If you’re like most people, you have areas of stubborn fat that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. Dr. Khattab understands that, unfortunately, our body contours do not always reflect our efforts to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. For those who desire a slimmer, smoother body shape, CoolSculpting® may help achieve your goals without surgery. A popular liposuction alternative in Sacramento, CA, CoolSculpting is a non-surgical method of fat reduction designed to improve targeted areas of the body.
CoolSculpting is a good option for those who seek a moderate reduction in fat in certain areas, want a non-surgical fat reduction treatment or have small, localized areas of fat such as “love handles,” a “muffin top,” or bra-line fat
It is important to realize that CoolSculpting is not a weight loss method, but rather a fat reduction technique. Ideally, candidates are within 5 to 10 pounds of their ideal body weight, but would like to improve specific areas of the body. CoolSculpting is not appropriate for everyone, or for all areas of the body. Dr. Khattab will discuss whether CoolSculpting or liposuction would be a better option for your needs.
To begin your CoolSculpting procedure, the targeted area is drawn between 2 cooling panels, which bring the fat to a very cold temperature. Since fat cells are destroyed at a higher temperature than other cells, surrounding tissue is left unharmed. A CoolSculpting procedure typically lasts about 1 to 3 hours, depending on how large the target area is. Because the treatment is non-surgical, there are no incisions to close when the procedure is finished, allowing for a quick recovery.
After your procedure, you may experience some redness which will diminish shortly after your treatment. In general, patients can return to their normal activities almost immediately after their CoolSculpting treatment, making it an option for busy women and men who only have a few hours to spare. Over the next few days to weeks, the fat in the targeted area will be removed by the body’s natural cleansing processes. You may opt to return for follow-up treatments for further fat reduction. Then, you may enjoy your new, slim body contours