CoolSculpting is one of the most sought-after non-surgical procedures to mitigate fat in specific body areas.
This procedure has been cleared by the FDA and involves a unique cooling process meant to freeze the fat and slowly remove it from treated areas, enabling a sleeker contour to develop in an effective, natural looking manner.
The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery and Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provide CoolSculpting body sculpting to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding locations.
CoolSculpting helps patients lose fat in particular areas, such as the upper abdomen, lower abdomen, muffin tops (flanks), inner thighs, lower back, upper arms, and bra roll.
This procedure now features the CoolMini device, which can eliminate fat in smaller, hard to access areas, such as under the chin.
The treatment provider will follow a conservative approach choosing the most suitable treatment sites to create even and natural looking outcomes.
Each person has a unique anatomy, and CoolSculpting may not offer similar results in the treatment of every area of fatty deposits. This makes it vital for the provider to adopt an individualized treatment approach to enable the patient to accomplish beautiful results.
The benefit of CoolSculpting is that once the fat cells are removed, they will not return, and the outcomes will be permanent.
The CoolSculpting procedure usually involves two to six treatment sessions. Each session is spaced a few weeks apart from the other.
Initially, an average CoolSculpting session took around one hour to complete. However, developments in CoolSculpting devices have reduced the treatment time by nearly one-third for each session.
The number of treatment sessions will differ for every patient as the procedure depends on a thermally induced fat cell injury and the slow removal of compromised cells from the treated site.
For these reasons, patients who need a larger amount of fat tissue reducing or those who have a higher density of fatty deposits will usually require more treatment sessions to accomplish their desired outcomes.
An ideal CoolSculpting candidate would be a person who is at or near their appropriate body weight with small to moderate bulges of fat in particular areas. A healthy candidate with well-defined fatty deposits will typically attain the best results from CoolSculpting.
How does it Work?
The treatment does not involve any needles, incisions, or drugs, and the procedure does not have any associated downtime or recovery. CoolSculpting gently freezes the fat and causes the break-down of undesirable fat cells, unlike heat based or aggressive fat cell disruption procedures.
The frozen fat cells slowly die and get eliminated from the body through its natural metabolic processes, leaving behind improved body contours and a more defined figure.
A single treatment session usually lasts for around 35 to 40 minutes using the latest CoolSculpting devices. The patient can comfortably use a mobile device or read or simply relax while the applicator accomplishes the fat removal.
A patient typically requires two to four treatment sessions spaced several weeks apart to reduce love handles, muffin tops, or belly pooches in a convenient and comfortable manner. The treatment sessions can easily fit into a patient’s professional or personal schedule and they can resume their routine activities right after the session.
Plastic surgeons at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery and Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and nearby areas for CoolSculpting body contouring.
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