CoolSculpting By Zeltiq

A non-invasive body contouring technique that freezes and eliminates fat.

Last modified: January 26, 2012

Daniel Ritacca, M.D.
Oculoplastic Surgeon

Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa
and Contributing Writer

CoolSculpting By Zeltiq

CoolSculpting™ by Zeltiq is the first non-invasive method to freeze away fat.

CoolSculpting By Zeltiq Defined

FDA-approved in September 2010, Zeltiq Aesthetics has alerted the public with the convenience and efficacy of permanent fat removal with no downtime or incisions or cutting named, CoolSculpting™. 

Plastic surgeons worldwide offer several fat removal procedures such as traditional liposuction, Cool Lipo and now CoolSculpting by Zeltiq.  Zeltiq Aesthetics, the manufacturer of CoolSculpting says this procedure is not a replacement for liposuction, but rather an alternative if surgery is not an option for the patient.  CoolSculpting can also be beneficial after treatment for liposuction surgery for an even more polished result. 

Benefits Of CoolSculpting By Zeltiq

Combined with a healthy diet and exercise, CoolSculpting can permanently decrease fatty areas and smooth out love handles, the abdomen, bra bulge, thighs, banana rolls, muffin tops, upper arms and more.

A Good Candidate For CoolSculpting By Zeltiq

The ideal candidate for CoolSculpting is within 15 pounds of their ideal body weight and is otherwise generally healthy.

CoolSculpting By Zeltiq Procedure

The treated areas of the body are suctioned into the CoolSculpting device's cooling panels that destroy fat while cooling the skin.  The device damages the fat cells, yet the CoolSculpting device doesn’t get cold enough to damage the skin.

CoolSculpting By Zeltiq Results

So far, plastic surgeons have seen a 20 to 25 percent reduction in fat after just one session. Best results may be seen 3 to 4 months after undergoing the CoolSculpting procedure, and multiple sessions may be required to get the desired result.

What To Expect From CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting™ made by Zeltiq has made quite the splash in the US market. Discovered in Europe years past, is a revolutionary new fat loss procedure that eliminates fat by freezing it off. This isn’t a surgical liposuction, it’s a non-invasive and no downtime way to reduce fat while you nap!

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