CoolSculpting® Fat Removal in St. John’s
The CoolSculpting® procedure reduces stubborn fat safely and effectively, without surgery and minimal downtime. This fat reduction treatment is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate diet and exercise-resistant fat. CoolSculpting® results are proven to be noticeable, and lasting, so you can look and feel great from every angle.
CoolSculpting® has come a very long way since Health Canada approved it in 2008. “I waited until the technology improved which includes, larger applicators, reduced treatment times and new applicators for the arms, saddlebags and double chins,” says Dr. Michael Bense. “My highly trained medical team is knowledgeable in many aspects of surgery, and we have now integrated CoolSculpting® to our practice in St. John’s.” Over the past decade, we have performed hundreds of Mesotherapy, BodyFX, and Non-Surgical Liposuction treatments.By adding CoolSculpting® to our Body Contouring and Fat Reduction program it really enhances the choices and success rates of our patients.
“That is why we are in a great position to direct your care for surgery or CoolSculpting®. Other Med Spas and Providers, who do not have aesthetic plastic surgery services, can only offer CoolSculpting® and other non-invasive technology.”, states Dr. Bense.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting® is an innovative, non-invasive, and non-surgical treatment that contours your body by freezing away unwanted fat. CoolSculpting® delivers controlled cooling that gently and effectively targets the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), and die. Your body over time naturally processes the fat and eliminates the dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you. CoolSculpting® is a safe and effective fat reduction treatment that was first approved by Health Canada in 2008. CoolSculpting® involves minimal downtime, with most patients returning to regular activities right after treatment. According to Coolsculpt, 92% of CoolSculpting® patients are extremely satisfied with their results. Results may vary from patients to patients.
In fact, today CoolSculpting® is the most popular treatment that doctors use when treating excess fat “without surgery.”
Is Coolsculpting for you?
If you lead a healthy lifestyle, but cannot seem to get rid of stubborn fat from a few areas of your body, then you are not alone. You may have also considered undergoing surgery to get rid of this stubborn fat. Fortunately, there are much easier and less invasive ways to shape your ideal body. At Bense SurgiSpa, we want to help our patients achieve the body they have always wanted, without the need for painful, invasive surgery. That is why we have added CoolSculpting® to our clinic.
Proven results you’ll love from every angle
- CoolSculpting® is the World’s #1 Most Popular Non-Invasive treatment to kill fat
- CoolSculpting® is a blade-free non-surgical and non-invasive liposuction type of procedure
- CoolSculpting® destroys unwanted fat but doesn’t harm other tissues
- CoolSculpting® requires no diet or exercise program
- CoolSculpting® can reduce 2-4 cm of fat and kills up to 22% of the fat cells in the treatment zone in a single treatment cycle
- You can return to your regular activities right away. Individual results and patient experience may vary.
- Multiple CoolSculpting® treatments may be required, six weeks apart. Results and patient experience vary.
- CoolSculpting® has proven safety and effectiveness demonstrated
- Millions of treatments performed worldwide
- FDA-cleared, safe and effective
- Once treated, fat cells are gone for good
- Data provided by ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc., an Allergan Affiliate
How does CoolSculpting® work?
Freeze away fat? It comes down to science. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues. FDA-Cleared CoolSculpting® destroys fat cells through a precise, targeted cooling of fat to 4-5C for 1 hour. Because the fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than other types of tissue this controlled cooling is safe and very successful. This difference in freezing temperature allows us to precisely target and freeze your fat cells while leaving the surrounding tissues unharmed.
These fat cells die once their contents become fully crystallized. Over a period of 2-3 months, your body will dispose of these dead fat cells, naturally slimming the target area.
What can be treated?
CoolSculpting® can reduce fat from nearly every area of your body and these targeted fat cells are eliminated for good. Areas that CoolSculpting® can target stubborn fat in, include:
- Back fat
- Bra fat
- Inner and outer thigh
- Love handles, flank
- Male chest
- Under the chin (great effect!)
- Underneath the buttock
CoolSculpting® can reshape your body! We will develop a customized CoolSculpting treatment plan that addresses your specific problem areas. Additional sessions may further enhance your results. Your individualized treatment plan will be tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.
If you want to target more than one area during a Coolsculpting treatment, please discuss this with our medical team before treatment.
What should I expect from the Coolsculpting Treatment?
CoolSculpting® is not popular just because it is such an effective treatment — it is also one of the easiest, most painless methods to remove unwanted body fat. CoolSculpting® is non-surgical, non-invasive, and pain-free.
The treatment starts with proper positioning of our specialized cooling device on the area of your body being treated. Each session takes approximately one hour. During the treatment, sit back and relax as your body fat is frozen away. The procedure is so casual that you can spend this time reading, checking emails, even taking a nap.
Because CoolSculpting® is completely non-invasive, you can return to your normal day-to-day activities right after treatment. Major side effects are very rare. Some patients will experience swelling, tingling, or slight bruising following treatment, but these side effects typically fade soon after treatment. Individual results and patient experience may vary.
With just a single CoolSculpting® treatment, you’ll see a measurable improvement in your treated area — the average being 20% to 25% reduction of the fat layer. Individual results may vary patient to patient.
How soon will I see results?
Since it takes time for the destroyed fat cells to dispell from your body, it will be several weeks before you see the results of your CoolSculpting® treatment. Over time, the treated area will become slimmer.
Am I a candidate?
If you are bothered by stubborn fat that you can’t get rid of through exercise and diet, you may be a good candidate. Although it is ideal for anyone who is within 20-30 pounds of their ideal body weight, CoolSculpting® may be suitable for anyone outside that range as well. If you have stubborn fat that bulges, you may be a candidate. At your free consultation with our highly qualified medical consultants, we will determine if CoolSculpting® is the right treatment for you.
Individuals with cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria may not be suitable candidates.
How many sessions do I need?
More than one and likely multiple sessions of this CoolSculpting® procedure is usually what is required. It does depend on how much fat you’d like removed, and how many areas you’d like to treat. Each session destroys 20-25% of the fat cells in a targeted area. In general, twelve weeks after one treatment will result in a noticeable difference in body contouring and fat reduction. Results and patient experience may vary. Many CoolSculpting® St. John’s patients often sign up for another treatment or two of freezing fat cells, typically done six weeks later.
How much weight loss can I expect?
CoolSculpting® isn’t for weight loss. It’s to sculpt the treated area by destroying fat. You won’t see much difference on the scale, but you will see a huge difference in how you look! Results and patient experience may vary.
CoolSculpting® is not an alternative to a healthy lifestyle, and it is not an extreme weight-loss solution. This treatment helps shape and tighten targeted areas of your body that are resistant to diet and exercise.The ideal Coolsculpting candidates have realistic goals for the treatment, they are at or near their ideal body weight, and are not sensitive to cold temperatures.
Contraindications also include any individual who does not have enough localized fat, who might be pregnant, have any inflammatory lesions, skin cancers or infected lesions in the desired areas of treatment. BMI is ideally less than 30.
A note on anti-inflammatory medications. Please avoid anti-inflammatory medications during recovery, as they interfere with the fat reduction process that occurs after treatment. The fat cells that have been crystallized (frozen) need to be digested by other cells in the area, if you take anti-inflammatory medication, this process is interrupted, and you won’t get the results you want.
A note from Zeltiq Aesthetics, the manufacturer of the CoolSculpting device. If you suffer from any symptoms or side effect(s) related to your treatment that is concerning to you or lasts for more than two weeks, please discuss with your doctor. You can also contact the Zeltiq CoolSculpting Product Support line at 1-888-ZELTIQ1.
Frequently Asked Questions
Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. The CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure is specifically designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. It is, however a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Request a one-on-one consultation with us to determine if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.
We will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. We may schedule additional sessions in order to meet your goals.
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment. Results may vary patient to patient.
The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared safe and effective. With over one million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction.
During the procedure you may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness or discomfort. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. Rare side effects may also occur. The CoolSculpting procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure, ask us if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.
Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Often times, patients return to work after their CoolSculpting session is over.
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment. Results may vary patient to patient.
No supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt new diet and exercise habits. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their CoolSculpting treatment. It is as if they get a second lease on their body and want to start anew again by taking even better care of themselves.
Many people, after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure, take even better care of themselves. However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.