Washington D.C. CoolSculpting by Zeltiq
New Applicator “CoolSmooth” for CoolSculpting Now Available at Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery in Richmond, VA and M:Body, Modern Body Contouring and Laser Center in Tysons Corner, VA
Breakthrough Technology to Freeze Away Body Fat; Now Able to Target Thigh Areas That Could Not Be Treated Before; Richmond & Tysons Corner-Based Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sundin among first to Offer new CoolSculpting “CoolSmooth” applicator.
For men and women looking to reduce stubborn fat deposits quickly, conveniently, and without surgery, CoolSculpting is an ideal solution. This cutting-edge procedure provides natural body contouring, eliminating fat cells in areas like the back, arms, hips, thighs, abdominal area, and male chest. Love handles are no match for CoolSculpting, and that muffin top won’t stand a chance.
CoolSculpting is a gentle, non-invasive procedure that has been approved by the FDA to provide safe fat reduction for patients. CoolSculpting features a unique fat reduction technique called selective cryolipolysis.
The “cryo” part refers to cold temperatures, which are used to freeze lipids in your body’s fat cells. This results in fat cell apoptosis (cell death).
The “selective” part refers to the fact that only the fat cells are frozen, leaving all the other cells in the area safe. Other fat cell reduction processes can potentially injure more than just the fat cells, putting muscle tissue, nerves, and blood cells at risk for damage.
And because there are no other cells injured during CoolSculpting, there’s no need for any recovery period. You’ll be able to return to your daily schedule right after the procedure is complete.
During CoolSculpting, your skin will be protected from the cold temperature with the help of gel pads. The target area will be held in place with suction between two applicator paddles. It will then be cooled.
Because this is a comfortable procedure, you’ll be able to relax and use handheld devices or take a nap. The total procedure time can last one to three hours. Mild redness, swelling, bruising, stinging, or numbness may affect the targeted areas for a short period of time before subsiding naturally.
You’ll be able to see size changes around three weeks after your CoolSculpting treatment. For four to six months, the areas will continue to slim down. During this time, around 20% of the fat cells in each area will be disappearing.
Though a single treatment is typically enough to provide satisfying results, multiple treatments may be employed in order to fulfill the patient’s aesthetic goals.
For more on CoolSculpting and other non-invasive body contouring procedures, visit the MBody center at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery or contact our office.
CoolSculpting™ is a revolutionary non-invasive procedure for men and women, developed by Harvard scientists, that freezes fat cells while leaving the overlying skin undamaged. The procedure is FDA-cleared and clinically proven to reduce fat in the treated area up to 20% in just one visit. If you have stubborn, exercise resistant fat deposits and have been looking for a surgery free solution with no downtime than CoolSculpting™ may be the perfect procedure for you.
CoolSculpting™ utilizes cold temperatures to target and damage fat cells in the treatment area. These damaged cells are then naturally disposed of by the body, leaving a more contoured look. Dr. Reps and Burton Sundin perform the procedure in their Richmond, VA office, and patients walk away from the procedure with little or no side effects.
CoolSculpting™ for Women
With the fast-paced lifestyle of the modern woman, balancing a career and family while juggling numerous other tasks, there may not leave enough time to focus on maintaining the body she once knew. While we don’t all have the time and money to hire personal trainers to help us lose that last little bit of body fat, CoolSculpting™ may be the solution we have been looking for.
Opposed to traditional surgical liposuction to contour the body, Zeltiq’s revolutionary CoolSculpting™ is relatively quick, pain free, and requires no downtime. With CoolSculpting™ we can be ready get back to our bustling lifestyle right after the procedure is over.
CoolSculpting™ for Men
It’s not just women looking to improve their swimsuit bodies. Men are more and more frequently looking for solutions to unwanted fat deposits in the chest, belly and love-handles, and CoolSculpting™ may be the right procedure to give guys the body contour they have always wanted.
With no downtime, guys can go from the procedure straight to the boardroom, or even better, straight to the beach. If a healthy diet and normal exercise do not give the desired results, CoolSculpting™ may be the answer.
The following FAQs are from www.coolsculpting.com
What will my results be?
On average, each CoolSculpting Procedure results in a 20%* reduction of fat in the treated area. After the initial treatment is complete, you can attain further reductions with additional procedures. Resulting in a higher percentage of fat loss. Some patients though, find that one treatment fully addresses their goals. You and your doctor will discuss and design a plan that suits you best.
What happens during the procedure?
You and your doctor first select the area(s) to be treated. Your doctor will position the device on your body. The device will then draw the bulge up between two cooling panels. The sensation is a firm pull and pressure – enough of a pull to ensure the selected tissue will be cooled most efficiently. An hour or so later, depending on your needs, you’re done.
What does it feel like?
As the cooling goes to work in the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. Many people read, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.
Can I return to normal activities after my procedure?
Yes you can. That is what’s so cool about CoolSculpting. The procedure is completely non-invasive, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness or discomfort in the treated area, but this is temporary and will resolve completely. Often times, patients return to work after the session is over.
When will I see results?
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body is still flushing fat cells and will continue doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.
Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?
No supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt new diet and exercise habits. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after the CoolSculpting Procedure, too. Like they get a second lease on their body and want to start anew again by taking even better care of themselves.
Are the results permanent
When you have your CoolSculpting Procedure, the treated fat cells will be eliminated. As long as you maintain your weight with your normal diet and exercise, your long-term results should remain stable. And you have your body back.
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The CoolSculpting™ Process