CoolSculpting Cleared by the FDA for More Problem Areas

If you have stubborn areas of fat that you’d like to eliminate for good without undergoing a surgical procedure like liposuction, CoolSculpting is the answer. With more than 10 years of safety and efficacy data, over 60 published clinical publications and millions of procedures performed worldwide, it’s considered the “gold standard” in non-invasive fat reduction for good reason.  So it’s not surprising that Zeltiq, the manufacturer, recently announced that CoolSculpting has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of visible fat bulges of bra fat, back fat and underneath the buttocks (also known as the “banana roll”).  These areas have been added to previously approved areas including double chins, thighs, abdomen and love handles.

CoolSculpting is a revolutionary body contouring treatment designed to freeze away fat from your body.  In just 60 minutes, it selectively targets and removes unwanted fat using a proprietary controlled-cooling technology.  Using specific applicators with vacuum suction, it crystallizes the lipids in fat cells through the process of cryolipolysis. This results in the slow collapse of fat cells and ultimately results in cell death, called cellular apoptosis. Since fat freezes before other surrounding tissues in the body, CoolSculpting only targets the fat cells in the superficial fat layer, close to the skin.  The result is long-lasting spot reduction for problem areas of fat.

“We are thrilled to inform people that we can use CoolSculpting to treat the “banana roll,” said PureLife Medi-Spa Business Manager, Kelly Woodruff.  “Many patients come in asking us to treat the area of pesky fat under the buttocks – and we are excited to accommodate demand.  With four machines at our practice, we are pleased to have the ability to treat the newly approved areas, all at the same time.”

It’s important to note that while inches are lost, that does not translate into losing pounds. Fat cells never divide adolescence, they only shrink or swell.  The CoolSculpting procedure eliminates fat cells for good. The first treatment typically yields a 25-30 percent reduction of fat, and a patients who undergo a second session can experience up to 50 percent.  The results from a CoolSculpting are gradual, as the body’s lymphatic system naturally eliminates the dead fat cells.   Downtime is minimal, and most patients go back to work and resume their normal routine immediately following the procedure. 

PureLife Medi-Spa offers a complimentary weight loss program in combination with CoolSculpting.  An eight-week Detox B12 Program can be started immediately following the CoolSculpting treatment.  Call (727) 595-3400 or visit today to schedule a complimentary CoolSculpting consultation. 

Dr. G. Joseph Fitzgerald, Owner and Medical Director of PureLife Medi-Spa, has been practicing family medicine for 20 years.  Dr. Fitzgerald, DO, MT(ASCP),  is also a Medical Technologist,  and in 2013 was awarded a U.S. patent for colon cancer prevention.  Doc Fitz says, “CoolSculpting is amazing science!” If you can squeeze it, Doc Fitz and his staff can freeze it and spot reduce fat without surgery in just one hour!

PureLife CoolSculpting Events in May

Come to our May Cool Events

Join us at one of our Cool Events for a presentation, live demo, free consultations and special pricing.  Our office is located at:

12442 Indian Rocks Road, Largo, FL 33774

Thursday, May 12 – 6-8 pm

Wednesday, May 25 12-2 pm