Have you been working hard to slim down and get fit, but still have stubborn pockets of fat that diet and exercise just can’t seem to reduce? No matter how much you diet or sweat at the gym, they just don’t seem to budge. If you feel like you’ve tried everything and can’t erase those last bits of fat, it may be time to consider CoolSculpting treatments at Cosmetic Plastic Surgery & Laser Center of Maryland.

What Is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is an innovative non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses cryolipolysis technology to literally freeze away fat. Studies show it can reduce localized fat deposits by up to 25% with minimal side effects. It’s growing in popularity for tackling diet and exercise-resistant fat. But does it really work?

How CoolSculpting Eliminates Fat

CoolSculpting uses a technology called cryolipolysis to freeze fat cells that will eventually be carried away by the body. During treatment, a device gently cools the skin, targeting and killing fat cells underneath while leaving surrounding tissue unharmed. Over time, the body naturally eliminates the dead fat cells.

Studies show cryolipolysis can reduce localized fat deposits around the abdomen and flanks by up to an astounding 25% with very minimal side effects. Results are often seen within 3 weeks, with optimal results in 2-3 months after the body has cleared away the dead fat cells. Unlike liposuction, the fat removal is permanent as long as you maintain your weight.

Ideal Candidates For CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting works best for already active people who are near their ideal body weight, but have stubborn pockets of diet and exercise-resistant fat. Common treatment areas include the abdomen, love handles, upper arms, thighs, under the chin, and more. Results are subtle, not dramatic. It is not intended for significant fat reduction like liposuction. It is important to go into this procedure with realistic expectations.

During your consultation, Dr. Salman Ashruf will assess if you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting. He will also discuss what results can look like for you and recommend a customized treatment plan targeting your problem spots.

What To Expect During Treatment

CoolSculpting is a simple “lunchtime” procedure. No anesthetic is required. You will sit in a comfortable reclined chair as a technician positions the CoolSculpting applicator on the treatment area. Some applicators look like vacuum suction cups. The device will draw in your skin and fat and cool it to the ideal temperature to eliminate fat. You may feel some tugging, pulling, and mild discomfort as the area is cooled.

After the 35-60 minute session, the technician will massage the area to break up crystallized fat cells for elimination. You can immediately return to normal activities.

Schedule a Consultation

Ready to banish those stubborn fat pockets for good? Contact Dr. Ashruf’s office today to schedule your CoolSculpting consultation! Conveniently located in Hanover to serve Baltimore, Columbia, and surrounding areas of Maryland, Dr. Ashruf utilizes advanced techniques like CoolSculpting to help patients sculpt their ideal body. Call (410) 590-4313 today or fill out our online contact form to take the first step.