The result is an overall smoother body contour, most effective in the abdomen, flanks (love handles) and back.
The results of the Zeltiq procedure are achieved using the advanced Cryolipolysis™ technology, which cools the targeted tissue to break down the fat cells for easy removal, without any harm to the surrounding tissue. Fat cells have been proven to be more vulnerable to cold than the surrounding tissue. This stimulates a natural fat removal process that continues for several months after the procedure.
Since Zeltiq is not a weight loss solution, patients should be relatively fit, with one or more areas of stubborn fat that does not respond to diet or exercise. It is important for patients to have realistic expectations about the results of this procedure, as Zeltiq is not designed to remove large volumes of fat like conventional liposuction procedures. A consultation with Dr. Brady will help determine whether or not you are a candidate for Zeltiq after a physical examination and an evaluation of your medical history.
- The Zeltiq fat reduction procedure is FDA approved and has been used safely across the world for many years. The destruction of fat cells is permanent and occurs without pain or scarring.
- The Zeltiq procedure involves the use of an applicator that cools the fat cells in the targeted area of your body for a simple, natural fat removal process. An applicator cup is then attached to deliver a gentle vacuum pressure that draws tissue between the cooling panels. The treated fat cells are removed through natural metabolic processes within the body, similar to the way fat from food is removed. This allows for a gradual reduction in fat from targeted areas to create a slimmer, more defined appearance.
- The Zeltiq procedure usually takes two or more hours to perform, depending on the size of the area being treated.
During the procedure, most patients remain completely comfortable and can read, listen to music and simply relax. Most patients are able to return to work and resume other regular activities the very same day. There is no pain, no need for anesthesia, and no downtime.