The Zeltiq device has been approved by the FDA and requires no anaesthetic or recovery period on the part of the patient.
The CoolSculpting technique by ZELTIQ™ combines the Cryolipolysis™ procedure with an advanced technical design, exclusively for the ZELTIQ system. This procedure distinguishes itself from other harmless methods for removing fat tissue thanks to its advanced cooling technique, which selectively identifies fat cells and gently and gradually removes them without damaging other tissue.
The treatment involves placing a specially designed cooling applicator on the intended zone in order to remove the energy (via cooling) in the underlying fat tissue, without damaging other tissues.
The applicator's suction cup applies slight pressure to suck the tissue between the cooling panels. During the procedure, cooling is administered in precisely-controlled conditions, which have been proven to identify fat cells in specific zones of the body and remove them.