We all have stubborn areas of fat accumulation on our body and face, especially as we age or experience weight fluctuations. While some people may see slight improvements with diet and exercise, many isolated pockets of fat prove to be resistant to lifestyle changes. Until recently, the only successful method to rid the body of these trouble spots was invasive liposuction. However, not everyone is ready or desires to undergo a surgical procedure, which can require time away from work and family to recover.
CoolSculpting in Melbourne, FL
Clevens Face and Body Specialists is excited to bring patients a cutting-edge, nonsurgical option for reducing stubborn areas of isolated fat: CoolSculpting – the world’s #1 non-invasive fat reduction treatment. To help you achieve the best possible result, our practice offers you the newest, most advanced version of CoolSculpting technology available today. Men and women can address stubborn areas of fat almost anywhere on the face and body, including the love handles, tummy, arms, thighs, neck, and chin. One session, taking less than one hour in the office, can offer a 20 to 25% reduction in fat in the treated areas. Best of all, the results from CoolSculpting are long-lasting. Once treated, the fat cells are gone for good!
CoolSculpting Can Significantly Improve:
- Abdomen (Muffin Top)
- Upper Back (Bra Rolls)
- Lower Back
- Flanks (Love Handles)
- Upper Arms
- Male Breasts (Gynecomastia)
- Inner, Outer, and Posterior Thighs
- Submental Fat (Double Chin)
CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical fat elimination method, utilizing the science of Cryolipolysis to ‘freeze’ away fat cells. The extreme cool temperatures damage targeted fat cells, while the surrounding healthy tissue remains unharmed. Once the fat cells are disrupted, the body will then safely metabolize and eliminate the unwanted tissue naturally. Some patients will start seeing results after just a few weeks. However, over the following one to three months, patients will see their final outcome – a 20 to 25% reduction of unwanted fat accumulation. The eliminated fat cells will not return, meaning the benefits of CoolSculpting are long-lasting. Many patients say they are even more committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise after having a CoolSculpting treatment.
The Ideal Candidate for CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting is approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a successful method for ridding the body of stubborn fat. Almost anyone can make a good candidate for the nonsurgical procedure, male or female. Prospective patients should be in generally good health and close to their ideal body weight yet experience frustration with pockets of fatty tissue that have proven to be resistant to diet and exercise. Ideal candidates will understand the CoolSculpting process, know what the treatment can and cannot do, and have realistic expectations for their results. Used on its own, CoolSculpting can offer excellent fat elimination results. Additionally, some patients opt to combine CoolSculpting with a body contouring procedure, such as a Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, or Mommy Makeover, or Dr. Clevens’ signature Laser-Assisted Weekend Necklift to achieve optimal results.
While CoolSculpting offers exceptional results, the treatment is not for everyone. The noninvasive treatment is not a weight loss tool or a substitute for making healthy lifestyle choices. Moreover, those with excessive, lax skin may not see the tissue ‘bounce back’ after CoolSculpting. In this situation, a surgical technique, such as an Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck, may be necessary to smooth and contour the area. Fortunately, Clevens Face and Body Specialists has expertise with a variety of body contouring and plastic surgical options and can advise you on the best treatment plan to help you reach your cosmetic goals. Because we offer more than just CoolSculpting, we can help you learn more about all your options and offer a candid assessment of your success with CoolSculpting as compared with cosmetic plastic surgery and other nonsurgical body contouring options to achieve your goals.
The CoolSculpting Consultation
Prior to scheduling your CoolSculpting session, you’ll have a confidential body contouring consultation with the body contouring experts at Clevens Face and Body Specialists. During this appointment, you will have a physical exam to assess fat accumulation and tissue elasticity, discuss your goals, and get answers to all your questions. Dr. Clevens’ team will explain all of your body sculpting options, including the details of CoolSculpting and the expected results. Before and after photographs of recent CoolSculpting patients will be shared to assist in creating reasonable expectations for the final results. If CoolSculpting is determined to be the right treatment for you, an individualized treatment plan will be created and we will walk you, step-by-step, through the CoolSculpting process.
Importantly, Clevens Face and Body Specialists offers a variety of body contouring procedures – both non-invasive and surgical solutions – all performed by or under the direct supervision of a board certified plastic surgeon and board certified facial plastic surgeon. Therefore, our experts are uniquely qualified to provide counsel on ALL possible options to help you achieve your cosmetic goals and work in partnership with you to design a customized treatment plan to meet your needs.
CoolSculpting at Clevens Face and Body Specialists
Our practice is proud to offer patients in Melbourne and the Central Florida area the latest, most modern version of CoolSculpting technology. Each CoolSculpting session is performed in one of our comfortable, private treatment rooms. Each session takes 35 minutes to perform and is not painful. No anesthesia is necessary; the treatment area will gently become numb as the temperature gradually lowers. Some patients report a slight pull and chill at first, but this sensation will quickly dissipate. Most people find they are comfortable enough during their CoolSculpting session to read, work on their laptop, or even take a brief nap.
Once you are in a comfortable position, the CoolSculpting applicator will be placed along the area to be treated. The fatty tissue is then gently suctioned between the cooling panels, and the temperature begins to drop. In 35 minutes, the CoolSculpting session is complete, and you can continue with your normal day.
CoolSculpting’s Unique Applicators:
Each CoolSculpting session is completely customizable, allowing the noninvasive fat reduction system to work on almost any part of the body, even ‘unpinchable’ areas such as the outer thighs. CoolSculpting’s specially designed handpieces are made to treat specific locations, offering larger treatment areas, cooler temperatures, less discomfort, and more consistent results than ever before.
At Clevens Face and Body Specialists, we offer CoolSculpting applications including:
- CoolFit Advantage – perfect for vertical areas of fatty tissue, such as the inner thighs.
- CoolCore Advantage – ideal for targeting large, rounded areas of fat like the abdomen.
- CoolCurve+ Advantage – made to treat the hips and flanks (Love Handles).
- CoolSmooth – offering exceptional results, even for ‘unpinchable’ accumulations of fat, such as the outer thighs.
- CoolMini – works on small, hard-to-reach pockets of fat, like the ‘Double chin’, the bra line, fat deposits under the arm, and pockets of fat above the knee.
- CoolPetite – the first and only FDA-approved noninvasive treatment designed especially for upper arm fat.
Recovery and Results from CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical procedure, with no need for incisions, sutures, or anesthesia. Therefore, no downtime is required after each session. Patients can get back to their normal routine right away, including work, school, and family responsibilities. There are no activity restrictions after CoolSculpting; even exercise can be resumed the same day.
Benefits from a CoolSculpting session are not immediate. As the body slowly eliminates the damaged fat cells, the treatment area will steadily improve. Some patients will start seeing improvements in just a few weeks. Generally though, within one to three months, patients will notice their optimal result of a 20 to 25% reduction in fatty tissue. For those looking for even more fat reduction, a second CoolSculpting procedure can safely be performed, and many patients do opt for a second or third treatment series.
The Side-Effects and Risks of CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting is approved by the FDA as a safe and effective treatment for isolated areas of fat. Side-effects from CoolSculpting are generally mild. It is possible to experience some redness, minor bruising, tingling, itching, or temporary numbness in the treatment area. These side-effects are short lived and typically diminish quickly. When CoolSculpting is performed by an experienced, trained provider at Clevens Face and Body Specialists, serious complications such as scarring, infection or nerve damage are extremely rare.
Noninvasive Body Contouring with CoolSculpting from Clevens Face and Body Specialists
If you are unhappy with stubborn and unsightly pockets of fatty tissue, it is time to reach out to Clevens Face and Body Specialists to find out more about CoolSculpting. Our award-winning practice was founded by Brevard’s double board certified Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS. Dr. Clevens has more than 20 years of experience in aesthetic medicine, with both surgical and noninvasive techniques. Trained at Yale, Harvard, and the University of Michigan, Dr. Clevens is Brevard County’s most trusted, award winning facial plastic surgeon. His associate, Dr. Amy Simon, is known as the Mommy Makeover Doctor and respected for bringing the SPAIR Short-Scar Breast Surgery to the South. The body contouring experts at Clevens Face and Body Specialists can successfully guide you through your CoolSculpting treatment.
To find out more about CoolSculpting, contact Clevens Face and Body Specialists at 321.727.3223 or simply fill out our Contact Us form online.
Clevens Face and Body Specialists provides a CoolSculpting Guarantee – if you are unsatisfied with your CoolSculpting results, we will apply 50% of your CoolSculpting fees in the area of concern to the cost of a liposuction procedure for fat removal in that area. Importantly, our practice has never been taken up on this offer which speaks to the outstanding satisfaction of our patients after their CoolSculpting treatment.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical fat elimination technique, using controlled cooling to freeze away unwanted fatty tissue. Through the science of Cryoplipolysis, fat cells are damaged by the application of cold temperature before being safely and naturally eliminated by the body. CoolSculpting can be used almost anywhere on the body, reducing targeted fat by 20 to 25%. For additional fat reduction, the CoolSculpting treatment can be repeated to achieve optimal results.
Could I make a good candidate for CoolSculpting?
Prospective CoolSculpting patients should be in generally good health, yet struggling with isolated areas of body fat that have proven to be unresponsive to diet and exercise. The ideal patient will understand the CoolSculpting process and hold realistic expectations for their results. During a private consultation with the team at Clevens Face and Body Specialists, we will determine if CoolSculpting is the right treatment for your individual needs.
What areas can be treated with CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting’s set of uniquely designed applicators allow for successful fat reduction almost anywhere on the body. The most commonly targeted areas include the belly, flanks, inner and outer thighs, upper arms, upper and lower back, male breast tissue, and submental fat (under the chin).
How soon can I return to work following my CoolSculpting session?
CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical body contouring treatment that requires little to no downtime, meaning patients are free to return to work the same afternoon. With no incisions or sutures, there are no activity restrictions after treatment, as well as little chance for serious complications. Side-effects may include mild tenderness, tingling, itching, and temporary numbness in the treated area. However, these side-effects generally resolve over the first few days following treatment.
How soon will I see my CoolSculpting results?
The results from a CoolSculpting session are not immediate. As the body metabolizes and eliminates the damaged fat cells, you will see the treatment area improve. Some patients start seeing results as early as a few weeks. The final outcome from CoolSculpting can be seen in one to three months.