CoolSculpting is a cutting-edge fat-minimizing procedure designed to sculpt and shape your body by freezing away difficult fat cells without going under the knife. The procedure includes the use of monitored cooling (cryolipolysis) to freeze fat cells, so that they may be naturally removed from your body to reveal a thinner physique. At Krch AESTHETIC MEDICINE in Phoenix, AZ, led by Dr. Ryan Krch, we are able to provide CoolSculpting treatments backed by years of experience to help you meet your aesthetic goals. CoolSculpting is considered a noninvasive treatment and can be used in large areas like thighs and abdomens, as well as small areas like chins, bra lines, and the backs of arms.
Dr. Ryan also offers his "Fire and Ice" body sculpting procedure, which combines radiofrequency (RF) contouring with CoolSculpting. This produces a faster and more effective fat removal with improved skin tightening in the reduced areas. Skin tightening is required in an area where fat is reduced to avoid dimpling or uneven skin. Schedule a consultation to learn more about cryolipolysis with CoolSculpting or Fire and Ice and decide if these procedures are right for you.
While this noninvasive technique has proven successful for individuals of all ages, those most likely to benefit from CoolSculpting:
- Are within 30 pounds of their goal weight
- Deal with stubborn areas of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise
- Are intimidated by or are not ideal candidates for surgery
- Have realistic expectations for the outcome of their treatment
After your consultation with Dr. Ryan to design your treatment plan, your procedure will be scheduled. At your appointment, a gel pad and the CoolSculpting handpiece will be applied to the predetermined area, and controlled cooling will be initiated. The cooling, delivered through the handpiece, will target and freeze the fat cells. It is not uncommon to feel coolness while receiving treatment, but this should not cause great discomfort. The handpiece uses suction to pull the targeted fat cells into the area to be treated, so you should prepare to feel a minor tugging or pinching, but these are normal sensations.
What to Expect
As CoolSculpting is noninvasive, you can return to standard activities after treatment. Most often, you can return to work or school immediately following your procedure. Side effects of the procedure usually include bruising, swelling, stinging, redness, and soreness of the treatment area. These side effects are temporary and typically subside in the hours following your procedure. You should expect to enjoy results in as little as three weeks, with the most impressive results appearing 1 – 3 months after your CoolSculpting treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does CoolSculpting cost?
The cost of CoolSculpting depends on the number of treatments required and the amount of fat that will be removed. During your consultation, we will discuss your aesthetic goals to choose the best course of treatment to attain optimal results. We will also talk with you about your anticipated out-of-pocket costs.
How does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting works through the controlled application of cold temperature to address fat cells in selected regions for treatment. Essentially, it freezes the fat cells until they die. The cells are broken down by the body and disposed of through natural functions.
Is CoolSculpting safe?
CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical, external treatment in which the device is simply applied to the skin’s surface. With this therapy, there's no need for a recovery period. You may experience some slight swelling and redness immediately after treatment, but this generally only lasts for about a week.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
The number of treatments needed to reach your desired results will be decided during your initial consultation. For some patients, only one treatment is enough, but other patients may need more sessions depending on the amount of fat being treated. The number of treatments is also dependent on your aesthetic goals and if there are thicker layers of fat in target regions.
Do the fat cells grow back?
While the targeted fat cells can't regenerate, new fat cells may form. Furthermore, considerable weight gain will greatly impact your results. Thus, in order to maintain optimal results, it is recommended that you adhere to a healthy diet and exercise routine.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $750 - $5,000
- Recovery Time
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 – 2 Hours
- Procedure Recovery Location
There is no "perfect" body and we all have things we would love to change, like stubborn deposits of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise. Krch AESTHETIC MEDICINE is proud to offer Phoenix, AZ patients CoolSculpting treatments to reduce areas of stubborn fat without surgical procedures for a slimmer, smoother shape. Schedule a CoolSculpting consultation with Dr. Ryan Krch to decide if you are an ideal candidate.