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CoolSculpting Fat Reduction in Minneapolis*

 

 

Fat Reduction with no surgery or down time*

 

CoolSculpting™–The New, Non-invasive Way to Reduce Fat*

 

Exciting news for men and women dealing with diet- and exercise-resistant fat bulges!

CoolSculpting® by ZELTIQ™ is a cutting-edge technology that can non-surgically remove isolated pockets of stubborn fat. By targeting select areas of localized fat around the body, CoolSculpting® gently freezes away unwanted fat cells for a noticeable and natural-looking result. Each CoolSculpting® session typically yields an average 20% reduction of fat bulges in the treated area.

Unlike more invasive methods of fat reduction, CoolSculpting® does not require any incisions, needles, anesthesia, surgery, or recovery time. The treatment generally involves very little discomfort, if any, and patients often spend their procedure time working on their laptops, reading, watching movies, or simply relaxing. Each CoolSculpting® session lasts only one to two hours.

After the procedure, noticeable fat reduction can often be seen in as little as three weeks, with the most dramatic changes unfolding over the next three to four months.

Treatable Areas

CoolSculpting® can effectively treat several areas around the body where excess fat stores typically reside. The most successful body regions for CoolSculpting® treatment have substantial fat accumulation and are unaffected by exercise or “working out” the targeted area. Popular regions for CoolSculpting® may include:

    •Abdomen
    •Flanks, or “love handles”
    •Arms
    •Gynecomastia "Man boobs"
    •Buttock crease 
    •Inner and outer thighs
    •Mid-back (bra area)
    •Inner knees
    •Double chin

The abdomen is one of the most common CoolSculpting® treatment areas. While the procedure can exceptionally reduce the layer of fat under the skin (subcutaneous fat), it should be noted that CoolSculpting® cannot address any visceral fat stored inside of the abdominal cavity around the intestines. Visceral fat can cause a bulging appearance in the abdomen, and patients wishing to reduce these internal collections of fat are generally recommended to undergo weight loss prior to CoolSculpting®. Dr. Joe and his staff can help you determine whether CoolSculpting® for a particular area would benefit you.

Candidates for CoolSculpting®

CoolSculpting® is not designed to be a weight loss procedure; therefore, ideal candidates will have pronounced areas of fat accumulation, but otherwise be at or near a healthy weight for their body stature. Additionally, CoolSculpting® treatment is most successful in individuals with a suitable degree of skin elasticity.

One of the many benefits of CoolSculpting® is that patients with certain medical conditions that exclude them from undergoing surgical procedures—such as liposuction—may be candidates for this treatment. However, those with a past history of diseases or conditions related to cold exposure are generally not candidates for CoolSculpting®. During a consultation, Dr. Joe and our expert staff can examine your unique anatomy and medical history to ascertain whether CoolSculpting® is a good option for you.

CoolSculpting® Procedure

The length of a single CoolSculpting® session depends on the size of the targeted area and the thickness of fat in a given region. Multiple sessions may be required to achieve the desired aesthetic in one or several areas of treatment.

To begin the process, a consultation between you and our friendly staff—who have all graduated from the CoolSculpting University®—can determine which area(s) will be treated. During the CoolSculpting® session, the applicators are placed on the selected regions. Two cooling panels are then positioned on either side of the fat bulges in the targeted area. Patients will experience a tug and pull sensation, firm enough to ensure the selected tissue will efficiently cool.

After an initial freezing sensation in the targeted region, patients typically experience numbness for the remainder of treatment. Individuals often relax or engage in leisure activities, such as using their tablet or laptop, while waiting for their session to finish. Once all of the areas planned for the session have been treated, patients can return home or to work. There is typically no downtime required.


 

   

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

   

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the results like?

For many patients, CoolSculpting® by ZELTIQ™ can reduce the treated fat layer by 20% or more. If the patient's treatment plan calls for a second procedure, an additional 20% (or more) reduction may be experienced. Final losses may be more or less, depending on the patient’s unique anatomy.

What does it feel like?

Individuals being treated are usually seated comfortably or lying down during the procedure. As the panels start freezing unwanted fat cells, patients will initially feel an intense cooling sensation that dissipates after a few minutes. CoolSculpting® is generally comfortable enough that many patients read, surf the web, or engage in other leisure activities during the duration of the session.

Can I return to normal activities after the procedure?

Yes. While patients may experience temporary redness, bruising, tingling, or numbness in the areas of treatment, the non-invasive CoolSculpting® procedure requires no downtime. Patients can typically return to work and resume normal activities immediately.  

When will I see results?

Noticeable fat reduction can be apparent in as little as three weeks after treatment, with the most dramatic changes occurring after three to four months. After the CoolSculpting® procedure, your body will typically continue flushing fat cells for up to four months. This flushing will not raise your cholesterol or triglycerides.

How long do the results last?

Because CoolSculpting® treatment eliminates targeted fat cells, long-term results should generally remain stable, provided the patient maintains his or her weight with regular diet and exercise. We are all born with only so many fat cells, so if they are flushed out, they cannot grow back. If a patient gains weight, the fat cells in other areas will expand, but the specific flushed cells in the treated region are gone forever.

What is the difference between CoolSculpting® and liposuction?

While both procedures aim to reduce select areas of fat in the body, there are many key differences between CoolSculpting® and liposuction. As a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment, CoolSculpting® is often beneficial for fat removal in a small number of areas. For individuals with a significant amount of excess fat, or those who wish to address a larger number of areas, liposuction may be a more efficient solution. Liposuction can typically treat thicker layers of fat and multiple regions at once more effectively. After discussing your own unique needs, we can recommend the treatment that will most comprehensively fulfill your goals.

For more information about CoolSculpting®, or to schedule a consultation, please contact Gryskiewicz Twin Cities Cosmetic Surgery today.

  

 


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 *Results may vary from person to person

Please call our friendly staff to schedule a free cosmetic consultation.
 
Gryskiewicz Twin Cities Cosmetic Surgery®
Joe Gryskiewicz, MD, FACS
info@tcplasticsurgery.com

Edina-Centennial Lakes Medical Center           
7373 France Avenue South, Suite 408
Minneapolis, MN 55435
Phone: (952) 842-1000
Fax: (952) 435-6287
          Burnsville-Ridgeview Medical Building
303 E Nicollet Boulevard, Suite 330
Burnsville, MN 55337
Phone: (952) 435-0177
Fax:(952) 435-6287