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CoolSculpting: Body contouring without surgery in Calgary AB

A woman with beautiful body Most people, even those at or near their ideal weight, have stubborn zones of fat that resist healthy eating and exercise. Dr. Folake Pepple offers an effective, non-surgical body contouring solution. CoolSculpting fat freezing is available at Silverado Medical & Aesthetic Clinic in Calgary AB.

What is CoolSculpting®

This fat reduction method is based on the principle that fat freezes at a higher temperature than other tissue. In a process called cryolipolysis, fat cells are frozen and crystallized, without harm, to surrounding tissues, and flushed from the body naturally. Since adults do not produce new fat cells, the treatment can eliminate fat from treated areas for an extended period of time. Studies so far, reveal up to 10 years of fat reduction. It is advised to continue on a healthy eating regimen so as to not increase the chances of fat cells or volume being regained in these zones.

treatable areas

CoolSculpting has an edge over conventional approaches that are ineffective at spot reduction. Aging, hormonal changes, and genetic factors can all result in localized fat, which makes these pockets so difficult to shrink with weight loss techniques like diet and exercise alone.

Dr. Pepple and her team treat patients with visible bulges in many areas, including:
  • Thighs
  • Sides or “love handles”
  • Tummy
  • Backside
  • “Bra” or back fat
  • Upper arms
  • Chin

Easy procedure

CoolSculpting is a good option for many patients. Because it is drug-free.

On the day of treatment, you simply lie back and relax. Targeted zones of tissue are pulled into an applicator with gentle suction. You feel slight pressure and an intense sensation of cold that passes within about ten minutes. You may nap, read, or surf the internet while the treatment continues. Afterwards, the treated area is massaged. Then you return to normal activities.

IS CoolSculpting® SAFE?

When administered in an appropriate setting by trained professionals like those at the Silverado Medical and Aesthetic Clinic, freezing body fat in this way offers a low-risk alternative to invasive surgical interventions such as liposuction. CoolSculpting applicators are both FDA- and Health Canada-cleared to treat visible fat bulges in the areas mentioned above. Manufacturer Zeltiq Aesthetics cites more than 60 peer-reviewed scientific studies that support CoolSculpting’s safety and effectiveness.

results, no downtime required

The makers of CoolSculpting also report study subjects decreased subcutaneous fat by 20 to 25 percent in a single session and within three and a half months of treatment. CoolSculpting sets off the lipolysis process. The appearance of treated areas gradually improves in around two to four months after the procedure, as targeted fat cells are safely removed from the body. This metabolic process is similar to how fat from food is processed.

Side effects are minor and may include:
  • Slight bruising
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Itching
  • Numbness
Lingering concerns are temporary and typically resolve in the days or weeks after treatment. Unlike surgical fat reduction options, CoolSculpting isn’t invasive. There is nothing to “heal” from, and due to the nature of this technology, it’s a low-risk alternative for patients who aren’t good candidates for surgery or who don’t want to go under the knife.

Benefits of CoolSculpting

  • No anesthetic needed.
  • There is no downtime.
  • Minimal side effects. Additional side effects include firmness and pinkness in treated areas that resolves naturally.
  • You begin to see improvement in about three weeks, and noticeable change within three months.
  • Additional fat reduction can be achieved with further treatments.
  • Though some patients are inspired by CoolSculpting results to achieve further fitness, we still encourage this as a means to receive the full benefits with a longevity.
  • It is safe – the device was approved for use in Canada in 2008.
If weight loss techniques haven’t made a difference in your appearance, consider this advanced and safe technology to freeze belly fat and so much more. To learn more about body contouring without surgery, contact Silverado Medical & Aesthetic Clinic in Calgary at (844) 314-4891.