CoolSculpting® is an innovative non-surgical liposuction alternative to reduce stubborn excess fat that has been resistant to the traditional methods of diet and exercise. This FDA-approved procedure does not require any incisions and allows Dr. Kevin Cook to eliminate excess fat cells without damaging the surrounding healthy tissues. Our patients at Midland Plastic Surgery Center have used CoolSculpting® to gently slim and tone areas of the body including the abdomen, back, and love handles with beautiful results.
Benefits of CoolSculpting®
CoolSculpting® treatment offers a variety of benefits, including:
- Removal of excess fat from the abdomen and surrounding areas
- No needles, incisions, or anesthesia required
- Little to no recovery time is typically necessary
Our Odessa plastic surgeon can custom-tailor each CoolSculpting® treatment to meet your personal desires and expectations. This body sculpting procedure is popular among both men and women and can be used to compliment a masculine or feminine figure. To discover how Dr. Cook can use CoolSculpting® to help you achieve your individual aesthetic goals, please schedule a consultation today.
During the consultation process, Dr. Cook will analyze your medical history, perform a thorough physical exam, and determine whether CoolSculpting® is right for you. One-on-one conversations give Dr. Cook an opportunity to carefully listen to your individual goals and concerns. By committing a significant portion of the consultation process to patient education, he empowers you to make well-informed decisions about your body and your health. Once you are determined a good candidate for the procedure, Dr. Cook can design a treatment plan to deliver your desired results.
CoolSculpting® eliminates fat using a special device that is applied to the surface of the skin, cooling excess fat cells at the target site. This technique is known as cryolipolysis, which causes an inflammatory response that breaks down excess fat cells without harming the surrounding tissues. These damaged cells are then gradually filtered out of the body during the natural metabolic process. The treatment itself typically takes about one hour to complete, depending on the size and number of treatment areas. Many patients choose to read a magazine or even take a light nap during the procedure.
Recovery And Results
For some patients, the skin at the treatment area may remain red for up to three hours after the procedure; however, most patients return to their daily activities very quickly. Many individuals are able to go back to work or exercise normally the same day of the procedure. As the targeted fat cells shrink and go through the metabolic process, you should see the results of your treatment continue to improve over the course of two to four months.
The fat cells eliminated with the CoolSculpting® treatment will not regenerate, though your remaining fat cells still have the ability to store fat. A healthy diet and regular exercise are imperative to maintaining the results of the procedure.
For more information on how CoolSculpting® can help you achieve a slimmer figure, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cook, please contact us today.