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CoolSculpting® in Charleston, SC

If you desire to rid targeted areas of the body of fat cells without undergoing invasive liposuction, CoolSculpting® may be the perfect treatment option that will help you accomplish your aesthetic goals. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse offers CoolSculpting® for patients who live in Charleston, Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant, Summerville and the surrounding communities in South Carolina.

What Is CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting® is a new innovation in non-invasive body sculpting procedures. Developed by Harvard scientists, the unique, FDA-cleared, patented procedure uses a targeted cooling process to freeze fat cells underneath the skin to the point of elimination. Only fat cells are frozen. Your healthy skin cells remain, and there are no incisions, suction hoses, needles or scars. CoolSculpting® is quickly becoming one of the most popular body contouring procedures available.

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Port City Plastic Surgery’s CoolSculpting® procedure is perfect for patients at or near their ideal weight who have stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. Port City’s CoolSculpting® is the natural, non-invasive way to sculpt your body. A patented cooling process targets fat cells only, which your body then eliminates through its own natural processes. CoolSculpting® is effective for treating larger fat deposits, such as those on the abdomen, including those commonly referred to as “muffin top” and “love handles.”

How Much Does CoolSculpting® Cost in Charleston?

The cost of CoolSculpting® starts at $600 per small applicator, and discounts are available with multiple treatments.  The cost of CoolSculpting® will be discussed with you prior to the procedure. For your convenience, we accept payments by cash, check, and major credit card. Financing is also available to help make cosmetic procedures affordable for everyone.

What To Expect After CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting® requires no downtime. Mild pain may be experienced in the few days following the procedure, as may light bruising and redness.

Will I Have Scars After Getting CoolSculpting®?

No! CoolSculpting® removes fat deposits without leaving behind scars! It is a non-surgical procedure.

When Will I See The Results?

Once crystallized, the fat cells die and are naturally eliminated from your body over a period of two to three months following the procedure. CoolSculpting® can rid the body of 20 percent or more fat in the treatment area.

More than one treatment is generally necessary to produce desired results.

What Are Possible Complications Of CoolSculpting®?

Temporary symptoms may be noticed after the CoolSculpting® procedure:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Firmness
  • Numbness
  • Tingling or stinging feeling
  • Mild pain
  • Localized bruising

How Long Will The Results Of CoolSculpting® Last?

CoolSculpting® produces long lasting results as long as you continue to follow a healthy lifestyle, eating a balanced diet and regular activity. Because each procedure removes around 20-25 percent of fat cells in the targeted area, many patients choose to undergo repeat treatments to tone and contour their bodies.

If significant weight is gained following CoolSculpting®, fat cells have the potential to grow back. They are not affected by minimal weight fluctuations.

Benefits of CoolSculpting®

  • A targeted cooling process freezes fat cells underneath the skin to the point of elimination.
  • Only fat cells are frozen. Your healthy skin cells remain no incisions, suction hoses, needles or scars.
  • After one visit you will typically see a noticeable reduction of fat from the targeted area.
  • Over the following two to three months, you will fully realize the effects of CoolSculpting® as your body naturally sheds dead fat cells.
  • Once this natural process concludes, it is possible to lose even more with additional appointments. Dr. Widenhouse works with you to create a plan that will help you achieve your desired result.

Who Is The Ideal Candidate For CoolSculpting®?

If you can grab a handful of fat, you generally will benefit from CoolSculpting®. If you can only pinch an inch, and the skin is tight and can’t be sucked into the CoolSculpting® applicator, you might be better off with traditional liposuction or a laser-assisted lipo procedure.

What Do I Need To Do Before CoolSculpting®?

Prior to your CoolSculpting® procedure, you’ll have a consultation with Dr. Widenhouse. Together, you’ll decide which areas of the body to target with the procedure after a physical evaluation.

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What Should I Expect On The Day Of My CoolSculpting®?

When you join us for CoolSculpting®, first you will be positioned comfortably for the duration of the procedure. CoolSculpting® uses cold temperatures, so expect that. The cryolipolysis technique is utilized to complete the procedure, freezing fat cells to destroy them. This technique is not invasive and has the ability to pinpoint fat cells throughout the body.

During treatment, a process known as apoptosis occurs within the fat cells. Cells self-destruct and exit the body naturally over the coming months.

How Long Does It Take To Perform CoolSculpting®?

The treatment time will depend on the size and location of the body area being treated. Generally, CoolSculpting® sessions last under one hour.

Does CoolSculpting work on belly fat?

Yes, the good news is that Coolsculpting does work on belly fat, as long as the belly fat is subcutaneous and not intrabdominal. Usually a good test is if you can grab the fat, or pinch an inch, then Coolscultping is a viable option.

Does insurance cover body contouring?

Insurance does not cover body contouring procedures. Body contouring procedures are considered cosmetic, and therefore, not covered by insurance.

How can I lose my stomach fat?

The two best options for abdominal fat removal are liposuction and or a tummy tuck. Liposuction is a less invasive, less costly option. However, if you have loose skin, then a tummy tuck will give a better result.

Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse is passionately committed to reflecting your inner beauty. Using the latest and most advanced procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, our team offers full body plastic surgery, emphasizing overall health and wellness to the residents of Charleston, Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant, Summerville and the surrounding communities in South Carolina. Contact Port City Plastic Surgery today!


2683 Lake Park Drive
Charleston, SC 29406


125 River Landing Drive
Suite 101
Daniel Island, SC 29492