Over the years, stubborn, unsightly deposits of fatty tissue 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 effective at eliminating this excess tissue. Until recently, the semi-invasive liposuction procedure was the only method for consistently and successfully addressing lumpy, unattractive areas of fat.
However, not everyone is ready to commit to the high cost and lengthy recovery requirements of a surgical procedure. For those unable or not yet ready to undergo liposuction, the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation offers an exciting, noninvasive option for fat elimination with CoolSculpting®.
CoolSculpting is a breakthrough noninvasive treatment, designed to freeze away stubborn pockets of fat that have proven resistant to diet and exercise. The innovative procedure uses extreme cool temperatures to target unwanted fat cells, using a scientific process known as Cryolipolysis. As the fat cells are damaged, they are naturally metabolized eliminated by the body. Surrounding healthy tissues remain unharmed.
Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010, CoolSculpting is a safe, effective method for eliminating isolated fatty deposits, without the risk of serious side effects. At the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation, Dr. Miller’s meticulous CoolSculpting technique consistently produces natural-looking body contouring results that will last for years to come.
CoolSculpting can successfully treat the:
- Abdomen (Muffin Top)
- Upper Back (bra rolls)
- Lower Back
- Flanks (Love Handles)
- Upper Arms
- Male Breasts
- Inner and Outer Thighs
- Submental fat (Double Chin)
THE EXCITING FAMILY OF COOLSCULPTING APPLICATORS
CoolSculpting can provide customizable fat reduction results using a revolutionary system of state-of-the-art applicators. Each hand piece has been mindfully designed to target specific areas of the body, including specialized applicators meant for wide areas like the abdomen, the non-pinchable fat of the outer thigh, and slim, hard to reach areas like under the chin.
CoolSculpting’s versatile, streamlined applicators provide extensive results in a variety of areas:
- CoolFit Advantage is designed for vertical areas of fatty tissue, such as the inner thighs.
- CoolCore Advantage is made for treating the larger, rounded contours of the abdomen.
- CoolCurve+ Advantage is perfect for the hips and flanks (love handles).
- CoolSmooth is the ideal applicator for treating the firm, outer thighs.
- CoolMini is one of CoolSculpting is designed to target areas of small, hard-to-reach fat, such as the ‘double chin’, bra line, underneath the arm, or above the knee.
- CoolPetite is the only FDA-approved noninvasive treatment designed for upper arm fat, with two different applicators for individualized contouring results.
The ideal candidate for COOLSCULPTING
If you are struggling with stubborn, isolated areas of fat, resistant to diet and exercise, then CoolSculpting may be right for you. The ideal candidate will be in good health, close to their ideal weight, understand the CoolSculpting treatment process, and hold realistic expectations for the final results. In addition to bringing excellent results when used on its own, CoolSculpting can be used to augment the results from surgical procedures, such as the tummy tuck or liposuction.
Prior to scheduling CoolSculpting, a one-on-one consultation will be arranged with Dr. Miller at the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation. At this time, he will perform a physical examination, assessing fat deposits and tissue elasticity. For those patients with good skin tone, the tissue will tighten and smooth as the fat tissue is dissolved after CoolSculpting. However, those with lax skin may experience drooping tissue after their treatment. During the consultation, Dr. Miller will determine if you are a good candidate for the noninvasive, fat elimination technique. If so, he will create a personalized CoolSculpting treatment plan.
THE COOLSCULPTING PROCEDURE
Each of Dr. Miller’s CoolSculpting procedures are performed in a private, comfortable treatment room at the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation. Traditional CoolSculpting applicators will provide desired fat elimination in 60 minutes. Today, however, CoolSculpting’s newest technology offers the advantage of shorter treatment times, better tissue contacts, more consistent results, and less discomfort. The latest CoolAdvantage applicators bring patients the same great results as traditional CoolSculpting, but treatment takes half the time, finishing in only 35 minutes.
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. CoolSculpting is not considered painful and requires no anesthesia. As the treatment begins, patients often report a slight pull as the target tissue is vacuumed between the applicator paddles. While a cooling sensation follows, 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 their CoolSculpting session.
As CoolSculpting does not require incisions or sutures, no downtime is needed after treatment. Patients are back to their usual activities the same afternoon, including work, school, and exercise. While it is common to experience mild redness, minor bruising, tingling, itching, or numbness in the treatment area, these side-effects are temporary.
CoolSculpting is FDA-approved as a safe, noninvasive method for fat elimination. Since the noninvasive procedure requires no incisions, there are fewer risks when compared to traditional techniques such as liposuction. There is little to no chance for scarring, infection, or permanent nerve damage. When performed by an experienced, well-trained provider, such as Dr. Miller and the staff at the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation, complications are rare. Additionally, CoolSculpting is completely safe for surrounding healthy tissues.
The results from CoolSculpting are not immediate. Over the following two to six weeks, patients will begin to notice a reduction in the targeted fat deposits. However, it will take three to four months for the most dramatic results to be seen. The area may then continue to show improvement for up to six months.
Each CoolSculpting treatment brings a 20-25% reduction in unwanted fatty tissue. If additional fat elimination is desired, CoolSculpting can safely be repeated. Before committing to a second treatment, Dr. Miller may recommend that patient wait at least 90 days, giving the results adequate time to appear. Eliminated fat cells will not reform, meaning the benefits of CoolSculpting are long-lasting. It is important to remember that surrounding fat cells can still expand with weight gain, so patients must commit to a healthy lifestyle and consistent exercise routing to ensure long-lasting benefits.
THE COST OF COOLSCULPTINg
The price of each CoolSculpting treatment will vary according to the area(s) being treated. Prior to scheduling your CoolSculpting session, a consultation first be scheduled with Dr. Miller. At this time, the exact cost of your upcoming CoolSculpting treatment will be determined. While the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation does not accept insurance, there are several easy payment options, including cash and all major credit cards. Our patient coordinator can also explain the option of medical financing from Prosper Healthcare Lending.
To get more information on the revolutionary CoolSculpting procedure from the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation, call our office at (617) 735-8735. Still have unanswered questions or concerns about any of the surgical or noninvasive techniques performed at the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation? Fill out our convenient online Contact Us form.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a unique, noninvasive fat elimination technique, using the science of Cryolipolysis to freeze away unwanted fatty tissue. An in-office procedure, Dr. Miller’s meticulous CoolSculpting techniques can reduce fatty deposits on almost any area of the body by 20-25%. Using one of several specialized applicators, CoolSculpting can reduce fatty tissue on the stomach (muffin top), flanks (love handles), lower back, thighs, upper arms, and submental fat, also known as the ‘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 have proven to be unresponsive to diet and exercise. Prospective patients should be in generally good health, understand the benefits/limitations of the CoolSculpting procedure, and hold realistic expectations for their final results.
How many CoolSculpting sessions are required?
Only one CoolSculpting treatment is required. No maintenance sessions are needed, as the results are long-lasting. If added correction is desired, a repeat session can safely be performed for even greater fat reduction.
When can I return to work or school, following CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting requires no incisions, sutures, or downtime. Patients are free to return to work, school, exercise, and all other routine activities immediately after the session, making CoolSculpting the perfect ‘lunchtime’ procedure.
How soon will I see the results from my CoolSculpting session?
The benefits of CoolSculpting are not immediate. Over the course of the next several weeks, the targeted fat cells slowly die off, safely metabolized by the body. Initial results can be seen in about three weeks, while the full benefits of a CoolSculpting session will take two to three months to appear.