CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ™
Birmingham, Alabama CoolSculpting Fat Reduction at Hedden Plastic Surgery & Spa Greystone
CoolSculpting® is a patented, non-invasive, clinically proven procedure to selectively reduce fat layers in problem areas using a patented cooling technology. It is a safe procedure cleared by the FDA that gently cools unwanted fat cells in the body to induce a natural, controlled elimination of fat cells. This reduces bulges in treated areas of the body without harming surrounding tissue.
Contact our Birmingham, Alabama Cosmetic Surgery practice today to find out if CoolSculpting non-invasive fat reduction is right for you!
Key Benefits of CoolSculpting
- Involves no needles, surgery or downtime — Because CoolSculpting is non-invasive, patients can resume daily activities, including work and exercise, immediately following treatment.
- It's easy — CoolSculpting patients can sit or lie comfortably and read, work on their laptop or even nap during the procedure. The procedure is performed in a medical office, under the supervision of physician specializing in cosmetic procedures.
- It's convenient — Procedures last about 1 to 2 hours, so treatment can easily be performed during a lunch hour or without major disruption to the day.
- The results are dramatic — Patients can expect an average 20% reduction.
How the CoolSculpting Procedure Works
During the CoolSculpting procedure, a non-invasive applicator delivers precisely controlled cooling to specifically target underlying fat in the treatment area, leaving surface skin tissue unaffected. Exposing fat cells to cold triggers a process of natural removal, which gradually reduces the fat layer's thickness. The result is a visible reduction in fat bulges.
On average, each CoolSculpting procedure results in a 20% reduction of fat in the treated areas, and patients can start to see results as soon as 3 weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results occurring over a period of 2 to 4 months in most patients.
Clinical studies involving hundreds of patients show that, for properly selected patients, ZELTIQ's CoolSculpting procedure is an effective way to reduce fat without the pain, risk, and recovery time of surgical procedures. The result is noticeable, natural-looking fat reduction in the treated areas.
The CoolSculpting procedure is safe because the delivery of precise cooling affects only targeted fat cells, leaving adjacent tissue unharmed and intact.
CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ is not intended as a weight-reduction program for overweight individuals. The best candidates for the CoolSculpting procedure are people near their ideal body weight who eat well and exercise regularly and have pockets of fat that have not responded to a healthy lifestyle. They are seeking spot reduction for specific areas of fat but are not considering a surgical procedure.
Science Behind CoolSculpting
The CoolSculpting procedure developed by ZELTIQ is based on sound science called Cryolipolysis™. Cryolipolysis is the result of a scientific discovery proving that subcutaneous fat cells are naturally more vulnerable to the effects of cold than surrounding tissue. Fat cells, when exposed to precisely controlled cooling for a sustained period of time, undergo a gradual reduction and cell death.
ZELTIQ™ is a global medical device company that developed a patented, non-invasive, clinically proven procedure to selectively reduce fat. ZELTIQ advances the basic science, clinical evaluation and commercial development of Cryolipolysis. The company has developed an advanced medical device that utilizes this new discovery and is making it available to physicians specializing in cosmetic procedures.