CoolSculpting: The Cool Solution to Unwanted Fat

As discussed in last month’s blog post, CoolSculpting is a great solution for extra fat in the lower abdomen. But its effects are not limited to the tummy; CoolSculpting can treat nearly any area of the body that has unwanted fat. And best of all — treatment is quick, non-invasive and practically painless. This is especially true at Beleza, where Dr. Wooten has invested in two CoolSculpting machines, which allows for our laser technician to halve treatment times, depending on the area treated.

Dr. Anna Wooten, FACS, has received numerous inquiries about the revolutionary CoolSculpting body contouring system over the past few months. Here, the Pittsburgh plastic surgeon, Dr. Wooten, shares details about the treatment and how it works.

CoolSculpting at a Glance

  • Does not require surgery, anesthesia or needles
  • Treatment is virtually pain-free
  • No downtime needed!
  • Patients can see up to a 30 percent reduction of unwanted fat with each treatment

Understanding CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is an exciting system that freezes stubborn fat cells that don’t respond to diet or exercise! Once the fat cells are frozen, the body naturally eliminates them over the coming weeks/months and the treated area looks slimmer and more sculpted.

As mentioned, CoolSculpting can be used on the abdomen; it is also commonly used to contour the flanks (i.e., a “muffin top”), the back, upper arms, area under the chin, and inner and outer thighs. According to Dr. Wooten, CoolSculpting can be used on almost any area with noticeable extra fat.

Special CoolSculpting technology uses controlled cooling to target and crystallize fat cells in the problem area without damaging the surrounding cells. Once frozen, the crystallized fat cells die and the body naturally filters them in the three months following treatment.

Dr. Wooten has two CoolSculpting machines, so she can deliver results in half the normal treatment time. Most patients need several treatment sessions, which last 35 to 60 minutes each, depending on the size of the treatment area.

After treatment, CoolSculpting patients can return to their regular activities almost immediately.

Am I a Candidate for CoolSculpting?

Dr. Wooten evaluates every CoolSculpting candidate on an individual basis to determine whether the treatment is suitable for their needs.

Generally, you may be a good candidate if you:

  • Are in good health
  • Are at or close to your target weight
  • Have noticeable bulges of body fat
  • Hesitate to undergo surgery or do not have time to devote to surgery and recovery
  • Have reasonable expectations of treatment (i.e., expect improvement, not perfection)

Learn More about CoolSculpting

Dr. Wooten would be pleased to discuss your CoolSculpting treatment options in detail during your personal consultation. Call (724) 759-7777 or email Beleza Plastic Surgery today to book your appointment.

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