Who Can Benefit from CoolSculpting® Treatments?

CoolSculpting® is an effective and safe treatment for non-invasive fat reduction. It uses the mechanism of controlled freezing, along with your body’s own elimination systems, to gently remove targeted undesired fat. Diet and exercise are recommended to help lose weight in a healthy way, but diet and exercise can’t target specific areas of fat that can be stubborn to lose (think: the inner thighs, upper arms or abdomen). While  CoolSculpting® isn’t intended to be an overall weight loss solution, it can help to eliminate those stubborn areas of fat.

CoolSculpting® is a safe and effective treatment for reducing subcutaneous fat which is located just below the skin rather than intramuscular fat which is located within the muscle (think marbling in beef).

Although CoolSculpting® is a wonderful treatment to eliminate stubborn fat there are some people it is not suited for. People who have the following conditions should not try CoolSculpting® because of the risk of dangerous complications. These conditions include:

  • cryoglobulinemia
  • cold agglutinin disease
  • paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria (PCH)

Ideal CoolSculpting Candidate

You are an ideal candidate if you are in good overall health, and have unwanted fat in specific areas that you want to get rid of. CoolSculpting® is a great non-surgical alternative to liposuction that is non-invasive and has little to no downtime. Ideally, you want to be within 10-15lbs of your ideal body weight and able to maintain that weight. You may also need more than one CoolSculpting® to completely eliminate a targeted area, depending on how much fat is in that area. 

You can take a quick quiz to see if you are a candidate for the CoolSculpting® procedure.

Possible Contradictions

Dr. Gidon Frame will consult with you and you may need to discuss these considerations as these are possible contraindications:

  • Cryoglobulinemia – a condition in which an abnormal level of cryoglobulins (proteins which thicken in cold temperatures) are present in the blood level
  • Pregnant or lactating women
  • Cold agglutinin disease – an autoimmune disease in which exposure of blood to cold temperatures lead to red blood cell death
  • Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria – a blood disorder in which a change from cold to warm temperature led to red blood cell death
  • Recent surgery at the site
  • Pre-existing hernia in or adjacent to the treatment site
  • Known sensitivities or allergies
  • Known sensitivity to cold such as cold urticaria or Raynaud’s disease, pernio, or Chilblains
  • Known sensitivity or allergy to isopropyl alcohol, propylene glycol, fructose, or glycerin
  • Impaired peripheral circulation in the areas to be treated
  • Nerve pain such as post-herpetic neuralgia or diabetic neuropathy
  • Impaired skin sensation
  • Open or infected wounds
  • Bleeding disorders or simultaneous use of blood thinners
  • Recent surgery or scar tissue in the area to be treated
  • Skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, or rashes in the area to be treated
  • An active implanted device such as a pacemaker or defibrillator
  • Chronic pain
  • Anxiety disorder

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