If you're like a lot of people, you probably have areas of stubborn fat that won't shrink even though you work out and watch what you eat. Now there's a completely non-surgical body contouring option for reducing fat without liposuction: CoolSculpting. Scottsdale and Gilbert residents can enjoy the benefits of CoolSculpting from board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Josh Olson.

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Dr. Olson can use CoolSculpting to give you the slimmer, more toned look that you want. Give Advanced Plastic Surgery Institute a call at (480) 466-7355, or request a consultation online.

Before & After Photos

Photos courtesy of Bruce Van Natta, MD
Before   After
Before the CoolSculpting Procedure   Results 60 Days
After CoolSculpting Procedure
Photos courtesy of Barry E. DiBernardo, MD, FACS
Before   After
Before the CoolSculpting Procedure   Results 90 Days
After CoolSculpting Procedure

Your Body, Renewed

There are certain areas of our bodies that naturally tend to hold onto stubborn fat deposits. No matter how carefully we eat or how many crunches we do, sometimes we just can't seem to shed excess fat from these areas. Fortunately, FDA-cleared CoolSculpting can help. The treatments can be effective in the following areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Lower back and "bra strap bulge" area
  • Hips
  • Thighs

For individuals who are not interested in liposuction, CoolSculpting offers the following benefits:

  • Slimmer body contours
  • Minimal discomfort
  • No anesthesia needed
  • No surgery or scars
  • No downtime

The best candidates for CoolSculpting are patients with excess body fat, particularly on the abdomen and flanks, who are not significantly obese. Some patients report weight loss following CoolSculpting, but it is more of a body sculpting procedure than a weight loss procedure. Keep in mind that CoolSculpting only treats unwanted fat, not cellulite. To reduce cellulite without surgery, we recommend Cellfina™.

What to Expect

CoolSculpting is a well-tolerated outpatient procedure. Many patients even refer to it as a "lunchtime" treatment because it can take as little as an hour and people typically return to work or their daily activities immediately afterward. Some patients may wish to spend longer to treat multiple areas during one treatment session.

During treatment, the CoolSculpting device is pressed against your skin, and it pulls areas of bulging fat between 2 cooling plates. As the area is cooled, most patients experience little discomfort, often likening the sensation to using an ice pack. The cold sensation is intense at first, but the area quickly turns numb.

CoolSculpting Before & After

The treatment works because of the exclusive Cryolipolysis® technology. The device's low temperatures damage fat cells but don't harm surrounding tissues, which can stand up to deeper cold. The fat cells die and are slowly eliminated by the body's natural processes. Results won't be immediately visible; rather, fat will melt away slowly over the course of a few months.

Patients typically have little to no bruising from the treatment. Patients may experience as much as 20 to 25% fat reduction in the targeted area from a single treatment and some choose to undergo additional treatments for even greater results. Contact our plastic surgery center today to schedule your first treatment.

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