Christopher J. Davidson, MD
Fraser Medical Building
332 Washington St, Suite 100
Wellesley, MA 02481
Phone: (781) 237-7700
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

CoolSculpting®

Having areas of unwanted fat is a nearly universal frustration. But a treatment with CoolSculpting in our Boston-area practice may be precisely the solution that fits you best. Completely non-invasive, CoolSculpting uses the power of targeted low temperatures to freeze unwanted fat, stimulating a natural process that eliminates fat cells from the body. You may even resume your daily activities as soon as your appointment is over, and watch your results develop.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

How CoolSculpting Works

CoolSculpting uses a proprietary, Harvard-created technology called Cryolipolysis® that’s based on the principle that fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than other types of cells, such as skin and muscle cells. This allows the CoolSculpting device to selectively destroy fat cells without harming other tissues. The cup-shaped CoolSculpting applicator head surrounds the fat you’d like to treat. It then freezes this area for between 35 and 45 minutes, maintaining a consistent temperature for the entire duration.

In the weeks following your treatment, your treated fat cells are flushed out of your body via natural metabolic processes.

Are You a Candidate?

CoolSculpting is best for men and women who are in generally good shape but would like to reduce small areas of unwanted fat. It is not a weight loss procedure, so it is not recommended for patients who are significantly overweight or obese. The CoolSculpting device can effectively reduce fat on the following areas of the body:

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Upper arms
  • Inner thighs
  • Outer Thighs
  • Double chin

Your Experience

CoolSculpting is a brief procedure that is administered right here in Dr. Davidson’s office. We prepare your skin with a pre-treatment wipe that helps to regulate the temperature of your skin and protect it from damage.

We then place the CoolSculpting applicator over the treatment area, and the device begins freezing the targeted fat. In order to be effective, the device needs to work for a specific amount of time—typically between 35 and 45 minutes.

During this time, you can relax, read, or browse the internet. Your treatment area becomes numb soon after treatment begins, so most patients find the experience quite comfortable.

After your appointment, you can expect to return to your normal daily activities immediately. Over the course of the next several weeks, you’ll notice your treated area beginning to shrink as the fat cells are flushed out of your body.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Common Questions

How many treatments do I need?

The number of treatments you’ll need to achieve optimal results depends on the area you’d like to treat. Most patients are satisfied with their results after 2 treatments, while others only need 1. After the results of your first treatment have developed, you may choose to undergo an additional treatment to further refine your body.

How long will my results last?

CoolSculpting destroys fat cells, and because your body no longer generates new fat cells, your results should last as long as you maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle.

How do I know if CoolSculpting or liposuction is the better option for me?

CoolSculpting is ideal for reducing small, localized areas of fat from particular treatment areas. Liposuction, on the other hand, can be used to refine the results of another body contouring procedure or to remove larger volumes of fat than CoolSculpting alone can. If you wish to reduce the fat under your chin, you may also be a candidate for treatment with injectable KYBELLA®.

The best way to know for sure whether CoolSculpting is right for you is through an in-person visit with Harvard-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Davidson. Request your consultation online, or call our office at (781) 237-7700 to arrange your visit.

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