CoolSculpting is a safe and non-invasive method of fat removal that we offer our clients at the Lett Center locations in Lebanon and Mt. Juliet, TN. Most weight loss programs involving diet and exercise will only work to a certain point, because the body wants to retain some excess fat stores. This is where the term “stubborn fat deposits” comes from. That’s the point where body contouring with CoolSculpting becomes a great option for removal of those fat stores and providing you with lasting fat removal.


If you’re curious about CoolSculpting from the Lett Center, here are some of the main benefits of the procedure.


1. CoolSculpting is about Fat Elimination

Weight loss and fat cell elimination are two different things. Our bodies are filled with fat cells. When we gain weight, those fat cells expand and make extra room in the body for fat deposits. In a weight loss program that involves diet or exercise (or both), the goal is to eliminate the fat deposits within the fat cells. This only works to a certain point.


We can lose weight through diet and exercise, but those fat cells remain in place. As soon as a person stops their diet or begins exercising less, those same existing fat cells can simply fill up again. Once a person gets to within 30 pounds of their goal weight, CoolSculpting can be used to eliminate those fat cells. The targeted cooling of the procedure freezes the fat cells and kills them. The fat cells are then naturally eliminated from the body over time, so they can’t immediately refill. As a result, the fat reduction is a more permanent solution than weight loss or exercise.


2. No Surgery or Cutting Involved

Most of the traditional types of weight loss surgery require a significant recovery time. These surgeries involve incisions, insertion of medical instruments, vacuuming fat out of the body, suturing (stitches) to close the wound, and so on. These are painful procedures, and it can take weeks of rest and recovery time to heal from them. You cannot simply resume normal activities immediately after surgery.


CoolSculpting at the Lett Center involves the placement of gel packs on the area being treated. There are no incisions made and you will not require stitches afterward. The cooling treatment of the gel packs works to kill fat cells in the targeted treatment areas. There is also no anesthesia involved, so you will be awake for the entire CoolSculpting procedure. Most people do not feel any discomfort after the treatment areas are numbed. We even recommend that you bring a book to read or your smartphone, so that you’ll have something to do during this relaxing procedure.


3. Fewer Side Effects Than Other Fat Reduction Techniques

A CoolSculpting treatment at the Lett Center in Mt. Juliet and Lebanon, TN will have some side effects. The side effects are generally temporary in nature and will recede on their own within a few days. These can include some swelling and temporary reddening of the treated areas, bruising and some skin sensitivity. You might feel some tingling on the skin, aching, itchiness or just some generalized tenderness. In very rare cases, there can be more severe side effects; Dr. Lett will discuss these with you prior to the procedure, so you can make an informed decision.


Other kinds of fat reduction techniques often have much greater and long-lasting side effects. Not to mention the extra time it takes to heal from incisions, as well as a reduction in your normal activities as healing takes place. And don’t forget that with fat reduction surgeries, there is always an additional chance of infection at the incision site.


4. Minimal Downtime with CoolSculpting

Liposuction requires an incision through the skin and insertion of a vacuum device to suck out the fat cells. A gastric bypass procedure and other types of fat reduction can involve full surgery with anesthesia. You might not be going to work for a few days after these types of procedures, and the required downtime can be very disruptive to your life.

CoolSculpting has minimal downtime.


CoolSculpting requires minimal downtime to recover. Patients can generally leave the office shortly after the procedure. There might be some soreness or tenderness for a few days, which will make you want to avoid strenuous activities at first. But you can go back to work and resume most activities fairly quickly.


5. Long-Lasting Results at a Competitive Price

CoolSculpting is priced competitively with many other types of fat reduction procedures. However, based on the fact that CoolSculpting provides longer-lasting results without intense pain or an extensive healing period that disrupts your life, this body contouring procedure gives you much more value for the same amount of money.


Because the fat cells are removed by CoolSculpting, the results are much more long-lasting than you’ll see with traditional weight loss. If you go off your diet or exercise less, the fat cells cannot immediately begin storing fat again — because the fat cells are no longer there! They are eliminated from the body naturally over a few weeks. You will also start to see immediate, visible results within the first week or two after the first application.


Contact the Lett Center in Mt. Juliet & Lebanon, TN about CoolSculpting

For the right candidates, CoolSculpting can be a highly effective and minimally invasive fat removal strategy. How do you know if you are the right type of candidate? The best way is to schedule an appointment at the Lett Center. Dr. Lett will discuss your body contouring goals with you to determine the best strategy for your body type. CoolSculpting might not be the very best option for you at this time. Dr. Lett will discuss all the options that we have available at the Lett Center and will work with you on a treatment plan that will provide you with the best results.


The good news is that you don’t have to live with those last stubborn fat deposits that diet and weight loss can’t seem to eliminate. Contact the Lett Center at 615.443.0901 to schedule an appointment today. We can work with you to provide that last boost needed to achieve your body contouring goals!