With over two decades of combined experience performing cosmetic surgery for Athens and Jefferson area patients, Drs. Ed Pittman know that patients value cosmetic treatments that produce the best results with the least amount of downtime. Although mommy makeover surgery is a custom combination of procedures like breast augmentation and tummy tuck designed to address the effects of pregnancy and childbirth on a mother’s body, many moms don’t pursue treatment because they don’t have the time to recuperate from anything surgical. For those patients who struggle with small, isolated areas of fat on the abdomen or flanks that won’t respond to a healthy lifestyle, Pittman Plastic Surgery is now the first and only Athens provider offering CoolSculpting® non-surgical fat reduction.
CoolSculpting® uses the power of cold temperatures to damage the targeted fat cells beyond viability, a process known as Cryolipolysis™, so that the body then disposes of them through its natural lymphatic drainage processes. FDA-cleared for fat reduction of the abdomen and flanks in both men and women, CoolSculpting® offers patients an average of 20% fat reduction in the treatment area(s). Some patients elect to have a second treatment for a larger reduction. Because the body does have to gradually dispose of the affected fat cells, results will begin appearing in about three weeks following treatment. Most CoolSculpting® patients report noticeable fat reduction after a couple months with full results visible after four to six months.
The body contouring results produced by traditional mommy makeover components like liposuction are undeniable; however, CoolSculpting® offers our patients an additional option for those very small areas of stubborn fat that seem to creep up on us after childbirth. Unlike traditional surgical fat removal methods, CoolSculpting® requires zero downtime and can produce results in one to two hour long in-office treatments.
To learn more about the body contouring options available at Pittman Plastic Surgery, or to schedule your appointment, contact our office today. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ to learn more about this impressive fat reduction technology.