CoolSculpting® Fat Reduction at Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C.
Freeze away your excess fat without downtime! Although we see a variety of liposuction patients at Atlanta Plastic Surgery, we also see many patients who are interested in fat reduction even though the amount of unwanted fat they desire to have removed really isn’t enough to require the traditional surgical procedure.
This type of patient is typically in good health and close to their ideal weight with small pockets of excess fat that won’t respond to diet and/or exercise. Now, these patients can benefit from our newest technology CoolSculpting®.
CoolSculpting® uses a process known as cryolipolysis to apply cold externally to areas of unwanted fat to freeze the fat cells without damaging the skin. The cold temperature causes the fat within cells to disperse, and then the body’s natural processes take over and dispel the fat through the lymphatic system over the months following treatment. Many patients start to see fat reduction results within approximately three weeks of their treatment with more noticeable results after a few months and full results after approximately four to six months following treatment*. While a single CoolSculpting® treatment may help eliminate up to 20%-40% of unwanted fat, many patients have an additional treatment in order to maximize their results.
It’s important to understand that CoolSculpting® fat reduction is reserved for a very specific candidate as the treatment works best on very small pockets of unwanted fat. FDA cleared for reducing fat on the flanks and abdomen, patients with small amounts of excess fat can have CoolSculpting® of the abdomen, thighs, knees, arms, back, flanks, love handles, and saddlebags. Schedule a consultation to determine whether or not you are an appropriate CoolSculpting® candidate, or if you are a more suitable patient for a liposuction procedure with one of our plastic surgeons.
How long will it take for the results of my CoolSculpting® treatment to be noticeable?
Most patients will begin to notice a slimmer silhouette in as little as a few weeks after their treatment, however further refinement will continue for anywhere from four to six months before the final results are fully evident*. Treatment results will vary from patient to patient. Please discuss all concerns with your provider.
Will I require multiple fat reduction treatments to achieve full results?
A single CoolSculpting® treatment can, on average, reduce fat by as much as twenty to forty percent with a single treatment once the full results are present. Treatment results will vary from patient to patient. Multiple treatments are very rarely necessary, but many patients do pursue additional treatments in order to maximize their results.
What is the benefit of DualSculpting?
The CoolSculpting® equipment is designed to target a single area about the size of a hand, but the most commonly treated areas of concern, like the thighs, flanks, or love handles, generally occur in pairs. Dual-Sculpting uses paired machines to effectively treat two areas at the same time, cutting the overall treatment time in half. Since a typical CoolSculpting® treatment lasts anywhere from one to three hours, this efficient approach allows patients to keep much more flexible treatment schedules.
Please contact us today to learn more about CoolSculpting® fat reduction treatment or to schedule a consultation.