What is CoolSculpting?
The names for it are so cute. We’ve all heard the classic “muffin top,” “spare tire,” “love handles,” and “pooch.” Or, perhaps the more creative “dunlop disease,” “mommy muffin,” or “extra storage.” No matter how inventive the moniker, stubborn deposits of fat aren’t funny – they can wreck your figure, your wardrobe, and your self-image. CoolSculpting is a body treatment that is ideal for those looking to permanently reduce fat on certain areas of the body.
Ideal candidates for CoolSculpting
The worst part is this – you aren’t lazy. You take care of yourself by eating right and working out. Regardless, ladies, do those slim new jeans still bulge in the worst places? Guys, are you no longer willing to shed that shirt at the gym or beach? Yet you are a long way from considering the risks of liposuction or other invasive procedures. Dr. Vivian Bucay has some good news for you – CoolSculpting.
Benefits of CoolSculpting
There are some great benefits of CoolSculpting. Adults don’t produce new fat cells, so the ones eliminated by the CoolSculpting process won’t ever come back.
How CoolSculpting works
Freeze away fat? It comes down to science. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than their surrounding tissues. CoolSculpting technology is safe, and delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized ( or frozen), and then die. Over time, your body will naturally process the fat and eliminate these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.
What to expect during your treatment
This procedure was developed through Harvard research and it is so unique that it is patented. A targeted area is gently pulled into the device and cooled to the point that fat cells beneath the skin are destroyed. You’ll feel a temporary, intense cold sensation on the skin. Otherwise, you relax during the treatment session. The process does not harm skin or other tissues – there is no anesthetic, needles, cutting, or scarring.
CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared for treatment of fat deposits on the flanks and abdomen. Dr. Bucay and her talented team applies their skill and experience to get great “off label” results in other areas as well, such as thighs, upper arms, and neck.
CoolSculpting Before and After
When will I see results?
You may begin to see results in about three weeks, and over the next few months, the body naturally eliminates the crystallized fat cells. Depending on the area of treatment, a single session takes about an hour in Dr. Bucay’s office. There is no downtime, follow-up procedure, or supplements to take. You simply begin to look better in and out of your clothes, naturally. Results and experience may vary.
How much does CoolSculpting cost?
The price for CoolSculpting procedures varies depending on your areas of concern. Pricing for your CoolSculpting treatment also varies depending on the the number of sessions needed and your ultimate goals. Our staff at the Bucay Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics will help create a customized treatment plan, in person, that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.
Maintaining Your New Look
You maintain your sleek new look with sensible diet and exercise. (If you do gain weight, it will be in other areas as those untreated fat cells expand.) Also, you won’t get “shrinkles” from CoolSculpting – the sagging skin that can follow crash diets, liposuction, or bariatric surgery.
No supplements or pills are required post CoolSculpting treatment and you do not have to adopt new diet or exercise habit. Many of our patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after CoolSculpting. 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!
Schedule a CoolSculpting consultation
Melissa Valdez, Licensed Medical Aesthetician, Body Contouring Specialist
Melissa is a graduate of the CoolSculpting University in Pleasanton, California. She has performed over 500 CoolSculpting treatments!
Call our office for a CoolSculpting consultation today at our San Antonio locations! Call our office in La Casita at (210) 692-3000. Melissa will accomodate your schedule and book your CoolSculpting appointment at our La Casita location in the early morning or on our lunch break if necessary.
Look like yourself again, without surgery. Now that’s cool.