CoolSculpting in Atlanta is a non-surgical fat reduction treatment that can slim the body. CoolSculpting does not require anesthesia, stitches, incisions, or extensive recovery! Have you tried everything there is to lose fat, including changing your diet and exercising? Are you still waiting to see results? If so, CoolSculpting may be right for you. Dr. Killingsworth, Dr. Farber, and their plastic surgery team are proud to offer CoolSculpting at our Atlanta office. In as little as one treatment session, CoolSculpting can remove stubborn fat for a firmer physique.
Many people suffer from areas of stubborn fat that will just not go away. Even with clean eating and regular exercise, fat deposits may remain. These problem areas are attributed to fat cells under the skin that do not respond to traditional weight loss methods. Fortunately, there is a way to deal with these areas to achieve the body shape and appearance you have always wanted: CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting removes stubborn pockets of fat through a non-invasive method called “cryolipolysis.” During this process, fat cells are broken down from being exposed to extreme cold. CoolSculpting has been FDA-approved for the removal of stubborn fat. The process involves the use of a handheld device to draw the skin into a C-shaped part of the CoolSculpting machine. This portion of the machine is lined with metal plates. When the machine is turned on, the plates begin to cool to four degrees Celsius. The freezing temperatures are just enough to crystallize the fat tissue without causing damage to the outermost layers of skin. The body’s immune system then rids itself of the fat cells through dissolution and absorption.
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical alternative to traditional liposuction and other surgical body sculpting procedures. When desiring a change in body shape, patients should consider the following benefits of CoolSculpting:
CoolSculpting may not be right for everyone. It was not designed as a treatment or cure for obesity. CoolSculpting treatments are done in localized areas. Therefore, CoolSculpting is most suitable for helping to minimize the effects of dimples, bulges, or cellulite that are not corrected by a healthy diet and exercise. Those areas of the body best suited for treatment are those where the skin is easily pinched between the fingers, including the hips, abdomen, back, and thighs.
In order to determine if CoolSculpting is right for you, Dr. Killingsworth, Dr. Farber, and their plastic surgery team will first provide a consultation and physical assessment. The number of required CoolSculpting sessions will vary by patient. The number of sessions is determined by the Atlanta CoolSculpting patient’s personal goals and desired results, budget, and personal schedule availability. A patient who is only a few pounds over their ideal weight goal and has few areas of concern may only need one or two treatments. Those patients with greater body mass often require a higher number of treatments to see results. However, CoolSculpting is not designed for the removal of large fat deposits associated with obesity. It is also not designed for the correction of problems associated with loose or sagging skin.
CoolSculpting is performed in-office at our Atlanta plastic surgery location. Each session is geared toward targeting a specific area of the body and lasts about an hour.
The number of CoolSculpting sessions required to achieve a patient’s desired results depends on a variety of factors. Some of these factors include the number of treatment areas, the size of treatment areas, and the amount of fat present in the areas. Side effects of a CoolSculpting treatment may include slight bruising of the treatment site for up to twenty-four hours post-treatment.
There is little to no recovery or downtime associated with a CoolSculpting treatment. Any effects the patient experiences following the procedure are usually minimal, lasting only one to two days. Common side effects of cryolipolysis include redness or slight bruising of the treatment area. Numbness or tingling sensations in the area may also occur.
There are no physical limitations following treatment. Patients may resume all normal daily functions immediately post-treatment. Some patients receive treatments during their lunch break and return to work afterward with no unpleasant after-effects.Many CoolSculpting patients can see a change after a single treatment, but in most cases, a second treatment is needed to reach the desired result. It is important to remember that visible results come gradually as the body’s natural processes are responsible for removing the fat cells. CoolSculpting has been found to be effective in correcting areas of stubborn fat in the abdomen and waist.
Depending on the size of the treatment area, patients may experience visible results in as little as three weeks post-treatment. Changes may continue over months as the body disposes of the unwanted fat cells, with results usually peaking at around six months post-treatment.
CoolSculpting can achieve long-lasting results. Patients are encouraged to adopt a healthy diet and practice regular physical activity and exercise after treatment. This healthy lifestyle should be maintained to sustain your non-surgical liposuction results. Results are typically visible two to three months after treatment as the body breaks down and gets rid of the fat. The results of CoolSculpting often show that fat deposits can be visibly reduced by 25% on average. If the patient follows their treatment with daily exercise and a diet of clean, healthy eating, then CoolSculpting results can be long-lasting.
Dr. Christopher Killingsworth, Dr. Stephanie Farber and their staff of plastic surgery professionals would be happy to help you set up a personal consultation at Astra Plastic Surgery to discuss CoolSculpting in more detail. Contact our Atlanta office at (678) 208-6008, our Cumming, GA office at (678) 400-0302, our Canton, GA office at (678) 918-3361, or request an appointment online today.
The cost associated with an Atlanta CoolSculpting treatment will depend on the patient’s individual treatment plan. Because most health insurance plans generally do not help cover the cost of cosmetic procedures, Astra Plastic Surgery is proud to accept financing via CareCredit and Alphaeon Credit.
At Astra Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, we believe plastic surgery can achieve beautiful yet subtle results that accentuate your natural contours. Whether you opt for surgical treatments or non-invasive procedures, your cosmetic surgeon should possess a thorough understanding of the body's symmetry and proportions to ensure the best possible outcomes.*
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