Do you have a few areas of stubborn fat that just won’t seem to go away no matter how much you watch your diet and how many hours you spend in the gym? It may be frustrating, but you are not alone! In fact, the majority of men and women struggle with fat that doesn’t respond to traditional diet and exercise, or responds at a slower rate than the rest of the body. This is particularly true as patients reach their 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond. When other methods have failed, many people begin to look for alternatives. Liposuction is certainly an effective procedure for helping eliminate fat, but for patients that prefer a nonsurgical treatment, CoolSculpting can be a fabulous option.
The board-certified plastic surgeons at Après Plastic Surgery in Portland are proud to offer the cutting-edge CoolSculpting procedure to patients looking to reduce fat and achieve a more appealing contour without the need for surgery.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is an innovative nonsurgical treatment method that utilizes the process of cryolipolysis – or the freezing of fat – to remove fat cells from the body.
What are the benefits of CoolSculpting?
Thanks to its long list of benefits and stunning results, CoolSculpting has gained tremendous popularity among men and women wanting to conveniently and effectively get rid of extra fat. Some of the most exciting aspects of CoolSculpting that have contributed to its popularity include:
CoolSculpting is noninvasive.
There are a variety of reasons that patients may prefer a nonsurgical fat reduction procedure, including the fact that it eliminates significant facility and anesthesia fees. CoolSculpting is completely noninvasive. During the treatment, your provider will apply a gel to the targeted area before placing and securing the CoolSculpting applicators. The applicators then cool the tissue to a specific temperature which causes them to ultimately die and pass from the body. There are no incisions or anesthesia required, making CoolSculpting a convenient option for patients who are not willing or able to go under the knife.
CoolSculpting can be done on your lunch break.
Depending on the area(s) being treated, along with other factors, CoolSculpting usually takes about 36 – 60 minutes per session, making it a quick and easy alternative to other treatments. In addition, there is virtually no downtime required after CoolSculpting. This allows patients to have the treatment performed during lunch and return to work or school immediately after.
CoolSculpting can achieve amazing results.
As with any cosmetic procedure, one of the first things most people want to know is whether or not CoolSculpting actually works. While the final results may vary from patient to patient, CoolSculpting is proven to be an effective fat reduction treatment. Some patients may need more sessions than others in order to achieve their desired results. On average, having 2 – 3 CoolSculpting treatments performed is adequate for most patients. It is important to remember that while you can achieve a beautiful outcome from CoolSculpting, it is not intended as a weight loss procedure and should not be considered a substitute for liposuction.
CoolSculpting can be used in multiple areas.
A common misconception about CoolSculpting is that it is only useful on the abdomen, However, CoolSculpting is actually a safe and effective treatment for a wide array of areas. Some of the most popular areas for CoolSculpting treatment performed at Après Plastic Surgery include:
- Under the buttocks
- Love handles
- Upper back (bra line)
- Under the chin and jaw
During your initial consultation, one of the knowledgeable surgeons at Après Plastic Surgery will discuss your areas of concern and determine if CoolSculpting would be the most appropriate treatment to help you achieve your goals.
CoolSculpting permanently destroys fat cells.
Once a fat cell has been frozen, destroyed, and passed from the body, it is gone forever! Patients must understand, though, that the remaining fat cells can continue to swell and shrink with weight fluctuation, and new fat cells can still be generated. For this reason, it is important that patients follow a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen to maintain their CoolSculpting results for as long as possible.
Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting?
The best way to determine if you qualify for CoolSculpting is to be evaluated by a qualified, certified, and experienced provider. Ideal candidates for CoolSculpting are at or near their goal weight and have maintained that weight for at least six months prior to the treatment. Men and women looking to address smaller deposits of stubborn fat that don’t respond to traditional diet and exercise may be effectively treated with CoolSculpting.
To find out more about why more and more Portland men and women are turning to CoolSculpting each year, schedule your consultation at Après Plastic Surgery today. Let us help you achieve – or restore – the body of your dreams through CoolSculpting and other exciting treatment options!