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Freeze the Fat!

No Surgery, No Anesthesia, No Downtime!

The CoolSculpting liposuction alternative procedure is the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. The results are proven, noticeable, and lasting, so you’ll look great from every angle.

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The Cool Way to Reduce Fat!

CoolSculpting is a new, non-invasive way to gently and effectively reduce fat in targeted areas of the body with this procedure offered in the Spokane Wa, Tri Cities Wa and in Coeur d’Alene Idaho areas.  CoolSculpting results are noticeable and natural-looking. What makes the CoolSculpting procedure different is that it uses advanced cooling technology (Cryolipolysis) to selectively target fat bulges and eliminate fat cells through a gradual process (apoptosis and phagocytosis) that does not harm the surrounding tissues. The CoolSculpting procedure can reduce unwanted fat and bulges in the submental area, thighs, flank and abdomen. Unlike traditional invasive surgical procedures, the CoolSculpting procedure is non-invasive with no needles and no need for surgical incisions.

Non-Invasive Procedure Benefits

With this non-invasive procedure, there are no needles, no incisions, no need for anesthesia, and no recovery time. The CoolSculpting treatment is convenient for most patients, lasting 1-3 hours. During your treatment, you can read, work on your laptop computer, listen to music or just relax. Most patients typically resume their routine activities, including returning to work and exercise regimens on the same day as the procedure.

How the Idea was Born

Renowned Harvard University scientists, Dieter Manstein, MD and R. Rox Anderson, MD, observed that some children got dimples due to eating popsicles. The idea that cold can selectively affect and eliminate fat cells without damaging the skin or surrounding tissue was the insight behind Cryolipolysis®, the proven science on which the CoolSculpting procedure is based.

The CoolSculpting procedure is:
•  FDA-cleared
•  Non-surgical
•  Safe and effective

CoolSculpting Technology

CoolSculpting non-surgical fat reduction technology gently and effectively targets the fat cells underneath the skin while leaving the skin itself unaffected.

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1.   Many of us have stubborn fat despite diet and exercise.
2.  CoolSculpting technology uses controlled cooling (Cryolipolysis) to target and kill only these fat cells.
3.   In the weeks to follow, these fat cells are naturally eliminated from the body.
4.   CoolSculpting results are long-term,1 as treated fat cells are gone for good.

Why the CoolSculpting Procedure is Different

The CoolSculpting procedure using Cryolipolysis® is fundamentally different from other non- or minimally invasive modalities. Other methods of fat removal primarily involve necrotic cell death by damaging fat with heat, high-intensity focused ultrasound, or chemical injections. Each approach poses potential technical challenges, particularly with respect to targeting the right tissue depth and unintended damage to other structures close to or within the fat layer. Predictability of efficacy using these other techniques is also uncertain. In contrast, the CoolSculpting procedure using Cryolipolysis® induces apoptosis only in fat cells to gently and gradually reduce the fat layer while preserving all other tissue.

How Non-Invasive Cryolipolysis®works

Coolsculpting of the Love Handles (flanks)

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1.  Some stubborn fat are immune to diet and exercise

CoolSculpting liposuction alternative plastic surgery spokane
2.  CoolSculpting targets and cools fat cells to temperatures that trigger fat cell apoptosis

CoolSculpting liposuction alternative plastic surgery spokane
(Post coolsculpting procedure fat freeze)
3.  No damage to nerves or other tissues because lipids in fat crystallize at the warmer temperature than water in other cell types

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(Fat cells eliminated after cool sculpting)
4.  Following treatment, fat cells enter an apoptotic death sequence and are gradually removed in the next few weeks and months by the immune system


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5.  Fat layer thickness significantly reduced

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(Lovehandles removed by CoolSculpting)
6.  Fat layer reduction in targeted area leads to an improvement in appearance

Frequently asked Questions

Am I a good candidate?
The CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure is specially designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. It is, however, a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas, including under the chin, they’d like to get rid of. Request a one-on-one consultation with Shape Cosmetic Surgery & MedSpa in Spokane Wa, Tri Cities Wa or in our Coeur d’Alene Idaho office. Shape will help you determine if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.

How much does the CoolSculpting procedure cost?

The price for CoolSculpting procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed, and your ultimate goals. Create a customized treatment plan, in person, with your physician that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.

How long is each session?  How many sessions will I need?
Your CoolSculpting physician will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. You and your provider may schedule additional sessions in order to meet your goals. Many people read, check email, or even take a nap during their sessions.

Where does the fat go? Are the results permanent?
Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), they die and are naturally processed and eliminated from the body. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.

What does it feel like?
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.

Is the CoolSculpting procedure safe?
In the USA, the CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental area, thigh, abdomen, and flank. As the #1 non-invasive fat reduction procedure and with millions of CoolSculpting procedures performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment.

Are there any side effects?
During the procedure you may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness or discomfort. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. Rare side effects may also occur. The CoolSculpting procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia, paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, or cold agglutinin disease. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure, ask your physician if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.

Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness or discomfort in the treated area, but this is temporary and will resolve completely. Often times, patients return to work after their CoolSculpting session is over.

When will I see results?
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.

Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?
No supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt new diet and exercise habits. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their CoolSculpting treatment. It is as if they get a second lease on their body and want to start anew again by taking even better care of themselves.

What happens if I gain weight down the road?

Many people, after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure, take even better care of themselves. However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.

Contact Us Today For A Free Consultation

To schedule a complimentary consultation for CoolSculpting in Spokane Wa, Tri Cities Wa, or Coeur d’Alene Idaho, please send an email or call Shape Cosmetic Surgery & Med Spa, PLLC at 509-458-7546 (Spokane) 509-735-2636 (Tri Cities) Plastic surgery in Spokane WA, plastic surgery in Tri Cities Wa.

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