Imagine a safe, gentle alternative to liposuction in Tucson, Arizona, that doesn't require surgery. Does that sound too good to be true? With CoolSculpting®, it's a reality.
This FDA-approved procedure uses cooling technology during a comfortable, 1-hour treatment to eliminate fat from the body. There's no downtime required, and fat is reduced by an average of 20% to 25% in treated areas. The results can be permanent, and it only takes a few weeks before your new shape is revealed.
To learn more about CoolSculpting in Tucson at Foothills Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery, request a consultation online or call (520) 731-1110.
CoolSculpting is appropriate for treating stubborn areas of fat such as love handles, a "muffin top" or back fat. The procedure uses a patented process called Cryolipolysis® to freeze fat cells without harming the overlying skin. Side effects are marginal and typically include only minor redness, bruising and numbness in the treatment area. These normally disappear within a few days. During the course of several weeks, the fat cells that were damaged by freezing are metabolized by the body and eliminated through normal processes. After just one session, this procedure can:
- Reduce fat by 20% to 25% in the treated area
- Create slimmer body contours
- Remove stubborn fat from the abdomen
- Sculpt a more balanced body shape
Changes begin to appear in 2 to 3 months, with the final results generally visible by 6 months. Some people may choose to have multiple CoolSculpting sessions for more thorough body contouring.
Before & After Photos of CoolSculpting®
60 Days After
Treatment by Grant Stevens, MD
90 Days After
Treatment by Madeline Krauss, MD
90 Days After
Treatment by Fardad Forouzanpour, MD
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the procedure feel like?
The CoolSculpting procedure is described as quite comfortable by most of our patients. Initially, a feeling of pressure is experienced as the fat tissue is drawn up between 2 cooling panels. Then, a sensation of cooling (similar to icing a sore muscle) is felt as the machine goes to work. This feeling diminishes as your body adjusts to the temperature.
How many treatments will I need?
Depending on your current body composition and the size of the treatment area, you may require more than 1 treatment. Many people are happy with the results after their first session, while others may choose to have additional treatments in order to achieve more dramatic changes. Our CoolSculpting patients often visit us for other advanced non-surgical treatments such as laser hair removal and BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Are the results permanent?
The fat treated with CoolSculpting is removed permanently. However, this does not protect you against weight gain. Exercising regularly and eating a balanced diet is necessary for ongoing maintenance.
To read our answers to more common questions about CoolSculpting, check out our CoolSculpting FAQ page.