Non-Surgical Fat Removal
CoolSculpting® is a revolutionary non-surgical fat reduction treatment that can slim the body without the need for 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. Double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Killingsworth, is proud to offer CoolSculpting® at his Atlanta office. In as little as one treatment session, CoolSculpting® can remove stubborn fat for a firmer, more defined physique.*
WHAT IS COOLSCULPTING®?
Many people suffer from areas of stubborn fat that will just not go away, even with clean eating and regular exercise. These problem areas are attributed to fat cells under the skin that do not respond to traditional methods of weight loss. Fortunately, there is a way to deal with these troublesome 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,” in which fat cells are broken down from being exposed to extremely cold temperatures.*
CoolSculpting® has been FDA-approved for the decomposition and 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 that 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 subcutaneous fat tissue without causing damage to the outermost layers of skin. The body’s own immune system then rids itself of the fat cells through dissolution and absorption.*
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF COOLSCULPTING®?*
CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical alternative to traditional liposuction and other surgical fat reduction procedures. When desiring a change in body shape, patients should consider the following benefits of cryolipolysis:
- Has been shown to effectively reduce stubborn fat buildup in localized areas
- Is a non-invasive fat reduction procedure
- No anesthesia is required
- Involves no needles or injections
- Carries no risk of infection
- No downtime needed after the treatment session
- Has no serious side effects
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR 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 and, therefore, are most suitable for helping to minimize the effects of dimples, bulges, or cellulite that are not corrected by 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 will provide a consultation and physical assessment before beginning any treatment. The number of required CoolSculpting® sessions will vary by patient; this is determined by the 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.*
HOW IS COOLSCULPTING® PERFORMED?
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 the number of areas needing attention, the size of each of those areas, and the amount of fat present in the area. Side effects of treatment may include slight bruising of the treatment site for up to twenty-four hours post-treatment. 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 subcutaneous fat can be visibly reduced by 25% on average. If the patient follows their treatment up with practicing daily exercise and a diet of clean, healthy eating, then CoolSculpting® results can be long-lasting.*
Many CoolSculpting® patients are able to see a change after a single treatment, but in the majority of 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 from the treated area. CoolSculpting® has been found to be principally effective in correcting areas of stubborn fat in the abdomen and waist.*
There is little to no recovery or downtime associated with 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 and patients may resume all normal daily functions immediately post-treatment. Some patients choose to receive treatments during their lunch break and return to work immediately afterward with no unpleasant after effects.*
Depending on the size of the treatment area, patients may experience visible results in as little as three weeks post-treatment. As the body disposes of the unwanted fat cells, changes may continue over months 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.*
HOW MUCH DOES COOLSCULPTING® IN ATLANTA COST?
The cost associated with 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, Killingsworth Center for Plastic Surgery is proud to accept financing via CareCredit® and Alphaeon® Credit.
HOW DO I GET STARTED WITH COOLSCULPTING® IN ATLANTA?
Dr. Christopher Killingsworth and his staff of plastic surgery professionals would be happy to help you set up a personal consultation to discuss CoolSculpting® in more detail. Contact our Atlanta office at 678-208-6008, our Cumming, GA office at 678.400.0302, or request an appointment online today.