Cool Down From Summer With CoolSculpting

July 7, 2017


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Summertime is a lovely season full of picnics, beach days and exotic getaways that often require shorts and bikinis. But when you’re unhappy with the way your body looks in these clothes, it can be difficult to enjoy these warm-weather months. Whether aging, genetics, weight fluctuation or childbearing has left you with stubborn, excess fat, the extra bumps and bulges can cause some serious issues with body image and self-confidence.

While living a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise is important, unfortunately it sometimes isn’t enough to enhance your appearance. Many men and women stick to strict diet and exercise routines but find that their love handles or belly pooch refuse to budge. At Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery, we offer a completely nonsurgical treatment called CoolSculpting to effectively remove those stubborn pockets of fat.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

If you have been searching for a less invasive alternative to liposuction or a tummy tuck, CoolSculpting is likely your answer. This FDA-approved procedure works using a patented technology called cryolipolysis that freezes and eliminates your fat cells. Yes—it’s really that easy. There are no scalpels, needles or scars involved. And, unlike some other non-surgical fat-reducing procedures, the cutting-edge CoolSculpting tool only targets the fat cells and won’t injure surrounding tissues.

Scientists discovered cryolipolysis after observing a phenomenon called popsicle panniculitis in children. When children eat long-lasting cold foods like popsicles, doctors noticed that they sometimes developed a redness or irritation in their cheeks. They discovered that the irritation was due not only to the cold affecting their skin, but also to fat cells in the area freezing and dying. Then, researchers took this a step further to develop a way to freeze adult fat cells without causing the same skin irritation — the CoolSculpting tool is the result of these efforts. Using specialized cooling technology, CoolSculpting chills your fat cells without affecting the overlying layers of skin. As the fat cells freeze and die, your body registers them as waste products and eliminates them through natural means, shrinking your unwanted areas of fat in the process.

What is CoolSculpting Like?

Before your treatment, you will meet with your provider to talk about your concerns and goals. When you choose Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery, we will welcome you to our comfortable offices in Cedar Rapids or Coralville for your meeting with Dr. Kahlil Andrews or a highly trained member of his staff. If we determine that you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting, we will help you decide on a treatment plan including places to treat and the possible number of treatments.

Your procedure takes place entirely in-office and typically only takes about 35 minutes 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. The procedure does not require any anesthesia — just a numbing cream to keep you comfortable, but it is otherwise painless. 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, so it is ideal for those seeking minimal downtime. In fact, many of our patients return to everyday activities almost immediately following treatment. We do recommend avoiding exercise for a few days, but you do not need to take time away from work or plan for bed rest. Some clients experience minimal bruising, redness or swelling in the treated area, but this subsides within a few days.

After just one visit, you will likely see noticeable fat reduction developing over the course of a few months. Your final results will be visible at the three or four-month mark. Many of our clients 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 areas of fat. Ideal candidates are already in good physical shape and practice a healthy lifestyle of diet and exercise. It is important to understand that CoolSculpting is not a weight loss procedure — if you are hoping to slim down your whole body, we typically recommend working toward your goal weight before choosing a procedure like CoolSculpting. The best effects are achieved when the tool is used on highly visible and concentrated areas of fat, which tend to appear most prominently when overall body fat is relatively low. We would be happy to help you determine the best course of action for your body contouring goals during your consultation.

CoolSculpting is also a helpful tool for people who have been working toward their ideal body but have become frustrated with stubborn areas of fat. After you see the results from your CoolSculpting treatment, you will likely be even more motivated to renew your fitness routine and truly achieve a bathing suit-ready body that you love.

Reach Your Cosmetic Goals

Consider adding CoolSculpting to your vacation checklist to eliminate unwanted fat and regain confidence. Schedule your consultation at Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery in Cedar Rapids and Coralville, Iowa today — Dr. Kahlil Andrews and his dedicated team are here to answer all of your individual questions and concerns. We also proudly offer a wide range of high-quality cosmetic surgeries and non-surgical treatments and we will be happy to match you with the right procedure or procedures to meet your aesthetic needs.

Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery also proudly serves the neighboring cities of Muscatine, Iowa City, Dubuque, Cedar Falls and Waterloo. Give us a call today at 319-382-8230 to set up your initial consultation.

 

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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!*
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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.*
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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!*
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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!*

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Just had my surgery from Dr. Andrews and everything is great!! He is the most kindest Dr. ever!*
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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!

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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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