If you’ve been considering liposuction surgery and have small amounts of unwanted fat, you might benefit from Atlanta Plastic Surgery’s newest non-surgical fat reduction technology: CoolSculpting®. Instead of using cannulas and incisions associated like traditional liposuction, CoolSculpting is applied externally to freeze fat using a process called cryolipolysis. It’s the noninvasive approach to liposuction that doesn’t require any downtime.
CoolSculpting is perfect for those small areas of unwanted fat that just won’t respond to your best diet and exercise efforts. Cryolipolysis causes the fat within fat cells to disperse. Then, the body’s natural processes take over, eventually dispelling the fat through the lymphatic system over the course of several months following treatment. CoolSculpting can effectively treat unwanted fat on the abdomen, thighs, knees, arms, buttocks, love handles, and saddlebags.
During your CoolSculpting treatment, you may feel cold in the treatment area, but it’s not painful. The fact that you’ll be fully awake allows you to read or even use your phone during treatment. Many patients start to see results within three weeks of treatment, but noticeable results will appear in two months and full results will appear in four to six months. One Coolsculpting treatment can achieve a 20%-40% fat reduction, but many patients opt for an additional treatment to maximize their results. Results will vary from person to person.
CoolSculpting fat reduction treatment will be available through Atlanta Plastic Surgery’s AYA Medical Spa. If you’re interested in CoolSculpting treatment, be sure to schedule a consultation. If you’re interested in a fat reduction treatment, but aren’t sure you’re a candidate for CoolSculpting, schedule a consultation and one of our plastic surgeons can discuss your body contouring options.