CoolSculpting is a medical procedure that permanently destroys fat cells by selectively freezing stubborn fat pockets.
- CoolSculpting uses a patented cooling technology to reshape your body with long-lasting results
- It’s a noninvasive body sculpting procedure that requires zero downtime
- This service is best suited for people who are already at their ideal weight but are dealing with stubborn fat
Sometimes diet and exercise simply aren’t enough – you’re still stuck dealing with problem areas, no matter how disciplined you are. Enter CoolSculpting, a revolutionary technology that eliminates unwanted subcutaneous fat with no recovery time involved. It’s a fast, painless way to finally achieve the look you’ve been working toward!
At Advanced Cosmetic Surgery, our CoolSculpting team is led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas C. McFadden. We’ve provided cutting-edge medical aesthetic procedures to the Greenville, Spartanburg and Anderson area since 2001. Book your virtual or in-person consultation to discover the transformative power of CoolSculpting!
CoolSculpting at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery
CoolSculpting features a cooling process that was developed by Harvard scientists. This patented technology targets and freezes fat cells – which are more sensitive to cold temperatures than other cell types. In this method, known as cryolipolysis, the fat cells then die and are naturally expelled from the body, leaving you with a slender new look.
The CoolSculpting apparatus consists of applicators controlled by a precise temperature monitoring system. Since its introduction over a decade ago, CoolSculpting has helped over 4 million people finally achieve the silhouette they’ve dreamed of.
Why Choose Us for CoolSculpting?
When choosing a provider for any medical procedure, it’s vital to find a reputable establishment with a track record of exceptional patient safety and care. Discover some reasons why Advanced Cosmetic Surgery fits the bill:
- Our founder and medical director, Dr. Thomas C. McFadden, is the recipient of numerous awards, including being named one of the 10 Best Plastic Surgeons in South Carolina by the American Institute of Plastic Surgeons and a Top 10 Doctor in South Carolina
- We’ve achieved successful outcomes for patients in the Greenville area for two decades
- We’re accredited by AAAASF, the gold standard for outpatient facilities in the US
- All CoolSculpting procedures are performed by an experienced licensed medical esthetician
- We’re committed to upholding the highest standards of safety and comfort for all our patients
Before and After Photos
Please note that the patients featured in these images may have undergone other treatments in conjunction with CoolSculpting. This photo gallery does not guarantee that everyone who undergoes CoolSculpting will obtain these or similar results.
CoolSculpting results develop slowly over time. You’ll start to notice a new, slimmer look a few weeks after the procedure and the full effect after 2–3 months. These results may continue to appear over the next 4–6 months as the treated fat cells are gradually expelled from the body. Typically, CoolSculpting reduces fat cells in the treated area by 25%.
Who are the Best Candidates for CoolSculpting?
It is important to understand that CoolSculpting isn’t a weight loss solution, but a sculpting procedure for people who already have a healthy lifestyle and are looking to fine-tune their figures.
With this in mind, CoolSculpting is most effective for men and women who are at or close to their ideal weight, but have stubborn areas of fat that aren’t responding to diet or exercise. Where these areas are located on your body is a matter of genetics and the way your body naturally stores fat. At your consultation, we’ll discuss whether CoolSculpting is right for you!
What Can You Treat with CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is performed on those areas of the body where subcutaneous fat typically resides such as:
- Back fat
- Bra bulge
- Chin area
- Flanks (love handles)
- Inner, outer and upper thighs
- Upper and lower abdomen
What to Expect During Your CoolSculpting Treatment
To start your CoolSculpting session, one of our licensed estheticians will apply a gel pad to the area being treated to protect your skin from the freezing effects of the technology. Next, she will place the applicator over the targeted area. The applicator vacuum seals over your skin, creating a sucking or pulling sensation.
The applicator connects to a system that safely lowers the temperature of fat cells beneath your skin until they freeze. The length of treatment depends on the area being targeted but is typically around 30 minutes.
In the meanwhile, you can take a nap, catch up on work or simply relax. Most of our patients find CoolSculpting perfectly comfortable, experiencing only sensations of cold and pressure.
Once the fat cells have reached the desired temperature, the esthetician removes the applicator and immediately uses a special vibrating tool and her hands to vigorously massage the treated area. This process breaks up any frozen tissue and provides an even, final result.
Although some people find the massage uncomfortable, others liken it to a tickling sensation. If you’re treating more than one area—for instance, treating both legs—she’ll then move on and repeat the entire process.
CoolSculpting has no downtime, but you should avoid strenuous activity for the rest of the day. If you experience redness, swelling, bruising, cramping or skin sensitivity over the next few days, you are advised to take ibuprofen or apply a warm compress to the area.
If for any reason CoolSculpting isn’t right for you, we offer alternative services, both surgical and nonsurgical, to help you achieve the body you want. These solutions may be more effective for people who are overweight or have recently lost a significant amount of weight.
- Kybella injections are minimally invasive and reduce excess fat below the chin
- A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat, tightens the abdominal wall muscles and trims the waistline
- Belt liposuction is a surgery performed to remove excess skin and fat from the torso and upper legs
- Brachioplasty surgically reduces excess skin and fat between the underarm and the elbow
- A lower body lift tightens loose, sagging skin in the buttocks, posterior thighs, hips, outer thighs and anterior thighs through surgery
How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost?
The cost of your CoolSculpting treatment depends on the area or areas you’d like to address. At your consultation, we’ll develop a plan that works with your budget.
Book Your CoolSculpting Consultation
Curious to learn if you’re eligible for CoolSculpting? If you’re in the Greenville, Spartanburg and Anderson area, book your virtual or in-person consultation with a member of Dr. McFadden’s team at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery. At your free consultation, we can discuss the areas you’d like to address and create a CoolSculpting solution that caters to your needs. It’s time to finally achieve the silhouette you want!
Is CoolSculpting permanent?
Technically, the results of CoolSculpting are permanent – once a fat cell is gone, it’s gone! Unfortunately, if you gain weight, fat cells surrounding the CoolSculpted area will likely migrate to the treated area and negate the results. However, It’s helpful to know that a CoolSculpting treatment won’t result in any unevenness.
Does CoolSculpting hurt?
The experience varies from individual to individual, but very few people say that CoolSculpting hurts. Most patients report sensations of pulling, pressure and coldness during treatment. While some describe the post-treatment massage as uncomfortable, others don’t mind it.
What happens to the frozen fat cells?
The destroyed cells are metabolized by the lymph system and naturally eliminated; the fat will not be reabsorbed elsewhere in your body.
Will I need more than one session?
Most people only require 1 treatment; however, if you want to address more areas of the body than can be covered in a few hours, you’ll need to schedule additional sessions.
What’s the difference between CoolSculpting and traditional liposuction?
CoolSculpting achieves the same fundamental outcome as liposuction – it permanently reduces the number of fat cells in the treated area. However, liposuction is a surgical procedure that requires full anesthesia and significant downtime. CoolSculpting requires neither!