Cranberry Township plastic surgeons announce that the latest fat removal technique, CoolSculpting, has arrived at Advanced Liposuction Center. This revolutionary procedure uses extreme cold to permanently destroy fat cells almost anywhere in the body. It has been specifically designed to treat problem areas that stubbornly refuse diet and exercise including:

  • Love handles
  • Abdomen/stomach
  • Upper torso fat (such as around the bra area)
  • Thighs and legs
  • Male breasts
  • Upper arms
  • Beneath the buttocks

CoolSculpting has many distinct advantages to other treatments including:

  • It’s not a surgery and is non-invasive
  • No anesthesia is necessary
  • No downtime. You’ll be able to resume your routine almost immediately. You can go to work, school or do any other activities you normally do without restrictions.
  • CoolSculpting is not painful. Patients will feel extreme cold, but after the first five minutes or so the skin becomes numb. It’s a fact that many patients actually fall asleep during the treatment!
  • There are only mild after effects. You may experience a little swelling or redness over the treated area. If you tend to bruise easily, you may notice minor bruising. Less common post-treatment sensations include tenderness, itching, or stinging. The discomfort of all these sensations is minimal and usually disappears within 7 to 14 days.
  • Fat is permanently destroyed and cannot come back.
  • CoolSculpting is more economical than invasive fat removal techniques.

Are There Any Risks?

CoolSculpting is a really safe process that doesn’t have any serious side effects but there are some common and small side effects that can arise, these risks include:

1. Temporary Irritation

The cold temperature used to destroy fat cells may have a negative effect on your treated skin. It can irritate your skin and cause problems like:

• Swelling

• Bruising

• Skin discoloration temporarily

2. Aching or Pain

Just like skin irritation intense cold temperature can cause you pain and aching in the treated area.

But you shouldn’t worry about it since it will go away soon.

How To Prepare For CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting does not necessitate extensive preparation. However, it’s critical to ensure that your body is in good health and that you’re close to your target weight.

CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss procedure, and persons who are extremely overweight or obese are not good candidates.

A good candidate is healthy, fit, and looking for a way to get rid of belly fat.

Although bruising from the applicator’s suction is normal following CoolSculpting, anti-inflammatories like aspirin should be avoided before the operation. This will assist in the reduction of any bruising that may occur.

Before and after the operation, your doctor or provider will most likely take images to illustrate any improvement in the treated regions.

What Should You Expect After CoolSculpting?

After a CoolSculpting procedure, there is little to no downtime. The majority of people are allowed to resume their normal daily activities right after.

Minor redness or pain in the treated area may occur in rare situations, but all minor side effects usually diminish within a few weeks.

Within three weeks following the operation, results in the treated areas may be seen.

After two or three months, typical effects are achieved, and the fat-flushing procedure might last up to six months after the initial treatment. Depending on the person and the area of the body, more than one treatment may be required.

CoolSculpting has been cleared by the FDA and provides long last results that look and feel natural. Excited to learn more? Contact any of our Pittsburgh area offices today for a free consultation by calling: 724-683-7581. Our cosmetic surgeons have undergone a closely monitored training and certification process. You can be confident about achieving beautiful results that will be permanent and that the procedure is safe and effective.