We often have stubborn fat deposits in our bodies that cannot be eliminated with diet or exercise. And while there are many surgical procedures for this task, they all come with their own risks. CoolSculpting, however, gives you all the benefits of surgical fat removal while avoiding the risks! Call Dr. George Sanders today at (818) 981-8888 to schedule your CoolSculpting consultation at our Encino, CA office!
What is Coolsculpting?
Silk Medical Spa was founded by two of Los Angeles’s top, board-certified plastic surgeons. We understand that everybody is different, and while some may opt for surgical treatments, others may be seeking non-surgical alternatives to restoring their confidence. That’s why we provide our patients with the highest grade medical technology, coupled with our expert team of professionals who are committed to excellence in care.
Cryolipolysis, also known as fat freezing, is a non-invasive treatment that uses patented cooling technology to break down fat cells, permanently resulting in a reduction of body fat without damage to other tissues. Fat cells don’t like the cold, so at a certain temperature, they will freeze. Once that happens, your body will naturally eliminate the dead cells in 1-3 months or more, resulting in up to 20%-25% reduction of fat in a treated area.
It is FDA approved for long-term results in 9 areas including the most troubling and stubborn areas of the body:
- Back fat
- Outer + Inner thighs
Who is a candidate for Coolsculpting?
CoolSculpting is a proven fat-reduction treatment that can be a wonderful choice for most healthy adults. As a fat-reduction process, CoolSculpting can achieve satisfying body contouring improvements. It is not intended for weight loss, so the ideal candidate will be at a weight they would like to maintain going forward after their treatment.
How can I prepare for Coolsculpting?
If you are at your ideal weight and ready to sculpt your body with CoolSculpting, there is very little that you need to do to prepare. Some helpful tips for a smooth treatment include:
- Avoid certain medications and supplements. There is a chance of bruising after treatment. Medications and supplements like aspirin, fish oil, and vitamin E thin the blood. So does alcohol. To reduce the risk of bruising, avoid these and other substances as advised by your provider.
- Take care of your skin. While CoolSculpting is not a thermal-energy treatment like lasers, it is still wise to avoid tanning before undergoing treatment. There is a potential that having a sunburn at the time of treatment could make it more uncomfortable than it has to be.
- Prepare for your time in the office. CoolSculpting treatments take less than an hour. Still, it is helpful to have something to occupy your time as the treatment progresses. This not only prevents boredom but can take your mind off of the odd sensations your body may feel during your treatment.
- Prepare for long-term results. Before undergoing CoolSculpting, it is helpful to know what you will do to maintain your new sculpted body through healthy eating and fun exercise.
What Happens During the Coolsculpting Treatment?
The applicator will be placed on the treatment area and there will be a slight sucking sensation as it adheres to your body, followed by that signature cooling effect. During the procedure, you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site. These sensations subside as the area becomes numb. After the applicator is detached, your provider will do a brief massage on the area to break up the treated fat cells and enhance the fat reduction. That’s it!
"Kimberly at the front desk is sweet, responsive, and will work with you to locate the best price. Abel is expert at addressing your concerns, listening to what you want and knowing what to do. I have had only positive experiences at Silk, highly recommend the whole staff!"
What is recovery like from Coolsculpting?
Non-Invasive CoolSculpting is advantageous because it gets results without incurring downtime. There is no sedation or anesthesia used during CoolSculpting sessions. This means you can drive yourself home safely and go about your normal activities without concern. Some people work out the same day they undergo treatment. To help the body flush fat cells that are targeted during the session, clients are encouraged to drink plenty of water.