For those who have considered liposuction but have been resistant to undergoing an invasive procedure, there is a new device that literally freezes the fat away and erases love handles, unwanted bulges, those unwanted “muffin tops” and any other spot with fat that you can grasp with your hand and squeeze.
CoolSculpting® permanently destroys fat cells by using cold energy to cool them to a specific temperature where the cells become vulnerable and die. Your skin, nerves, blood vessels, and surrounding tissues are left unharmed and multiple areas can be treated during the same office visit. There are no incisions and there is no downtime as with many other procedures. Each treatment lasts approximately one hour and the fat will gradually disappear over the following weeks.
During the procedure, Dr. Quardt will grasp the area to be treated and place it between the two cooling plates of the CoolSculpting® machine.
The ideal individual for the CoolSculpting® procedure maintains a stable weight that is within 20-30 pounds of their ideal body weight. CoolSculpting® is not appropriate for those who have a substantial amount of weight to lose.