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CoolSculpting in Palo Alto, San Jose, and the Bay Area

Developed by Harvard scientists, CoolSculpting is the only FDA approved procedure that uses cryolipolysis technology (controlled cooling) to safely target and remove fat.

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Most commonly treated areas with CoolSculpting

  • Stomach
  • Buttocks area
  • Thighs
  • Arms
  • Waist
  • Male chest
  • Love handles
  • Back/bra fat

How CoolSculpting works

CoolSculpting in the Bay Area is a body contouring treatment that uses a process known as cryolipolysis, more commonly known as fat freezing. The process has been designed to freeze and kill fat cells by exposing them to extreme cold.

The excess fat is placed between panel applicators, which then distribute the coolness to the fat cells. The direct coolness eventually freezes and destroys the fat cells.

Over the next few weeks, the dead fat cells are flushed out of the body, and the remaining surrounding fat cells will become more concentrated, resulting in a slimmer, fitter-looking physique.

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CoolSculpting treatment details

One of the main reasons that CoolSculping in Palo Alto is so popular is that it doesn’t involve anesthesia, scalpels, needles, or scars. In fact, the majority of patients find CoolSculpting treatments to be fairly relaxing. While the extreme cold may feel unusual at first, by the end of the session, many patients are so relaxed that they want a nap. When you arrive for your appointment, you will be made comfortable in a medical chair. The areas to be treated will be marked to help guide Dr. Hessler. 

She will then place a gel pad on your skin. Next, the panel applicator will administer vacuum pressure and cooling to the area. At first, this will feel like very cold, firm tugging. While most patients report this as a strange feeling, they do not describe it as being painful. This sensation will turn to tingling and numbness as the temperature becomes colder, causing the fat cells to destruct. It takes about 45 minutes per area to treat, and on average, about 1 to 3 hours per appointment. CoolSculpting can reduce 22% of fat per session. 

Recovery and results

With CoolSculpting in San Jose, there is essentially no downtime — although you may experience swelling, tingling, numbness, bruising, and/or sensitivity for a few days after treatment. 

It may take a few months to see the final results from CoolSculpting as the body naturally eliminates the fat cells. Results will continue to improve week after week. 

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Schedule your CoolSculpting consultation in Palo Alto, San Jose, or the Bay Area

If you’re interested in CoolSculpting in Palo Alto, San Jose, or the Bay Area, Hessler Plastic Surgery is the perfect place for you. CoolSculpting is one of our top cosmetic treatments, and we love seeing the difference in our patients. 

As a recognized leader in her field, Dr. Jill Hessler is an innovative surgeon who continuously researches the most advanced treatments, always keeping her finger on the pulse for the most cutting-edge and effective techniques. She is an award-winning, double board-certified plastic surgeon who has established Hessler Plastic Surgery as a place where patients can restore their confidence. To learn more about body contouring or to schedule a consultation, please contact us

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Is CoolSculpting permanent?

The fat cells that are destroyed during your CoolSculpting treatment will be permanently gone. However, if you are not mindful of your weight, the fat cells that didn’t get frozen away will either store more energy and grow larger, or they will release energy and become smaller. Because of this, your shape and weight may fluctuate if you don’t manage your weight well. In general, though, you will always have less fat on the area where you had CoolSculpting done for the rest of your life.

How many treatments will I need?

This will depend on you. Some patients are fully satisfied after just one CoolSculpting session. Others, however, want to remove additional fat in the same area and decide to return in about two months.

Am I a candidate for CoolSculpting?

If you’re in in Palo Alto, San Jose, or the Bay Area and you’re considering CoolSculpting, it may be just what you’ve been looking for. The best candidate for CoolSculpting is a man or woman in general good health who is already near their goal weight, but who has stubborn pockets of fat that are not improving even with diet and exercise.

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