What Is Coolsculpting?

Many patients call the office asking just this question. They want to know what all of the direct to consumer marketing that shows amazing results with the fat freezing treatments is all about. First it is important to know that the technique has been used for years and that the company Zeltiq has recorded millions of treatments. The process works by lowering the temperature of the fat in the layer under your skin to the point where it induces a process whereby the fat undergoes a process called apoptosis. This means that 20% of the fat cells are removed from the body in the area treated by the bodies own mechanism and process. These fat cells do not return. The technique works best in patients who have a mild to moderate amount of fat. In patients who have a severe amount of fat with stretched out skin results may be seen however, these patients should be counseled that the results may not achieve the patients goals. Discussions about possible tummy tuck of abdominoplasty in these patients may be helpful in achieving the results the patient is looking for.

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