For some people who have small deposits of stubborn fat, sometimes diet and exercise just aren’t enough. This can be especially true for those who are in their 30s or older; as the body’s metabolism naturally begins to slow down, making it harder to burn that fat even with a healthy, active lifestyle. Plastic surgery can help but not everyone wants to undergo an invasive procedure—such as liposuction—to eliminate unwanted fat. That’s where CoolSculpting® can help.
At North Texas Plastic Surgery, our board-certified, Harvard-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Sacha Obaid offers this advanced fat reduction technique that literally freezes your fat away. CoolSculpting is an alternative to the more invasive procedure of liposuction and uses an FDA-approved fat-freezing technique to destroy and eliminate fat cells in the body. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, CoolSculpting has become a popular choice for non-invasive fat reduction with over 450,000 procedures performed across the globe.
Just as with liposuction, CoolSculpting is not meant as a solution to significant weight loss. It’s intended to help people who are near their ideal, healthy weight but wish to eliminate small pockets of stubborn fat. This advanced fat-reducing technique offers many benefits over other traditional fat-eliminating procedures. The benefits of CoolSculpting include:
- No surgery needed
- No anesthesia needed
- Built-in safety measures to help protect the skin
- Little downtime after the procedure
The CoolSculpting procedure is fast, painless, and effective. Completed in just about an hour, the CoolSculpting applicator is placed on the targeted area and delivers bursts of precise cooling to target fat cells and destroy them. Because fat cells freeze quicker than the surrounding tissue, the temperature needed to effectively eliminate fat is higher, meaning that the surrounding cells and tissue are left unharmed.
CoolSculpting can be used on a variety of body areas that typically accumulate small pockets of fat. Ask our doctor about treatment if you have stubborn bits of fat in the following areas:
- Flanks and sides (love handles and muffin top)
- Upper arms
- Inner and outer thighs
- Double chin
As with any plastic surgery treatment, it’s important to determine if you’re a candidate for the procedure. While it’s non-invasive, we still value your safety and want to make sure that any treatment you undergo not only produces the results you want but does it safely as well.
This treatment is generally safe for most adults but some medical conditions may inhibit your ability to have this procedure. Talk to your doctor if you suffer from paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria or cryoglobulinemia. Dr. Obaid will go over your medical history and current health during your comprehensive consultation to make sure that this treatment is best for you.
If you’d like to learn more about the CoolSculpting process and if it’s right for you, please call us today at 817-416-8080 to schedule your free consultation. We gladly help people reach their aesthetic goals who live in and near the Dallas, Plano, and Southlake areas of Texas.