Achieve your dream figure without surgery. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical, fat reduction solution designed to help patients lose fat and inches, without the lengthy surgical recovery. Learn more about the advantages of CoolSculpting by scheduling your consultation with our Portland specialist today!
CoolSculpting in Portland
For many patients on a journey to sculpt and tone their bodies, the last few inches of fat can often present the most significant challenge in achieving their goal figure. Even with a detailed workout regimen and diet, excess fat cells in the abdomen, arms, back, and buttocks can be almost impossible to minimize.
At the Key Laser Institute of Portland, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Douglas Key uses FDA-cleared CoolSculpting therapy to help patients shed inches from problem areas, without surgical intervention.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is an innovative, non-surgical fat reduction treatment developed to target and eliminate stubborn fat cells. The technology was designed on the process of cryolipolysis – eliminating fat cells by applying freezing temperatures.
Until recently, surgeries like liposuction had been the only truly effective way of removing unwanted adipose tissue. However, the preparation and recovery process of undergoing even this minimally invasive treatment can be enough to put people off the idea of surgery. Then came CoolSculpting.
By permanently and safely eliminating adipose tissue directly from the targeted areas, patients no longer worry about these stubborn pockets of fat expanding and compromising their shape.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
Part of the innovative nature of CoolSculpting comes from its unique application of freezing temperatures, which affect fat cells, not surface soft tissue. During the procedure, the target area is placed between two panels, which direct freezing temperatures to only the fat cells. The adipose tissue is frozen without compromising surrounding tissue. In the weeks following this non-surgical fat reduction procedure, the cells are eliminated from the body, allowing individuals to enjoy the full results of their treatment typically within four to six months of their visit.
Stubborn fat accumulates over time, even when following strict diet and exercise regimes.
Using controlled cooling, Coolsculpting is able to target and kill unwanted fat cells.
Weeks after treatment, your body will continue to eliminate the dead cells.
Once fat cells have been treated with Coolsculpting, they result in a firmer, more sculpted look that should be easier to maintain.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Coolsculpting?
Given the hyper-targeted nature of the device, CoolSculpting is an excellent option for any patient looking to eliminate stubborn areas of fat that are keeping them from reaching their goals. At our office in Portland, Dr. Key has successfully used this minimally-invasive solution to remove fat cells from the inner and outer thighs, abdomen, legs, arms, back, and obliques of male and female patients.
Fat Freezing Body Sculpting at Key Laser Institute
Like all other comprehensive procedures performed by our experienced team, the CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure starts with an in-depth consultation. Our goal is to ensure this solution will provide the results you’re looking for. While CoolSculpting is an effective non-surgical fat reduction technique, it is not a weight-loss solution.
What To Expect:
- In the days leading up to your treatment, we recommend patients avoid taking over-the-counter medications or supplements that thin blood. Similarly, maintaining a healthy diet and smoking cessation before and after your procedure can help accelerate the healing process.
- During CoolSculpting you first feel the cold applicator grip your area of unwanted fat and then a comfortable cooling sensation while the treatment reaches the fat cells underneath the skin.
- At the end of the session, you may feel an uncomfortable tingling while the treated area “wakes up” from the cold sensation. Our clinicians apply gentle compression to the area to minimize discomfort.
- Overall, this is a comfortable treatment; patients regularly read or use their phone or tablet during a session to pass the time.
- You may experience some soreness for about 1-2 weeks post treatment. However, most patients can return to their normal activities immediately after treatment.
- After one treatment, you’ll typically see a noticeable reduction in fat and best results will emerge over 4-6 months as the body gradually eliminates fat cells.
- You may choose to have additional treatments depending on how much fat you wish to lose.
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FAQs for CoolSculpting in Portland, Oregon
Our CoolSculpting procedure is an FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat reduction surgery effective on the flanks, abdomen, bra line, outer thighs, inner thighs, and chin. With over one million CoolSculpting treatments performed, it has been proven to be an effective and safe procedure for non-surgical fat reduction.
The cost of CoolSculpting varies. It depends on the areas of concern, your cosmetic goals, and the number of sessions needed. A personalized treatment plan will be designed and tailored to your body, budget, and goals.
You may start to see changes as soon as three weeks after your CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure. You will experience dramatic results after two months. Your body will flush out the treated fat cells for up to six months for continued improvement.
After experiencing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure, many individuals take better care of themselves. However, if you gain weight, you may gain it more evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.
CoolSculpting has no downtime! It is safe and completely non-invasive, allowing an immediate return to work, exercise, and other everyday activities. However, there may be minor discomfort during the first 10 minutes as fat is drawn into the applicator and cooled. No pain medication or anesthetic is necessary. The procedure is comfortable enough to read a book, listen to music, or work on a tablet or phone.
After your procedure, you may experience redness that may last a few hours. Some patients experience bruising, tenderness, cramping, or itching for one to two weeks and a temporary dulling sensation for one or more weeks.
Once the fat cells are eliminated from your body, they are gone for good. This means the shape you have after your treatment will last a lifetime. However, if you gain weight, the size of the treatment site will expand.
CoolSculpting offers numerous benefits, some of which include:
- No anesthesia
- Non-invasive treatment
- Permanent reduction of unwanted fat
- No downtime
- No needles
- Treats multiple areas in one session
- No scars
- Can treat multiple areas of the body in a single session
The CoolSculpting device is pressed against the treatment site with the skin drawn into a mild pressure cup. Then it applies cooler temperatures as the device moves around the target area slowly.
Patients can immediately get back to the normal lifestyle with no downtime involved.
Minor compared to surgery. There may be slight risks of contour irregularity, but it’s rare.
Once the fat cells are eliminated from the body, they never return. However, significant weight gain can cause the remaining fat cells to expand, possibly jeopardizing CoolSculpting benefits. The best way to enjoy CoolSculpting long-term is to maintain a healthy diet plan and exercise regularly.
Each CoolSculpting treatment is unique to each patient, so the costs will never be the same. The best way to get an estimate is to come and visit us for a friendly informative consultation.