Non-Surgical Non-Invasive Body Contouring – The Zeltiq Procedure
We are proud to announce that we have now obtained our Zeltiq device and are using it to treat patients in our office. The Zeltiq Procedure is a new method of non-surgical body contouring that reduces fat to improve the contour and shape of the body. The Zeltiq device reduces fat by cooling it. Ideal candidates for the procedure have discrete and localized fat bulges on the abdomen, love handles, and back. Zeltiq is especially helpful when the fat bulge cannot be reduced by diet and exercise. Zeltiq treatments result in noticeable and natural looking fat reduction in the treated areas.
The procedure is done by applying the Zeltiq applicator to the fat bulge for one hour. During this time, the applicator chills the fat. The exposure of fat cells to cooling begins a process of natural fat cell removal. Patients remain very comfortable during the time the applicator is on the skin.
In order to maintain symmetry, most patients will treat two areas of their body during the treatment session (one area on each side of the body). Thus, most appointments for Zeltiq will last for a little over two hours. Patients may do whatever they wish during this time, including reading, working with their electronic devices, or listening to music. The visible reduction in fat will appear over the next two to three months following the procedure.
The Zeltiq procedure is extremely safe. There is minimal discomfort during the procedure, and absolutely no down time after the procedure. There may be mild tenderness after the treatment and a temporary reduction in sensation resulting from the chilling of the tissues. Most patients resume their normal activities, including returning to work and exercise regimens, on the same day as the procedure. Three months after the first procedure, if a patient wishes, the procedure may be repeated to further enhance the result. Alternatively, other areas of the body may also be treated with Zeltiq.
Zeltiq represents a new and very exciting way of accomplishing fat reduction in a completely non-invasive manner. Up until now, the only reliable method of reducing body fat was through invasive procedures such as liposuction. Because of its safety, consistent results, and easy recovery, we expect Zeltiq to become a very popular method of reducing fat on the abdomen, love handles, and back. We invite any of our patients who would like to consider non-surgical fat removal and body contouring to call our office for an appointment.