CoolSculpting

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CoolSculpting

Are you struggling to get rid of stubborn fat around your body? No matter how much you may exercise and how strict your diet is, the fat around your midsection, back, thighs, under your chin, and/or arms will not budge. Luckily, there is a remarkable solution to help you fight the bulge.

Pacific Plastic Surgery Group in San Francisco offers CoolSculpting for patients looking to minimize fat deposits in certain areas of their bodies without undergoing liposuction surgery. After CoolSculpting, your physique will be slimmer, revealing a new, contoured you with little to no downtime.

About Coolsculpting

During puberty, you have a certain number of fat cells in your body. This number of fat cells does not fluctuate much after this time. When you gain weight, the cells swell. Once the weight is lost, the fat cells shrink. For many people, the fat cells in certain areas remain swollen or are vast in number making some unsightly bulges exercise- or diet-resistant. 

CoolSculpting is a revolutionary, non-invasive, non-surgical cosmetic procedure that reduces stubborn pockets of fat on the body. For those who are looking for subtle body-contouring and sculpting without the risks of invasive liposuction, CoolSculpting is the best option.

CoolSculpting has been FDA-cleared to reduce the number of fat cells in the abdomen, flanks, back, bra line, under the chin, along the jawline, upper arms, thighs, and under the buttocks. FDA-clearance demonstrates that CoolSculpting is a safe and effective fat reduction treatment.

While liposuction leads to the most immediate and noticeable results when it comes to fat reduction, CoolSculpting is an excellent alternative for those who do not wish to undergo surgery.

Benefits of CoolSculpting

  • Non-invasive procedure
  • Little to no downtime
  • Targeted body contouring
  • 20%-25% of fat reduced after 1 session
  • Long-lasting solution
  • Slimmer silhouette 
  • Enhanced confidence
  • Increased physical comfort

Realize the benefits of CoolSculpting for yourself! Contact Pacific Plastic Surgery Group to schedule a one-on-one consultation to learn how CoolSculpting can help you meet your body contouring goals. 

CoolSculpting vs. Liposuction

CoolSculptingLiposuction
Gradual resultsImmediate results
Non-invasive procedureSurgical procedure requiring anesthesia
Little to no downtimeWeeks to months to heal and recover
Multiple sessions needed for desired resultsCan achieve optimal results after one session
Can address smaller pockets of fatCan remove a significant amount of fat 
FDA-cleared to treat 9 specific areasFDA-cleared to remove fat anywhere on the body

Want to learn more about CoolSculpting and liposuction and how they can effectively address your concerns? Call Pacific Plastic Surgery Group at (415) 379-9015 to speak with a helpful staff member about scheduling your consultation.

Candidates for CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is the perfect treatment option for anyone who is looking to remove excess fat deposits that are not responding to diet or exercise. Ideal CoolSculpting candidates are relatively healthy adults who want a quick treatment to address unwanted fat without taking time away from life. If you have maintained a stable weight close to your ideal weight, CoolSculpting may be right for you.

If you are a candidate for CoolSculpting, contact Pacific Plastic Surgery Group today to schedule a private consultation. 

Consultation

During a private consultation with your CoolSculpting specialist, you will have the opportunity to discuss your goals and expectations when it comes to eliminating your unwanted fat. The specialist working with you will inquire about your medical and health history. They will answer any questions you may have and discuss the procedure in detail with you. From there, the specialist will perform a physical examination of your desired treatment area(s). 

Ready to learn more about CoolSculpting in San Francisco? Call Pacific Plastic Surgery Group at (415) 379-9015 to schedule your one-on-one consultation today.

After this thorough assessment, your candidacy for CoolSculpting will be determined. If you are an appropriate candidate for CoolSculpting with Pacific Plastic Surgery Group, a treatment plan will be tailored for you and your needs. If it is determined that CoolSculpting is not the best body contouring solution for you, your specialist will provide their professional medical opinion regarding other procedures that would be right for you. 

Preparation

Because CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure, there is less preparation needed than with surgical approaches to fat reduction. In fact, there may be no preparation needed! Once you are deemed an appropriate candidate for CoolSculpting, you will just need to show up for your sessions!

Procedure

The CoolSculpting device, designed by Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc., has a variety of applicators which are used to target specific areas of the body (i.e. love handles, stomach, saddlebags, bra rolls, inner thighs, under the chin, etc.) Once the applicator is placed on the treatment area, the applicator adheres to your skin with a light suction.

coolsculpting procedure

The cooling panels within the applicator then slowly reduce the temperature of the fat to just above freezing. The overlying skin is left unharmed during the 30 to 60-minute procedure. During this time, you can sit or lie comfortably as you read or enjoy Netflix on one of our iPads. 

You may experience slight tugging, pulling, pinching, coldness, and cramping at the treatment site. Despite this mild discomfort, the procedure is generally painless. At the end of your CoolSculpting session, the applicator will be removed from your skin. Your specialist will gently massage the area to help break up the fat deposits. This will aid the fat reduction process, encouraging the body to remove the destroyed fat cells, quickly. 

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

Cryolipolysis is the process that makes CoolSculpting possible. Building on the knowledge that fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than skin cells, CoolSculpting involves lowering the temperature of the fat cells in the targeted area to just above freezing. The carefully measured cooling process targets only the fat cells and avoids any damage to the skin cells and surrounding structures. The cold temperatures destroy the fat cells and they are naturally eliminated from the body through the lymphatic system over the following 8 weeks.

Recovery

In most cases, patients are able to return to their normal activities and plans for the day immediately following their CoolSculpting session! There is little to no downtime with CoolSculpting! You may notice redness, bruising, tingling, numbness at the treatment site. These are common as feeling returns to the area. 

CoolSculpting Results

The results you receive from CoolSculpting are long-lasting. Because the targeted fat is eliminated from the body, there is little chance of the fat cells returning to the treatment area! You may begin to see results from your session in as little as 3 weeks. Over the 8 weeks following the procedure, your body will slowly rid itself of the fat cells frozen by CoolSculpting. Studies show an average of 20%-25% fat reduction in the treatment area after each cycle.

CoolSculpting Results

You can expect your treatment area(s) to be slimmer, contoured, and more proportionate to your frame. Many of our patients report enhanced confidence as they feel more comfortable with their bodies. You can read what our patients had to say about their time and care with us by visiting our reviews page

If you are ready to experience the optimal results from CoolSculpting, call Pacific Plastic Surgery Group today and one of our helpful patient coordinators will assist you in scheduling your private consultation.

Alternative Procedures

CoolSculpting is an excellent solution to eliminate unwanted fat in 9 areas of the body. However, there are certain limitations to body contouring with CoolSculpting. Liposuction is the surgical removal of fat under the skin. The plastic surgeon working with you will ensure the appropriate anesthetic is administered to keep you comfortable during the procedure. Then he will take a long, hollow tube, called a cannula, and gently guide it just under the skin and into the fat. The cannula will vacuum the fat cells out of the body, strategically contouring the treatment area. 

Results from Liposuction are immediately apparent, but because it is a surgical procedure, you will experience swelling and soreness at the treatment site and will experience significant downtime after surgery.

How much does CoolSculpting cost in San Francisco?

CoolSculpting cost

CoolSculpting is a customized treatment that is utilized in a specific manner just for you! Your detailed treatment plan will outline your treatment areas, the number of sessions you need in order to meet your goal, and how much time to take between sessions. Because of this highly individualized approach, the total cost for your CoolSculpting sessions will be customized to you. The team here at Pacific Plastic Surgery Group does not want your aesthetic goals to be out of reach due to cost. This is why we have connected with several financing partners to help make your goals a reality. We also offer CoolSculpting packaged specials at different times during the year! Be sure to visit our Specials page often so you do not miss out on any of our offers!

The only way to receive an accurate quote for CoolSculpting is to attend a private consultation. Our knowledgeable staff is available to answer your questions and set you up with one of our CoolSculpting specialists. Contact us today!

FAQ

IS COOLSCULPTING SAFE?

CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared to treat fat deposits in 9 areas of the body. The abdomen, flanks, back and bra rolls, under the buttocks, the thighs, upper arms, chin, and jawline. Clearance from the FDA ensures the technology is safe and effective for its intended uses. 

HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?

It is recommended that patients undergo 4 CoolSculpting sessions for optimal results. Each CoolSculpting session reduces fat in the treatment area 20% to 25%. To estimate how many CoolSculpting sessions you will need to meet your aesthetic goals, you will need to attend a personal consultation with one of our medical professionals. 

IS COOLSCULPTING PERMANENT?

CoolSculpting results are long-lasting. The treated fat cells are destroyed and are removed from the body through the lymphatic system. This leaves the area flatter and more sculpted. If you are able to maintain a stable weight following your CoolSculpting treatment, your results will endure.

Additional Information

  1. CoolSculpting. (2020). The science of CoolSculpting. Retrieved from https://www.coolsculpting.com/what-is-coolsculpting/ 
  2. American Society of Plastic Surgeons. (2020). Nonsurgical Fat Reduction. Retrieved from https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/nonsurgical-fat-reduction/cryolipolysis 
  3. AlSogair, S. S. (2019). Cryotherapy-induced lipolysis. Hamdan Medical Journal, 12(4), 165-169. DOI: 10.4103/HMJ.HMJ_11_19