CoolSculpting Paves the Way for Innovation in Body Sculpting
Dr. Elizabeth Slass Lee explores the key factors in getting great CoolSculpting results.
BY ELIZABETH SLASS LEE, MD
If we could wave a magic wand many, if not most of us would shape, chisel or smooth an area on our bodies that resists our hardest efforts to whittle it into submission. Most of us again, would be unlikely to consider surgery to improve these stubborn areas….Enter CoolSculpting, non-surgical, non-invasive liposculpture with no downtime.
Prior to CoolSculpting, the gold standard of fat reduction was liposuction; a surgical procedure requiring anesthesia, an operating room, and time off work to recover. By contrast, CoolSculpting, done in the comfort of a spa-like treatment room, takes advantage of our body’s own response to the targeted application of cold, shutting down fat cells in the area treated and allowing natural mechanisms over the next several months to break down those turned-off fat cells. And because we make no new fat cells after our teenage years, once those cells are gone, they are gone for good, providing long lasting shape improvement.
The key factors in getting great CoolSculpting results are: a great treatment plan designed by a physician skilled in shaping bodies, precise application of that treatment plan by an experienced provider, followed by the maintenance of healthy eating and workout habits while your body does its natural work
While other machines have been developed to treat fat without surgery, CoolSculpting is the only one that utilizes the predictable and reproducible effects of cold on fat cells in a comfortable and controlled treatment process. All other technologies use forms of radio frequency, infra-red, or laser energy to heat tissues and shock fat cells. Not only less predictable in effect, the application of heat is often painful. The body’s response to the injury caused by heat may also lead to prolonged swelling and inflammation and long term scarring under the skin. In addition, many of these other processes require dietary restriction to get the best results. With CoolSculpting, maintenance of your pretreatment weight is all that is needed to see your results.
Elizabeth Slass Lee, MD is a Plastic Surgeon certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. Founder of ArtfulSurgery in Lafayette she is one of only 7 centers in the U.S. trusted by the makers of CoolSculpting to develop treatment protocols with the newest CoolSculpting technology CoolAdvantagePlus.
Providing a full range of cosmetic care, including both surgical and non-invasive treatments, ArtfulSurgery can be reached at 925-299-1985 or ArtfulSurgery.com