What Is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to reduce stubborn fat. This non-invasive, cost-effective procedure is done in our Omaha office and yields very little down time.* Problem areas that Coolsculpting® has effectively treated include:
- Inner or outer thighs
- Love handles
Patients experience no disruption in their normal routine and can return to work the same day.* It is an excellent fat reduction option for most patients.
What Are the Benefits of CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive body contouring treatment that uses extreme cooling energy to target specific stubborn fat areas on the body and blast them away. This FDA-approved treatment is safe and effective and can remove up to 25 percent of targeted fat cells after a single treatment, so it is no surprise that more and more patients choose CoolSculpting over other more invasive surgical options to tackle their fat.
CoolSculpting comes with many benefits, including:
Not too long ago, the only way to permanently remove fat was to choose a surgical procedure such as liposuction or tummy tuck. Even though liposuction, for instance, is a relatively simple surgical procedure, it still involves incisions, anesthesia, and downtime for recovery. With CoolSculpting, Dr. Ayoub can slim down specific areas of your body by simply applying the CoolSculpting applicators to your trouble areas over a series of sessions. And because it is minimally invasive, you will not need any downtime afterward!
Quick & Easy
Each session of CoolSculpting with Dr. Ayoub can be completed in as little as 35 minutes. While every patient’s needs vary, no matter the area of your body that you choose to have treated, you can expect your experience to be quick and easy. During each CoolSculpting treatment session, a small cooling pack will be placed on the treatment area or areas. Some patients may experience some slight tugging or pinching from the vacuum end of the applicator. Still, this minimal discomfort will soon stop as the cooling packs begin to freeze and eliminate the targeted pockets of fat.
Results from CoolSculpting are always smooth and natural-looking, and there are no scars left behind. After just one quick session, your treatment area will begin to appear smoother and more contoured. Most of the targeted fat cells will be eliminated from your body within the first two months after your first procedure, but some patients see natural-looking, noticeable results after just four weeks. Patients in Omaha can expect to see their final results six months after their first CoolSculpting session.
Safe & Effective
CoolSculpting is a safe and effective way to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat on the body without invasive surgery like liposuction or tummy tuck. Because no incisions are made on the body, anesthesia is not required, making CoolSculpting a great choice for patients who want to slim down without the downtime and recovery required of invasive surgery.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Injectable Fillers?
Virtually anyone who would like to improve the appearance of their facial signs of aging can benefit from injectable fillers. Whether you would like to plump up your thin lips, decrease the laugh lines running from your nose to the corners of your mouth, reduce the appearance of horizontal lines on your forehead, or renew lost volume to the apples of your cheeks, there is an injectable filler for you.
Before choosing an injectable filler, we recommend visiting our practice for a one-on-one appointment with Dr. Ayoub. During your meeting, he will review your overall health history, talk to you about your overall goals and desired results, and perform a patient screening. In general, patients who meet the following criteria will be considered good candidates for injectable fillers:
- You are in good overall physical health
- You do not smoke or use tobacco products
- You have a positive outlook and realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance
- You are committed to maintaining good skin health to maintain your results
How Does CoolSculpting® Work?
During a consultation with Dr. Ayoub, you will select the areas that you would like treated. The Coolsculpting® fat reduction system uses controlled cooling to safely target fat cells without damaging skin. Treated fat cells are frozen and most are destroyed. Over time, your body naturally processes and clears away these treated fat cells, leaving a leaner, more sculpted area.*
Weight Loss vs. Fat Reduction
We are all born with a certain number of fat cells. It is a common misconception that weight loss and fat reduction are the same. This is not the case. When we lose weight, fat cells shrink, while fat reduction decreases the number of fat cells in your body by removing them.* Coolsculpting technology is a form of non-surgical fat reduction that reduces fat cells in a specific area so that they cannot return. In other words, fat cells that are no longer there can’t get bigger.
CoolSculpting reduces many, but not all, of the fat cells in each treated area so it is possible to still gain or lose weight in the area after the procedure; however, patients will notice themselves being generally thinner, and they will feel better, look better, and will have their clothes fit better.*
What Will Happen During My CoolSculpting® Procedure?
Performed in the comfort of Westfield Plastic Surgery Center’s Omaha office, you will begin your Coolsculpting treatment with an introduction to the equipment. Dr. Ayoub will then:
- Position the device on the areas you want to target.
- Initiate controlled cooling to freeze fat cells.
- End the treatment after approximately one to two hours.
Because the treatment is non-invasive, there is little to no discomfort and no downtime for the Coolsculpting procedure.*
The Westfield Plastic Surgery Center Difference
Watch the video to learn more about how Dr. Ayoub and his team are dedicated to providing all patients with excellence in every procedure
How Many Coolsculpting® Treatments Will I Need?
The number of Coolsculpting® procedures required for you to see results will depend on the area of the body and amount of fat you want to reduce. Results are most effective when the area is smaller and fat cells are concentrated. Omaha patients who want to reduce fat on multiple areas of their bodies with the CoolSculpting procedure will likely need more than one treatment to see the results that they want.
How Long Do Coolsculpting® Results Last?
If you maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly, the results of your Coolsculpting® treatment will last for years.* However, if you do gain weight after the procedure or would like to reshape problem areas, you can come in for additional sessions. Ideally, patients will maintain their results by practicing good diet and exercise habits.
Recovering From Your Coolsculpting® Procedure
One of the reasons Omaha patients love Coolsculpting® compared to surgical procedures (such as liposuction) is that it’s quicker, more affordable, and has no downtime.* Patients may experience minimal symptoms for the first few days after treatment such as:
- Minor swelling
- Some bruising
However, these are minor and will not preventing you from doing any of your normal activities such as going to work, the gym, or missing out on the things you love. Best of all, patients gradually shed fat cells over a period of six to eight weeks without the pain and recovery time associated with conventional liposuction.*
Contact our Omaha office to schedule a complimentary Coolsculpting consultation and find out how to achieve a brand new you.