FDA-Approved Fat Reduction with CoolSculpting
It’s called stubborn fat for a reason; no matter how much you diet and exercise, it’s virtually impossible to target annoying problem areas: areas such as muffin tops, love handles, and lower belly pooches. But now there is a safe, noninvasive fat reduction procedure — cool sculpting. Only CoolSculpting targets individual fat cells, eliminating them through an effective, noninvasive fat reduction procedure that exercise and diet sometimes just can’t resolve.
Surgical and laser procedures that remove fat can also destroy other tissues and cause long and painful recovery periods. Fortunately, CoolSculpting fat reduction doesn’t burn, shatter or extract any cells. Developed by Harvard scientists, our unique, FDA-cleared and patented procedure uses a targeted cooling process that kills the fat cells below the surface of the skin, literally freezing them to the point of elimination. Body sculpting with CoolSculpting is very precise and only freezes fat cells. Once crystallized, the fat cells die and are naturally eliminated from your body without any pain or side effect.
If you are interested in long-lasting fat reduction, then
contact Dr. Stephen M. O’Connell and Serenity Rejuvenation Center to set up a free consultation.
*Results may vary from person to person
Does Cool Sculpting Work?
Yes, it does! After a cool sculpting treatment, your fat cells in the targeted area will crystallize. These dead cells will then be naturally eliminated from your body over the course of several weeks. After just one visit, you will begin to see fat reduction. The effects will be fully realized after several months, as your body continues to dispose of the fat cells naturally. (*Results may vary from person to person). For those who wish to see cool sculpting results even more quickly, Dr. O’Connell can provide additional cool sculpting treatments in Bellevue.
Results of Cool Sculpting Treatments
After a cool sculpting procedure at our Bellevue office, you can expect that you’ll see incredible, natural results within a few weeks. Watch some of our videos above to see the stories of others’ successes with cool sculpting. Several weeks after your cool sculpting treatment, you can expect to see your problem areas decrease in size. Your clothes will start fitting better and you’ll find your confidence growing. Patients will start to see results as early as 3 weeks, but may not fully see their complete results for 1-3 months. Cool sculpting treatments can be used for a variety of areas. Some of the most common stubborn fat areas include the flanks, thighs, chin, and lower belly. Cool sculpting procedures are effective and safe for both men and women. This body sculpting procedure is very precise and only targets fat cells. It does not affect nerves or other tissues.
Am I a Good Candidate for Cool Sculpting?
While men and women often store fat in different areas of their body, both can be good candidates for cool sculpting. Generally speaking, a good candidate for a cool sculpting treatment would be over 18 years of age and in overall good health and within 30 lbs or 13.6 kg. of their ideal weight. Excess areas of fat that can be treated would include chin, inner and outer thighs, flanks, and abdomen. If you are a better candidate for the weight loss program that we offer rather than cool sculpting, then this will be discussed with Dr. O’Connell & Serenity Rejuvenation Center staff.
What to Expect During Your Cool Sculpting Procedure
During your first visit to our cool sculpting office in Bellevue, you will meet with Dr. O’Connell for a one-on-one consultation. He’ll take the time to discuss a holistic approach to reshaping your body. Together, you’ll discuss problem areas where you’d like to eliminate excess fat. Once you’ve put together a treatment plan, your next step is to begin your treatments. Scheduling is easy, and the procedure takes only an hour. Multiple areas can be treated at the same time, or scheduled for different days. During the procedure, you can relax — read a book, catch up on a TV show, or even take a nap! Applicators will be secured to your treatment area and will deliver controlled cooling to the targeted fat. No other tissues or nerves will be affected. As the name implies, the cool sculpting procedure can be chilly. During the first 5-10 minutes of treatment, patients will feel an intense cold. Because the applicator utilizes a vacuum to pull the fatty tissue into the applicator cup, you may also feel pulling, tugging, and tightness. Post-procedure manual massage at our clinic will increase treatment efficacy. Ultrasound measurements demonstrate greater fat-layer reduction on the massage side vs. non-massage side. During your visit, we will discuss this additional treatment option with you.
Cool Sculpting Side Effects and Risks
Cool Sculpting is one of the safest procedures performed by Dr. Stephen O’Connell & Serenity Rejuvenation Staff. It is completely noninvasive. However, one can anticipate any of the following potential side effects the first few days and weeks after treatment
- Redness, bruising, and swelling
- Tenderness, cramping, and aching
- Itching, sensitivity, tingling, and numbness (numbness can persist up to several weeks)
Delayed onset pain is a rare phenomenon which occurs approximately between days 5 and 7 in a rare subset of patients. It is characterized by hypersensitivity of the sensory nerves in the area that was treated. If the patient does nothing, the pain will resolve in a matter of days. However, at Serenity Rejuvenation we have a successful protocol in the case that this happens, which will be managed by Dr. Stephen O’Connell so that the patient is free of pain. Any patients who experience this can contact our office to speak directly with Dr. Stephen O’Connell.
Cost of Cool Sculpting in Bellevue
The cost of cool sculpting at our Bellevue clinic is extremely competitive. Prices range from $565 to $1500 per area treated. The area is determined by the number of applicators used. For example, the lower belly will require a treatment with one applicator, while a treatment to your inner thighs will require two. If you’d like an estimate tailored to your body sculpting goals, we’d love to talk with you. You can schedule a consultation with Dr. O’Connell.
Serenity Rejuvenation Center Cool Sculpting Veterans
Dr. Stephen O’Connell & Serenity Rejuvenation Center are proud to be one of the veteran providers of Cool Sculpting technology in the following areas: Bellevue, Seattle, Redmond, Renton, Kirkland, Sammamish, Bothell, Issaquah, and North Bend. We have been offering this service for several years and are excited to now be introducing a new protocol for treating submental fat from industry leader Zeltiq. This technology treats submental fat using a tool called The Coolsculpting Cool Mini Cool Treatment. This treatment is specially designed to target fat under the chin.
CoolSculpting Practice Certified
Dr. Stephen O’Connell had the unique opportunity of an invitation to Cool Sculpting University at Zeltiq’s headquarters in Pleasanton, CA several years ago where he received intensive hands-on instruction and education on the Cool Sculpting platform. He enthusiastically brought this to Serenity Rejuvenation Center where he implemented the highest standards culminating in The Serenity Rejuvenation Center Cool Sculpting practice certification. Check The Complete Guide to CoolSculpting Now.
The History of Cool Sculpting
CoolSculpting (cryo-lipolysis) has been in research and development since 1999. CoolSculpting was invented by Dr’s Dieter Manstein and Rox Anderson, who are both associated with the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, affiliated with the Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. Their invention was inspired by two early observational research studies which hypothesized that fat cells are hypersensitive to cold — more so than skin, nerve, and muscle:
-1970 - Popsicle panniculitis: a phenomenon observed that reported the loss of cheek fat that occurs while sucking on a frozen popsicle
-1980 - Equestrian cold panniculitis: phenomenon observed that reported the loss of inner thigh fat in women riding horses in cold weather
Both studies reported a correlation between the exposure of a specific body area to cold temperature resulting in fat loss to that area. From this correlation, Dr. Manstein and Dr. Anderson hypothesized that perhaps applying extreme cold to fat (as the target) would result in fat loss as well.
With trial and error, Dr. Manstein and Dr. Anderson discovered that fat was much more sensitive to cold than nerves, skin, muscle and other body tissue. The doctors were able to pinpoint a precise temperature that served to maximize the destruction of fat, while leaving all of the other structures unharmed, and thus the concept of Cool Sculpting was created. Since the initial dedicated Harvard research of Dr. Manstein and Dr. Anderson in 1999, the cryo-lipolysis journey leading to Cool Sculpting has culminated in an exclusive patented technology owned and operated by Zeltiq, with the accumulation of several FDA clearances since inception.
Dr. Stephen O’Connell & Serenity Rejuvenation Center are proud to be one of the premier Cool Sculpting practices in Washington State, having offered this cutting edge technology now for several years. If you are interested in a free consultation and competitive Cool Sculpting pricing in Bellevue, Seattle, Redmond, Renton, Kirkland, Sammamish, Bothell, Issaquah, and North Bend contact us today.
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