CoolSculpting®

Men and women at our Columbus, Ohio, practice rely on CoolSculpting for targeted, convenient nonsurgical fat reduction. If you want a flatter tummy, shapelier hips, or slimmer thighs, CoolSculpting is a popular, FDA-cleared liposuction alternative that minimizes those bulges that resist diet and exercise. There is no downtime following a CoolSculpting treatment with Dr. Anne Taylor, and many patients see excellent results after just one session.

If you exercise regularly and remain frustrated by bulges of stubborn fat, request a consultation using our online form to learn more about CoolSculpting and whether you are a good candidate. Or call our office at (614) 569-2649 to schedule an appointment.

Is CoolSculpting Right for You?

You have a number of body contouring options at Aesthetica Surgery & Spa in Columbus, both surgical and nonsurgical. CoolSculpting offers a liposuction alternative for those who would rather avoid surgery. A good candidate for CoolSculpting:

  • Is at or near his or her ideal weight
  • Wants to reduce specific, small areas of fat
  • Leads a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise and a nutritious diet
  • Has skin that retains most of its elasticity

CoolSculpting isn't a weight-loss procedure. Rather, it is best for both men and women who are near their ideal weight but can't seem to shed fat in certain areas. CoolSculpting can treat the:

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Hips
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Back (including a "bra bulge")
  • Double chin

People interested in targeting fat that causes a double chin may also be good candidates for KYBELLA® injections.

Although CoolSculpting is an effective noninvasive treatment, people who want more extensive fat reduction or immediate results may be better candidates for liposuction. It's a surgical procedure and, unlike CoolSculpting, does require some recovery time. Dr. Taylor can help you decide which route is best for you.

Watch How CoolSculpting Works

A Customized Procedure

Dr. Taylor creates a treatment plan based on your specific needs. Depending on your areas of concern, the CoolSculpting procedure involves specialized applicators. For example, if you want to reduce fat in your upper and lower abdomen, your skin and tissue will be gently sucked between 2 cooling panels that carefully cool the fat without damaging the skin. Such treatments take about an hour per area.

For treatment areas that don't have "pinchable" bulges, such as the thighs, we use a different applicator that straps a cooling plate comfortably against your skin. These treatments take about 2 hours each.

No matter which treatment head we use, intense cold is delivered to the lower layers of your skin. The device uses a process called Cryolipolysis®, a patented technique developed by Harvard researchers that targets and kills fat cells, which are vulnerable to low temperatures. The body naturally eliminates these cells in the weeks following your CoolSculpting procedure. Once removed, they are permanently gone.

Because CoolSculpting is noninvasive, the procedure itself involves little or no discomfort. Some patients report an initial suction sensation and tingling as the cooling process begins, but many browse their mobile devices or read during much of the procedure.

Your Downtime

There really is no downtime associated with CoolSculpting. Our patients return to work or other daily activities after their treatments. You may have some redness and mild soreness, but these signs resolve quickly.

Your results will begin to develop over time as your body flushes away the damaged fat cells. Final results take 2 to 4 months to become visible, and patients can expect a fat reduction of about 20% to 25% in the treated area. If you maintain healthy diet and exercise habits, you can enjoy your results indefinitely.