Age, pregnancy, hormonal changes, and even that occasional junk food splurge can all deposit unwanted fat on the body. Sometimes that fat doesn’t respond to our best efforts to tone and trim our bodies. To help address those stubborn bulges, Terry Conrad of Naturallyou is pleased to offer the CoolSculpting method of fat reduction at her Greenwich, CT., practice.
CoolSculpting Before & After Photos
Photos courtesy of CoolSculpting Zeltiq and Bruce Van Natta MD. Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
Photos courtesy of CoolSculpting Zeltiq and Grant Stevens MD. Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
What is CoolSculpting?
One of the biggest breakthroughs in the aesthetics field during the past decade has been the advancement of non-surgical fat reduction treatments. CoolSculpting has been a game-changer for men and women who want to eradicate fat without resorting to surgery. CoolSculpting uses a technology called Cryolipolysis® to “freeze” fat cells without damaging exposed skin or underlying tissue. Specially designed applicators deliver computer-controlled cooling to targeted areas.
During treatment these temperatures are gradually reduced, destroying the underlying fat cells. Over time, areas treated with CoolSculpting will respond with impressively noticeable reductions in fat. The treatments are wonderful for anyone who wants to display a trimmer profile in their clothes, bathing suits, and workout gear.
What are the Benefits of CoolSculpting?
Both women and bothered by small amounts of stubborn fat that resists diet and exercise find CoolSculpting an appealing non-invasive treatment option. It’s an excellent choice for people who are in good overall shape but can’t get rid of isolated fat pockets despite their best efforts with diet and exercise.
CoolSculpting can minimize fat in areas including:
- The flanks or “love handles”
- Backs, including pockets of fat sometimes called “bra bulge”
- Inner and outer thighs
- Hips or “muffin top”
Ideal Candidates for CoolSculpting:
CoolSculpting is not a weight loss procedure. It’s best for healthy individuals who are close to their optimal weight who want to diminish their “trouble spots.” During a consultation, Terry Conrad evaluates the patient’s areas of concern to determine if CoolSculpting is the right treatment strategy for him or her.
Terry Lynn Conrad, APRN
OWNER & MEDICAL AESTHETIC DIRECTOR
Terry treats every patient who comes to Naturallyou like part of her family, spending as much time as needed to ensure a safe, positive experience and outstanding results. She's one of the top injectors in the country, selected by product manufacturers to train other aesthetic professionals.
What to Expect from Your CoolSculpting Procedure:
A CoolSculpting treatment is painless. Many patients bring along laptops, smartphones or some light reading to stay occupied while receiving the therapy.
The procedure begins with a special gel pad placed on the targeted area of your body to protect your skin. We then position the appropriate applicator on the treatment area to deliver the cooling energy evenly. Patients will likely experience an initial tingling sensation that can feel intense for a couple of minutes until the area becomes numb. The treatment time can last from 30 minutes to one hour per area. Patients typically get more than one area treated during an appointment, so plan to spend one to two hours at our practice. No downtime is required after the treatment.
Some things to know about our Coolsculpting treatments:
- After the cooling applicator is removed at the end of treatment, your fat can resemble a stick of butter. The Naturallyou team will massage it, which can be a little uncomfortable. Don’t worry! The massaging only takes a few minutes.
- You won’t see results right away, so we encourage our Coolsculpting clients to be patient. The body’s process for eliminating dead fat cells can take several weeks. You can expect to begin seeing results that will improve progressively over the ensuing weeks and months.
- Many patients need a second treatment to achieve the most optimal outcome.
- CoolSculpting successfully gets rid of fat cells, but you’ll need to maintain a healthy weight and a lifestyle to retain your slimmed down profile.