Sometimes even the most intense workouts or the strictest diets cannot get rid of stubborn fat. Problem areas that won’t shrink no matter how hard you try can now be reduced through CoolSculpting®.
What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is a revolutionary body contouring treatment that makes use of controlled cooling to eliminate fat that resists both diet and exercise. This FDA-cleared fat reduction treatment does not involve surgery or downtime. It is also safe and effective and offers noticeable and long-lasting results.
Who is a good candidate for CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is designed for people who have unwanted fat deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise. The procedure is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction, but should not be considered a weight loss solution for obesity. A good candidate for CoolSculpting® has noticeable bulges of fat in certain areas of the body. Only a consultation with our team can determine if CoolSculpting® is right for you.
Dr. Smith will create a treatment plan based on your individual needs and specific goals. The length of your treatment will depend on the number of areas that require treatment. Additional sessions may also be scheduled to achieve your goals.
During the first couple of minutes, you will feel pressure on the treated area. You will also feel intense cold, which will soon dissipate. Most of our patients read, check emails, or take naps during treatments.
Is it safe?
The procedure is FDA-cleared for the abdomen, thigh, and love handles. It is the number 1 body contouring procedure and has been performed millions of times all over the world. It is considered safe and effective when it comes to the non-surgical reduction of fat.
Does CoolSculpting® have side effects?
After the procedure, there may be swelling, redness, bruising, firmness, temporary numbness, and pain in the treated areas. The procedure is not for everyone, and it is best to ask your doctor if it is right for you.
Changes can be seen as early as three weeks after the procedure, and the most dramatic results can be seen after two months. However, your body will still continue to eliminate treated fat cells for the next four to six months. Once the fat cells are gone, they are gone for good.
Shondra Smith, MD offers CoolSculpting services available for patients in Lake Charles, Jennings, LA, Orange, TX and surrounding areas. Call (337) 477-0011 or fill out our Contact Form here to schedule an appointment.