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CoolSculpting®

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Imagine a safe, gentle alternative to liposuction that doesn't require incisions or anesthetic. Does that sound too good to be true? It's a reality with CoolSculpting® treatments in Tucson, AZ, at Foothills Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery.

This FDA-cleared procedure uses cooling technology during a comfortable, 35-minute to 1-hour treatment to reduce areas of excess fat. There's no downtime required and you begin to notice your new shape in 6 to 8 weeks.

To learn more about CoolSculpting in Tucson at Foothills Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery, request a consultation  online or call (520) 731-1110.

CoolSculpting Before & After Photos

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
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    Case #32

    The patient is a 59-year-old woman who desired a decrease in the fat of her lower abdomen. She exercises regularly but had persistent areas of unwanted fat. Dr. Orlick recommended a single CoolSculpting® treatment of the lowe... View Case 

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    Case #31

    52 year old woman who maintains a healthy diet, wanted an improvement in her abdomen and love handles.  Dr. Orlick recommended  4 hours of Coolsculpting.  Pt was able to return to her activities of daily living, which included playing 18 holes of golf the next day. ... View Case 

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    Case #34

    This 34-year-old woman asked Dr. Orlick for improvement in the appearance of her abdomen. She had noted some weight gain following the birth of her 2children. Although close to her ideal weight, she had a persistent area of subcutaneous fat of the lower abdomen. ... View Case 

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    Case #81

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How CoolSculpting Works

The CoolSculpting 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 flushed away through normal processes.

Is CoolSculpting for You?

Candidates for CoolSculpting should be at a healthy, stable weight, have good skin elasticity, and want to reduce localized areas of fat. Areas commonly treated include:

  • Belly or tummy
  • Love handles or muffin top (flanks)
  • Inner thighs
  • Saddle bags (outer thighs)
  • Back, including bra fat

Patients who are looking for a nonsurgical alternative to liposuction may also be good candidates for the procedure.

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.


Your CoolSculpting Treatment

CoolSculpting treatments are performed in our office. No anesthetic is needed. It takes up to an hour to treat a single area. We have various applicators to fit the size and shape of specific areas. Most use suction to draw the area of fat into the cooling panels. The CoolSmooth applicator does not use suction and is designed for areas of dense fat, such as the outer thighs, that is difficult to pull between panels. Once the treatment is complete, you can drive yourself home and return to your normal activities.

Results

You won't see results from CoolSculpting right away. While experiences vary, changes usually begin to appear in 2 to 3 months, with the final results generally visible by 4 months. Some people may choose to have multiple CoolSculpting sessions for more thorough body contouring.

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 from Green Valley, Sierra Vista, Casas Adobes, and surrounding areas, often visit us for other advanced non-surgical treatments as well such as laser hair removal and BOTOX® Cosmetic.

To read our answers to more common questions about CoolSculpting, check out our CoolSculpting FAQ page.

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