Body contouring becomes a more popular option for patients during the summer months, when skin-baring fashions reveal those focused deposits of fat that mar your profile. Even if you have achieved your target weight (or close to it) those fat bulges can get in the way of your look and even affect the way your clothing fits. If you have been unable to get those fat pockets to respond to diet and exercise, Dr. Kahlil Andrews at PCI Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery offers a minimally-invasive, highly effective procedure that can help you say goodbye to them once and for all.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a revolutionary method of body sculpting that uses targeted cooling to destroy fat cells beneath the skin’s surface. The cells are liquefied and gradually eliminated by natural body processes, while you see a slimmer body contour develop. CoolSculpting targets fat cells only, so surrounding skin and tissue remain undamaged throughout the procedure.
4 Benefits of CoolSculpting
There are a number of reasons why CoolSculpting might be your best choice in body contouring:
No Incisions or Anesthesia
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive method of body contouring, which means there is no need for anesthesia or the risks that commonly accompany anesthesia. The handheld device used to deliver the targeted cooling never penetrates the surface of the skin, so there are no incisions that need to heal. This also means no visible scarring after the procedure – just a smoother, leaner body profile.
No Discomfort or Downtime
The CoolSculpting procedure is described as relatively comfortable by most of our patients. You may feel some slight discomfort when the cold is first delivered, but this tends to subside quickly. Patients can read, check emails or even nap during the procedure. After your one-hour treatment, you can immediately return to regular activities.
Positive Results after One Treatment
Unlike other minimally-invasive procedures, CoolSculpting can often deliver the results you are looking for in a single treatment session. The results will develop over the months following the procedure, as the treated fat cells are eliminated by the body. Some patients may decide to undergo a second CoolSculpting treatment to achieve even more dramatic body contouring.
Permanent Method of Fat Reduction
Because CoolSculpting destroys fat cells in the treatment area, the technique is considered a permanent method of fat reduction. However, if you do not maintain a healthy weight after your procedure, other fat cells left behind can begin to expand. If this occurs, you can always schedule another CoolSculpting procedure to ensure your positive results remain.
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive way to achieve a leaner, smoother body contour. To find out if this procedure is the right choice for you, contact PCI Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery at 319-382-8230.