Innovative CoolSculpting is a fat diminishing treatment designed to sculpt and mold your body by freezing away tough fat cells without resorting to more invasive procedures. The technique includes the use of regulated cooling (cryolipolysis) to freeze fat cells so they may be naturally expelled from your body to reveal a thinner physique. At Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, GA, founded and led by fellowship-trained and double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marisa Lawrence, we offer state-of-the-art CoolSculpting to help you meet your aesthetic goals. Schedule a consultation to learn more about cryolipolysis with CoolSculpting and decide if this treatment is right for you.
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While this treatment has proven successful with both women and men of different ages, those who will benefit the most from CoolSculpting:
- Are within 30 pounds of their goal weight
- Struggle with stubborn areas of fat that do not respond to exercise and diet efforts
- Don't want or are not good candidates for more invasive procedures
- Have realistic expectations for the outcome of their treatment
After your consultation with Dr. Lawrence to organize your CoolSculpting treatments, your procedure will be planned. During your procedure, a specialized gel pad and the CoolSculpting handpiece will be applied to the chosen area and controlled cooling will start. The cooling, delivered by the applicator, will begin to attack and paralyze the fat cells. You will likely feel coolness at the time of your treatment, but this does not typically cause great discomfort. As the CoolSculpting applicator uses suction to move the targeted fat cells into the predetermined treatment area, you will likely feel a small amount of tugging or pinching, but these are normal sensations.
What to Expect
Since CoolSculpting is noninvasive, you can expect to return to daily activities following your treatment. In most circumstances, you can return to work or school immediately following your treatment. Side effects of the procedure usually include bruising, stinging, redness, swelling, and discomfort of the treated site. These side effects are temporary and usually subside in the days following your procedure. Expect to notice results in as little as three weeks while you will see the most obvious and dramatic results 1 – 3 months after your CoolSculpting treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does CoolSculpting cost?
The expense of CoolSculpting varies based on the number of treatments recommended and the amount of fat that you wish to have removed. During your consultation, we will discuss your cosmetic goals to decipher the best course of treatment to achieve optimal results. We will also talk to you about your out-of-pocket costs.
How does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting works by applying a controlled temperature to destroy fat cells in selected body parts for treatment. Essentially, it freezes the fat cells until they die. The cells are broken down by the body and dispersed through natural functions.
Is CoolSculpting safe?
CoolSculpting is a minimally invasive, external treatment in which the device is applied to the skin’s surface. With this procedure, there's absolutely no need for a recovery period. You may experience some slight swelling and discoloration immediately after treatment, but this usually only lasts for around a week.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
The number of treatments required to attain your desired results will be decided during your initial consultation. For some patients, only one treatment is enough, but other patients may need more treatment sessions, depending on the amount of fat being addressed. The number of treatments is dependent on your aesthetic goals and if there are thicker layers of fat in target sections.
Do the fat cells grow back?
While the fat cells will not regenerate, new fat cells could form. In addition, weight gain will greatly influence your results. Thus, in order to maintain optimal results, it is necessary to adhere to a healthy diet and exercise routine.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $750 - $6,000
- Recovery Time
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 – 6 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 4 – 6 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
There is no such thing as the perfect body, and we all have things we wish to change, like stubborn areas of fat that will not respond to exercise and a healthy diet. Due to modern technology, you no longer have to choose between living with the undesired fat and undergoing liposuction. Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery is excited to offer Atlanta, GA area men and women CoolSculpting treatments to minimize areas of stubborn fat without invasive procedures for a smaller, tauter body. Schedule a CoolSculpting consultation with Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery to find out if you are an ideal candidate for CoolSculpting or if another procedure would better help you meet your aesthetic goals.
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