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Dr. Bengtson is pleased to bring Zeltique CoolSculpting to West Michigan and his patients. The CoolSculpting procedure involves using cool energy to remove fat from various areas without surgery. It is the first FDA-approved device that destroys fat cells without surgery. There are other procedures that make fat pockets look better without surgery and cause some tightening, and thus they do have benefit. Yet Zeltiq is the only device proven to actually permanently destroy fat cells. This revolutionary new body contouring treatment for men and women, precisely targets the stubborn fat you want to lose. CoolSculpting is the coolest, most innovative way to lose those love handles, muffin tops and spare tire that seem impossible to get rid of with diet and exercise alone, all in the matter of a lunch hour! The price for CoolSculpting varies, depending on your areas of concern, the number of treatments needed and your ultimate goals. The Bengtson Center team of experts would need to assess you in person to help estimate the cost. Typically, you’ll see a noticeable reduction of fat in the treated area after one visit, but you may appreciate even more fat reduction with additional treatments. Unlike traditional invasive surgical procedures, the CoolSculpting procedure is non-invasive, with no needles or incisions. There is no need for anesthesia or pain medications and there is no recovery time!
Details & FAQ
It’s called stubborn fat intentionally because no matter how dedicated you are to eating healthy and exercising, there’s no gain. It’s virtually impossible to lose that muffin top and those love handles. You’re forced to just live with them or think surgery.
Here’s the skinny: developed by Harvard scientists, this unique, patented, clinically proven procedure involves freezing fat cells without damage to your skin. There’s no knife, suction hoses, needles or lasers. Immediately after your treatment, you get on with your busy day.
Typically, you’ll see a noticeable reduction of fat in the treated area after one visit. You can lose even more with additional appointments, should you and Dr. Bengtson deem necessary. What does that mean? Simply put, your clothes fit better and you look better. The fat cells are naturally eliminated from your body over the following few months, leaving you feeling more like yourself again. It’s totally non-surgical, FDA-cleared, and there’s usually no downtime whatsoever – unless you consider reading a book or checking email during your appointment as downtime. How cool is that? What's more; there are no pills or supplements and as long as you maintain your weight with normal diet and exercise, your long-term results should remain stable. Hello, you again.
Why Choose the Bengtson Center?
We are proud to be the recent recipient of CoolSculpting's Premier Crystal Award, the highest level available for CoolSculpting Practices! This is the result of an extensive process of physician and staff training, Quality Assurance monitoring, and validation by the makers of CoolSculpting. This certification ensures you are in the best office with the most experienced staff performing CoolSculpting procedures. In addition, the Bengtson Center has recently added a second CoolSculpting machine for your convenience and comfort. Have those inner thighs, muffin tops or love handles sculpted at the same time. Better yet, schedule two procedures and come with a friend or your spouse. Trust your CoolSculpting treatments to an experienced medical team at the Bengtson Center... a CoolSculpting Center of Excellence!
What will my results be?
Typically, each CoolSculpting treatment results in a noticeable reduction of fat in the treated area. After the initial treatment is complete, you can attain further reductions with additional appointments. Resulting in even more fat loss. Some patients though, find that one treatment fully addresses their goals. You and Dr. Bengtson will discuss and design a plan that suits you best.
What happens during the treatment?
You and Dr. Bengtson first select the area(s) to be treated. Our Cool Sculpting Specialist will position the device on the selected area of the body and will then draw the bulge up between two cooling panels. The sensation is a firm pull and pressure – enough of a pull to ensure the selected tissue will be cooled most efficiently. An hour or so later, depending on your needs, you’re done.
What does it feel like?
As the cooling goes to work in the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. Patients can then enjoy watching a movie, reading a good book, working on their laptop, or even taking a nap during their treatment.
Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
Yes you can. That is what’s so cool about CoolSculpting. The 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 the 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 is still flushing fat cells and will continue doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.
What is the risk?
This is a very safe procedure. There have been no reported cases of skin injury to date. A common side effect is temporary numbness. Since this is quite common, a clinical study was done which showed that the nerves were not injured. Numbness goes away after a reasonable period of time. Since the fat is released, there was a question as to whether this fat load in the blood system and lymphatics could cause harm. Again, clinical research was done and it was shown that this was of no concern. Your body is perfectly capable of handling the slow steady release of fat, just like it is when we eat a meal.
Can it be repeated?
Yes. Since a percentage of fat is removed with each treatment, additional treatments will be expected to give you better results. Most people do 1-3 treatments separated by 1-2 months.
Who is a good candidate?
The better answer might be who is not a good candidate: If you are obese, gaining weight, not in control of your weight, this is not for you. A lifestyle change is needed. A good candidate is within 25 or so pounds of their ideal body weight and has bulges of fat that are isolated, the lower belly and flanks are perfect examples. The nature of the device does not allow treatment of large areas without considerable time and expense.
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 the CoolSculpting treatment. It's as thought they get a second lease on their body and want to start anew again by taking even better care of themselves.
Are the results permanent?
When you have your CoolSculpting treatment, the affected fat cells will be eliminated. As long as you maintain your weight with your normal diet and exercise, your long-term results should remain stable. And you have your body back.