CoolSculpting Fat Removal Has Arrived at Villano | MD
Villano | MD is proud to offer CoolSculpting in Bend, Oregon. Coolsculpting is the leading non-surgical fat-reduction treatment in the country. This procedure is FDA-cleared and uses a handheld device to freeze and destroy fat below the skin with no downtime. Contact us now to schedule your complimentary consultation, and learn how you can achieve the body you’ve always wanted.
Am I a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?
With no downtime or surgery, CoolSculpting is a great option for busy patients who have trouble with stubborn areas of fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise, as well as those who are averse to more invasive procedures.
Approved treatment areas include love handles, abs, inner and outer thighs, back, bra fat, upper arms, and even under the chin. Good candidates are women and men who are within 20 pounds of their ideal weight who exercise, eat right, and are looking to get help with their most challenging areas.
What Should I Expect During the Procedure?
When you arrive, a medical professional will mark the area or areas being treated. A protective gel pad will be placed on the surface of your skin and the fat will be pinched into the CoolSculpting applicator. Most patients experience no pain, but you will feel some pressure and suction for the first few minutes. Soon after, the target area will become numb from the cold. Your procedure will last roughly an hour, during which you can watch a movie, read, or even take a nap.
What Happens After the Procedure?
The treated area will be pink and it may look as if there is a “stick of butter” under the skin. That is the fat that has been sucked up by the applicator. Your provider will massage the site to help the lump quickly disappear. CoolSculpting is a no-downtime procedure, so you can continue with your usual activities immediately.
After one session, you can expect to lose 20% to 30% of fat in the treated area or areas. Most patients see noticeable results within three months, but some see results in the first few weeks.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
When CoolSculpting is used on treatment areas, the treated fat cells crystallize and become dead cells. These dead fat cells are naturally produced and eliminated by the body, leaving you more sculpted and toned.
Since your body stops producing fat cells in early adulthood, CoolSculpting ensures that your fat cells won’t come back. The number of cells destroyed and removed during your procedure remains permanent. Keep in mind that when we gain weight, our fat cells become larger, so gaining weight after your treatment could still mean an increase in the size of your remaining fat cells. As with every medical procedure, focusing on your health by eating right and exercising is ideal for best results.
How Safe is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure with no downtime, making it extremely safe. Typical side effects include tingling, minor bruising, redness, numbness, and discomfort in the treated area. These effects are all temporary and resolve quickly, making it the ideal option for non-surgical reduction of fat.