Overview of CoolSculpting® Procedure
- FDA-cleared reduction for fat of the abdomen or flanks by 20-40% without surgery or downtime.
- 1 hour per treatment.
- Patients are immediately able to return to their regular activities and exercise. Full results are visible 4-6 months following treatment.
CoolSculpting® in GA
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Athens plastic surgeon Dr. Ed Pittman offers CoolSculpting® treatments as a non-invasive method to eliminate unwanted, stubborn fat for both men and women. CoolSculpting® is an FDA-cleared, non-surgical method for reducing stubborn fat in the abdomen and flanks (love handles); it can also be used to treat areas such as the back, thighs, buttocks, and arms. Using a process called Cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting® takes very little time (usually 1 hour per treatment) and does not require anesthesia, incisions, needles, scars, sutures, or even recovery time. Our private and comfortable CoolSculpting® treatment room allows patients to complete work on their computers, read a book, or simply relax during treatment. Patients enjoy the benefit of returning to daily activities with no downtime after this fat reduction procedure.
The first practice in Athens, Georgia to offer CoolSculpting®, Pittman Plastic Surgery is also the first in the area to provide two CoolSculpting® machines (DualSculpting™) for faster treatment times and the ability to treat more than one area at a time.
This fat reduction technology applies targeted cold to areas of unwanted fat. Dr. Pittman will meet with each patient to discuss a treatment plan for targeted areas. CoolSculpting® is an in-office procedure that requires no pain medicine or anesthesia. The device is positioned on the body were select fat is targeted. With an initial pulling sensation to ensure the selected areas are chilled efficiently, the cooling process destroys fat cells underneath the skin. After the procedure, the body’s lymphatic system gradually disposes of the affected fat cells.
CoolSculpting® is not a weight loss solution. Dr. Pittman will consult with each patient to determine target areas and if you are a good candidate. For patients who require removal of larger areas of fat, Pittman Plastic Surgery also offers liposuction and abdominoplasty.
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Are CoolSculpting® results permanent?After the CoolSculpting® treatment, affected fat cells are permanently eliminated. Because remaining, untreated fat cells still have the ability to expand, it’s important to maintain your weight with a healthy diet and regular exercise.
How long does it take to see CoolSculpting® fat reduction results?
Due to the body’s lymphatic system’s process of expelling fat, results begin appearing about three weeks following treatment. A 20% fat reduction will be present in 2-4 months following CoolSculpting ® treatment.
Are there side effects after CoolSculpting® treatment?
After the treatment, some patients may experience temporary pain or discomfort. Although rare, other temporary side effects have included redness, bruising, swelling, tenderness, itching, and numbness.
What are the benefits of DualSculpting™?
With the ability to treat two areas at once, DualSculpting™ cuts treatment times in half. For patients who want to reduce fat on their flanks, CoolSculpting® could previously only treat one side at a time. Now DualSculpting™ at Pittman Plastic Surgery can treat both sides simultaneously.
Please call Michele, our Patient Coordinator, for more information. She will walk you through the process of financing your procedures. You can also contact Michele by using our online form.