CoolSculpting with Elizabeth A. Kinsley, MD
Do you have stubborn pockets of fat that do not respond to exercise or diet changes? CoolSculpting® at Elizabeth A. Kinsley, MD can help! CoolSculpting® is an effective alternative to liposuction or a tummy tuck procedure when dealing with stubborn pockets of fat. For those who would rather avoid surgery to deal with their fat deposits, this FDA cleared treatment can produce noticeable results in just one visit.
How It Works
CoolSculpting® does not use knives, suction hoses, lasers, or needles. Instead, the procedure freezes fat cells through your skin while leaving your skin unharmed. After the cells are destroyed by being frozen, the body eliminates them naturally over a period of a few months. Once they are gone, they are gone for good, and you are left looking slimmer and fit.
With CoolSculpting®, you will not have to exercise rigorously, follow a strict diet, or take supplements or medication to maintain your results. As long as you exercise regularly and eat a regular, healthy diet that maintains your current weight, you should be able to retain your results.
Who is it for?
CoolSculpting® can be used on anyone, but certain patients are better candidates than others. The procedure is recommended for those who are at a healthy weight but struggle with stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to exercise. Typically, a good candidate is someone who exercises regularly and eats a healthy diet, but they still find modest-sized pockets of fat that remain on the body.
CoolSculpting® is not a weight loss procedure, so it should not be used as a treatment for obesity or other weight-related conditions. Rather, it is a sculpting procedure to help the right patients tone their bodies.
CoolSculpting® provides many benefits to patients who are a good fit for the procedure. It requires no incision, needles, or suctioning, so there is a limited risk of blood loss and infection. It also requires little to no downtime. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities the same day.
Patients report 20 to 50 percent reduction in fat after the procedure*, allowing many to reclaim clothes they haven’t worn for a long time. Because the treatment destroys the fat cells, the results are durable and long lasting, provided the patient does not gain any new weight after receiving treatment.
Areas that CoolSculpting Treats
Examples of areas where CoolSculpting® can be used include:
- the stubborn fat on the abdomen
- love handles/muffin top
- under chin and neck area
- top of knees
- inner thighs
- outer thighs
Surgery vs. CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting® does not involve surgery. When compared to traditional plastic surgery procedures such as liposuction, results may not be immediate, as the body has to reabsorb the destroyed fat cells before the patient notices results. Dr. Kinsley and her staff will work with you to decide what procedure is best.
Right for You?
If you feel that you meet the qualifications for CoolSculpting®, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kinsley’s clinic. We will help you decide if this treatment would be an effective way for you to deal with your stubborn fat deposits without surgery.
Call Elizabeth A. Kinsley, MD at (985) 893-3737 or fill out our online form to book a consultation!
*From Coolsculpting site.
**Disclaimer: Please note that outcomes from plastic surgery procedures may vary.