CoolSculpting in Salt Lake City & Layton, Utah
Freeze the fat, Utah!
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical treatment that freezes stubborn fat, which is then naturally eliminated from your body. No needles, no sedation, no surgery, and no downtime. Patients often spend procedure time reading, working on their laptops, or napping. It’s safe, FDA-cleared, and effective.
The results are not generally as impressive as can be achieved with traditional liposuction, but there is less risk of contour irregularity. These natural results can be seen as early as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results after one to three months. Dr. Yates is one of only a hand full of board-certified plastic surgeons in Utah offering CoolSculpting, treating patients in Salt Lake City, Layton, and surrounding areas. Choosing to have CoolSculpting performed in an office that also offers liposuction and tummy tuck procedures ensure the best option is selected.
The CoolSculpting Procedure
During CoolSculpting, the treatment area is assessed, and an appropriate hand-piece is chosen. The hand-piece is placed on the area, and the area is frozen to very cold temperatures for 35-60 minutes, depending on the specific handpiece and treatment area. The treatment is uncomfortable but tolerable for the first 6-8 minutes, followed by a more comfortable remainder of the procedure as the area becomes numb. Most patients watch movies or work on their smartphones during the procedure.
Neck & Chin CoolSculpting vs. Kybella
There are differences between CoolSculpting and Kybella when it comes to treating your neck and chin. Kybella is an injectable chemical that destroys fat, which has been FDA approved for use on the neck. Although Kybella is exciting, CoolSculpting has many advantages over Kybella, including fewer treatments, less pain and swelling, more comfortable recovery, and less cost. Hopefully, we will have some good head to head studies regarding effectiveness soon.
Deciding where to get CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting is everywhere and with all the choices how does one decide where? Having CoolSculpting in Dr. Yates office has some key advantages.
- We specialize in cosmetic surgery of the breast and body, offering all of the surgical options that one may consider rather than CoolSculpting. You will NOT receive CoolSculpting if you really need liposuction or a tummy tuck in our office
- We stay current on all available handpieces
- We have replaced massage with a much more comfortable acoustic wave therapy, Z-Wave
- Satisfaction is guaranteed! If you complete CoolSculpting but do not reach your goals we will apply the costs of CoolSculpting, less consumable charges, to a liposuction procedure of the same areas. We have heard of NO other office that offers this guarantee
- Our pricing is always competitive
How does CoolSculpting work?
Fat cells are more sensitive to freezing than other tissues, such as skin. During treatment, the fat cells undergo a freezing process termed cryolipolysis in which the cells die and are removed naturally. Those fat cells are gone for good, never to be replaced.
CoolSculpting Plus – Zimmer Z-wave After CoolSculpting
After the CoolSculpting procedure, the treatment area is typically massaged. Although uncomfortable, it has been shown that massage is important to maximize the degree of fat reduction. It is suspected that rapidly warming and breaking up the frozen fat cells with the massage is what leads to an improvement in outcomes.
We are excited to announce that we have added Z-wave, a new technology that replaces massage and has been anecdotally shown to improve the effect of CoolSculpting even more. At the completion of your session, we will immediately treat the area with Zimmer Z-wave external shock wave therapy to enhance the results. Although some offices are charging for this additional service, calling it “CoolSculpting Plus,” we offer it at no additional charge.
Frequently Asked Questions
Most of us, no matter what kind of shape we are in, have pockets of unwanted fat that accumulate in areas. Fat in these areas is resistant to changes in diet and exercise and can be almost impossible to reduce by diet and exercise. CoolSculpting targets and dramatically lessens these pockets of unwanted fat, destroying from 20-25 percent of the fat in the treatment areas. Reducing this fat slims the contour in the treatment locations. This without any incisions or recovery time.
CoolSculpting was originally approved by the FDA in 2010 for the lower abdomen and upper thighs. Since then, the creation of a smaller handpiece enabled the procedure to be used in other locations. These are the current areas approved by the FDA for treatment:
- Back fat
- Bra line fat
- Underneath the buttocks
- Double chin
The ideal candidate is someone who would otherwise be a good candidate for liposuction but is interested in a less invasive method with no downtime. They have realistic expectations and understand that the results of CoolSculpting may not be as impressive as liposuction. The results with multiple treatments can approach or even exceed those achievable with liposuction in some cases.
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment and will experience the most dramatic results after one to three months. Your body is still flushing fat cells and will continue doing so for up to four to six months after your CoolSculpting treatment.
CoolSculpting is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness, or discomfort in the treated area, but this is temporary and will resolve completely. Often, patients return to work after the treatment session is over.
When CoolSculpting freezes the fat cells, they crystallize and die. The body then treats these dead cells as it does any waste product: it engages the lymphatic system to flush these cells from the body. This occurs over the process of a few weeks following a treatment session.
During CoolSculpting, the treated fat cells are eliminated. As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle, long-term results should remain stable.
CoolSculpting is completely non-invasive. There are no incisions of any sort. After treatment, patients usually have some degree of redness, slight swelling, bruising, and skin sensitivity in the areas where the applicators drew the skin onto the cooling panels. These after-effects are due to the outer skin reacting to the intense cold delivered in a CoolSculpting session. They usually pass within a couple of days to a week at most. We’ve found that these feelings and sensations don’t keep our patients from returning to work or their normal activities immediately. Although infrequent, more serious side effects such as extreme pain, severe numbing, and bloating along the area of contact with the cooling panels are possible. CoolSculpting is the most popular non-invasive fat reduction treatment in the world. This innovative treatment has been performed millions of times around the world since its introduction in 2010. It has proven to be a safe, popular, effective way to reduce fat.
The fat that is destroyed and flushed from the body is permanently gone. That means the treatment areas will have roughly 20 percent less fat…for good. If you gain a significant amount of weight down the road, fat can return to these areas, but it usually accumulates across the body. Most patients, after CoolSculpting, begin to take a more serious look at their diet and lifestyle and make changes to keep the weight off.
We have very competitive pricing for CoolSculpting. Our current pricing is $600 per cycle for 1-4 cycles and $500 per cycle for 5 or more cycles.
In this patient, the treated areas: upper abdomen x 1, lower abdomen x 2, bilateral upper hips. Photos 3 months after treatment.
How do I get started?
Call us today at (801) 525-8741 or fill out a Contact Form here to set up your free CoolSculpting consultation. We’ll see if you’re a good candidate for CoolSculpting in Salt Lake City and Layton, Utah and we will work with you to develop a treatment plan.