Summertime is a lovely season full of picnics, beach days and exotic getaways that require you wear shorts and bikinis. But when you’re unhappy with the way that you look, it can be difficult to enjoy these warm weather months. Whether through aging, genetics, weight fluctuation or childbearing, excess fat can cause some serious body-image and issues with self-confidence.
While living a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise is important, unfortunately it sometimes isn’t enough to enhance your appearance. At Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery, we offer a nonsurgical treatment called CoolSculpting to effectively remove those stubborn fatty areas.
How Does it Work?
If you have been searching for a less-invasive option to liposuction or a tummy tuck, CoolSculpting is a great alternative. This FDA-approved procedure works by using a patented cooling technology called Cryolipolysis to freeze and eliminate your fat cells. Yes—it’s really that easy. There are no knives, needles or scars involved. And unlike other procedures, CoolSculpting only targets the fat cells and won’t injury any surrounding tissues.
Prior to treatment, you will meet with Dr. Andrews or his trained staff to discuss your concerns and goals. The procedure takes place entirely in-office and typically only takes an hour to complete. While almost any area of the body can be treated, the most common areas include the chin, arms, back, abdomen, hips and thighs.
After just one visit, you will likely see noticeable fat reduction that is maximal after 2-3 months. Many of our patients require only a single session, but this will depend on your aesthetic goals. If the initial treatment doesn’t provide you with your desired results, we can discuss and schedule additional sessions for a more dramatic transformation
Is CoolSculpting Right For You?
As a practical and safe procedure, CoolSculpting is a great option for both men and women who wish to target stubborn fatty areas. Ideal candidates are already in decent physical shape and practice a healthy lifestyle of diet and exercise.
Since you are awake during this quick procedure, you are welcome to read, answer e-mails, watch TV or listen to music to pass the time. CoolSculpting requires no incisions or anesthesia, so it is ideal for those seeking minimal downtime. In fact, many of our patients return to everyday activities almost immediately following treatment.
Reach Your Cosmetic Goals
Consider adding CoolSculpting to your vacation checklist to eliminate unsightly fat and to regain confidence. Dr. Andrews and his dedicated team are here to answer your unique questions and concerns. Located in Cedar Rapids, Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery also proudly serves the neighboring cities of Iowa City, Dubuque, Cedar Falls and Waterloo. Give us a call today at 319-382-8230 to set up your initial consultation.