Innovative CoolSculpting is a fat cell diminishing treatment created to sculpt and mold the body by freezing tough fat without resorting to more invasive procedures. The technique employs the application of regulated cooling, also known as cryolipolysis, to freeze fat cells so they may be organically expelled from your body to create a slimmer silhouette. At our San Francisco practice led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. James Anthony, we offer advanced CoolSculpting to help you realize your aesthetic goals. Schedule an appointment for more information about CoolSculpting and find out if this treatment is the right one for you.
"Dr Anthony was recommended to me, and I've had more than one procedure at his clinic. At my initial consultation I felt at ease to ask a myriad of questions. He has a warm style, listens and works to understand each individual body and situation. His work is a skilled blend of art and science, and he recommends what is best for the patient, not what is trending. Each time I've been impressed with Dr Anthony's ability to minimize scars and hide them well. In preparation for surgery, what to expect on the day is explained in detail. I'm delighted with my results which look natural and have stood the test of time well. Dr Anthony's team is excellent - Ann, Jasmine and Megan are personal and caring."- M.B. / Yelp / Apr 19, 2019
"I would give 10 stars if I could. I have worked as a nurse in the aesthetics field for 15 years. I turned 60 in 2019 and decided to treat myself to a mini facelift and a minor nose tip revision. I was very, very lucky to be referred to Dr. James Anthony!! Although precise surgical expertise is important to me, Dr. Anthony had me at HELLO:) with his personality. He is kind, compassionate, excellent eye contact and listens to my concerns. My results are completely natural, even my friends, family, colleagues and even my own patients' say I look fresher but can't figure out what I have had done. Dr. Anthony suggested a couple of extra touches which made a huge difference to my neck bands. Thank you again for your highly experienced artistry! Yasmin at reception is always very pleasant and kind both in person and on the phone. Ann, Patient Coordinator, answers all my questions and listens to my needs. The OR staff is excellent! I had less than 1 week downtime over my Christmas holiday with minimal pain. Although, I now live in Los Angeles, I plan on returning to Dr. Anthony for an upper blepharoplasty procedure soon! Stay tuned for my before and after photos on Dr. James P. Anthony's Website."- C.C. / Yelp / Mar 03, 2020
"Dr. Anthony performed an upper and lower eyelid lift, nasolabial fold injections, neck thermage and abdominal liposuction for me (I figured as long as I was going to be under general anesthesia, I might as well get everything done at once). I am thrilled with the results. I was able to return to the office and start going out again within a week and a half of the surgery. Within two weeks, people started spontaneously telling me that I looked great -- so relaxed and well rested. It's been about five weeks since I had the procedures, and every day, I feel as if I look even better. Dr. Anthony strives to maintain a natural look -- no one would know I've had these procedures. In my initial consultation, he took his time explaining all of the options, potential risks, likely recovery time, and likely outcomes. After the consultation, he responded to my follow up questions by email, quickly and thoroughly. After the surgery, he checked in with me by phone and by email. His staff is excellent and also a great source of information about the procedures Dr. Anthony performs. I highly recommend him to anyone considering plastic surgery."- C.L. / Yelp / Feb 08, 2020
"Dr. Anthony is a highly skilled and very experienced surgeon. His work is impeccable and results exceed expectations. I have seen Dr. Anthony for a number of procedures including breast lift and augmentation, liposuction, upper eyelid lift and neck lift. I've always been thrilled with my results and surprised at how quickly I heal with minimal discomfort and zero complications. The results are completely natural. Even people who have known me for 20 years have not noticed that I had my eyes done and a neck lift! The only comments people make are "you look great" or ask if I lost weight. Dr. Anthony is kind, patient and answers all questions and his staff is great - very helpful and friendly. I have 100% confidence in him."- C.H. / Yelp / Feb 01, 2020
"I recently had eye lid surgery with Dr. Anthony who had been highly recommended by a friend. Dr. Anthony did not disappoint! I was concerned about looking fake or changing the shape of my eyes but Dr. Anthony listened to my concerns and my eyes turned out perfect. What I love about Dr. Anthony is that he made me look younger but natural, I have seen the same result with my friends who have had procedures with Dr. Anthony. My procedure was painless, short and easy. The staff was friendly and professional and addressed all of my concerns. Dr. Anthony has a great bedside manner, is an excellent surgeon and I will go back for more procedures as needed. A+"- E.M. / Yelp / Dec 03, 2019
Although this noninvasive procedure has shown to be beneficial with both men and women of different age groups, those who will benefit the most from CoolSculpting:
- Are at or near their ideal weight
- Struggle with difficult areas of fat that don't respond to exercise and diet efforts
- Don't want or are not good candidates for more invasive procedures
- Understand realistic goals for the results of their procedure
Following your initial appointment with Dr. Anthony to organize your CoolSculpting treatments, your first procedure will be planned. During your procedure, a gel pad and CoolSculpting applicator is used on the treatment area and cryolipolysis will start. The cooling technology, delivered by the applicator, will begin to attack and paralyze the fat. You will likely experience a cold sensation at the time of your procedure, but this does not typically create pain. Since the CoolSculpting applicator uses suction to pull the targeted fat toward the predetermined treatment area, you may experience a small amount of pulling or stinging, but these will be completely normal sensations.
What to Expect
Since CoolSculpting is noninvasive, you can expect to return to your daily activities following your procedure. In most cases, patients can return to school or work immediately after their treatment. Symptoms of the treatment can include redness, swelling, bruising, stinging, and discomfort of the treated site. These symptoms are short lived and usually fade in the days after your treatment. Expect to notice results within three weeks, while you will see the most obvious and dramatic results 1 – 3 months following your CoolSculpting procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does CoolSculpting cost?
The price of CoolSculpting is dependent on the number of treatments needed and the amount of fat being removed. During your consultation, we will discuss your desired outcome to decide the best course of treatment to reach optimal results. We will also talk with you about your expected out-of-pocket costs.
How does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting works by applying a controlled temperature to target fat cells in selected areas for treatment. Essentially, it freezes the fat cells until they die. The cells are then broken down by the body and released through natural functions.
Is CoolSculpting safe?
CoolSculpting is a noninvasive, external treatment in which the device is applied only to the skin’s surface. With this treatment, there is no need for a recovery period. You may experience some slight redness and swelling immediately after treatment, but this typically only lasts for about a week.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
The number of treatments needed to achieve your wanted results will be decided during your initial consultation. For some patients, only one treatment is enough, but other patients may need more treatment sessions based on the amount of fat being removed. The total number of treatments is dependent on your aesthetic goals and if there are thicker layers of fat in target areas.
Do the fat cells grow back?
While the destroyed fat cells cannot regenerate, new fat cells can form. Additionally, significant weight gain will greatly affect your results. Therefore, in order to maintain optimal results, it is important to adhere to a healthy diet and exercise routine.
No body is perfect and each of us has things we wish to change, such as specific areas of fat that will not respond to exercise and a healthy diet. Due to technological advances, it is no longer necessary to decide between dealing with the undesired fat and undergoing liposuction. Our San Francisco practice is excited to offer area residents CoolSculpting procedures to minimize sections of difficult fat without invasive procedures for a smaller, tauter body contour. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Anthony to find out if you qualify for CoolSculpting or whether a different treatment would better help you meet your aesthetic goals.