CoolSculpting: Non-Surgical Fat Reduction

If you have small pockets of body fat that aren’t responding to diet and exercise, the answer could be CoolSculpting. During this procedure, non-surgical lipolysis is used to freeze and remove fat cells in order to sculpt areas of the body such as the:

  • Abdominal region
  • Flanks
  • Thighs
  • Back
  • Upper arms
  • Male breasts
  • Double chin

Fat Reduction at Coachlight

For Iowa’s premier medical spa and aesthetics practice, look no further than Coachlight. Under the medical direction of quadruple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Robbins, our team of clinical aestheticians is dedicated to providing the customized treatment plan you qualify for. We offer many different fat reduction procedures, including CoolSculpting and CoolSculpting Elite.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

Lipolysis describes the metabolization of adipose (fat) cells. Therefore, fat freezing, or cryolipolysis, is the process of lowering the temperature of adipose tissue to the point of controlled cell death so that it can be gradually eliminated by the body.

During a CoolSculpting session, an applicator is used to cause cryolipolysis. Since fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than other types of cells, the surrounding tissue (including the skin, nerves, and muscles) is unaffected. Even still, we will place a gel pad on your skin to ensure your comfort.

Am I A Candidate for CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting therapy can be an excellent option for patients at or near a healthy body weight who are struggling to eliminate mild to moderate fat deposits in specific areas of the body. It is not a weight loss treatment. If you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant, you will need to wait until your family is complete before seeking treatment.

When Will I See the Results?

While some patients will begin to see results within a few weeks, it can take two to four months for the body to metabolize the targeted fat cells. Multiple sessions might be necessary to obtain your desired results, but the effects should stay consistent when paired with a healthy lifestyle.

How Does CoolSculpting Compare to Liposuction?

For more significant body fat removal over larger areas and more dramatic contouring, Dr. Robbins also offers liposuction surgery at Des Moines Plastic Surgery. This technique involves creating a small incision in the treatment area(s), using a cannula to break up the adipose tissue, and then suctioning it out through the cannula.

Liposuction is a surgical, outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia. However, not every patient wants or needs this invasive option, as they may only have minor pockets of fat.

Learn More About CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting in Des Moines is one of the best ways to experience enhanced bodily contours without a major disruption to your daily schedule. If you’d like more information about this and our many other available procedures, contact Coachlight Clinic & Spa today to set up your initial consultation at either our West Des Moines or Ankeny locations.

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