Women's Care of Mansfield now offers CoolSculpting. If you want to know more or see if you are a candidate for CoolSculpting, request an appointment online or give us a call at 419-756-6000.
A good candidate is someone who is in good health, eats well and exercises regularly, but has one or more areas of stubborn fat that won’t seem to go away. Specifically designed to treat subcutaneous fat, which is fat you can pull or grab, CoolSculpting can treat areas that display this type of fat. CoolSculpting patients can be either male or female, as long as they have realistic expectations and goals. It is important for patients to realize that CoolSculpting is not a substitution for weight loss. Non-surgical CoolSculpting reduces the number of fat cells in the treated area, whereas losing weight reduces the size of fat cells. CoolSculpting = fewer fat cells. Weight loss = smaller fat cells.
Am I A Good CoolSculpting Candidate?
Once a patient has been assessed, marking the peak areas of fat and applying a protective pad to the skin, the device is applied to the marked areas for treatment. After the cooling device is applied, the patient experiences a gentle suction to the skin, almost like a vacuum. Initially the skin becomes cold, but after a few minutes,the treatment area becomes completely numb. The CoolSculpting device does not affect the skin because the device is designed to target and freeze fat cells only. After the 35-minute procedure, a massage is performed on the treated area to break up the cold subcutaneous fat. The massage is an extremely important part of the procedure to initiate the breakdown of the fat cells.
What Can I Expect During a CoolSculpting Treatment?
CoolSculpting works by a process called cryolipolysis, or freezing of the fat cells. As the fat cells freeze, they go through a process called apoptosis, or cell death, and then are naturally eliminated from the body over a period of a few months. When you gain weight the fat cells in your body get larger, and when you lose weight, the fat cells shrink. Instead of shrinking the fat cells, CoolSculpting is effective at removing the fat cells from the body altogether, resulting in a 20% - 25% fat reduction in the treated area.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
Since the treatment is personalized for each patient, the cost of CoolSculpting varies based on the patient and their goals. Because CoolSculpting is an elective cosmetic procedure, it’s typically not covered by insurance companies. To determine the cost of treatment, it is best to get an assessment by a CoolSculpting Specialist here at Women's Care of Mansfield.
How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost and Can it be Covered by Insurance?