Coolsculpting

It's one of our most sought after procedures, and literally freezes away fat! This treatment is a non-invasive, quick (most treatments take as little as 35 minutes!) and effective way to target stubborn fat cells in areas including your lower abdomen, flanks, inner thighs, underneath the buttocks (banana roll), back fat and underneath the chin. There have been millions of treatments worldwide, and it is 100% FDA-cleared, safe and effective.

These patients LOVE their results! Learn more by scheduling a consultation with us.

Coolsculpting Arns Before & After
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Coolsculpt Before and after

So exactly what is CoolSculpting?

It's the only FDA-cleared, non invasive fat reduction treatment that employs Cryolipolysis, a method that uses controlled cooling to target stubborn fat cells.  The fat cells that have been affected are eliminated naturally through your body's metabolic process and lymphatic system.

CoolSculpting is the non-surgical option for eliminating fat cells that resist your efforts with diet and exercise.  The procedure itself takes little time and causes no downtime afterward.  In fact, you are able to resume your normal activities immediately.  And there is no damage to your skin or other tissue, since the process focuses strictly on fat cells.

What's so Cool about CoolSculpting

What's the buzz on CoolSculpting?

What do other people have to say? Read more in articles by allure.com, Best Health and Women's Health.  Coolsculpting is fast becoming a preferred methodology for eliminating fat in these difficult areas. We can trim up with diet and exercise, yet most of us still have those areas that just won't go away no matter what we do.  This is exactly what this treatment is designed for.  

What areas can be treated?

You may surprised just how many areas can be treated with Coolsculpting. It's not just about the abs, inner and outer thighs, and flanks.  Many people are also getting their arms, under the chin, "bat wings" and upper bra area as well! Many people are amazed at how many trouble sections can be treated.  If you would like to know more, click Here to schedule a consultation and get a full assessment done in person by our highly trained staff.

4 Reasons to choose Tondue Medical Spa for your Treatment

There is a reason why Tondue Medical Spa is known as the "go-to" place for CoolSculpting treatment in the Great Lakes Bay Region.  We know that you have options for treating your goals, so we will share the top 4 reasons that our patients chose Tondue.

1. We Have A Reputation For This

We are grateful, humbled and proud to be voted Greatest of The Great for multiple years running.  We consistently maintain 5 star reviews on both Google and Facebook, and consider that to be the best praise you could give us.

2. We Get Results

We often hear our patients absolutely astonished as they see their bodies transform.  With many treatments performed, we have a gallery of before & after photos so you get a sense of what kind of results you can realistically expect.

3. We Are Highly Trained

Our technicians are highly skilled and trained in the process.  They attend CoolSculpting University located in Reston, VA and graduated their rigorous courses. We take all appropriate precautions to ensure a safe and effective treatment.

4. Multiple Machines

Tondue is one of the few practices in the area that have multiple CoolSculpting machines in our office.  This means that unlike some of our competitors,  we can treat multiple areas at once which saves you time. We also have CoolTone to supplement and take the next step in your body contouring journey.

This isn't just for the ladies

Guys, those love handles and lower ab covers don't go away without something dramatic.  And most men don't have the time to live in the gym and eat that incredibly clean diet.  You can be fit and still have a trouble spot, and this is what Coolsculpt helps address.  Men want a great beach body too.  Call us today at 989-598-8001 to schedule an assessment.

CoolSculpting results speak for themselves.  You can see the differences, again and again, in Before & After photos.  See the transformations - on both women and men - on the abdomen, flanks, double-chin,  lower arms, thighs, bra fat, back fat and underneath the buttocks. In the videos to the left, you can watch as various Doctors and Clinical Professionals use the Coolsculpting technology to help their clients achieve their body contouring goals.  And be sure to ask about the newest thing at Tondue: CoolTone, which will develop muscle growth and tone through breakthrough technology that is setting a new standard for this kind of treatment!

Most Asked Questions Before Treatment

Popsicles.  Harvard scientists discovered that children who held popsicles for a long time in their mouths would have small amounts of fat cells in their cheeks killed off.  From here they learned that cold temperatures could have a permanent effect on those fat cells while not damaging other tissue.

If your physical health is good and you are within 30 pounds of your ideal goal weight, then CoolSculpting at Tondue is likely a viable option. We do recommend that you use exercise and a healthy diet to stabilize your weight as much as possible before treatment occurs. Before any treatment occurs we schedule an assessment session to answer all your questions.

CoolSculpting uses carefully controlled cooling to reduce the temperature of fat cells to as low as -11 degrees Celcius.  This process can penetrate several layers of fat cells beneath the skin, and freezes the cell. Once frozen, those cells die and are gone for good.

No. Coolsculpting is completely non-invasive, making it one of the safest fat reduction processes.  It is done above the surface of your skin in our treatment room.  You can relax, watch a show on our TV, or even take a nap while we freeze that stubborn fat away!

Most of the patients describe the experience as painless, although some describe a moderate discomfort and tingling through the process.  At Tondue, we have the latest applicators and treatment protocols that are much more comfortable and are ideal for those sensitive to pain.  At the end of treatment, there is a 2 minute massage that many find uncomfortable at most.

Your consultation generally will take about 20-30 minutes.  We will discuss your problem areas and develop a treatment plan specific to your needs. This plan will also include pricing estimates details of expectations.  In some cases we can even treat you the same day.

As the only FDA-cleared cryoliposis treatment available, CoolSculpting has been consistently safe and has over 10 years of Harvard based studies to verify this.  The treatment does no damage to the skin, organs or other tissue.  And with CoolSculpting, you can see natural looking results without the lumps and bumps that you typically find with liposuction.

CoolSculpting can be used to treat areas such as the abdomen, upper arms, flanks (love-handles), bra fat, inner thighs, outer thighs, under the buttocks (banana roll) and submental (under the chin).

Yes, there are a few.  For example, if you have a hernia mesh then you may not be the best candidate for an abdominal treatment.  If you have been diagnosed with Cryoglobulinemia (a very rare condition where the blood contains large amounts of specific proteins), then you are not a good candidate.  If you take blood thinners, CoolSculpting may not be a good treatment because it could cause bruising, and in rare cases internal bleeding.

If you have ever had to place an ice pack on your bare skin, that would give you an idea.  You may experience a slight burning or tingling sensation for a few minutes.  Think about putting very cold hands into warm water, and you will have an idea, but this subsides very quickly.  For the majority of the treatment, you feel mostly numb in the treatment area.  After each treatment is complete, your technician provides a 2 minute massage of the area to further break down the fat cells.  It is an uncomfortable 2 minutes, but increases the effectiveness by up to 68%.

The science behind CoolSculpting is that most people get a 20-25% reduction, however, those that make lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise can see a greater difference and in turn will get better results.

One of the best ways to understand how the treatment works is to see it in action.  Watch providers perform the procedure - from assessment to treatment - by watching these. And with this library of videos, popular questions get answer.  Questions such as, how does it work on men? What can I expect during the treatment? What should I expect after the treatment is complete? Answers to these questions and more can be found in these videos.

We can tell you about CoolSculpting, and other Doctors can tell you about the process.  But now you can hear what actual patients have to say about their experiences and the journey towards their body transformation.  Watch the videos to the left to hear their story.

Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed of promotions, savings and CoolSculpting Events.  When it comes to body sculpting and body contouring, Tondue is a clear leader in the Great Lakes Bay area (also known as the Tri Cities).  Call us at 989-598-8001 to schedule your consultation and discover why we are the best place for CoolSculpting near you!

Most Asked Questions About The Recovery Process

None.  There is no downtime, and you can resume all your daily activities immediately.  Some patients go back to work, go home or even go to the gym afterward!

If you gain weight due to pregnancy or other reasons, it could cause your results to be less visible.  Coolsculpting treatments freeze fat cells, which the body disposes of using its natural lymphatic system.  So those cells are gone for good, but your body is still capable of accumulating new fat cells.  The best results from CoolSculpting are when the treatment is used alongside a healthy exercise and diet plan.

Typically clients see results starting around 6 weeks and their max results at 12 weeks as that is how long it typically takes for the body to flush the fat cells through the lymphatic system. However, some may start to see results as soon as 4 weeks. 

There are usually very few side effects from your treatment.  You may experience temporary tingling, numbness, tenderness, swelling or slight bruising in the treated area.  Typically the treated area is slightly red for an hour or two afterward.

Yes.  Once frozen, the affected fat cells are killed and removed entirely from your body.  You are also able to treat the same area multiple times in order to achieve the desired results. There is permanent fat reduction in the area treated. If you were to gain weight, the fat cells will evenly distribute throughout your body and won’t go directly back to the area treated.

Your skin is completely safe during this process.  You may experience some slight redness after the treatment for a couple hours.  An additional benefit of CoolSculpting may be that it can improve the appearance of loose or saggy skin. Since everyone reacts differently to this aspect of the treatment, results in this regard can vary.

The fat cells are removed like any other dead cell in the body are naturally excreted.  Your body uses its digestive, metabolic and lymphatic systems  to process out the destroyed cells.  You will not notice those cells leaving, just see the results.

Provided you are an appropriate candidate, then no.  Risks can involve bruising, swelling and numbness, but they are all temporary and completely resolve over time.

Water.  Make sure you stay properly hydrated and drink plenty of water to assist your body in providing a medium for the cells to exit through.  Other than water, no supplements or other changes are necessary.

How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost?

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical option for fat removal, and is usually less expensive that invasive methods of removing that unwanted fat.  During your consultation we assess the areas you are considering and give you an accurate pricing estimate for your treatment costs.

CoolSculpting pricing can vary depending on a wide range of variables.  The treatment area, applicator what it will take to achieve your goals can be very flexible.  The retail price of CoolSculpting is $750 per cycle.  While the amount of cycles can range from 2 to 16 cycles, the average is usually close to 6 cycles per treatment.  With the Tondue Pricing, cost per cycle goes down as you get more cycles.  Financing is also available through Care Credit.  Financing terms can include the 6 month same as cash option, or 12 and 18 month options as well.

Coolsculpt at Tondue

Office Policies

Booking

To secure your appointment, patients are required to pay a $100 deposit on all CoolSculpt consultation or initial treatment appointments . This deposit will be used towards your treatment.

Cancellations

In regards to cancellations, appointments may be rescheduled or cancelled for a deposit refund if done 24 hours prior to your scheduled date and time. Any cancellation made after this period is subject to a $50 fee and the deposit will be kept as a result.

Late Arrivals

As a courtesy to others, if a patient is more than 10 minutes late, they may have to be rescheduled and the deposit will be kept as a penalty.

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