Is CoolSculpting® the Solution for Your Problematic Fat Areas?
What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is an FDA-cleared, non-invasive treatment using a patented cooling technology to selectively reduce fat layers in problem areas. We currently offer this service at our Victory Medical Austin location.
What areas can be treated with CoolSculpting®?
- Hips, or “muffin top”
- Flanks, or “love handles”
- Upper arms
- Double chin
- Inner and outer thighs
Who is a candidate for CoolSculpting®?
The best candidates for CoolSculpting® are individuals who are near their ideal body weight and are looking to reduce stubborn pockets of fat that persist despite the efforts of diet and exercise.
How is CoolSculpting® performed?
The patient is first assessed for the treatment and properly measured for the area they are wanting to target. The patient is asked to change in a robe in a private room so that access to the target area is easily obtained. Then, a non-invasive applicator delivers controlled cooling to the treatment area, specifically targeting underlying fat and leaving surface skin unaffected during quick treatments (about 1 hour). The low temperatures damage fat cells and kick them into a process of natural elimination, gradually reducing the thickness of the fat layer. The area is then massaged after the treatment and the patient is able to return to normal activity.
What is the recovery after CoolSculpting® like?
CoolSculpting® is non- invasive meaning there are no needles or surgery involved and requires no downtime. That means patients can resume their daily routines immediately following treatment. Following your treatment, the area will appear red and swollen and some bruising may occur, but it’s easily hidden under clothes. Any swelling in the treated areas should resolve itself in a day or so.
What kind of results should I expect after a CoolSculpting® treatment?
Patients typically see a fat loss of about 20% to 25% in the treated area. This doesn’t sound like much, but you have to remember that this treatment is targeting the fat cells that you can pinch with your fingers and most people will see a noticeable difference when they are wearing form fitting clothes or a bathing suit. The results of a CoolSculpting® treatment appear gradually, however, and patients can expect to see their final results after 2 to 4 months. Book now to see results just in time for summer.
Victory Medical is a multi-specialty practice with locations in Austin, Westlake, Cedar Park, and Marble Falls. We offer various services and are a one stop shop for your needs. Services we offer include: Family Practice, Heartwise Physicals, Pharmacy, Urgent Care, Natural Hormone Replacement, MedSpa, CoolSculpting®, Allergy Treatment, Physical Therapy, and Weight Loss.
I used CoolSculpting® on my “muffin top” area because no matter how much weight I lost or how hard I exercised to target that area, I continued to have some fat deposits. I would constantly have to wear compression garments to smooth out the look of my body under a dress and those are uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time. After I tried CoolSculpting®, within a few months I noticed a significant difference. The area that I used to be able to pinch has reduced in size and I feel great wearing a form fitting dress or bikini. I highly recommend it!