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About CoolSculpting Treatment
CoolSculpting in Carmel just got better! Introducing CoolSculpting PLUS – an enhanced CoolSculpting treatment with a new innovative technology called Z-wave, which improves our patients’ CoolSculpting treatment results. We are the first and only practice in Indiana to offer this enhanced CoolSculpting treatment.
Following a CoolSculpting treatment, standard protocol is to do a manual massage on the treated area. The massage technique has been proven to improve the results versus no massage at all. Now, we are going one step further and using the Z-wave after each CoolSculpting treatment.
According to the studies, the use of a Z-wave treatment following a CoolSculpting treatment increase the efficacy of each treatment up to 50%.
If you’re ready to experience the new non-surgical way to conquer persistent fat, request a consultation online or call 317-848-5512 to meet with a certified CoolSculpting specialist at Aker Aesthetics.
What Is the CoolSculpting Procedure?
The CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is FDA-cleared and contours the body by safely and effectively freezing away unwanted fat for good without surgery or downtime. CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.
After consulting with one of our certified CoolSculpting specialist to determine your personalized course of treatment, a gel pad will be applied to the area in which you want to reduce fat, followed by the CoolSculpting applicator. No anesthetic is required, so no shots are needed.
The applicator will draw up the targeted tissue between its two cooling panels then the cooling begins. During your procedure, feel free to read, check email, or even take a nap.
Each CoolSculpting treatment requires about 1 hour per area. Therefore, if you want to treat the hip-waist area on both the right and the left, your treatment session would require about 2 hours. You can freeze fat off on multiple areas of your body with the CoolSculpting procedure, and additional sessions may further enhance your results. Your CoolSculpting specialist will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored just for you.
The CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is completely non-surgical, so you can typically return to normal activities immediately.
In the weeks and months to follow, your body naturally processes and eliminates the treated fat cells. Once the fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.
Your CoolSculpting will be performed in Dr. Aker‘s surgery center located in Carmel, IN.
CoolSculpting Before & After
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 they’d like to get rid of. Request a one-on-one consultation to determine if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.
How long is each session? How many sessions will I need?
Your CoolSculpting specialist 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 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?
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.
Is the CoolSculpting procedure safe?
The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the flanks (love handles), abdomen, upper arms, back, and thighs. It is a popular way to freeze fat away in spots in like the tummy, neck, and buttocks. With over 1.5 million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction.
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.
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 after your freeze your fat with no recovery time needed. 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 best results can be seen after two months. 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.
How much does CoolSculpting cost?
The cost of CoolSculpting is determined based on the number of areas treated. The number of treatment sessions needed may also affect the overall price.
What happens if I gain weight down the road?
Many people, after seeing the results from CoolSculpting in Carmel, 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.
Meet the Doctor
Dr. Aker, an Indianapolis plastic surgeon affiliated with several area hospitals, has lectured and is published widely on a variety of plastic surgery topics. Dr. Aker brought several new techniques in cosmetic surgery to Indianapolis and Carmel including the endoscopic breast augmentation (“endo aug”) and Asian eyelid surgery.