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What You Need to Know About Coolsculpting: Transform Your Body Without Surgery

Body Contouring

March 14, 2016

Mlive Blog Post

By: Carlie Zervan

No matter how excellent your diet and exercise regime may be you might still have certain problem areas that remain unchangeable. If you are frustrated that your hard work and self-control aren’t paying off, you should consider CoolSculpting.

What is CoolSculpting?
Want results but you don’t want to go under the knife? CoolSculpting may be the best option for you. Coolsculpting is a revolutionary non-invasive fat reduction treatment that uses an FDA-cleared process called Cryolipolysis®. Cryolipolysis® works to eliminate the fat cells in your stubborn problem areas by freezing them, resulting in their natural death.

CoolSculpting uses your body’s natural fat eliminating process to metabolize fat cells destroyed during treatment. Optimal results from CoolSculpting can take up to three months. During that time, adapting to or continuing a healthy lifestyle while your body completes the elimination process will help you to see the maximum change in fat reduction.

How does it feel? What is the recovery process like?
Most patients will experience a slight pinching or pulling sensation during the CoolSculpting procedure. However, the minimal discomfort only lasts a few minutes.

You can probably agree that the best recovery process is no recovery process! Lipids in the fat crystallize faster than other cells meaning that CoolSculpting is able to destroy fatty deposits without damaging nerves or surrounding tissue. Though some patients experience swelling, numbness or tenderness after the procedure, the level of discomfort varies from little to none. CoolSculpting will not disrupt your normal routine.

Will CoolSculpting work for me?
CoolSculpting provides the best results for people who struggle with fat deposits that are located in the various problem areas. Common treatment areas include the abdomen, love handles, thighs and chin.If you cannot take time to recover from a surgical procedure, CoolSculpting could be right for you. Most patients begin to see results around four weeks with maximum results at the two or three month mark. The most intriguing fact about the procedure is that the fat reduction is permanent!

Where can I learn more about CoolSculpting?
The Centre for Plastic Surgery is hosting an informational, open-house event on Thursday, March 24 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Come to the Centre to enjoy drinks, appetizers, prizes and a chance to have your CoolSculpting questions answered! To register for the event call the Centre at 616-454-1256 or fill out a web inquiry at Can’t make the event? No problem! You can schedule a consultation with an extensively trained aesthetician from the Centre for Plastic Surgery. Visit their website for more information.