CoolSculpting in San Antonio
Almost everyone has at least one area with bulges of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. While surgical fat removal procedures like liposuction/liposculpture are available to help, Dr. Robert Young and his highly trained staff understand that not everyone is ready for surgery. The San Antonio plastic surgeon is pleased to offer CoolSculpting, an FDA-approved non-surgical body contouring treatment that “freezes” the fat away. This innovative treatment uses controlled cooling technology to permanently destroy fat cells, allowing patients to slim their body without surgery, incisions, anesthesia, needles or downtime.
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Are You a Candidate for CoolSculpting?
CoolsSculpting is a great option for anyone who wants to slim down and reshape a body area without the risks and downtime of surgery. Ideal patients should be in good overall health and at a stable weight. CoolSculpting is ideal for patients who have small, unwanted bulges of fat in the following areas:
- Inner and outer thighs
- Underneath the buttocks
- Submental area (underneath the chin)
- Upper arms
- Bra fat
CoolSculpting delivers precise cooling to target the fat cells in the treatment area, without harming the surrounding skin and tissue. The targeted fat cells are crystalized (i.e., frozen) and then die. Over time, the body naturally eliminates the dead fat cells through waste-removal processes. CoolSculpting is not painful, although patients may feel intense cold and slight pinching or pulling during treatment. Most patients choose to read, watch videos on their smartphone, take a nap or simply relax while Dr. Young performs the procedure. One treatment session can be completed in approximately 35 minutes.
Before treatment, we will apply a protective gel on the targeted area. We will then position the fat bulges between two cooling panels, which will cool the treatment area until the fat cells reach freezing temperature. This process is repeated until all unwanted fat cells are targeted so they can crystalize and die.
There is no downtime with CoolSculpting and you will be able to return to your normal activities immediately after treatment. Temporary side effects include minor bruising, redness, tingling and numbness, which should dissipate after a few days.
Results with CoolSculpting
Results become visible a few weeks after treatment, once the body has eliminated the crystalized fat cells. Some patients see results as soon as three weeks after treatment but it can take several months for the final results to become visible. Following treatment, the treated area will look flatter, firmer and slimmer.
Results with CoolSculpting are considered to be permanent because once the fat cells are destroyed, they cannot regenerate. This being said, patients should eat healthily and exercise regularly to maintain their slimmer and sculpted physique.
While some patients achieve their desired results after one treatment session, others may require several more. Dr. Young and his medspa technicians will determine the number of sessions you need based on the treatment area(s), the amount of fat present and your desired results.
Learn More about CoolSculpting
Are you interested to find out if CoolSculpting can help you freeze the fat away? If you are deciding between liposuction and CoolSculpting, Dr. Young can meet with you to discuss your cosmetic needs and goals and determine whether you are a candidate for CoolSculpting or one of the other body contouring procedures he offers. If you’re ready for your free CoolSculpting consult at Dr. Young’s medspa, Call (210) 496-BODY (2639) today to schedule your consultation.