Exciting news for men and women dealing with diet and exercise resistant fat bulges.
CoolSculpting™ by Zeltiq, an innovative technology that freezes away stubborn fat, is now available at Innsbrook Plastic Surgery, making it one of the first medical practices in Richmond, VA to offer this breakthrough in non-invasive fat reduction.
CoolSculpting ™ gently targets and cools unwanted fat cells in the targeted area to induce a noticeable, natural-looking reduction in fat bulges. The most initial research showed that each CoolSculpting procedure resulted in an average 20% reduction of fat in the treated area. With newer cooling parameters and wider treatment applicators, fat reduction can be higher than 20%.
Unlike most other methods of fat reduction, CoolSculpting™ involves no needles, surgery or downtime. Patients often spend the one to two hours of CoolSculpting™ treatment time, reading, working on their laptops, listening to music, relaxing or sleeping. And what’s more is there are no pills or diet supplements so as long as you maintain your weight with normal diet and exercise, your body’s long-term results should remain stable.
CoolSculpting™ is clinically proven, safe effective and FDA approved. Results can be seen in as soon as three weeks following treatment, with the best results occurring over the next two to four months.
Call Innsbrook Plastic Surgery at 804-346-8700 to schedule your free CoolSculpting™ consultation with Dr. Ferland, to find out if CoolSculpting™ is right for you.
CoolSculpting™ for Women.
Women have their own concerns about bulges of fat that are difficult to lose with diet and exercise. CoolSculpting™ is FDA approved for those bulges affectionately known as muffin top, bra bulge or tummy pooch.
CoolSculpting™ for Men
Men find it hard to regain that slim youthful waist and tummy. CoolSculpting™ is FDA approved for those bulges affectionately known as love handles and tummy pooch. Men are very receptive to having CoolSculpting™ because there is no surgery, no needles, no downtime and no one needs to know they had anything done.
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Frequently Asked Questions.
What happens during the procedure?
The device is positioned on the area of the body to be treated. The device will draw the bulge up between the two cooling panels. There is a sensation of firm pulling and pressure which subsides as the tissues are cooled.
What does it feel like?
For the first 3 to 5 minutes you will feel pressure and intense cold. This sensation will resolve and you should be comfortable. Many people will read, work on their computers, listen to music or simply take a nice nap.
Can I return to normal activities after my procedure?
Yes! Since CoolSculpting is non-invasive you can return to normal activities immediately and no one will know. At first the area treated will be pink and cold but this resolves in about an hour or less. Some patients may have minor bruising (3-5 days), tingling, achiness and or numbness in the area but this temporary (1-2 weeks).
- No cutting, no needles, no downtime
- Safe, comfortable, convenient
- Natural and effective
- Clinically proven – FDA approved
When will I see results?
You may see early changes as early as 3 weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after 2 to 4 months. The body continues to flush out these dead fat cells for up to 6 months.
Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?
No supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt a new diet and exercise program. Just continue to eat a healthy diet and maintain a good exercise routine.
Are the results permanent?
When you have your CoolSculpting procedure the fat cells that crystallize inside will die and be eliminated from the body. No new fat cells develop. As long as you maintain your weight with your normal diet and exercise, your long-term results should remain stable.