Are you looking for a body sculpting treatment to remove stubborn fat deposits from your neck, flanks, or abdomen? At Nowak Aesthetics in Chula Vista, CA we offer a variety of body sculpting treatments to suit every need. CoolSculpting is one of several body sculpting methods that provide effective fat removal results. It provides safe removal of stubborn fat on many parts of the body in as little as one quick session.
CoolSculpting is a body sculpting treatment developed by Allergan. This treatment uses a Cryolipolysis device to freeze fat cells. Body sculpting is performed by a doctor using the device. The frozen fat cells are naturally removed from the body, and a lymphatic drainage massage can be used to aid in fat removal.
This body sculpting treatment is approved by the FDA for use on nine parts of the body where stubborn fat tends to be deposited. This treatment is excellent for removing stubborn fat deposits after a weight loss routine when the patient is near their ideal body weight.
Where Can It Be Used?
The FDA has approved this treatment for use on nine parts of the body. Allergan developed a variety of applicator tips that make this treatment device effective in a range of areas. Stubborn fat on the abdomen, flanks, lower back, and bra strap area can all be treated.
Fat can also be removed from the neck, knees, upper arms, inner thigh, and outer thigh. The process can remove 20% to 25% of fat in a single treatment session. The treated area will no longer gain fat, and the frozen fat cells will not regenerate.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
A single session can take only 35 minutes, with larger treatment areas taking as long as an hour. Patients getting multiple areas treated in one session should expect longer treatment times. During the consultation, Dr. Nowak can provide patients with a more accurate estimate. Fortunately, most patients require only one session to achieve their desired body goal.
If a patient requires more than one session, each session will be at least one month apart. Patients will notice results improve over the weeks after their treatment and usually notice changes by the first or second month. The body sculpting process can continue for as many as four or six months after the first session. Patients will see the final results by the sixth month. Clinical studies have shown this treatment to be effective for most patients by the fourth month.
How Long Do Results Last?
The body sculpting treatment is long-lasting, and for some patients, it can be permanent. Patients are encouraged to lose weight leading up to this treatment and continue to pursue healthy lifestyle choices after this treatment. Patients who continue to eat health-consciously and exercise will have the longest lasting and most improved results. Most patients do not need a retouch, but it is an option for patients who become pregnant and have a child after their treatment.
What Makes CoolSculpting Different From Other Body Sculpting Methods?
CoolSculpting is the only body sculpting treatment that uses Cryolipolysis to eliminate fat cells. Cryolipolysis provides painless treatment with no downtime for recovery. This treatment is non-invasive, so there are no sutures, incisions, or bleeding. The frozen fat cells are eliminated from the body naturally as waste, so treatment results appear to be natural. Patients will see their body become slimmer in the treated area over several months, and very few people will realize the results are from a body sculpting treatment.
Most body sculpting methods have few parts of the body that can be treated, but CoolSculpting can be used on nine parts of the body where stubborn fat may form. This treatment takes only one session for many patients, and two sessions suffice for most other patients. There is no need for touch-up treatments except in rare circumstances. Patients can maintain their results for life with attention to their eating and some exercise.
CoolSculpting vs Other Treatment Methods
Liposuction is a more invasive procedure. Traditional liposuction requires the patient to be under anesthesia and have an intravenous fluid replacement. Liposuction has a longer recovery time, requiring hospitalization followed by outpatient care.
Liposuction is an effective body sculpting procedure. Fat can be removed from the abdomen, thighs, and flanks with liposuction. There is no waiting for the fat to be eliminated, and the changes are noticeable during recovery. The liposuction procedure takes between 30 minutes and 2 hours to be completed. Modern liposuction procedures can be completed over a weekend, and the patient can return to work Monday or Tuesday, but full recovery will take six weeks.
Thermage is a non-invasive body sculpting procedure. This treatment is not designed to eliminate fat like liposuction and other body sculpting techniques and instead tightens the skin. Thermage uses capacitive radiofrequency energy to target the collagen-rich layer under the skin. It does not damage the skin and is comfortable for most patients. The radiofrequency energy stimulates collagen production, resulting in tighter and more smooth skin. Collagen is a substance that rebuilds the skin and helps it maintain elasticity.
The results will not appear instantly, and it can take up to six months to see the final results. This makes the body sculpting results of Thermage appear natural. Recovery after Thermage is minimal. Most patients can return to work and their normal routine immediately after this treatment. Thermage is popular for use on the thighs, upper arms, abdomen, buttocks, and to safely treat the face.
Exilis Ultra is a solution for excess body fat, cellulite, sagging skin, laxity, and wrinkles. Providing the most complete solution of the body sculpting treatments, this treatment can be used for any part of the body, including the face. Exilis Ultra is non-invasive and uses ultrasound and radiofrequency therapy. This treatment can eliminate fat cells, stimulate collagen production, and cause the skin to contract and tighten.
This treatment is safe and requires no downtime or recovery time after a treatment session. Patients may need between three and six quick sessions to achieve their desired results. Each session lasts about 30 minutes. Patients will see their desired results by the end of six months. Exilis Ultra can be combined with other treatments, such as ThermaLipo, to enhance the results.
EMSCULPT is the only body sculpting treatment that is FDA approved to build muscle while burning fat. EMSCULPT is perfect for those who want to tone and tighten their body. EMSCULPT uses electromagnetic energy to target the muscle without causing damage to the skin or tissue. The muscle is stimulated and contracts much like it would during an intense set of crunches, but the contraction repeats 20,000 times per 30-minute session. EMSCULPT is most effective on the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks. This treatment can reduce fat by 19% and increase muscle by 16%.
The results of EMSCULPT are not instant, and this treatment takes at least four sessions spaced two to three days apart to see results. The results become noticeable two to six weeks after this treatment. Most patients will require touch-up treatments after three to six months. The fat reduction effects of EMSCULPT can be kept up with healthy diet and exercise habits.
TightSculpting is a body sculpting treatment for loose skin and unwanted body fat. This treatment is effective for removing fat and laxity from the thighs, abdomen, and upper arms. TightSculpting uses the Fotona laser to rejuvenate the skin by stimulating elastin and collagen production. The Fotona laser uses dual-wavelengths to effectively target fat reduction and collagen production.
Patients recover quickly after TightSculpting with zero downtime. This treatment is not painful and does not harm the skin. Most patients return to work or their daily routine immediately after this treatment. The number of treatment sessions and the amount of time between treatments depends on each patient’s skin condition. Results can also vary for each patient.
FAQ About Treatment
What Is Recovery Time Like?
Recovery time with CoolSculpting is minimal. Most patients have zero downtime and can return to their normal activities and work immediately after this treatment. The fat that has been frozen is destroyed and will be removed from the body in the weeks following this treatment.
This process will not affect a patient’s day-to-day life. The minimal recovery time is one reason to choose this body sculpting treatment over some other treatments. Patients will have no pain or discomfort during their recovery.
Is This Treatment Safe?
This body sculpting treatment is safe and will not cause any pain. Discomfort is minimal and most patients can pass the time during treatment enjoying a book or using a mobile app. Patients may note a slight tingling sensation and feel suction from the device pulling on their skin. Clinical studies have shown that this treatment is safe and has no ill-effects for most patients. This treatment has also earned FDA approval for its safe use.
Who Is the Ideal Candidate?
Any patient close to their ideal weight and who is looking to remove stubborn deposits of fat can benefit from this treatment. Patients of every gender, age, and skin tone can safely enjoy this treatment for fat removal.
This treatment can be performed quickly and has no downtime, so many patients with a busy schedule can fit their treatment sessions in during a lunch break. Patients may safely become pregnant after this treatment, but this will cause the results to be lost due to the weight gain of pregnancy.
Who Is This Not Recommended for?
During the consultation for this treatment, Dr. Nowak will set clear expectations for this treatment and ask questions about a patient’s current health and past health. Certain conditions can make this treatment less effective or cause unnecessary risks. Dr. Nowak will ask about any allergies, recent surgeries, or pre-existing hernias that could impact this treatment results.
This body sculpting treatment is not recommended for patients with a disorder that may cause sensitivity to cold. Pregnant and nursing women are also not recommended to begin this treatment until they are no longer pregnant or nursing.
Achieve Your Desired Body Today
If you are ready to try body sculpting or need some advice to make your decision, visit Nowak Aesthetics in Chula Vista, CA for your initial consultation. We can help you decide if CoolSculpting is right for you or if you might benefit more from one of our other body sculpting treatments. Our treatments are all professionally performed under the supervision of Dr. Nowak and will provide fat elimination benefits to help you reach your body goal.