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CoolSculpting®

Are you struggling with stubborn fatty deposits that resist your efforts with diet and exercise? Board-certified plastic surgeon Ahmet R. Karaca, M.D., proudly provides CoolSculpting® for patients residing in and around Detroit, Farmington Hills and the surrounding communities in Michigan. CoolSculpting® effectively reduces fatty deposits in a single office visit, resulting in a smoother silhouette.

What is CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure performed by a plastic surgeon that involves freezing away fat cells. CoolSculpting® derives its name from the following factors:

  • The process involves treating fat cells with cold temperatures
  • The procedure produces a more sculpted and toned silhouette

CoolSculpting® has become wildly popular because it is a safe, non-invasive procedure that does not require anesthesia and may be safely and quickly performed in a doctor’s office, providing long-lasting results.

What areas can be treated?

In the U.S., the CoolSculpting® procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental area (chin), thigh, abdomen and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll), and upper arm.

What are the Benefits of the CoolSculpting® Procedure?

CoolSculpting® can produce a reduction in inches in certain areas of the body, such as the arms, abdomen, buttocks, hips and thighs. It can also produce a firmer appearance and increased muscle definition. Results vary among patients, depending upon the area being treated, the number of CoolSculpting® treatments performed, and the patient’s overall health and lifestyle habits, but all patients will see results.

CoolSculpting® is one of the most subtle and least invasive body contouring procedures available today, leaving no scarring, and requiring no recovery period while producing natural, gradual results. CoolSculpting® results mimic natural weight loss, because the fat cells continue to disappear gradually over time after the procedure.

CoolSculpting® is considered one of the most effective, yet safe body contouring procedures on the market.

How Does CoolSculpting® Work?

CoolSculpting® is based on the established knowledge that cold can affect fat cells. The procedure uses a device that gently freezes fat cells, causing them to disappear from the desired body areas. The freezing process kills the fat cells and, over time, the dead cells are simply eliminated naturally by the body. CoolSculpting® continues to provide an increasingly sculpted and toned body for weeks and months following the procedure.

Who is a Strong Candidate for CoolSculpting®?

Typically CoolSculpting® is recommended for men and women who are already within 30 pounds of their ideal weight, but have some stubborn fatty deposits, typically in the area of the thighs and/or abdomen. Because CoolSculpting® requires no surgery, anesthesia or downtime, anyone with no prior history of any cosmetic procedure may also be a strong candidate.

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CoolSculpting® vs. Liposuction

CoolSculpting®: Non-surgical

Liposuction: Surgical

CoolSculpting®: Reduces bulges

Liposuction: Creates dramatic contour changes

CoolSculpting®: Ideal for small to moderate areas of fat

Liposuction: Good for larger fat volume reduction

CoolSculpting®: Ideal for abdomen, love handles, hips, thighs and bra rolls

Liposuction: Can be applied to any body part

CoolSculpting®: No downtime

Liposuction: One to two weeks downtime

CoolSculpting®: Permanent reduction of fat cells

Liposuction: Permanent reduction of fat cells

CoolSculpting®: Up to 20 percent reduction in fat cells per treated area

Liposuction: Up to 70 percent reduction in fat cells per suctioned areas

Frequently Asked Questions

What is CoolSculpting®?

It’s an innovative way to contour your body by freezing unwanted fat away with no surgery or downtime.

How long is each treatment?

The length of your CoolSculpting treatment will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. Most treatments last 35-60 minutes. Some patients have more than one treatment during the same office visit. Your CoolSculpting physician will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals.

How soon can I return to my normal activities?

Immediately! The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities right away. Patients often return to work on the same day after a CoolSculpting treatment is completed.

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