Coolsculpting

CoolSculpting in Beverly Hills

CoolSculpting reduces stubborn fat. It is ideal for removing bulges of fat that refuse to melt away despite a disciplined diet and exercise regiment, and is a completely non-invasive procedure. Indeed, it is the only FDA-approved procedure that freezes the fat through controlled cooling, giving patients the option for a non-surgical treatment that delivers exceptional body contouring results.

The key to the treatment’s efficacy is that fat freezes at a higher temperature than other cells, allowing us to freeze away the stubborn fat while leaving the rest of your cells wholly unharmed. Once the fat cells freeze, your body naturally removes them over time, giving you the contour you’ve always wanted within a few months.

What’s Treated:

CoolSculpting treatments are used to reduce stubborn fat, while sculpting the following areas:

  • Thighs
  • Flanks (Love Handles)
  • Abdomen (Belly Fat)
  • Submental Area: Chin and Neck (Double Chin)
  • Bra Fat
  • Back Fat
  • Underneath the Buttocks (Banana Roll)

Ideal Candidates for CoolSculpting

The best candidates for CoolSculpting are those with stubborn bulges of fat that resist all diet and exercise. Although the procedure successfully removes fat, it is not a major weight-loss method (such as gastric bypass surgery) and should not be used to diminish obesity.

CoolSculpting works best for those who stay committed to their health before and after the procedure through frequent exercise and good diet, ensuring the fat in problem areas (thighs, love handles, submental area, bra/back area, underneath the buttocks, and abdomen) does not reemerge after treatment. Most people choose CoolSculpting since they want a reliable method to remove stubborn fat without the invasiveness of procedures like liposuction (surgery) or KYBELLA® (injections).

Consultation

During your consultation, we’ll answer any questions or concerns you might have about this relatively new procedure, since, at Dr. Minniti’s office, your comfort is our priority. At this time, Dr. Minniti will explain the procedure in detail, describing the results, risks, and potential complications. From there, we’ll assess your aesthetic goals to develop a customized CoolSculpting program tailored to your needs. Depending on your vision, you might need a few treatments.

The $200 consultation fee can be applied to the cost of your treatment, once it has been scheduled.

Preparation for CoolSculpting

The first step towards undergoing CoolSculpting is a consultation with Dr. Minniti. From there, he will develop a unique treatment plan tailored to achieve your aesthetic goals. Since it is a relatively simple procedure, there isn’t much you need to do before your treatment: no specific diet/exercise plans are necessary.

The Procedure

The CoolSculpting procedure is relatively easy and painless. The doctor will apply the CoolSculpting machine to problem areas, and, as the cooling begins, you will likely feel pressure and intense cold. Typically, common and temporary side effects include:

  • Numbness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Aching
  • Cramping
  • Tenderness
  • Itching
  • Firmness
  • Tingling
  • Stinging
  • Minimal Pain

However, after a few minutes, the majority of these sensations should diminish, allowing you to watch television, read or work for the remainder of your treatment.

The length of your treatment will be determined by your contouring goals: the larger the fat area that you want to remove, the longer your treatment will be. Additional sessions may have to be scheduled depending on the size of the problem area, which Dr. Minniti will prescribe during your consultation. Typically, 1 to 3 treatments are ideal.

Recovery

Since this is a non-surgical procedure, you will be able to resume normal activities immediately following your treatment—some even return to work right after their procedure. This lack of downtime makes CoolSculpting an attractive fat-reduction treatment option for those whose busy schedules don’t allow for breaks.

Risks and Complications

One of the primary reasons CoolSculpting is such a popular treatment is the limited range of serious side effects, and complete lack of life-threatening cases. Overall, the chance of negative side effects is much smaller than other fat reduction treatment options, such as liposuction and tummy tucks. Since CoolSculpting is non-invasive, you won’t have to worry about infections, anesthesia complications, scarring, or wounds.

However, you might experience the following in treated areas:

  • Mild to moderate pain
  • Mild Bruising and tenderness
  • Numbness (can occur for up to 6 weeks, and is not a sign of nerve damage)

Although CoolSculpting has been approved by the FDA and administered over 1 million times worldwide, it is not for everyone. If you suffer from cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, then you are not a candidate for this procedure.

Results

Once the treated fat cells crystallize, they start being removed naturally, since your body identifies them as dead cells. You will start seeing results within a few weeks of your treatment—and they will continue to improve for up to 6 months. Usually, patients’ results peak after 2 to 3 months, at which point almost all of the stubborn fat has been processed and removed, creating a much more contoured and sculpted shape.

Although most feel a renewed vigor to stay in shape and maintain a healthy diet, sometimes weight gain can be inevitable. Luckily, CoolSculpting increases the chance of gaining weight evenly throughout your entire body, rather than just in problem areas, creating a more proportional and aesthetically pleasing look.

Why Dr. Minniti?

Thanks to his more than 16 years of experience, Dr. Minniti has been featured in many publications and even recommended by Dr. Phil himself. Because of this, he is uniquely poised to deliver on new, cutting-edge technology. His in-depth knowledge of plastic surgery guarantees expert results, while his insatiable curiosity and dedication to his field means he constantly integrates new procedures into his wheelhouse. As such, he is the ideal doctor for the latest and greatest treatment: CoolSculpting.

You can undergo CoolSculpting in Los Angeles, CA at Dr. Minniti’s office conveniently located in Beverly Hills, with complimentary parking included.

Please Contact Us to discuss your plans for a CoolSculpting session.

CoolSculpting Before and After Photos