What Is CoolSculpting PLUS and How Does It Work?

What Is CoolSculpting PLUS and How Does It Work?

You may have already heard the buzz about CoolSculpting PLUS – an effective way to get rid of stubborn fat without surgery. Many people, including our patients at West Michigan Plastic Surgery, have discovered the benefits of this noninvasive technology. In fact, more than 7 million CoolSculpting® sessions have been performed around the world! But what exactly is this innovative treatment, and how does it work?

An Introduction to CoolSculpting PLUS

If you have stubborn pockets of excess fat, you’re not alone. Many men and women struggle to achieve the slim figure they desire. Sometimes, certain areas of your body just don’t seem to respond to a healthy lifestyle.

There are a number of factors behind this. Like all adults, you have a fixed number of fat cells in your body. Your fitness efforts can affect the size of your fat cells, but you cannot eliminate the cells on your own. Some people also have a genetic predisposition to store excess weight.  

Thankfully, there is a nonsurgical way to eliminate excess fat. CoolSculpting PLUS is a noninvasive fat-reduction procedure that can help you achieve beautiful, contoured results. This treatment is an excellent addition to your healthy lifestyle.

The “PLUS” is the ZWave Pro treatment that we provide after all of our CoolSculpting sessions, at no cost to our patients. The ZWave Pro is a highly effective, quick, totally comfortable treatment which replaces manual massage. The ZWave Pro sends a controlled pulse for optimal results, forcing the treated cells to break up more quickly and comfortably for the patient. 

CoolSculpting PLUS can be used on several areas, including your:

  • Abdomen
  • Sides (“love handles”)
  • Inner thighs
  • Outer thighs
  • Back
  • Bra area
  • Double chin
  • Upper arms

How Does CoolSculpting PLUS Work?

The science that CoolSculpting is based on can be traced back to popsicles. Harvard scientists noticed that some children got dimples in their cheeks after eating the frozen treat. This ultimately led to the discovery that fat cells are more sensitive to cold temperatures than other types of cells.

CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared treatment that uses safe and controlled cooling energy to freeze unwanted fat cells. Once frozen, the cells can no longer function, so they are gradually eliminated through your body’s natural processes. The surrounding skin and tissue are not affected by the treatment.

The cells that are eliminated will not come back. However, your remaining fat cells can still grow with weight gain. Maintain healthy habits to enjoy the best results!

By adding the ZWave Pro treatment immediately after a Coolsculpting session, fat cells break up quickly. This combination, known as CoolSculpting PLUS, can improve your results by up to 60%. 

What to Expect from your Treatment

During your CoolSculpting PLUS session, a gel pad and an applicator will be applied to the treatment area. The controlled cooling energy will feel chilly at first, but it should become less noticeable. The best part about a CoolSculpting PLUS treatment is that you can multitask during your session! Feel free to read a book, check emails, or use your phone.

Traditional CoolSculpting sessions often end with a manual massage. At our practice, we end our CoolSculpting PLUS treatments with the ZWave Pro, to help patients achieve the best possible results. 

There is no downtime involved with a CoolSculpting PLUS session. You can resume your normal activities immediately after your treatment.

You may need multiple sessions to achieve the best results. When you come in for a consultation, one of our CoolSculpting PLUS providers will perform a physical examination and listen to your goals to create a customized treatment plan.

Schedule Your CoolSculpting PLUS Consultation in Western Michigan

Are you ready to get rid of that stubborn inch of body fat? Schedule a consultation online or call West Michigan Plastic Surgery at 269-222-1611 today. We happily welcome patients from Portage, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, and nearby areas of Michigan.

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