With the latest advancements in technology, there has been a rise in treatment options for unwanted fat. Some of these options require surgery, and others are non-invasive or minimally invasive. Although liposuction leads the race as a surgical treatment option for removing fat, CoolSculpting® is gaining steam as the most popular non-surgical option for removing unwanted fat.
What is Liposuction?
Over the years, traditional surgical liposuction has remained the number one method for fat reduction and body contouring. Liposuction involves placing an individual under general anesthesia in the operating room and using a cannula to remove pockets of unwanted fat from almost any area of the body. Although liposuction is an excellent option of getting rid of stubborn fat, not everyone would like to undergo surgery.
What is CoolSculpting®?
The number one non-invasive technique for fat reduction and body contouring is CoolSculpting®. Unlike liposuction, CoolSculpting® treatments allow patients to sculpt, contour and slim their figures in 30-60 minutes, without surgery or downtime. CoolSculpting® can be used to remove stubborn fat in the arms, legs, love handles, back and chin.
How is CoolSculpting® Performed?
A special machine is connected to the CoolSculpting® applicator. The CoolSculpting® applicator is applied to the treatment area, and you may feel a cooling sensation or a slight pinch on the skin. The applicator is cooled to a controlled temperature when it contacts the skin, which will cause any fat cells that it comes in contact with to die and be processed out of the body naturally.
What are the Benefits of CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® can be performed in an office setting and requires no downtime, no anesthesia, no incisions, and no physical restrictions following the procedure.
What Results Can I Expect from My CoolSculpting® Treatment?
Once the fat cells are destroyed, they are permanently removed from the body via the lymphatic system. Final results will be evident 1-3 months following treatment.
Who is a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting®?
Ideal candidates for CoolSculpting® are those who maintain a healthy body weight with diet and exercise, yet cannot get rid of stubborn pockets of fat.
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Schedule your consultation with the Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery today to determine how CoolSculpting® can best fit your needs.
If you are considering CoolSculpting® or one of our other body contouring procedures, please contact us to schedule a consultation at our Orlando plastic surgery office. The Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Kendall Peters, MD, FACS, is proud to serve the men and women of Orange County, Orlando, and the surrounding areas of Central Florida.