CoolSculpting – Often Searched as Criolipolysis
For patients seeking information about CoolSculpting ® or cryolipolysis, many of those patients search for specific terms related to the procedure. Such a search probably brought you here. When seeking criolipolysis on the web, it is understood that you are searching for information about fat freezing, also known as cryolipolysis or under the device name of CoolSculpting ®.
CoolSculpting ® is a form of fat freezing using applicator devices on the patient’s body for targeted fat reduction. The process of freezing fat is known as cryolipolysis. This cryolipolysis, as perhaps you searched for criolipolysis, causes the frozen fat to crystallize. If you’d like to learn more about our procedures, give us a call today at 949-309-5085. Dr Siamak Agha is a world-renown plastic surgeon. Take a look at our CoolSculpting Gallery.
Crystallized fat dies and the body’s immune system targets the dead cells for permanent removal from the body as waste. To do this, the immune system triggers the release of enzymes which travel to the dead fat cells, then converting them to lipids. These lipids are liquefied fat able to travel through the body and out of it as waste, just as lipids in food you eat are eliminated.
Criolipolysis is painless. Criolipolysis only freezes fat and not other tissues such as skin and muscle, as fat freezes at a higher temperature than those other tissues. So, the fat is frozen but the other tissues remain healthy.
The elimination of fat frozen during criolipolysis takes about 60 to 90 days. During this 90 days following your fat freezing treatment, you will live your normal life and not experience any side effects of the procedure. Once the fat is eliminated at the end of this time period, you will see the permanent results of your criolipolysis.
Is Criolipolysis Safe?
Criolipolysis is a safe procedure which provides documented results. The Food and Drug Administration approved criolipolysis, under the correct term of cryolipolysis and the technology name of CoolSculpting ®, for use on patients as of 2010. This approval means that the FDA has confirmed that claims made by Zeltiq, the manufacturer of CoolSculpting ®, are accurate. It also means that the treatment has been determined as safe for performance on patients in the United States.
Since 2010, criolipolysis has been performed on over 425,000 patients per year worldwide. In actuality, the device was used around the globe as early as 2005, but not in the United States before its approval by the FDA. Since 2005 and in global use, there has not been a single incident of injury or serious complication from criolipolysis using CoolSculpting ® reported from anywhere in the world.
This is remarkable and unusual for medical devices and treatments, as most will experience some incidences of injury or illness among patients. Indeed, because of these results, criolipolysis can certainly be called safe.
Is Criolipolysis expensive?
Criolipolysis is not expensive. CoolSculpting ® only costs an average of $750 per area in the United States. This is very inexpensive when compared to liposuction, which averages over $4000 per patient. It must be said that criolipolysis does not provide the custom sculpting a plastic surgeon can perform as part of liposuction. However, fat reduction of criolipolysis is permanent and effective for patients seeking spot treatment of fat reduction.
How Long Do Results Last?
It typically takes a few weeks to months for your body to finish eliminating the fat cells destroyed during the treatment. The treatment is considered semi-permanent. Your body does not regrow fat cells, so once the fat has been removed by the body, it will not grow back. However, it is possible to regain weight without diet and exercise, and although the amount of fat will be reduced, it is important to make sure you maintain good lifestyle habits.
Cryolipolysis has helped thousands of patients, but it isn’t for everyone. Contact a specialist at Orange County Fat Freeze today to discuss possible CoolSculpting ® treatment options. We tailor these techniques for each patient, giving you a personalized treatment plan to best achieve your personal health and beauty goals. Call today to find out more.