You eat right, you work out daily, but you still have stubborn fat on your hips and thighs. At Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute, we understand the frustration this can cause and offers patients in Mayfield Heights, Ohio a solution with CoolSculptingⓇ. This innovative body contouring procedure permanently removes your fat, smoothing your body profile and curves. Call the office or go online today to book your initial consultation and see if CoolSculpting is right for you.

CoolSculpting in the office of Cleveland Plastic Surgery Insitute

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, pain-free way to permanently remove fat cells from your body, leaving you with a slimmer, more contoured shape. A non-surgical approach to fat loss, CoolSculpting uses innovative fat-freezing technology to destroy unwanted fat cells in your trouble areas.

We use CoolSculpting to eliminate fat in a variety of places, including your:

  • Chin
  • Thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Love handles
  • Back (including along the bra line)
  • Buttocks
  • Upper arms

Patient Testimonial

The staff is absolutely phenomenal! They are so kind & professional! It is such a welcoming atmosphere as soon as you walk through the doors. CPSI Med Spa did an astounding job, after two days I’m already seeing the results I’ve always dreamed of! If you are looking to have work done I highly recommend & trust CPSI med spa!” – Sami M.

What happens during a CoolSculpting procedure?

When you visit Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute for a CoolSculpting procedure, you’re shown to a private room when the CoolSculpting machine is ready. We place the CoolSculpting application over your treatment area and begins the procedure.

This device suctions in your skin and drops the temperature around it. This temperature drop freezes your fat cells without harming the surrounding tissue. The freezing damages the cell’s integrity and leads to its eventual death.

During your treatment, which takes 35-60 minutes, you can relax, read a book, play on your phone, or nap. Once the treatment is over, you’re free to go without any downtime or restrictions.

Does CoolSculpting Hurt?

Like having a dental procedure or getting your blood drawn during a routine physical exam, your CoolSculpting treatment experience will depend largely on your unique pain threshold. Generally, CoolSculpting is described as mildly to moderately uncomfortable. Painful? Not so much. The sensations that you may experience during your procedure include tugging, aching, cramping, and tingling. After these, the treatment area goes numb. This all tends to occur in about a 10-minute period.

You can expect to also encounter some aching and cramping or tingling after your CoolSculpting treatment. These side effects are manageable with rest and, if needed, over-the-counter medication.

Do I Need to Schedule Time Off Work for CoolSculpting Recovery?

One of the benefits of CoolSculpting treatment versus surgical body contouring is that you don’t need to take time off work or your normal routine to recover. That said, it’s also important to really tune into your body. You can work out the day after getting CoolSculpting, but if you notice that your soreness, aching, tenderness, or other after-effects worsen, the wise thing to do is stop. Exercise can help your body process and flush excess fat. However, the timing of your exercise isn’t imperative. Your healthy habits, even if started a few days to a week after your CoolSculpting sessions, can be effective at helping you achieve your optimal body contours.

You can expect to also encounter some aching and cramping or tingling after your CoolSculpting treatment. These side effects are manageable with rest and, if needed, over-the-counter medication.

Are the Results of CoolSculpting Permanent?

The results of your CoolSculpting treatment are permanent in that this treatment permanently destroys fat cells. These cells are eliminated. They do not return, nor do fat cells migrate from one area of your body to another. The area we’ve treated with CoolSculpting will always have fewer fat cells than it did before treatment. That said, whether or not your CoolSculpting results endure indefinitely is somewhat in your hands. Your new body contours might naturally be affected by aging. However, maintaining your ideal weight comes in handy. A healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to involve strenuous workouts; it just needs to involve consistency. If you eat well for your body type and ideal weight and you engage in some form of physical activity that is good for your body, you can expect your CoolSculpting results to last many years. Keep in mind, also, that you can schedule touch-up treatments once or twice a year as needed to maintain your ideal body shape.

What Can I Do to Maximize My CoolSculpting Results?

It is perfectly understandable that you want to maximize your CoolSculpting results or accelerate the speed of fat elimination as much as possible. Better body contours are your reward and you want to achieve this quickly! That said, there may be a few ways that you can help the process along. Suggestions include:

  • Massage the treatment area. Studies have not proven that post-treatment massage can achieve significantly better results. However, it doesn’t seem to hurt, either. Talk to your provider about how you might assist your body’s natural dissolution and elimination of destroyed fat cells using this technique.
  • Drink plenty of water. Your body is mostly water content. Staying very well hydrated allows functions like detoxification and fat elimination to occur expeditiously.
  • Do some strength training. While walking and cardio exercise are touted as being great for fat-burning, studies suggest that the body remains in fat-burning mode for longer after strength training. This need not be rigorous. Again, consistency is key. Even body-weight exercises three to four times a week can be helpful for moving your CoolSculpting results along nicely.

What happens to your fat cells after a CoolSculpting treatment?

After the CoolSculpting procedure freezes your fat cells, they begin to die. Your body’s natural systems process these cells and remove them from your body. Cell death and removal isn’t a fast process and takes months for your body to accomplish.

Because your body doesn’t renew or restore fat cells, the fat cells that die aren’t replaced, resulting in permanent fat loss. If you do gain weight, the fat cells that remain do expand, but the treatment area remains slimmer than non-treated areas.

When should you expect results with CoolSculpting fat elimination?

After your CoolSculpting procedure, it can take up to three weeks before you notice the contouring results. Two months after your treatment, you reach the most impressive results, although your body may continue to eliminate fat cells for four to six months.

Although you can get results after one CoolSculpting treatment, we may suggest multiple fat freezing treatments to deliver the optimal results.

If you want a non-surgical approach to body contouring, call our office today to schedule your appointment with the board certified plastic surgeon. You can even book your consultation online.

How much does CoolSculpting Cost?

Exact price is determined upon consultation. To learn more about pricing please call us at 440-461-6100.