CoolSculpting™ for Fat Reduction
CoolSculpting™ is a clinically proven and non-invasive procedure that selectively reduces fat layers in problem areas using a patented cooling technology. Cleared by the FDA September 8, 2010, it is a safe procedure that gently cools unwanted fat cells in the body which triggers a natural, controlled elimination of fat cells. This reduces bulges in treated areas of the body without harming surrounding tissue.
Dr. Jeffrey Hunt and the team at the Vein and Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay are the first in the area to offer the innovative, recently FDA-approved fat reduction procedure called CoolSculpting™. This non-invasive treatment, uses cooling technology to eliminate fat cells gradually, in a process that does no harm to the surrounding skin. For stubborn fat pockets that won’t go away, even through rigorous diet and exercise, CoolSculpting™ can serve as a less invasive alternative to liposuction and help you attain your goals with no downtime and no anesthesia required for the procedure.
At the Vein and Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay we have the latest applicators for coolsculpting that allow us to address all of your areas of concern including:
- Upper & Lower Abdomen
- Flanks/Love Handles
- Inner Thighs
- Banana Folds (Underneath the bottom)
- Bra Line fat
Contact the Vein and Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay to schedule a consultation on CoolSculpting™ cryolipolysis™ for fat reduction and removal. Our Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg, Florida-area practice offers state-of-the-art procedures and effective results.
Tampa Bay’s Channel 10 Interviews Dr. Hunt
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Cryolipolysis™ was developed by dermatologists at Harvard Medical School. The team found that cold affects fat cells more than tissues that surround them – ultimately leading them to discover that coldness to the fat cells can help facilitate their removal without harming surrounding tissues. This new discovery has now led to the CoolSculpting™ procedure, a non-invasive, non-surgical method of fat layer reduction recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
CoolSculpting™ has a number of benefits for people who would like to shed stubborn areas of extra fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. These benefits include:
- Non-surgical fat reduction treatment
- No recovery time
- The procedure is painless
- Effective results after a single treatment
The CoolSculpting™ procedure involves no anesthesia or even pain medicine. Together you and Dr. Hunt determine and mark the area the device will target. CoolSculpting™ is most effective on small pockets of fat located on abdomen, back and love handles. The device is then positioned on this part of your body and a vacuum-like process draws up the bulge so that it rest in between the two cooling panels. The applicator cools the area of fat cells and stimulates a natural removal process, gradually reducing the excess fat.
Common CoolSculpting™ Question
What does CoolSculpting™ feel like?
At the start of the cooling process, patients will feel some pressure and intense cold that soon turns into more of a numbing sensation. Throughout the one to two hour process, patients sit or recline comfortably opting to read, work on their laptop or even take a nap.
Can I return to normal activities after my procedure?
Yes! CoolSculpting™ is a completely non-invasive treatment that requires no numbing, no pain medicines and absolutely no downtime, so normal activities can be resumed immediately. Most patients will experience some redness, minor bruising, tingling, or numbness in the treated area, but this is only temporary.
What results can I expect from CoolSculpting™?
Patients that are a candidate for CoolSculpting™ will see on average a 20-25% reduction in the targeted area of body fat. Results will continue to improve gradually over time, becoming first noticeable at as early as four weeks with maximum results at about eight weeks. For even greater fat reduction, a series of treatments over several months may be of benefit. CoolSculpting™ is designed for patients who are already at their ideal body weight, are relatively in shape and physically fit, but are having trouble eliminating specific, isolated pockets of fat through diet and exercise alone. Patients with more pronounced areas of excess fat will benefit from more invasive procedures such as liposuction.
Are the results permanent?
The fat cells treated during CoolSculpting™ will be eliminated. As long as you continue to eat right, exercise and maintain your ideal weight, your long-term results should remain stable.
No pain, no surgery, and no recovery time. CoolSculpting™ fat removal procedure is a powerful new tool for cosmetic enhancement, and it’s available right here at the Vein and Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay. Please contact our practice to schedule a consultation.
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