CoolSculpting®

Freeze Away Unwanted Fat

CoolSculpting, a non-surgical fat reduction treatment, uses controlled cooling to efficiently target and eliminate unwanted fat cells. Created by Harvard scientists, CoolSculpting is the only FDA approved treatment to take advantage of the fact that fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than surrounding tissues. Through a process known as cryolipolysis—the fat-freezing science behind CoolSculpting—the treated fat cells are crystallized, causing them to die off without harming the surrounding skin or tissue. Over the next few months, the body processes the frozen fat cells, and they are gradually eliminated through the body’s normal metabolic process.

Safely Target Your Trouble Spots

CoolSculpting is a permanent solution for eliminating frustrating pockets of fat. It is ideal for treating areas that are commonly resistant to a healthy diet and regular exercise and contouring specific problem areas. These include:

  • Abdomen (Including Love Handles and Muffin Tops)
  • Upper Back Area (Bra Bulge)
  • Inner and Outer Thighs

Zeltiq® has continued to design a number of specialized applicators to better treat specific trouble spots. Released in 2015, CoolSculpting CoolMini™ quickly gained notoriety as an effective treatment for minimizing submental (below the chin) fat. In addition to shrinking a double chin, the CoolMini’s small size is ideal for use under the arms and just above the knee.

A Quick Treatment with Minimal Downtime

After assessing your areas of concern, our CoolSculpting specialists will develop a treatment plan personalized to your goals.  All of our CoolSculpting treatments are performed at our St. Peters practice. Treatments take about one hour per treatment area, during which a gel pad and applicator are placed on the targeted area. You are likely to experience a slight pulling and mild pinching at the start of your treatment. Along with the cool sensation, these will subside as your treatment continues. A relatively comfortable treatment, many patients take this time to read, check email, watch a movie, or enjoy the chance to unwind. With no incisions or anesthesia, there is little to no recovery time and you are able to return to your normal activities right away.

DualSculpting: Twice the Treatment, Half the Time

With multiple CoolSculpting machines available to you at our St. Peters plastic surgery practice, we are able to treat two separate areas at the same time. DualSculpting, the simultaneous use of two CoolSculpting machines, achieves the same great results. Decreasing your treatment time, we are able to save you time and enhance your fat-loss results.

Be Ready to Like Your Body

Results are visible as soon as three weeks after your initial CoolSculpting treatment with more dramatic results appearing after two months. Results continue to reveal themselves as your body naturally processes and flushes out the excess fat cells for the next four to six months.

With CoolSculpting, you can expect to experience a 20 to 25 percent reduction of fat in the treated area. While two treatments may provide you with great results, many men and women may benefit from additional CoolSculpting treatments moving forward.

Supplement Your CoolSculpting Treatment with Z Wave

Now Available at Renaissance Plastic Surgery in St. Louis

Now get the best CoolSculpting treatment and results possible by topping it off with Z Wave. Z Wave is a non-invasive radial shockwave treatment by Zimmer, used to follow up CoolSculpting and provide our St. Louis patients with even better fat reduction results.

Generally after a CoolSculpting session, a manual massage is performed in order to break down the frozen fat cells. Z Wave is another way Renaissance Plastic Surgery is taking the process a step further to improve the overall CoolSculpting experience for our patients. With Z Wave, radial pulsed vibrations are used to break down the frozen fat cells more evenly than a manual massage. Z Wave allows us to control the depth and speed of the pulses, resulting in balanced distribution of the crystallized fat and a more natural looking outcome.

Men and women who supplement their CoolSculpting treatments with Z Wave often also experience less bruising, swelling, or discomfort. While there is already little to no downtime associated with CoolSculpting, Z Wave further minimizes any signs of treatment in the initial days following your CoolSculpting session.

CoolSculpting in St. Louis

To schedule your CoolSculpting consultation, please give our office a call to speak with one of our coordinators who will schedule an appointment with one of our specialists at Renaissance Plastic Surgery.