Despite exercising regularly, eating a nutritious diet, and living an overall healthy lifestyle, many women and men find it nearly impossible to eliminate localized fat accumulations in particular areas of the body. Although liposuction can often be a great option for diminishing these stubborn fat buildups, not everyone needs and/or desires to undergo an invasive surgical procedure to achieve their aesthetic goals. For this reason, Stafford R. Broumand, MD and Daniel Y. Maman, MD offer CoolSculpting® – a non-surgical, non-invasive fat reduction technique designed to eliminate diet- and exercise-resistant fatty tissue in various regions of the body. Using this innovative alternative to liposuction, our doctors can help you attain a slimmer, more toned figure without the need for incisions, needles, or extensive downtime.
What Can CoolSculpting® Do for Me?
Depending on your particular concerns and aesthetic desires, CoolSculpting® may be able to help you:
- Non-surgically reduce fat in the chin, neck, abdomen, lower back, hips, or inner/outer thighs
- Enhance the definition of targeted treatment areas
- Accentuate and/or improve the results of another aesthetic procedure
- Achieve a fitter, more athletic-appearing figure
- Attain long-lasting, exceptionally natural-looking outcomes
For optimal long-term results, it is important to maintain a relatively healthy lifestyle that includes a balanced diet and regular exercise. For individuals who need assistance with sustaining this kind of lifestyle, our practice offers customized wellness services, including vitamins and supplements, nutritional guidance, exercise recommendations, and more.
CoolMini™ for Double Chin Reduction
CoolMini™ is an innovative CoolSculpting® applicator that can be used to target stubborn fat buildups in smaller areas of the body. Designed with a unique curvature, the CoolMini™ device is ideal for reducing excess fat underneath the chin (double chin) and around the neck for a more toned, youthful-looking contour. As a non-invasive technique, there is minimal to no discomfort or downtime after treatment, and most patients are able to return to their normal daily routines as soon as they leave our office. Results generally become apparent within two to four months, and some individuals continue to notice improvement for six months or more. For many women and men, CoolMini™ can be a great alternative to surgical liposuction of the neck.
How Coolsculpting® Works
CoolSculpting® uses a patented process known as Cryolipolysis™ to essentially freeze fat tissues, causing them to slowly break down and exit the body through natural processes. During the procedure, a special applicator is utilized to deliver precisely controlled cooling into fat cells in the targeted treatment area, leaving other surrounding tissues and structures unharmed. Once the fat cells reach a certain temperature, they begin to crystallize and die. Over time, the deceased cells are then metabolized and expelled from the body naturally, and remaining fat tissues condense to create a reduced fat layer. The entire CoolSculpting® procedure generally takes about one hour to complete for most patients, though this will vary depending on how many areas are being treated.
Following CoolSculpting®, there is typically little to no discomfort or downtime. In fact, the majority of patients are able to resume normal daily activities immediately. Some minor redness may be present in the targeted treatment area initially, but this should subside relatively quickly. Results should continue to improve over the course of about two to four months, though multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve an optimal outcome.