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CoolSculpting®: A Nonsurgical Way to Remove Fat

You eat right, you exercise, but you still can’t get rid of that stubborn trouble zone. It may not feel like it, but there is a way to get rid of those frustrating pockets of fat — without surgery. If you’re looking for a noninvasive option to reduce fat, it’s time to consider CoolSculpting.

What Is CoolSculpting?

You’ve tried fat burning, but how about fat freezing? CoolSculpting is the only FDA-approved, controlled cooling treatment that removes stubborn pockets of unwanted fat. There are no needles, no special diets, no supplements, and no downtime.

The procedure cools and freezes unwanted fat—without damaging surrounding tissues. Once the fat has been frozen and crystallized from the treatment, your body will slowly break down the unwanted cells and dispose of them, resulting in gradual fat loss over several weeks.

Who’s It For?

CoolSculpting is great if you’re looking to transform your body without surgery. While it effectively gets rid of small pockets of stubborn fat, it’s not intended for overall weight reduction. So, if you’re happy with your weight, CoolSculpting could be the perfect way to fine-tune your appearance. However, if you’re not at — or near — your ideal weight, liposuction may offer better results.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

A non-invasive applicator delivers precisely controlled cooling to the treatment area to specifically target underlying fat, leaving surface skin and other surrounding tissue unaffected. When fat cells are exposed to extreme cold, a process of natural removal is triggered, which gradually reduces the thickness of the fat layer.

CoolSculpting can blast away fat from any of your trouble zones, including your:

  • Belly
  • Love handles
  • Bra roll
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Upper arms
  • Double chin
  • Under buttocks

What Should I Expect During and After My Treatment?

Each area takes about an hour to complete. A specialized applicator suctions the tissue into a vacuum cup, where it’s slowly chilled over the course of the hour. You may feel a small amount of discomfort in the first minute or so, but many patients describe the procedure as being painless. In fact, patients commonly sit or lie comfortably to read, work on their laptop or even nap during their procedure.

When the treatment is over, you’ll be able to go about your day — business as usual. There may be a small amount of redness, bruising and/or tenderness, but nothing that should interfere with activities.

What Results Can I Expect from a CoolSculpting Treatment?

Since freezing the fat cells is only the first step of the process, you won’t see results immediately following treatment. Your body needs time to break down the treated fat cells and get rid of them. Most people start seeing some results about three weeks after treatment and see full results within three months.

You’ll have a noticeable reduction of fat in your treated area, and those fat cells are gone for good. However, remember that your body can always create new fat cells. So, it’s important to continue on with your healthy nutrition and exercise habits.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Another great thing about CoolSculpting is that most people are satisfied with the results they achieve from one to three treatments. Since it takes about three months to see your full results, you should wait several months before scheduling another session to be sure that one is needed.

Emory Aesthetic Center

CoolSculpting is performed in our medical Spa under the supervision of our Emory Aesthetic Center surgical team. Schedule your consultation today to get a customized treatment plan from one of our expert plastic surgeons.

Call 404-778-7261 or schedule online today. And don’t forget to subscribe to our monthly spa specials email.

Request an appointmentor call us at 404-778-6880.

 

Get Ready for Swimsuit Season! Join our Live Chat on Body Contouring

swimsuit-chat-260x200-emailSpring is here, therefore, swim suit season is just around the corner. To help get your body ready for the warmer weather, join Emory Aesthetic Center plastic surgeon, Dr. Felmont Eaves, on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. EST as he discusses body contouring solutions to help improve your shape and tighten excess or loose skin. Dr. Eaves will answer all of your questions and walk you through both non-surgical and surgical body contouring options – including CoolSculpting®, liposuction and tummy tucks.

If you have been wondering if a cosmetic body contouring procedure is right for you, you won’t want to miss this chat.

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About Dr. Eaves

eaves-iii-felmontDr. Eaves recently returned to Atlanta, Georgia, to head the Emory Aesthetic Center as Medical Director, having previously completed his plastic surgery residency as well as a fellowship in endoscopic and minimally invasive plastic surgery at Emory University, The Emory Clinic, and associated hospitals. Before joining the Emory Aesthetic Center, Dr. Eaves was a partner in Charlotte Plastic Surgery for more than fifteen years and served as group president from 2010-2012.

His professional and institutional committee memberships and offices include an impressive list of national, international and local plastic surgery organizations, societies, boards, task forces, advisory councils, coalitions and foundations, including having served as President of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) from 2010-2011 and Trustee (2011-Present).

Dr. Eaves’ primary areas of academic inquiry have been in minimally-invasive and endoscopic aesthetic surgery, patient safety, system and process improvement in plastic surgery, evidence-based medicine applied to plastic surgery and recontouring surgery after massive weight loss. He has received several patents for new medical devices he developed, and has made major clinical service contributions to his field. Dr. Eaves has published more than 100 articles, book chapters and book reviews on plastic surgery in peer reviewed publications, as well as manuals, videos, computer programs and other teaching aids and has coauthored the first textbook on the topic of endoscopic plastic surgery.

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