The Zeltiq procedure utilizes highly controlled cooling technology to safely and effectively reduce and eliminate fat cells from specific areas of the body. Unlike traditional invasive surgical procedures, the Zeltiq procedure is non-invasive. It delivers significant fat layer reduction in targeted areas to help contour the body and reclaim its natural shape. The Zeltiq procedure requires no anesthesia or recovery time. During the procedure, tissue is drawn into a cup with mild vacuum pressure that may initially cause some discomfort or an unfamiliar sensation. Patients may also experience a mildly uncomfortable cold sensation that usually subsides within ten minutes after the procedure begins. Once the procedure is complete, patients can immediately return to their normal activities including work and exercise. In most patients, a single procedure is sufficient and will provide noticeable and measurable fat reduction in two to four months.