CoolSculpting® in Atlanta, GA
CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical approach to weight loss for specific areas of the body. Dr. Marisa Lawrence offers residents of Atlanta, Alpharetta and nearby communities the non-invasive CoolSculpting® procedure. In addition, the team at Marisa Lawrence, M.D. is CoolSculpting® certified and trained to maximize Coolsculpting® results.
What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is a non invasive laser treatment that targets fat cells via a process called cryolipolysis. Cryolipolysis works like frostbite; it freezes fat, leaving the overlying skin intact. A section of your skin is inserted into a freezing device for about an hour, resulting in the disappearance of fat cells. The first cryolipolysis device was approved in 2010.
What Happens During a CoolSculpting® Session?
During a CoolSculpting® session, a molded cup is placed over the stomach, love handles or other fleshy accessible area and heavy-duty suction pulls the fat bulge inside CoolSculpting® paddles where it is chilled.
What are the Risks of CoolSculpting®?
Some of the fat cells in the cooled area are destroyed and ultimately disposed of by the liver. As with ultrasound devices, there is little risk of skin injury and no change in blood levels of fats. The number of treatments needed vary, according to the amount of excess fat and the skill of the practitioner.
Am I a Candidate for CoolSculpting®?
The best patients for CoolSculpting® have fat that can be pinched and drawn into the CoolSculpting® paddles.
How Long Do CoolSculpting® Treatments Take?
A session takes approximately 36 minutes and no anesthesia is needed. Once an area has been treated the next area can be started.
When Will I See Results After CoolSculpting®?
Results take from two to four months to appear and some people experience redness, mild pain and bruising for a few days afterward. You can generally expect a 20 percent fat reduction but this may take a number of treatments.
Recently, a group of plastic surgeons did a large study to evaluate CoolSculpting® treatment effectiveness and popularity. The study found:
- Cryolipolysis is effective in reducing subcutaneous (just beneath the skin) fat volume.
- There were few adverse events – three cases of mild or moderate pain/neuralgia were noted post-procedure, all of which rapidly resolved.
- The popularity of the procedure grew dramatically over the two years studied, with 823 percent more treatment cycles delivered in 2012 than in 2010 and a growing demand for the procedure among men.
Five hundred and twenty eight patients were treated with CoolSculpting in the lower abdomen, upper abdomen, left or right flank, inner thigh, back and outer thigh. According to the leading study researcher, “With careful treatment planning, proper applicator placement, and multiple treatment cycles, cryolipolysis can produce results comparable to those of liposuction.” To find out what this treatment can do for you, contact Dr. Lawrence for your personal consultation.
Is CoolSculpting® Similar to Liposuction?
The answer is yes, but to get comparable results, it takes careful treatment planning, a skilled practitioner and multiple treatment cycles. Cryolipolysis (fat freezing), marketed as CoolSculpting®, is a treatment that originated after researchers fully understood what happens when humans get frostbite: fat cells freeze before skin freezes.
Interested in learning more about CoolSculpting®? We invite you to schedule a consultation to discover how this non-surgical procedure can benefit you. Dr. Marisa Lawrence serves residents of Atlanta, Alpharetta and other nearby communities.