CoolSculpting in Portland, OR
What Areas Does CoolSculpting Treat?
Commonly used to slim down areas like the abdomen and hips, CoolSculpting can be used in many areas, including:
- Upper arms
- Under the chin (submental)
- Back (bra rolls)
- Love handles
- Inner and outer thighs
Some areas are not able to be treated during CoolSculpting, as the procedure works on fat cells underneath the skin, and not every part of the body has ample fat cells to target.
Good Candidates for CoolSculpting
You are a good candidate for CoolSculpting if you are not obese, but have unwanted fat that doesn’t go away despite good diet and exercise habits. This fat may include noticeable bulges of stubborn fat on certain parts of the body that you wish to eliminate. People who are not eligible for or interested in liposuction may be good candidates for this non-surgical fat reduction technique that can achieve less dramatic but effective results.
The Price of CoolSculpting
The cost of CoolSculpting procedures varies based on the number of areas you wish to treat and the number of sessions required in order to accomplish the desired effect. To create a customized plan for your individual body sculpting goals, contact Dr. Bohley at (503) 897-8999 for a one-on-one consultation.
The CoolSculpting Procedure
The CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure is accomplished through multiple treatment sessions, the length and number of which is decided based on the number of areas being treated and a person’s specific goals.
During a CoolSculpting session, an applicator using gentle suction is applied to the surface of the skin at the desired treatment area, drawing the skin between two computer-controlled cooling panels in order to crystallize, or freeze, treated fat cells in that area. The patient may feel a brief period of tugging or pinching as well as intense cold as this occurs. Once the fat cells have been frozen, they die and are eliminated by the body naturally.
A CoolSculpting session is comfortable and requires no anesthetic, enabling patients to perform tasks like reading or checking email during the session. The results of a CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure can be seen as quickly as three weeks after the treatment, though the full effect of the procedure will be seen after two months.
Body Contouring FAQs:
Does CoolSculpting hurt?
With its patented cooling technology, CoolSculpting both treats and numbs the targeted area, ensuring the procedure is comfortable and painless.
Does CoolSculpting work on belly fat?
CoolSculpting is commonly used to reduce belly fat by up to 25% in a personalized treatment plan thats right for your schedule and budget.
Does insurance cover body contouring?
As an elective procedure, insurance rarely covers body contouring treatments, as they are not considered medically necessary.
Can you freeze your fat off at home?
It is highly discouraged to try fat freezing technology without a trained medical provider supervising the procedure. CoolSculpting lowers tissue to a precise temperature to avoid affecting or damaging vital systems such as blood vessels and skin.
How can I lose my stomach fat?
For stubborn fat thats resistant to diet and exercise, body contouring procedures including liposuction and CoolSculpting can help destroy or remove fat cells, giving you the figure youre after.
Recovery After CoolSculpting
Because the CoolSculpting procedure is non-invasive and painless, there is no downtime afterward. Some people may experience temporary numbness, redness, minor bruising, or mild pain after a CoolSculpting session, though most people typically return to normal activities immediately.
After having the CoolSculpting procedure, you are not required to follow any specific diet or exercise plan, however many people are naturally motivated to adopt healthier eating and exercise habits once they’ve seen their spectacular new body shape. If you do gain weight after having the CoolSculpting procedure, the weight will be distributed throughout your body, and not just in the areas treated by the procedure.
CoolSculpting in Portland, OR
Learn more about your options for CoolSculpting treatment and how it can help you get the curves you’ve wanted by scheduling a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Bohley. In a consultation, he can explain in depth how the procedure works and provide realistic expectations for your results based on the desired treatment area. Call our office today or contact us online to start the conversation about CoolSculpting today.