Your CoolSculpting Procedure
At The Piazza Center, CoolSculpting is performed right here in our office, and it doesn’t require anesthesia. Once you arrive and sign in, a member of our staff will lead you to a private treatment area, where you can make yourself comfortable. Many patients bring books, magazines, or their tablets to read, browse the Internet, or catch up on work during their treatments.
Once you’re ready, Dr. Piazza or a qualified member of our medical team applies a cool gel pad to your skin to help regulate the temperature during treatment. Your practitioner then applies the CoolSculpting device to the treatment area. CoolSculpting is effective on the following parts of the body:
- Abdomen (belly fat, belly pooch, love handles, muffin top)
- Flanks (love handles, spare tire)
- Thighs (saddlebags)
- Under the chin (double chin)
There are different treatment applicators that we use for different areas. If you want to treat a “pinchable” bulge of fat, common on the abdomen and flanks, we choose the applicator that uses suction to draw up a bulging area of fatty tissue into a specially shaped treatment head. Using cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting targets and chills only fat cells, leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed. In order to be effective, the targeted fat must remain at a sustained low temperature. We tell patients to plan for about an hour per treatment area. During this time, you’ll feel suction as your unwanted fat is pulled into the device and then a sensation of intense cold, which soon dissipates as the area becomes numb.
If your goals include building muscle tone in addition to reducing fat, you may want to consider EMSCULPT NEO® treatments at our practice. The procedure combines 2 types of energy in a single treatment.