Procedures

CoolSculpting®

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Patients at our Mississauga and Toronto clinics can now get CoolSculpting to reduce fat from persistent trouble spots such as muffin tops and love handles that don't change with diet and exercise. These non-invasive treatments are quick and comfortable, and they require no downtime. Women and men seeking a non-surgical liposuction alternative can "freeze" fat through a unique and effective cooling process at our Mississauga clinic near Oakville or our Toronto location.1

You can learn more about the science behind CoolSculpting and find out whether you're a good candidate for treatment by calling our office at 905-273-3045 (Mississauga) or 416-207-9090 (Toronto) (Mississauga) or 905-273-3045 (Mississauga) or 416-207-9090 (Toronto) (Toronto) or by request an appointmentrequest an appointment using our online form

See the Results You Want

These before-and-after photos clearly demonstrate the consistent results of CoolSculpting treatments. Each patient has had one treatment session.

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Photos courtesy of Zeltiq®.
Your results may vary.

Better Non-Invasive Fat Reduction

CoolSculpting is a popular liposuction alternative because it safely reduces areas of fat without incisions or downtime. At our practice, patients enjoy the peace of mind that comes with being treated under the supervision of an experienced, Royal College-certified plastic surgeon. Other benefits offered by CoolSculpting include:

  • Comfort: Patients undergoing a CoolSculpting procedure can relax and use their mobile devices, read a book, or even nap during the treatment.
  • Advanced technology: A precisely controlled cooling process causes fat cells just below the skin to die without affecting the skin and other tissues.
  • Efficiency and convenience: Patients getting CoolSculpting for upper abdominal fat typically spend less than an hour at our clinic. In many cases only a single procedure is needed to meet a patient's cosmetic goals, and there is no downtime after treatment.2

Dr. Michael J. Weinberg is a Royal College certified plastic surgeon, and is committed to helping you achieve a youthful and vibrant appearance.

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How Coolsculpting Works

CoolSculpting revolutionized fat reduction treatments, providing women and men an alternative to liposuction that doesn't require needles or downtime. A pair of Harvard University-affiliated scientists developed the process after observing that children's cheeks appeared hollowed out after they sucked on popsicles. They determined fat cells are more vulnerable to low temperatures than other tissues. Their research led to CoolSculpting's exclusive process, called Cryolipolysis®, which cools fat cells to a temperature at which they die. Skin and other surrounding tissues remained unharmed.3

The destroyed fat cells gradually die and are then expelled from the body through the natural metabolic process.

CoolSculpting Procedure

First, you will have a consultation with Dr. Weinberg and go over your cosmetic goals. Once he determines you are a good candidate, the CoolSculpting treatment will be booked. On the day of treatment, the CoolSculpting device will be fitted on the treatment area of your choice. We can treat the following areas:

  • Midsection
  • Flanks
  • Hips
  • Back
  • Thighs
  • Under the chin

The cooling is precisely controlled and targets fat cells just below the skin. Most patients say the treatment is very comfortable. There is a sensation of coldness in the first few minutes, but the skin soon becomes numb, much like using an icepack. The length of the session depends on whether you are having one area or multiple areas treated.

Many patients see the desired results after a single treatment session,2 but a second session can be scheduled to optimize the results. Like other non-surgical fat reduction techniques such as LipoSonix®, CoolSculpting is not a weight-reduction procedure. You should be at or near your ideal weight before scheduling a treatment. Dr. Weinberg is happy to evaluate your body and goals to determine whether CoolSculpting is a good fit for you or whether you would be a better candidate for a body contouring procedure such as tummy tuck surgery. If you're considering CoolSculpting to reduce the appearance of a double chin, you may also want to ask Dr. Weinberg about BELKYRA™ injections.

How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost?

CoolSculpting is customized to treat specific areas, so the total cost varies from patient to patient. Because it doesn't involve surgery or general anesthesia, it is less costly than liposuction or other body contouring treatments.

After Your Procedure

When the cooling process is complete, we remove the CoolSculpting device and massage the treatment area. While patient experiences vary, you may notice some redness, swelling, and bruising in the area, along with numbness. These are temporary and typically resolve quickly. Most patients return to their normal activities, including going back to work, right after the CoolSculpting session.

Because the fat cells die gradually, the initial results usually take about 3 weeks to appear. Patients typically notice continued changes in the treatment area over the next couple of months. Fat cells continue to flush from the body for up to 6 months.


1 Nils Krueger, Sophia V Mai, Stefanie Luebberding, and Neil S Sadick, Cryolipolysis for noninvasive body contouring: clinical efficacy and patient satisfaction, Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2014; 7: 201-205. Published online 2014 Jun 26. doi: 10.2147/CCID.S44371. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4079633/

2 Coleman S.R., Sachdeva K., Egbert B.M. Preciado J., Allison J., Clinical efficacy of noninvasive cryolipolysis and its effects on peripheral nerves, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: 2009; 33(4):482-488. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19296153

3 Zelickson B., Egbert B.M., Preciado J., Allison J., Springer K., Manstein D., Cryolipolysis for Noninvasive Fat Cell Destruction: Initial Results from a Pig Model, Dermatologic Surgery: 2009; 35(10):1462-1470. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19614940

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TPSC

The Toronto Plastic Surgery Clinic:
Dr. Michael J. Weinberg

1-66 Avenue Road
Toronto, ON M5R 3N8
(416) 207-9090

Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

MCSC

The Mississauga Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Clinic:
Michael Weinberg, MD

247 Queensway West
Mississauga, ON L5B 1B9
(905) 273-3045

Monday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday 7 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.