Stubborn Fat?

Let us freeze it.

by Dr. John B. Fasano


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Sculpting Bodies in Stuart, Florida

Stubborn fat can be difficult to get rid of even with a good diet and exercise. Recently, technology has revolutionized the fat removal process. Dr. Fasano offers CoolSculpting in his Stuart office. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure, FDA-approved, that removes muffin tops, love handles and more.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

Fat is stored in specific cells in the body that react differently to cold than muscle or tissue. As fat cells gain nutrients from unused calories, the fat cells grow larger, resulting in those dreaded muffin tops. CoolSculpting freezes these fat cells. The cells are zapped with cold, and then the body over time removes the dead fat cells.

What are the Results of CoolSculpting?

Clinical studies have shown that the CoolSculpting treatment removes about 20% of fat from the treated area with just a single treatment. Additional treatments may be necessary to remove more. Since CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure, it best treats fat that resides just under the skin. It is not designed to treat obesity or large volumes of fat.

Once the fat cells are zapped with the cold, they are metabolized by the body and naturally removed. This process is gradual and takes place over a couple of months. Patients can generally see results within two to four months after the fat cells have been removed. Since the fat cells are killed rather than shrunk, the fat is permanently removed.

Dr. Fasano will develop a comprehensive treatment plan with his Stuart, Jupiter and Sewall’s Point patients to determine how many treatments are needed and how long the process should take. Everyone’s body is unique, and every treatment plan is custom made.

What Happens During the Treatment?

Dr. Fasano treats small areas of fat individually. During the process, the patient is sitting or resting comfortably the whole time. A device draws up the fat in between two cooling plates. At this point, most patients feel an intense cold that will numb within a few seconds. Treatment of a single area takes just an hour. Dr. Fasano also has DualSculpting, which allows multiple areas to be treated at the same time.

What is Recovery Like?

Recovery from CoolSculpting is relatively quick. Often considered a lunchtime treatment option, most patients are able to return to their daily activities the very same day. Some side effects are redness, bruising, tingling or numbness — similar to leaving a cold pack on your bare skin for an extended time. Check out the video below to get an idea of the effects of CoolSculpting!

Am I a Candidate for CoolSculpting?

Individuals who are 10 to 15 pounds overweight with minor fat bulges are ideal candidates for CoolSculpting. The procedure is designed to eliminate stubborn fat untouched by diet and exercise. Dr. Fasano would love to consult with you to decide if CoolSculpting is right for you. If you live in St. Lucie, Vero Beach, Jupiter or nearby, contact him today! Call at (772) 221-9111 or RSVP for a free demo at his Stuart office.