CoolSculpting® vs. Liposuction Surgery
Despite trying to eat right and exercise regularly, many people are left with stubborn fat on difficult to target areas such as the abdomen, hips, and thighs. For decades Liposuction Surgery was the best option to remove fat from these problem areas. Today CoolSculpting® delivers similar results to liposuction without surgery or downtime. The revolutionary fat freezing technology provides safe, effective, non-surgical body sculpting procedures for patients seeking permanent fat reduction for their abdomen, flanks, and thighs.
Thinking About CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® by Dr. Sarah Mess, proudly serving the DMV area, can improve your quality of life in a range of ways. It is suitable for people of all ages and provides numerous advantages compared to previous methods for fat removal. Here are some of the many benefits of undergoing non-invasive body contouring with CoolSculpting®.
Safe and Non-Invasive
Since CoolSculpting® treatments are non-invasive and applied solely to the surface of the skin, they do not require any needles, incisions, or anesthesia. This makes the procedure very safe and avoids some of the risks associated with surgery.
Short and Painless Treatments
A single CoolSculpting® treatment can be performed in one hour. Most areas such as love handles or muffin tops require one treatment per side. Dr. Mess has multiple CoolSculpting® units so we can Dualsculpt® patients and cut the CoolSculpting® treatment time in half for these areas. This is a huge benefit for patients. DualSculpting lets patients treat love handles in one hour or complete a full body treatment in one day instead of having to spread the treatment over multiple days. Dr. Mess has a dedicated CoolSculpting® room where patients can watch movies on our big screen TV, work on their laptops, read and even take naps during CoolSculpting® treatments.
Unlike traditional body contouring surgeries that require days or sometimes weeks to fully recover, there is absolutely no downtime needed after CoolSculpting® treatments. Patients can return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure and enjoy their new, more slender figure as the results appear gradually.
CoolSculpting® fat reduction eliminates fat cells from the body by freezing them away for good. Whereas weight loss through calorie restriction causes the existing fat cells to become smaller, CoolSculpting®, like liposuction, removes the cells altogether so that there are permanently fewer fat cells in the treated area. If you gain weight, the remaining fat cells can become larger, but the removed cells will never return.
Enhanced Confidence and Comfort
A slimmer, more contoured appearance can boost your self-confidence and help you feel more comfortable in and out of your clothes. Whether its a day at the beach or a night on the town, CoolSculpting® non-surgical body sculpting will help you look and feel your best.
You’ve Just Had a CoolSculpting®! Now What?
Immediately After CoolSculpting®
The treated areas may appear slightly red or feel numb. You are free to return to work, resume your daily tasks, and even exercise immediately after your procedure.
2 Weeks After CoolSculpting
Fat tissue in the treated areas will begin to shrink as your body’s natural metabolic process starts eliminating fat cells.
3 to 4 Weeks After CoolSculpting
The treated fat cells will continue to metabolize, and results will become more noticeable.
2 Months After CoolSculpting®
More dramatic results of your body contouring treatment will be apparent and will continue to improve over the next month or two.
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