miller and his aesthetician will be completed, at which time the target area will be determined. Each CoolScultping session takes one hour to perform.
Once the patient is comfortably positioned, the two CoolSculpting® applicators will be placed on either side of the targeted fatty tissue. The fat is then gently suctioned between the cooling panels. The CoolSculpting® procedure is not painful and requires no anesthesia. At first, patients may note a slight pull, then a cold sensation, however the area will quickly become numb. Most people are comfortable enough to read, watch a movie, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during the 60-minute procedure.
CoolSculpting® does not require any downtime, so patients are immediately back to their usual activities the same afternoon. This includes work, school, and exercise. Initially, mild redness, minor bruising, tingling, or numbness in the treated area may be seen, although these are temporary. It is also not uncommon the area to itch as it heals.
As CoolSculpting® is noninvasive, the procedure does not involve any incisions or sutures, meaning fewer risks than with more invasive techniques, such as liposuction. When CoolSculpting® is performed by an experienced, well-trained provider, there are few complications. Additionally, CoolSculpting® is completely safe for surrounding healthy tissues.
CoolSculpting® does not provide immediate results. Two to three weeks after treatment, patients will start to notice a reduction in fat deposits. The most dramatic results can be seen in two to three months, however, these will continue to improve for up to six months.
Each CoolSculpting® treatment can provide up to a 20% reduction in fatty tissue. If additional improvements are desired, the CoolSculpting® treatment can safely be repeated. It is recommended that patients wait at least 90 days before scheduling a second CoolSculpting procedure, to fully assess the results from the initial treatment. As long as CoolSculpting® patients maintain their weight with a healthy diet and exercise, long-term results should remain stable.
THE COST OF COOLSCULPTING®
The price of your CoolSculpting® treatment will vary according to the area being treated. Prior to treatment, a consultation with Dr. Miller and his aesthetician will be scheduled, at which time the exact cost will be determined. During this appointment, all of your payment options will also be discussed. As cosmetic procedures are not covered by insurance, Dr. Miller makes paying convenient by accepting cash, all major credit cards, and financing through Prosper Healthcare Lending.
To get more details on the cutting-edge C
oolSculpting® procedure at the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation, call the office at (617) 735-8735. New patient consultations are complimentary, and can either be scheduled the Boston or Brookline location. Still have unanswered questions or concerns about any of the surgical or noninvasive techniques performed at the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation? If so, please contact our Patient Coordinator, Robyn Sola.
What areas can benefit from CoolSculpting®?
Dr. Miller’s CoolSculpting techniques can help to eliminate fatty deposits on almost any area of the body. Using specialized applicators, CoolSculpting® can successfully treat areas like the stomach, flanks, lower back, thighs, upper arms, and a ‘double chin’.
Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting®?
The ideal candidate for CoolSculpting® will be unhappy with the appearance of stubborn areas of fat that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. Patients should be in generally good health and understand the benefits/limitations of the CoolSculpting® procedure.
How many CoolSculpting® sessions are required?
Only one CoolSculpting® treatment is required, with no maintenance sessions needed. Each CoolSculpting® procedure can provide up to a 20% reduction in fatty tissue. If added correction is desired, a repeat session can safely be performed. However, it is recommended that patients wait 90 days after their first treatment to fully assess their results.
When can I return to work or school, following CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting® requires no downtime. Patients are free to return to work, school, exercise, and all other routine activities immediately after treatment.
How soon will I see the results from my CoolSculpting® session?
The benefits of CoolSculpting® are not immediate. It will take several weeks for the targeted fat cells die off and be eliminated by the body. Early results can be seen in about three weeks, while the full benefits of a CoolSculpting® session can take two to three months.