CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ
Don't get mad at your stubborn fat – get cool. CoolSculpting is a new method of targeting and eliminating body fat through controlled cooling. The treatment is non-invasive and requires no down time, no surgery, and no anesthesia. People in the Des Moines area are amazed at how CoolSculpting works on those areas of the body that have bothered them for years or they have tried so hard to get rid of the fat by working out, but the fat just wouldn't budge! Give us a call to see if we can help you too! We offer complimentary cosmetic consultations with Dr. Robbins to learn more about CoolSculpting at Des Moines Plastic Surgery.
Is CoolSculpting right for me?
Many of us have pockets of unwanted fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. If you are close to your ideal weight but want to target specific areas of the body, CoolSculpting may be the ideal solution for you. CoolSculpting is not a weightloss solution for people who are obese. Good candidates have noticable bulges in certain areas they'd like to get rid of. Dr. Robbins will determine if the treatment is right for you during a one-on-one cosmetic consultation at Des Moines Plastic Surgery.
"In The News"
The video below is a great explanation of how CoolSculpting works at Des Moines Plastic Surgery. This video is from the TV show "Des Moines Living".
Des Moines Plastic Surgery has been "in the news" for CoolSculpting on other occasions as well. Kim St. Onge from KCCI 8 News interviewed Dr. Robbins and his staff to find out what all the hipe is about! Click here for the link to this news article.
The Des Moines Register wrote an article on CoolSculpting as well. Click here to read the article and find out what everyone is saying about CoolSculpting!
Below are some additional videos from CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ.
CoolSculpting can be used in men and women to help reduce the appearance of fat on the:
How CoolSculpting Works
CoolSculpting uses cryolipolysis, a specialized technique that freezes fat cells without damaging the surrounding tissues. The problem areas are isolated and a gel pad is placed around them for comfort. An applicator gently pulls and performs the cooling of the fat just above freezing. Different sized applicators are used to treat different areas.
The cryolipolysis causes fat cells to crystallize without harming others cells. These cells are then broken down by the body's own natural metabolic processes over a period of two to four months. With each treatment, typically you will see a noticeable reduction of fat from the treated area.
Before and After Photos Courtesy of ZELTIQ
What can I expect during treatment?
CoolSculpting is a comfortable, low-risk procedure. It is completely non-invasive so there is no surgery, no needles, and no anesthesia. It will feel very cold at first, but this sensation will dissipate over a few minutes. Application time depends on the size of and number of areas being treated, but, as a guide, one area takes approximately 1 hour. Patients typically read a book, listen to music, browse on their iPads, or just relax.
How soon will I see results?
Some patients notice a difference within a few weeks of treatment; however, the final results will not be visible for two to four months.
Are the results permanent?
As long as you maintain your current weight through diet and exercise, you will have long-lasting results. Mulitple sessions may be required to get the desired result. .
Is it safe?
CoolSculpting has been approved by the FDA for treating fat on the flanks (love handles) and abdomen.
What happens after treatment?
You may resume your regular day-to-day activities immediately after the treatment. It is normal to see some redness or some bruising, which will clear within a few hours. There may be some numbness from the cooling, which may last several weeks. Additionally, there may be some mild discomfort which will decrease after a few days to a few weeks. Overall, there is no down time from the procedure.
What is your Cancellation/Scheduling Fee?
A $200 nonrefundable Scheduling Fee is required at the time of scheduling a CoolSculpting Appointment. If you do not show for your scheduled appointment or cancel the appointment less than 24 hours prior, you will NOT be refunded your $200, nor will it be used toward ANY future treatments and is non-transferable to people, products and services.
Learn more about Coolsculpting in Des Moines
When you're ready to learn more about Coolsculpting by Zeltiq, please call (515) 221-9999 to inquire about an appointment at our Des Moines Medispa. We would be happy to schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation with you and Dr. Robbins. You can also email our Des Moines Medispa using the online contact form.