CoolSculpting is an innovative non-invasive liposuction alternative at Dr. Ukani's Vancouver practice. Developed by Harvard University scientists, CoolSculpting actually freezes excess fat cells, leaving healthy tissue untouched. Once frozen, the fat cells are naturally eliminated from the body. For many patients, a single treatment is all it takes to see results in common trouble spots such as the abdomen and thighs. Best of all, there's no need for anesthesia, an incision, or recovery time.
If you'd like to find out how CoolSculpting with Dr. Ukani can help you get the body you want, request a consultation online, or call our office at (604) 931-1893.
Dr. Ukani stresses that although CoolSculpting is highly effective at removing fat, it is not a practical solution for patients seeking significant weight loss. Instead, CoolSculpting is a great option for people who are at or near healthy weights but are still bothered by smaller deposits of stubborn fat. CoolSculpting has been shown to be especially effective at treating the following areas:
During your consultation with Dr. Ukani, he'll evaluate your areas of concern to help you decide whether CoolSculpting is right for you. Depending on the part of the body you wish to treat and the amount of fat you'd like to remove, he may make other suggestions for body contouring at his Vancouver practice, such as liposuction.
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Most CoolSculpting procedures last between 1 and 3 hours, depending on the area being addressed. Once you're brought to the treatment room, our experienced technician first marks the area to be treated. The technician then positions 2 CoolSculpting panels around the targeted area. At this time, you may experience a firm pulling sensation, as well as intense cold. CoolSculpting is not typically painful. Many patients take the opportunity to relax, read, or browse the Internet during their treatments.
Because fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than other cells, CoolSculpting is an effective way to permanently remove them. CoolSculpting's advanced technology targets only fat cells, leaving nearby skin and muscle undamaged.
Because CoolSculpting is non-surgical, downtime is not typically necessary. Most patients feel comfortable returning to their normal activities immediately. Side effects are generally mild and can include:
These side effects typically resolve within a few days.
The results of a Vancouver CoolSculpting treatment can take several months to fully develop, as it takes some time for the body to naturally eliminate the frozen fat cells. Most patients see the most dramatic improvement after 2 months, although results will develop further over the next few months. Patients can achieve a fat reduction of about 20% with a single treatment.
The fat cells eliminated from the body will not return. However, the remaining fat cells can still enlarge in relation to your diet and exercise habits. It's important to follow a healthy lifestyle in order to maintain your results.