The Zeltiq™ Procedure Experience…The Coolest Way to Reduce Fat™
The Zeltiq CoolSculpting Procedure is a new, non-invasive technology designed to gently and effectively reduce fat in targeted areas of the body. The result is a noticeable, natural-looking fat reduction in the treated areas, such as abdominal fat, love handles (flanks) and/or back fat.
To perform the Zeltiq Procedure, an applicator will be attached to the desired area of fat reduction, and starts extracting energy (cooling) from the underlying fat tissue without damage to other tissues. When fat cells are exposed to precise cooling, it triggers a natural process of cell removal. The fat cells in the treated area are gradually eliminated through the body’s normal metabolic processes, similar to the way fat from food is eliminated from the body.
How It Works
- A specially designed applicator cup uses a gentle vacuum pressure to draw tissue between the cooling panels.
- When the procedure begins, patients may feel a cooling sensation in the procedure area. This sensation goes away in a few minutes.
- Patients typically sit or lie down during the procedure, depending upon the area being treated.
- The Zeltiq™ Procedure is comfortable for most patients; they can read, listen to music, work on a laptop, or simply relax during the “ Freeze Fat” procedure.
- Procedure time can be two hours or more depending on the size of the area to be treated.
- No pre-procedure preparation is required; no general/topical anesthesia or pain medication is needed.
What to Expect
Because the procedure is non-invasive and targets only unwanted fat cells, there is no recovery time after the procedure. Following the Zeltiq™ Cool Sculpting Procedure, the affected fat cells are gradually eliminated through the body’s normal metabolic processes, like fat from food. The result is a gradual reduction and smoothing of fat bulges that is apparent in most patients in two to four months.
The Zeltiq Procedure is completely non-invasive, which allows return to normal activities on the same day as your procedure, such as work or exercise. Redness may appear in the treated area, which may last from a few minutes to a few hours. Some localized bruising may occur, which clears within a few weeks. Many patients experience a temporary dulling of sensation in the treated area lasting one to eight weeks.
Who Is A Candidate?
The ideal candidate for the Zeltiq Procedure is seeking to decrease specific areas of fat, such as abdominal fat, love handles (flanks), and/or back fat. Patients opting for the Zeltiq Procedure are generally interested in a non-invasive therapy offering noticeable but modest results. The Zeltiq Procedure is not intended for weigh loss or obesity; nor is it a substitute for liposuction procedures that remove a large volume of fat. A good candidate should be relatively fit and have modest-size fat bulges in areas that are not easily reduced through diet or exercise.
Are the results permanent?
During the CoolSculpting procedure, the treated fat cells are eliminated. As long as the patient maintains his or her weight with diet and exercise, long-term results should remain stable.
The cost of each cycle is $660 per cycle and each treatment cycle covers an area of
22cm x 17 cmand it takes 60 minutes to complete. We do recommend a healthy diet and regular exercise in conjunction with this procedure.
Normally a course of 1-3 treatments with a 6 week interval in between sessions is required.
CoolSculpting is not a weight loss substitute and sensible diet and exercise is recommended.