Coolsculpting #plasticsurgery

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This article is for informational purposes only.

Q. What is coolsculpting, and how does it work?
A. We have been doing Coolsculpting in our clinic for almost two years and our patients probably rate it with over a 90% “happiness” factor.  The key is patient selection for this form of non invasive fat reduction that works by selectively freezing the fat and not the skin.  The procedure is for pinchable fat in patients that have relatively good skin quality. If patients have poor skin quality with stretch marks and stretched out abdominal muscles, then this technique will not improve those issues. The goal is for fat reduction.  It is probably around a 25% fat reduction with one applicator and the process for fat resorption takes a few months.  It is permanent fat reduction but one applicator doesn’t do the job.  It takes a regional treatment plan. But during these treatments patients fall asleep, read their emails or watch a movie.

We have seen some amazing results in realistic patients that are committed.  We also have a few patients that are better surgical candidates but for whatever reason they are unwilling or unable to have surgery. These patients can still have fat reduction but their skin quality is poor.  But they understand the limitations prior to treatment. We are looking into adding a body skin tightening device after treatment with coolsculpting to see if we can improve the result even more. This radiofrequency device may also be to smooth out smaller fatty areas that are not treatable by coolsculpting or may have some ability to improve cellulite!

Q. What are the side effects if any from coolsculpting?
A. Coolsculpting can remove a small area of fat, but can cause bruising, swelling, inflammation that can last a few weeks.  Sometimes indentations can occur if there is no overlapping of treatments.  Sculpsure has less inflammation and no risk of indentations.

Q. Does coolsculpting have a long lasting effect?
A. Yes-once you treat in an area, CoolSculpting removes the fat in the area for good. Keep in mind that it may take 2-3 treatments to achieve the desired results. This type of procedure is meant to coincide with a healthy diet and exercise routine. Should you gain weight it will be gained in areas that have not been treated with CoolSculpting.

Disclaimer* Please use your due diligence when searching for a plastic surgeon. Each patient results vary. #beachiebeautyapproved

Andrea Price

 

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