Coolsculpting

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If you’re like most men and women who struggle with stubborn body fat, you have probably tried just about everything. Crash diets, intense exercise routines, body shaping garments and everything in between — sometimes these solutions are simply not enough to fight off fat that refuses to budge. If you’re considering your next steps, you might think cosmetic surgery is your only remaining option. But, as with many plastic surgery clients, the idea of resorting to an invasive technique can feel intimidating.

Until just a few years ago, the least invasive procedure you could use was liposuction, which still required anesthesia, incisions and a few days of recovery. It was difficult for patients to find a procedure or technique that would accomplish their goals without compromising their health or daily routine. You had to either undergo surgery or accept your body in its current state. Today, that’s no longer the case thanks to CoolSculpting.

CoolSculpting at Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery can remove unwanted fat without incisions or downtime. The non-invasive and FDA-approved procedure performs what diet and exercise cannot and gives you the figure you’ve been working so hard to achieve.

The Procedure

CoolSculpting works by using a targeted cooling process to freeze unwanted fat cells and initiate a natural response that leads to their removal from the body. Since fat freezes at a higher temperature than water, fat cells are more susceptible to the effects of cooling than all other cell types. CoolSculpting’s cooling treatment is able to target specific fat cells and leaves surrounding tissues unharmed.

The procedure will begin with Dr. Andrews’ staff applying a specialized CoolSculpting applicator to the treatment area. There are different applicators designed to treat different areas of the body. Some applicators use a slight suction effect to isolate your fat — if you are using one of these, you may feel a gentle tugging sensation during treatment. Once your applicator is positioned, the cooling technology, called cryolipolysis — “cryo” meaning freezing, “lipo” meaning fat and “lysis” meaning dissolving — will start to freeze the fat cells, which then triggers their removal via your body’s natural waste elimination processes.

The treatment itself only takes an hour or less, depending on the size of the area you want to treat or if you are treating multiple areas. It needs no anesthesia and does not require incisions, sutures, scarring or needles; it also does not use irritating laser energy or painful ultrasonic waves. Since the procedure is comfortable and nonsurgical, patients are free to relax while they receive a CoolSculpting treatment. Many people pass the time by reading, watching television, checking emails or even napping. Fat reduction is really that simple!

Ideal Patients

Since it is a non-surgical procedure, CoolSculpting is safe and may be effective for clients of all ages, skin types and body types. If you have been struggling with stubborn fat pockets, but don’t want to undergo invasive surgery, CoolSculpting may be right for you. This cooling technology can be used to treat fat on many different areas of the body, including the:

  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Waist
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Chin

But CoolSculpting isn’t right for everyone. The ideal client is at or near their goal weight and is using CoolSculpting to treat specific areas of fat that have not responded to their diet and exercise efforts. If you have very large deposits of fat in more than one area, liposuction may more efficiently achieve your goals.

If you want to learn more about whether CoolSculpting would provide you with your desired results, we invite you to come see us for an initial consultation at Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery. Dr. Andrews and his staff will examine the fatty areas you’re interested in treating with CoolSculpting and identify whether you are a good candidate for the procedure. If CoolSculpting is determined to be your best course of action, Dr. Andrews will recommend the number of treatment sessions required treat the targeted area. In addition, the ideal applicator will be chosen to specifically conform to the fatty deposit ensuring the best possible result. If you are not a good candidate for CoolSculpting, Dr. Andrews can discuss other options with you and help you create a treatment plan that will allow you to achieve your aesthetic goals safely and effectively.

*Individual results may vary.

The number of treatment sessions needed will depend on your cosmetic goals, as well as the regions you are hoping to have treated. Some patients will notice results after just one 35 minute session, while others may require two or three treatments spaced a month apart to see the desired results. During your consultation, Dr. Andrews or his staff will put together a treatment plan to help you achieve your body contouring goals.

Recovery Timeline

CoolSculpting Cedar Falls, Waterloo

Unlike many other procedures, CoolSculpting takes very little time and is simple to fit into your daily life. In fact, many patients receive a session over their lunch break and go right back to work. Following your CoolSculpting treatment, you can typically return to your everyday activities with no downtime. Some patients experience mild tingling or numbness, swelling or bruising in the treated area for a few days after their treatments. These are normal and usually dissipate in less than a week. If you do experience these side effects, rest assured that you are still free to participate in all your daily activities, including exercise. You can also feel free to contact us after your treatment if any questions or concerns arise.

As for results, you will begin to see improvement in a few weeks but will not be maximal for 2-3 months, mainly because it takes that long for your body to naturally and fully dispose of the treated fat cells. Dr. Andrews will strongly suggest additional appointments to ensure that the fat you want to remove is treated to your satisfaction. We want to ensure that you can achieve the physique you are dreaming of, not results that are “almost there” or “close enough.”

After just a few months, you’ll notice that your clothes fit better and that you will have less “fear of mirrors.” Although it takes some time for your results to be achieved, it is well worth the wait in the long run. CoolSculpting truly eliminates your fat cells rather than simply reducing their size or compressing them, which can often make it easier to keep the fat from returning. As long as you maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise routine, your long-term results can remain stable and you can continue enjoying your sculpted body. Many of our clients find that their results give them renewed motivation to maintain a healthy lifestyle; diets and workouts that were not showing results before their treatment now feel worthwhile, encouraging a regular fitness regimen for even further improvement.

For additional information about CoolSculpting and how it can help you lose unwanted fat, contact Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery to set up a consultation at our convenient locations in Cedar Rapids or Coralville, Iowa. We also provide a full suite of cosmetic surgical procedures, including other body sculpting procedures like liposuction, tummy tucks and arm and thigh lifts. Dr. Kahlil Andrews, our expert plastic surgeon, is ready to help you create your ideal body. Call us today at 319-382-8230 to schedule a consultation.

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Before & Afters

June 26th, 2013

Dr. Andrews is an artist. His academic credentials are second to none. You can see that sensibility in every aspect of his practice, and his life. His outcomes are exceptional, and there isn’t a surgeon anywhere that I trust more.*
2015-02-10T19:25:22+00:00
Dr. Andrews is an artist. His academic credentials are second to none. You can see that sensibility in every aspect of his practice, and his life. His outcomes are exceptional, and there isn’t a surgeon anywhere that I trust more.*

May 27th, 2013

I am beyond happy with my results. I had extra skin hanging from my abdomen after gaining weight from pregnancies. Dr. Andrews was compassionate and understanding about how this affected me and my self-esteem.*
2015-02-10T19:25:46+00:00
I am beyond happy with my results. I had extra skin hanging from my abdomen after gaining weight from pregnancies. Dr. Andrews was compassionate and understanding about how this affected me and my self-esteem.*

May 27th, 2013

I can now wear bikinis! I continue to work out and can finally see the results of my hard work. Thank you Dr. Andrews – a California gem in the midwest!*
2015-02-10T19:26:11+00:00
I can now wear bikinis! I continue to work out and can finally see the results of my hard work. Thank you Dr. Andrews – a California gem in the midwest!*

June 1st, 2013

Dr. Andrews is one of the best plastic surgeons I’ve worked with! His patients are very pleased with their results. I highly recommend him!*
2015-02-10T19:26:35+00:00
Dr. Andrews is one of the best plastic surgeons I’ve worked with! His patients are very pleased with their results. I highly recommend him!*

Jan 24th, 2013

Dr Andrews was wonderful!! Great Guy… awesome job on my reconstruction!!*
2015-02-10T19:26:55+00:00
Dr Andrews was wonderful!! Great Guy… awesome job on my reconstruction!!*

Nov 2nd, 2012

I had suffered debilitating Hidradenitis. He gave me the ability to have a normal life again. My scars look amazing and he was able to close with the most beautiful lines! He was such a caring doctor who is so gifted. I hope to follow his practice wherever he may go!*
2015-02-10T19:27:28+00:00
I had suffered debilitating Hidradenitis. He gave me the ability to have a normal life again. My scars look amazing and he was able to close with the most beautiful lines! He was such a caring doctor who is so gifted. I hope to follow his practice wherever he may go!*

Oct 29th, 2012

Dr. Andrews was the absolute best doctor for me - very informative, sensitive, and caring with just the right amount of humor during the appointments.*
2015-02-10T19:27:54+00:00
Dr. Andrews was the absolute best doctor for me - very informative, sensitive, and caring with just the right amount of humor during the appointments.*

Extraordinary doctor

Before saying that you are an extraordinary doctor, I want to tell you that you are an extraordinary human being. Thanks for showing me so much care and concern.*
2015-03-30T12:00:04+00:00
Before saying that you are an extraordinary doctor, I want to tell you that you are an extraordinary human being. Thanks for showing me so much care and concern.*

You Rock!!

I wanted to write you a thank you letter because I would never be able to find the words to say how much I appreciate everything you did for me. Thanks to you I can feel normal and not always worry if people will find out about my problem. I can’t even begin to say thank you enough or to show my gratitude. You’re an amazing person, wonderful doctor, and my hero. All in all, you ROCK!!!*
2015-03-30T12:00:42+00:00
I wanted to write you a thank you letter because I would never be able to find the words to say how much I appreciate everything you did for me. Thanks to you I can feel normal and not always worry if people will find out about my problem. I can’t even begin to say thank you enough or to show my gratitude. You’re an amazing person, wonderful doctor, and my hero. All in all, you ROCK!!!*

You all are the best!

Thank you so much for ALL of your help in my recovery thru “sometimes emotional” journey with my cancer. You all were always professional and took the time with my long list of questions. I can n0t thank you enough! Easter is my favorite time of the year and I pray God will continue to strengthen your gift and skills in healing because you all are the best!*
2015-03-30T12:02:02+00:00
Thank you so much for ALL of your help in my recovery thru “sometimes emotional” journey with my cancer. You all were always professional and took the time with my long list of questions. I can n0t thank you enough! Easter is my favorite time of the year and I pray God will continue to strengthen your gift and skills in healing because you all are the best!*

Amazing!

I’m ecstatic with my new body. It is PERFECT! I can’t even put in wordshow we feel, You are so compassionate unlike any Doctor I’ve met. I realize I’ve been a needy patient and you handled me well. You’ve gone above and beyond with me after hours for medications and issues. Also more quotes than necessary, but you did it! Your work ad attentiveness to my expectations I can’t say enough!! Now to pu the finale pictures in your gallery to show how complete I am now! You are AMAZING! Thank You! It’s been a very long, hard journey! Now to live life with the new ME!*
2015-03-30T12:02:20+00:00
I’m ecstatic with my new body. It is PERFECT! I can’t even put in wordshow we feel, You are so compassionate unlike any Doctor I’ve met. I realize I’ve been a needy patient and you handled me well. You’ve gone above and beyond with me after hours for medications and issues. Also more quotes than necessary, but you did it! Your work ad attentiveness to my expectations I can’t say enough!! Now to pu the finale pictures in your gallery to show how complete I am now! You are AMAZING! Thank You! It’s been a very long, hard journey! Now to live life with the new ME!*

With appreciation

With appreciation for putting me back together!*
2015-03-30T12:02:40+00:00
With appreciation for putting me back together!*

I am forever grateful

I consider myself blessed to be under your care as I navigated the stormy sea of breast cancer diagnosis, surgery, reconstruction, and recovery. I cannot thank you enough and am so pleased with the results! You have all been wonderful, and I will miss seeing you even though I am thrilled to be healed and moving on! The impact you have on patients who are scared and overwhelmed cannot be overstated...and I am forever grateful.*
2015-03-30T12:03:02+00:00
I consider myself blessed to be under your care as I navigated the stormy sea of breast cancer diagnosis, surgery, reconstruction, and recovery. I cannot thank you enough and am so pleased with the results! You have all been wonderful, and I will miss seeing you even though I am thrilled to be healed and moving on! The impact you have on patients who are scared and overwhelmed cannot be overstated...and I am forever grateful.*

Thank You

Thank you. For me, you are as similar as God because you created me again. It’s an amazing feeling. I feel my earlier life back again. Once again thank you very much from the bottom of my heart.*
2015-03-30T12:03:24+00:00
Thank you. For me, you are as similar as God because you created me again. It’s an amazing feeling. I feel my earlier life back again. Once again thank you very much from the bottom of my heart.*

April 12, 2016

Since my hysterectomy, sex has been extremely painful. I suffered from extreme dryness and discomfort. I had no sex drive and was no longer able to experience an orgasm. Until, recently, when a friend told me about Courtney Albritton and PCI's ThermiVa treatment. I have had 2 of the 3 treatments and immediately experienced positive results. I am still in awe of the results I have experienced. The procedure was painless. Until ThermiVa, I had come to the realization that my sex life would no longer be what it once was pre-hysterectomy. I highly recommend this procedure.*
2016-05-05T11:40:35+00:00
Since my hysterectomy, sex has been extremely painful. I suffered from extreme dryness and discomfort. I had no sex drive and was no longer able to experience an orgasm. Until, recently, when a friend told me about Courtney Albritton and PCI's ThermiVa treatment. I have had 2 of the 3 treatments and immediately experienced positive results. I am still in awe of the results I have experienced. The procedure was painless. Until ThermiVa, I had come to the realization that my sex life would no longer be what it once was pre-hysterectomy. I highly recommend this procedure.*

I am a patient at Dr. Andrews!

I am a patient at Dr. Andrews! I highly recommend utilizing their services. Very thorough consultations, educational and informative. They give you lots of options to fit your needs and guide you through it. Amazing staff that is highly trained with the most up to date procedures and tools. I can't say enough about Dr. Andrews and his amazing staff!*
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2016-09-28T15:22:01+00:00
I am a patient at Dr. Andrews! I highly recommend utilizing their services. Very thorough consultations, educational and informative. They give you lots of options to fit your needs and guide you through it. Amazing staff that is highly trained with the most up to date procedures and tools. I can't say enough about Dr. Andrews and his amazing staff!*

January 11, 2017

Dear Dr. Andrews,
Thank you so much for all you’ve done for me and my family. You are trustworthy, kind and personable. We really appreciate you and your talent. Thank you!*
5.0
2017-01-11T13:02:59+00:00
Dear Dr. Andrews, Thank you so much for all you’ve done for me and my family. You are trustworthy, kind and personable. We really appreciate you and your talent. Thank you!*

Amy Bonney Cejka

Just had my surgery from Dr. Andrews and everything is great!! He is the most kindest Dr. ever!*
5.0
2017-01-22T15:30:46+00:00
Just had my surgery from Dr. Andrews and everything is great!! He is the most kindest Dr. ever!*

You change peoples’ lives!

You change peoples’ lives! Words cannot express how much I love my new girls! Thank you so much for giving me exactly what I wanted. You are amazing!*
5.0
2017-02-24T14:28:06+00:00
You change peoples’ lives! Words cannot express how much I love my new girls! Thank you so much for giving me exactly what I wanted. You are amazing!*
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