CoolSculpting® utilizes cold energy to target and eliminate stubborn deposits of fat – and it accomplishes this without incisions, anesthesia, and other surgical necessities. Instead of removing fat from the body, CoolSculpting freezes fat cells, allowing them to release their contents over a two to four week period. Once released, these fat deposits are metabolized and eliminated from the body just like fats from foods.
While results from CoolSculpting are not immediate, they are permanent, and reaching them does not require the risks or recovery associated with other more invasive body contouring treatments.
Are There any Risks with CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is nonsurgical, so it will not have the same risks as procedures such as liposuction. However, some patients may experience mild soreness, minor bruising, and temporary numbness. In some of the cases studied by the FDA, pain medications were necessary for a small period after CoolSculpting. This occurred in roughly one out of every 100 procedures, making it rare, but not impossible.
During your CoolSculpting consultation with Greenwood plastic surgeon Dr. Ted Vaughn, potential risks can be discussed in more detail. Dr. Vaughn would also be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you better understand the benefits and limitations of this treatment during your visit to our office.
To schedule your CoolSculpting consultation with Dr. Vaughn, please contact Piedmont Plastic Surgery today. We proudly serve Greenwood and surrounding areas of South Carolina.