Most people will struggle with isolated areas of fat as they age. Even those that eat healthy and workout on a routine basis can still develop solitary fatty deposits over time. Pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and genetics all contribute to the development of frustrating fat around the waste, thighs, upper arms, and even under the chin. While diet and exercise cannot always rid the body of this unsightly fat, not everyone is ready to undergo a semi-invasive procedure, such as liposuction.
Plastic Surgery Associates now offers patients in Sonoma and Marin County a noninvasive treatment to rid the body of stubborn fatty areas without surgery: CoolSculpting. This innovative treatment can eliminate up to 30% of targeted fat in a single, in-office treatment.
CoolSculpting Can Improve the:
- Abdomen (Muffin Top)
- Upper Abdomen
- Lower Abdomen
- Flanks (Love Handles)
- Upper Back
CoolSculpting in Napa Valley
CoolSculpting utilizes the theory of Cryolipolysis, a process using extreme cold to damage fat cell, which are then safely absorbed and naturally eliminated by the body. During the treatment, healthy tissues will remain unaffected. Patients can expect to see a 25-30% reduction in fatty tissue after their CoolSculpting treatment. The procedure is completely safe, meaning a second procedure can be performed for additional body sculpting results.
At Plastic Surgery Associates, three different CoolSculpting applicators are available; each designed to treat a unique area of fatty tissue. Fat elimination can be effective seen on the thighs, abdomen, flanks, lover back, upper back, and even arms. Additionally, Plastic Surgery Associates offers the CoolSmooth PRO. This streamlined applicator was created to target hard, “unprintable” fatty tissue, such as that of the outer thighs.
Your CoolSculpting Consultation
Prior to scheduling your CoolSculpting treatment, a consultation will be arranged with Dr. Furnas or Dr. Canales. This appointment gives both the surgeon and patient time to get to know one another, and establish long-term, aesthetic goals. After the physical evaluation is performed, Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas will explain the CoolSculpting procedure in full. They will discuss the benefits and limitations of the treatment, and show Before/After photographs of their recent CoolSculpting patients. This will assist you in visualization of potential CoolSculpting results. If it is decided that CoolSculpting is right for you, a personalized treatment plan will be created. At this appointment, the exact cost of CoolSculpting will be determined, as well.
The Ideal CoolSculpting Patient
Noninvasive CoolSculpting will provide significant benefits for just about anyone struggling with isolated areas of fatty tissue. The ideal CoolSculpting candidate will be in generally good health, yet frustrated by stubborn areas of fat, that are resistant to diet and exercise. A potential patient will also need to understand the Cryolipolysis treatment and have reasonable expectations regarding the final results. CoolSculpting has been shown to be safe for every skin type, complexion, and ethnicity.
Prospective patients should remember that CoolSculpting is not a substitute for weight loss; nor is it a solution for obesity. During the complimentary CoolSculpting consultation, Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas will help to decide if the noninvasive fat elimination treatment is right for your situation.
What to Expect at Your CoolSculpting Treatment
Plastic Surgery Associate’s CoolSculpting sessions are performed in a relaxing, private treatment room. Once the targeted area is determined, the contoured CoolSculpting applicator will be placed along the fatty tissue. The fat is then lightly suctioned between the paddles, which are then quickly chilled to a low temperature. As the area becomes numb almost immediately, no anesthesia is necessary. A CoolSculpting treatment takes 60 minutes. Patients are free to read, chat on their phone, or rest during the hour-long procedure.
To make your CoolSculpting experience more efficient and effective, Plastic Surgery Associates offers DualSculpting. With two CoolSculpting machines, it is now possible to treat two areas during one, hour-long session. Unique in Napa Valley, Plastic Surgery Associates’ DualSculpting means both love handles, arms, thighs, or breasts can be treated at the same time.
CoolSculpting Recovery in Santa Rosa
Patients should expect no downtime after a CoolSculpting treatment. Once the hour-long procedure has finished, normal activities can be resumed. This includes work, school, and even exercise. Side-effects can include bruising, light redness or mild swelling along the treated area, although they will quickly resolve. Itching and tenderness are common for the first several days, as well.
Since the CoolSculpting procedure is noninvasive, not requiring any incisions or sutures, there is little risk for complications to occur. The healthy, surrounding tissue remains unaffected during the CoolSculpting treatment.
The results from CoolSculpting are not immediate. As the body slowly metabolizes the damaged fat cells, the area will become smoother and tauter. Full benefits of CoolSculpting will take from three to four months to become apparent. For those who desire additional fat reduction, a repeat CoolSculpting procedure can be safely performed.
The benefits of CoolSculpting are long-lasting, as fat cells will not regrow. It is possible, however, that the surrounding fat cells will continue to expand. For this reason, patients are encouraged to continue with a routine exercise plan and healthy lifestyle to maintain their new body contours.
Get the sculpted body you want in Santa Rosa, with CoolSculpting
Contact Plastic Surgery Associates in Santa Rosa or Novato to learn more about the innovative CoolSculpting procedure. To arrange for a private consultation with Dr. Heather Furnas or Dr. Francisco Canales, contact the Napa Valley office at 707.537.2111. Those closer to the northern San Francisco area should contact the Marin County office at 415.895.5032. Those coming from out of town should speak with a Plastic Surgery Associates’ patient coordinator for dining, accommodation, or transportation recommendations.
Contact us for additional information about our renowned surgeons, the innovative CoolSculpting procedure, or to watch video testimonials from previous patients. You can even keep track of future appointments, directly from your smart phone.
What is CoolSculpting from Plastic Surgery Associates?
CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical method for eliminating frustrating fatty tissue using the science of Cryolipolysis. Freezing cold temperatures, delivered through a uniquely designed hand piece, will damage fat cells while remaining safe for the surrounding healthy tissues. The targeted cells are then slowly metabolized by the body over the following three to four months, providing patients with up to 30% reduction in fatty tissue.
Where is CoolSculpting performed at Plastic Surgery Associates?
Each CoolSculpting treatment is performed in a quiet, private room in the Santa Rosa or Novato Plastic Surgery Associates’ office.
What areas can see an improvement with CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting can be tailored to reduce stubborn fat deposits almost anywhere on the body. The most commonly treated areas include the inner and outer thighs, stomach, ‘love handles’ or flanks, lower back, upper arms, and even male breasts.
How long is a CoolSculpting session?
Traditional CoolSculpting will take 60 minutes to perform. Using DualSculpting, with two CoolSculpting machines, patients can have two areas treated in one, hour-long session.
What are the risks of a CoolSculpting procedure?
At Plastic Surgery Associates, the CoolSculpting procedure is considered both safe and effective. Since the treatment is noninvasive, not requiring any incisions, there is little chance for infection or bleeding. Mild redness, bruising, and tenderness may be experienced initially, but these will quickly fade.
CoolSculpting at a Glance
|Purpose||To reduce isolated areas of stubborn fatty tissue.|
|Procedure:||CoolSculpting begins with a protective gel pad placed along the treatment area. The target area is then vacuumed upward, between the two panels, and slowly cooled. A mild, cooling sensation is felt as the CoolSculpting machine freezes the unwanted fat. Similar to an icepack, the sensation is easily tolerated by most patients. The panels are left in place for about 1 hour. DualSculpting is also available, treating two separate areas during one CoolSculpting session.|
|Recovery:||Patients can return to their normal activities immediately after a CoolSculpting treatment. Work, school, and exercise can be resumed the same day without restrictions.|
|Results:||Patients will see up to a 30% reduction in fatty tissue in the treatment zone. A second procedure can safely be performed, should additional fat elimination be desired.|
|Related Procedures:||Liposuction, Tummy Tuck, Venus Freeze, Mommy Makeover, SmartLipo|
*Client testimonials are based on personal experience. Individual results may vary.