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Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
5333 McAuley Drive, Suite 5001
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: (734) 712-2323
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
CoolSculpting®, popular with men from Plymouth and Ann Arbor, MI, and beyond, is the only FDA-cleared non-invasive treatment that uses cooling technology to address stubborn fat. Both men and women tend to collect fat in different areas, with men counting the abdomen, flanks, and chin as trouble spots. This procedure can target all of these areas for a healthier, fitter appearance.
This treatment is completely non-invasive, meaning there are no needles or anesthesia involved. A special suction and cooling applicator is used to freeze away fat cells. One fat cells are frozen, they die and are naturally removed from the body for good! One treatment session takes between 35 and 75 minutes. Although results will not be as extensive as those of liposuction or a tummy tuck, patients often find that their clothes fit better and they are more confident after the procedure.
Patients who have exercise-resistant fat bulges on their abdomen, flanks, or chin can often benefit from this procedure. Fat bulges should be large enough to be pinched and drawn up into the CoolSculpting applicator. The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient. Patients who have already reached their ideal body weight and only have small areas of bulge may only require one treatment.
It is important to understand that CoolSculpting is not a solution for obesity, and cannot tighten loose or sagging skin. Patients who are overweight and have dense core fat with no bulges (barrel chest or belly) or have loose areas of skin should not receive CoolSculpting.
Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
Harvard University scientists observed that some children got dimples due to eating popsicles. The idea that cold can selectively affect and eliminate fat cells without damaging the skin or surrounding tissue was the insight behind cryolipolysis, the proven science on which the CoolSculpting procedure is based.
Because CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure, there is little to no downtime associated. Following their treatment, patients may experience temporary discomfort. Common side effects include bruising, redness, swelling, tenderness, cramping, tingling, itching, and numbness. Sometimes, numbness can last for several weeks following the procedure.
Regular exercise will help to maintain your CoolSculpting results. Men should maintain their normal weight with diet and exercise, as weight gain can alter results. After seeing their CoolSculpting outcomes, many patients feel more motivated to take care of their body following treatment.
If you are not a good candidate for CoolSculpting, our practice offers many alternative procedures. Our surgeons are focused on patient education and safety, and if this procedure is not right for you, we won’t do it. Instead, we will direct you towards a procedure that will produce the results you desire in a safe and effective manner.
Our board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeons have more than 100 years of combined experience in all facets of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. As a qualified and compassionate team, they share a goal of providing a safe and rewarding plastic surgery experience while creating exceptional results worthy of your trust.
At the Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, we offer patients from Plymouth and around Ann Arbor competitive pricing. CoolSculpting is priced per area. The majority of patients receive multiple treatments in multiple areas of the body in order to achieve their goal results. On average, patients pay $2,250 for their entire treatment plan. A consultation is needed to help create an individualized plan to meet your fat-loss goals.
Q: Am I a good candidate?
A: Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. The CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure is specifically designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. It is, however a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Request a one-on-one consultation with us to determine if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.
Q: How much does the CoolSculpting procedure cost?
A: The price for CoolSculpting procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed, and your ultimate goals. We will help create a customized treatment plan, in person, that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.
Q: How long is each session? How many sessions will I need?
A: We will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. We may schedule additional sessions in order to meet your goals.
Q: Where does the fat go? Are the results permanent?
A: Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), your body processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good1.
Q: What does it feel like?
A: As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.
Q: Is the CoolSculpting procedure safe?
A: The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the flank (love handles), abdomen, and thigh. With over one million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction.
Q: Are there any side effects?
A: During the procedure you may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness or discomfort. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. Rare side effects may also occur. The CoolSculpting procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure, ask us if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.
Q: Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
A: Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Often times, patients return to work after their CoolSculpting session is over.
Q When will I see results?
A: You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.
Q: Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?
A: No supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt new diet and exercise habits. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their CoolSculpting treatment. It is as if they get a second lease on their body and want to start anew again by taking even better care of themselves.
Q: What happens if I gain weight down the road?
A: Many people, after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure, take even better care of themselves. However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.