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What to Expect and Bring to Coolsculpting

Whether you’re looking to do your consultation and treatment on the same day or spaced out over multiple treatments, there are a few things you should consider to bring with you. You will not be required to bring anything with you during the consultation. Necessary paperwork will be provided for you to fill out upon arrival. All areas of desired treatment will be assessed to determine if you are a candidate for treatment. In some circumstances a washable marker will be utilized to best outline the treatment plan on the body to provide an accurate quote.            Photos will be taken at the beginning of the appointment on your treatment day. You will have the option of wearing your own clothing, or disposable undergarments. For accuracy when comparing results the clothing worn in the first set of photos should be worn for all photos. During treatment you will once again have the option of wearing your own clothing or using disposable undergarments as there are no clothing restrictions. It is recommended the clothing worn be comfortable pieces you don’t care about possibly getting gel on, as the treatment can be a bit messy from the gel pads. You may feel a slight gel residue until you have an opportunity to shower, however most of the product will be off the skin after completion of the treatment. Coloured markers are used […]

Is CoolSculpting® Permanent?

CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive treatment that aims to reduce fat in stubborn areas around the body that are resistant to diet and exercise. Unlike surgical methods of targeted fat reduction, this body contouring procedure can address excess fat pockets without the need for incisions, needles, anesthesia, or recovery time. Through advanced technology in controlled cooling, patients can now reduce the thickness of fat bulges by up to 30 percent in a single treatment without undergoing an operation. Many patients inquire about the longevity of results from this unique treatment, and whether CoolSculpting® can achieve permanent fat reduction. The freezing technology used in CoolSculpting® does indeed permanently eliminate fat cells in the treated area. Once the fat cells are eliminated, they cannot grow back. With this said, it is important to note that just because the targeted fat cells are gone, it does not mean your final cosmetic outcome will remain fixed. If a patient continues to gain weight after CoolSculpting®, the extra pounds will settle somewhere. More importantly, any remaining fat cells in previously treated areas can eventually enlarge.  Therefore, CoolSculpting provides a permanent result as long as your weight remains stable. Uncontrolled weight gain after CoolSculpting can result in additional fat bulges around the body, even in the treated areas. The key to preserving treatment results from CoolSculpting® is nutrition and regular exercise. Through maintenance of a healthy lifestyle, […]

Benefits of CoolSculpting®

Many plastic surgeons consider CoolSculpting® the gold standard of non-surgical fat reduction. This FDA-approved technology uses controlled cooling to target and eliminate localized areas of fat around the body for exceptional results in body contouring. Countless individuals have found success in addressing areas of excess fat in their abdomen, arms, thighs, back, and flanks, among other regions. What’s more, the freezing technology in CoolSculpting® allows the body to gradually shed problem fat through elimination of the targeted fat cells. This body enhancement is totally non-invasive and entirely accomplished without needles or incisions. There are a number of patient advantages with the CoolSculpting® procedure when compared to other methods of fat reduction. While each CoolSculpting® session typically results in a 20-30 percent reduction of fat in the treated area, the final aesthetic outcome unfolds little by little over time for body contouring that appears to be achieved naturally to the outside observer. CoolSculpting® can obtain this cosmetic ideal while allowing the following benefits: No needles, incisions, or anesthesia No downtime required afterwards Little to no post procedure discomfort Convenient and timely—many patients return to work following their session Patients generally experience so little discomfort during the treatment that they often spend treatment time reading, working on their devices, or simply relaxing. CoolSculpting® can be highly effective for addressing fat accumulation in a small number of areas around the body; however, individuals […]

Is CoolSculpting® Right For Me?

CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive procedure designed to remove targeted pockets of fat around the body with no downtime, surgery, or anesthesia. The popularity of this body contouring treatment has many patients in my practice wondering whether they would be suitable candidates for CoolSculpting®. This is innovative technology in selective fat reduction allows individuals who may not want (or qualify for) surgical procedures to still achieve beautiful results in body contouring. Nevertheless, there are a few important considerations to make when determining candidacy for CoolSculpting® treatment.   Primarily, CoolSculpting® is not intended to be a substitute for weight loss. As a tool used for body sculpting, individuals who are obese or far from their ideal weight are encouraged to undergo weight loss prior to CoolSculpting®. The treatment works best for people with areas of accumulated fat that are resistant to exercise and dieting efforts. One session typically yields a 20-30 percent fat reduction in the targeted area. CoolSculpting® is most successful for patients who: Are seeking a non-surgical method of selective fat reduction Have moderately-sized fat bulges Do not have a history of cold-related medical conditions Have an adequate degree of skin elasticity It is always imperative to review your medical history with your board-certified plastic surgeon prior to treatment. Depending on the unique anatomy and medical history of my patients, I am able to formulate a treatment plan to comprehensively […]

Coolsculpting

Coolsculpting has been one of the hottest services with many consults and treatments being sought by clients. Coolsculpting is for those areas with obvious bulges of about an inch of pinch-able fat. Areas can be treated all over the body, with a range of treatment applicators and placement options it allows for a truly customized treatment with no downtime. Areas that can be treated include submental (double chin), arms, axillary fold (bra bulge), upper back, flank, upper and lower abdomen, inner and outer thigh, and knees. Coolsculpting only addresses fat in the area to be treated, and reduces 20-30% of the fat in the treated area. Coolsculpting does not address cellulite, skin laxity, stretchmarks, and other skin-related conditions. The abdomen, flank, and upper back are some of the most common areas patients are inquiring about and having treated at our clinic. Most patients are opting to treat more than one area and some are choosing to do so during their consultation to reach desired goals. These patients have the option to do many or all of the treatments on the same day. Others are choosing to do a re-treatment, or have chosen a new area to treat, after seeing the results of their initial treatment. Treatments can be spaced out with more than one appointment or done collectively as it suits the client’s needs. Only in cases of re-treatment of […]

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