We’ve all had that area of fat that we can’t seem to shake. No matter how much we exercise or how much we diet, those love handles just will not budge.
These stubborn deposits of fat can have an impact on our appearance, how our clothes fit, and most importantly, our self-esteem. Luckily, Dr. Phillip Dahan of Advanced Aesthetic Plastic Surgery offers CoolSculpting as a solution to his Reno, NV area patients.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is the coolest, most innovative, non-surgical way to lose those annoying bumps and bulges of stubborn fat. This revolutionary technology targets and cools unwanted fat cells in the selected area to induce a noticeable, natural-looking reduction in fat bulges.*
Unlike most other methods of fat reduction, CoolSculpting involves no needles, surgery, or downtime. Patients often spend procedure time reading, working on their laptops and since we have a TV in the room, patients usually watch movies on Netflix. CoolSculpting is a great non-surgical alternative to procedures such as liposuction and tummy tuck surgery.
Are You a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is specially designed for those who have unwanted fat in targeted areas. CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss solution for people who are obese. Ideal candidates for non-surgical fat freezing include patients who are:
- Generally healthy
- Looking to get rid of stubborn fat deposits
- Near their target weight
- Not pregnant or breast feeding
- Not interested in surgical fat removal
- Have enough fat to treat
Call us today at (775) 826-4477 to set up your free consultation. We’ll see if you’re a good candidate for CoolSculpting and work with you to develop a treatment plan.
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Benefits Of CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting is a noninvasive treatment whereas liposuction is not which means the benefits of CoolSculpting are much different. These benefits include the following:
- No downtime
- No need for anesthesia
Although results are not achieved as rapidly as liposuction, the pain, risks and recovery time can be avoided.
As we now offer CoolAdvantage, we can cut your treatment time in half! With CoolAdvantage, your CoolSculpting treatment can take as little as 35 minutes providing the same results as full-length treatments.
CoolSculpting Before and After
*Individual Results May Vary
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What Areas Can CoolSculpting Treat?
The most common areas treated include the abdomen, hips (muffin tops), flanks, back (bra rolls), inner thighs, outer thighs (saddle bags), arms, chin and male breasts. Because Dr. Dahan has two CoolSculpting systems and applicators, it is possible, in our office, to have multiple areas treated at once.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
Freezing away fat can’t be as simple as it sounds, can it? Actually, it can be! CoolSculpting technology is safe and effective, and precisely cools the fat cells beneath the skin. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissue, allowing the treatment to kill the cells without harming untreated areas. During treatment, fat cells are crystallized. Your body will gradually process the dead fat cells and eliminate the tissue, resulting in a sculpted body.
What To Expect During Fat Freezing Treatment
To initiate the treatment we 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.
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you may typically feel intense cold. This soon dissipates. With some applicators, you’ll feel some pulling as suction is applied. The area generally goes numb within 4 to 8 minutes during treatment. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their CoolSculpting treatment.
After the treatment, you may feel some tingling as the area is massaged for 2 or 3 minutes. Patients are usually able to return to normal activities following their appointment.
Results for each individual may vary but typically you can start noticing changes three weeks after treatment.* Your body is still flushing fat cells and will continue doing so for up to four to six months after treatment. As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle, long-term results should remain stable. Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), they die and are naturally processed and eliminated from the body. Once they’re gone, they’re gone for good.
*Individual Results May Vary
How Many Fat Freezing Treatments Will I Need?
We will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting treatment will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. While each CoolSculpting treatment generally lasts about 1 hour, some patients have more than one treatment during the same office visit.
What Is Dual Sculpting?
Advanced Aesthetic Plastic Surgery offer top CoolSculpting services to Reno, NV and surrounding areas. Dr Phillip Dahan offers Dual CoolSculpting to speed up and improve fat-freezing results to his patients. With two CoolSculpting machines, Dr. Dahan can treat two areas of the body at once, saving hours of treatment time for patients who are looking for more immediate results.
What Is CoolAdvantage?
We have 1 CoolAdvantage device that can cut the treatment time in half. Normal CoolSculpting treatments take about one hour, but with the CoolAdvantage you can be done in 35 minutes! Combine CoolAdvantage with DualSculpting to treat additional areas in a shorter amount of time!
Will I Gain Weight After CoolSculpting?
Many people, after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure, feel even more motivated to stay close to their ideal weight.* However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas. In many cases, weight gain will be limited in the treated areas.
The difference between losing weight and losing fat: When you lose weight, you reduce the SIZE of your fat cells. Fat cells get smaller but the number of fat cells stays the same. When weight is gained, fat cells get bigger.
When you lose fat with CoolSculpting, you reduce the NUMBER of fat cells. The CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure reduces the number of fat cells in treated areas by about 22% to 25%.* These fat cells are naturally processed and eliminated, so they won’t migrate to another area of your body. And there’s no change to fat cells in untreated areas.
CoolSculpting Side Effects
Immediately after treatment, there may be redness and firmness; transient blanching and/or mild bruising around the edges of the treatment area; tingling and stinging. Typically, these side effects are temporary and resolve completely. Many patients do experience redness in the treated areas for up to a few hours after the treatment. In rare cases, this redness may persist up to 2 weeks, but it will completely resolve itself.
At 1 to 2 weeks after treatment, there may be redness, bruising, and swelling; tenderness, cramping, and aching; itching, skin sensitivity, tingling, and numbness. In some cases, numbness may persist for several weeks after a treatment. Talk to your doctor if these side effects persist past 2 weeks or worsen over time.
Rare side effects include:
- Paradoxical hyperplasia: Visibly enlarged tissue volume within the treatment area, which may develop 2 to 5 months after treatment. Surgical intervention may be necessary.
- Late-onset pain with a typical onset several days after a treatment and resolution within several weeks.
- Freeze burn: First- and second-degree freeze burn may occur during treatment. It typically resolves without sequelae with proper care.
- Vasovagal symptoms: Dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea, flushing, sweating, or fainting during or immediately after the treatment.
- Subcutaneous induration: Generalized hardness and/or discrete nodules within the treatment area, which may develop after the treatment and may present with pain and/or discomfort.
- Hyperpigmentation: Hyperpigmentation may occur after treatment. Typically, it resolves spontaneously.
- Hernia: Treatment may cause new hernia formation or exacerbate pre existing hernia, which may require surgical repair.
Schedule a Consultation
Call (775) 826-4477 to schedule a consultation at our office to see if you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting. Dr. Phillip Dahan at Advanced Aesthetic Plastic Surgery serves Reno, NV and surrounding areas.
*Individual Results May Vary