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Can CoolSculpting® Remove Belly Fat?

Extra fat around the midsection is something many people are self-conscious about. Despite that common dislike of belly bulk, losing stomach fat on your own can be a challenge because of the higher number of fat cells that accumulate in the area. Men, especially, are prone to having a heavier upper body. Aging, genetics, or pregnancy can also make you more likely to have some extra flab in this region. Whether you have the dreaded “beer belly,” “love handles,” or a “muffin top,” slimming down does more than just enhance your physique and help you to fit better in your clothes. Losing unwanted fat can improve your posture and your mood. At our practice in the Minneapolis area, CoolSculpting® for belly fat can be the best way to attain a flatter stomach. However, this fat-freezing treatment only works on belly fat in certain cases.

There are two types of fat in the abdominal area: subcutaneous fat and visceral fat. Everyone has some of both of these types. Visceral fat (hard belly fat) is a more dangerous type found deep in the abdomen, near the vital organs. Large amounts of this type of fat can make someone more prone to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Smoking, stress, eating badly, and drinking too much can cause you to have more visceral fat. This type of fat builds up and causes the overlying tissues, muscles, and abdominal wall to protrude outward at the surface, which is why it feels rigid.

Subcutaneous fat is squishy, below-the-skin, pinchable fat that has a soft texture. Most of our body fat is this type.

CoolSculpting® for Belly Fat 

CoolSculpting® only works for decreasing soft, grabbable subcutaneous fat on top of the muscles around the stomach and flanks. It’s better to increase your activity level and maintain a healthier diet if you’re trying to remove visceral fat.

That said, a CoolSculpting® session can decrease subcutaneous belly fat by up to 25 percent. The abdomen is one of the most commonly targeted areas for CoolSculpting®, which causes fat cells to crystalize, die, and be flushed from the body.

Find out more about CoolSculpting® for belly fat in the Minneapolis area from Zel Skin & Laser Specialists. Fill out a contact form or call us at 952-929-8888 (Edina), 612-338-0711 (Minneapolis), or 952-473-1286 (Plymouth) to start planning your procedure.

Announcing the Next-Gen CoolAdvantage Applicator

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (October 17, 2016) – CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat reduction treatment that uses a controlled cooling temperature applicator to effectively target and remove fat by altering it. The CoolAdvantage applicator is the next generation in CoolSculpting systems. It delivers colder temperatures to provide a larger cooling area, greater patient comfort and shorter treatment time. The clinic is one of the first in the nation to the use new, more advanced applicator.

“The CoolAdvantage applicator is a leap forward in CoolSculpting procedures,” said Dr. Brian Zelickson. “We’re one of the first five facilities responsible for CoolSculpting clinical trials and among the first providers of this non-invasive treatment in the country.”

Mayo Clinic-trained Dr. Brian Zelickson, one of the most recognized and respected dermatologists worldwide, leads the Plymouth clinic. He has extensive research experience, including 15 medical patents and more than 70 medical journal publications.

As part of the introduction of this new technology, Zel Skin is holding a “CoolEvent” on November 7, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Plymouth clinic at 2 Carlson Parkway, just off of Highway 394. The event will showcase CoolSculpting, and include a live patient demonstration using the new CoolAdvantage applicator.

The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared. It is available for the non-invasive treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental area, thigh, abdomen, and flank. The CoolSculpting treatment is available at Zel Skin’s Plymouth and Edina clinics.

About Zel Skin & Laser Specialists 

A dermatologist-owned and dermatologist directed skin care clinic led by Dr. Brian Zelickson, Zel Skin & Laser Specialists has participated in 100 clinical studies, seen more than 30,000 patients, offers 80 treatment options, and 75 skin care products. Zel Skin & Laser Specialists has three locations, Edina, Minneapolis and Plymouth. The providers include Jennifer Biglow, M.D., Mary Meighan, M.D., Rachel Stevens, P.A.-C., Karl Vance, M.D., and Brian Zelickson, M.D.


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