Fat removal without surgery – CoolSculpting.
- Posted on: Feb 16 2013
In a few weeks we will be launching coolsculpting in our Utah practice
CoolSculpting by Zeltiq is an FDA cleared revolutionary new method of fat reduction that doesn’t involve needles, sedation, surgery or downtime. Using the application of cooling plates the fat is literally frozen away.
The results are not immediate, taking about 3 weeks to see some results and about 2 months to see the final results. Although much cheaper than liposuction, a smaller amount of fat can be removed with coolsculpting than can be removed with liposuction. For more dramatic results CoolSculpting can be repeated within several weeks.
Top of the line in non-invasive fat removal
This is unlike anything I have ever offered as I am relying on technology alone to achieve results. As a bit of a perfectionist and control freak this is a hard transition. I am very conservative with what I choose to offer to my patients and don’t generally buy into the hype of the ever changing newest noninvasive technology. With my reputation at stake, I have studied all methods of noninvasive fat reduction for my Utah patients and I have carefully chosen CoolSculpting as the head of the class.
CoolSculpting reviews are mostly positive with a realself “worth it rating” of 72%. Although not every patient is happy this is a pretty good number for a noninvasive procedure. At the ASAPS meeting last year in Vacouver I attended a lecture given by a plastic surgeon who has tried and currently owns every noninvasive fat removal device available and in his opinion CoolSculpting was the best.
Dr Yates first hand coolsculpting experience
A few days ago I tried coolsculpting myself so I can better explain the procedure to patients and understand what kind of result can be expected first hand. The procedure was not painless but it wasn’t bad either. It takes about 1 hour per area and I did a total of three. Two on one upper hip and one on the lower abdomen. I only did one hip to have a comparison side. Initially there is a very cold gel applied to the skin followed by the suction applicator. The skin and fat were drawn into the device with suction which was uncomfortable for the first 1-2 minutes on the hips and 5-10 minutes on the abdomen. It was pretty easy to ignore and I was able to watch a movie and do some work on my phone.
At the time of this post, three days out, there is no visible sign that anything was done but the area feels somewhat tingly and tender to touch. Although I would like to see my results now I know we are at least 3 weeks away. I will replace this picture with my own CoolSculpting before and after pictures in a few weeks/ months if they are not too humiliating.
Call for a CoolSculpting appointment
We are still working out the specifics but it looks like we will be installing in about a month (mid-March 2013). We will be offering discounted rates initially, call or email today to get your procedure scheduled at this early discounted rate.
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