CoolSculpting® your way into summer

As we spring ahead into daylight saving time, that means being ready to wear shorts, tank tops and swimwear. If you have a gained a few bulges and rolls over the winter there is still plenty of time to eliminate them using a non surgical fat blasting procedure called CoolSculpting.

CoolSculpting is a futuristic approach towards targeting areas of fat deposits that are typically very resistant to diet and exercise, such as the upper thighs, waistline and the flanks. Even double chin fat can be treated using CoolSculpting. This technology freezes the fat which permanently eliminates these cells from the treatment area. Once they are gone, they are gone for good.

Lunch hour treatments

CoolSculpting can be done over a lunch break. Patients can return to their usual activities following treatment as there are no side effects. During treatment only the fat cells are targeted and permanently destroyed by advanced technology which freezes them. The patented applicators keep the skin cells protected while the fat cells are treated.
Is CoolSculpting right for me?

If you are within 20 pounds of your ideal weight but have pockets of fat that are ruining your overall look, you are a candidate for this procedure. It is not intended to be a weight loss program. CoolSculpting is completely non invasive and available to a wide range of people. All that is necessary is to have well defined pockets of fat that can be drawn into the applicators so that the fat can be isolated and targeted.

What does a treatment feel like?

Patients report that treatments are very comfortable since all that is being felt is a coldness on the surface of the treatment area. After a few minutes the sensation is not very noticeable as the surface of the applicators keep the outer skin isolated.

There is a slight sucking sensation as the fat is gently drawn away from the body between the applicator pads. Patients can read, catch up on email or make calls during treatment and in about an hour, they are done. After that patients go about their day as usual.

Results take a bit of time

After CoolSculpting treatment the cells begin to die off and are eliminated naturally by the body’s lymphatic system. Within about 3 weeks patients start to see the results of treatment. Clothing begins to feel looser and the mirror starts to show results. Time improves the results as more fat cells are eliminated and by about the third month, results are fully visible. Multiple treatments can be done for particularly dense pockets of fat.

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Dr. Brent Birely is a board-certified plastic surgeon with offices in Lutherville and Bel Air, serving patients from Baltimore, Towson, Columbia, Westminster, and other Maryland cities. He is a very well regarded leader in cosmetic surgery and patient safety, and specializes in procedures including breast augmentation, tummy tuck, mommy makeover, facelift, and body lifting procedures after weight loss.

*The content/images on this website are not a guarantee of individual results. Individual results may vary. The information provided on this site is for general informational purposes only and does not replace the need for a formal consultation with a plastic and reconstructive surgeon before undergoing a surgical procedure or skin care treatment.

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