CoolSculpting in Richmond, VA
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical treatment that gets rid of fat deposits that exercise and diet cannot remove.
When looking to improve your body contour without surgery, you need the innovation of technology and the expertise of a board-certified plastic surgeon. Montante Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics offers the proven advantages of CoolSculpting to freeze away your stubborn fat and make you feel as authentic and beautiful as possible.
For more information on CoolSculpting in Richmond, please schedule a consultation with us today.
Fat Reduction: Freeze Away Fat for Natural Results
Eliminating stubborn fat does not have to be difficult or impossible. Although liposuction is a popular procedure for fat reduction, many people are looking for less invasive treatments without the risks of surgery. CoolSculpting offers a new way to decrease fat with no downtime. It is a unique procedure because it is a nonsurgical method to enhance your figure without the need for incisions or anesthesia.
It also allows for precision body shaping and excellent results. We use CoolSculpting to destroy targeted fat cells which your body will dispose of naturally. Think of CoolSculpting as an artist’s tool in the hands of a talented sculptor.
CoolSculpting is safe & effective for the same reason – the fat cells in our body freeze, die and are naturally eliminated at a different temperature than the rest of us. Skin, organs and blood are unharmed; only fat cells are selectively targeted.
Many people do not know that, after adolecene, the number of fat cells in our body do not change – they can only expand or shrink in size. Each CoolSculpting treatment results in a clinically proven 20-25% reduction in fat cells in the area treated. Because of this, the results are permanent!
Benefits of CoolSculpting
- No Surgery
- No downtime
- Clinically proven
- Permanent reduction of fat cells in area treated
Coolsculpting Target Areas
Common areas which require help to deliver optimal body outlines when diet and exercise only go so far:
- Flank (love handles or muffin top)
- Inner and outer thighs
- Upper arms
Lose that Double Chin with CoolSculpting
A double chin can make you look older than your real age. CoolSculpting can help you say goodbye to your double chin and hello to the sleek neck which rests beneath it. With this non-invasive procedure, you can realize a more contoured neck in just one or two visits without surgery or downtime. The results are subtle but effective and paves the way for a youthful neck contour to perfectly frame your facial beauty.
What to Expect After CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting, like its surgical counterpart liposuction, is not a weight loss procedure. It is appropriate for men and women at or near their optimal body weight. It is a practical, nonsurgical way to decrease specific areas of unwanted fat, such as the love handles or belly bulge that remains in spite of a committed diet and exercise regimen.
CoolSculpting uses the process cryolipolysis to destroy fat cells through controlled cooling. The skin surface and adjacent tissues remain unaffected. Your body will naturally dispose of the dead fat cells without notice. You will continually observe your shape improving in the following weeks with best results realized within one to three months.
Looking Forward to a New You
You should get ready to love every glimpse of you and to never fear a mirror again. CoolSculpting will finish the job you started. You’ve reduced your weight and body mass, but now you can remove stubborn fat which remained in all the wrong places.
Blue jeans will accentuate your youthful figure, and you won’t worry about sleeveless shirts or spaghetti straps. You will wear what you want to wear – and wear it proudly.
What to Expect During CoolSculpting Recovery
Because CoolSculpting does not involve incisions or anesthesia, there is little in the form of healing and recovery. There may be some mild bruising or initial redness after the treatment, but you won’t need to restrict your daily activities. We will give you detailed instructions to follow after the CoolSculpting procedure to ensure that your healing process is comfortable.
Real Patient Results
Take the Next Step
If you are looking to improve your body contour without surgery, a consultation with Dr. Montante will answer all your questions and give you enough information to make an informed decision. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.
Our non-surgical CoolSculpting in Richmond, VA employs fat freezing technology to eliminate unwanted fat pads in target areas like the thighs, abdomen, upper arm, and flanks.
Our Richmond VA CoolSculpting treatment lowers the temperature of target fat cells to the point that they freeze and die. Then, your body naturally disposes of them, leaving the treatment area slimmer and more toned.
The CoolSculpting treatment is designed for men and women who have unwanted fat in certain areas. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight-loss treatment for obese people. Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to eliminate. These people also want a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.
We will help you with a customized treatment plan tailored to your goals. CoolSculpting treatment duration will vary with the number of treated areas during one session. Most treatment sessions last between 35 minutes to an hour.
Yes, it can! CoolSculpting can treat visible fat bulges beneath the chin and shape the neck. Freezing away fat from the neck is as easy as treating other parts of the body (e.g., thighs, side, flank, and abdomen). Results are often realized after one or two visits. This with no surgery or downtime.
Applying ice bags will not reduce temperatures to underlying fat enough to destroy them without damaging surface skin. Because it is targeted to the fat layer, the fat freezing technology will eliminate fat pads without damaging the epidermis (surface skin).
The risk of CoolSculpting is minimal. You may experience mild discomfort, like a stinging or aching at the treatment site. There may be temporary redness, bruising, or skin sensitivity after treatment, but these usually resolve after a few days.
You will begin to see improvement in the treatment area 10-14 days after treatment, with continued improvement for up six months. Studies indicate excess target fat is reduced by an average of 24%.
Yes, you can do certain things to maximize your results, including:
- Stay hydrated—drink plenty of water before and after your treatments.
- Massage treatment site—massage for at least five minutes after treatment.
- Maintain Healthy Lifestyle—continue to eat right and exercise after treatment.
- Multiple Treatments—complete prescribed treatment sessions.
Certain areas retain fat even after weight loss through eating healthy and maintaining a workout regimen. These areas are the perfect targets for our Richmond CoolSculpting, which kills the fat cells to never return.
Most patients find CoolSculpting treatment sessions highly tolerable, with many watching videos, listening to music, or catching up on their emails during the procedure. CoolSculpting treatment delivers cold temperatures to excess fat. It entails securing a roll of tissue between cooling panels.
Areas that show great results with CoolSculpting include:
- Upper arms
A CoolSculpting session can last from 35 min to 95 min. The duration of treatment depends on the number of cycles administered. For example, the average patient gets four cycles at a time on the abdomen. This could take about three hours if done at once.
The fat cells at the treatment site crystallize and die from the cold temperatures. Then the lymphatic system collects the fat cells and processes them out of the body naturally.
There is no downtime after CoolSculpting. Patients are encouraged to stay active after the treatment to help break down the fat cells at the treatment site. Target areas may feel a bit numb for a bit after treatment, but that’s to be expected.
A CoolSculpting treatment reduces excess fat by about 24 percent. If you would like to see more improvement, more sessions may be necessary. Most patients require one to three sessions to obtain their ideal results
No. CoolSculpting is non-surgical and non-invasive. It requires no anesthesia, no incisions, no sutures, and no downtime.
Optimal candidates are men and women who are close to their healthy weight. They have fat bulges in areas that diet and exercise can’t seem to change. These areas include the flanks, abdomen, thighs, chin, and upper arm.
For guys, the common trouble spots are man-boobs or a beer belly. The great news is that CoolSculpting can non-surgically diminish man-boobs or a beer belly safely and effectively without a disruption to their busy lives.
Although there may be some skin tightening benefits to CoolSculpting after treatment through the process of inflammation and collagen production, it is a treatment to diminish fat pads, not resolve loose skin. Other non-surgical procedures like BodyTite and MicroNeedling are perfect treatments to deal with sagging skin after CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss treatment. Additionally, you are not the right candidate for the treatment if you have:
- an open wound at the target site
- recent surgery at the target site
- a known sensitivity to cold
- cold agglutinin disease
- an implanted device in the target area
- a hernia in the target area
- paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria
- diabetic neuropathy (impaired peripheral circulation at the treatment site)
CoolSculpting results are similar to liposuction in they both remove fat cells permanently. The results from CoolSculpting are more gradual, with a 24 percent reduction in fat per session. Compare that to liposuction, which removes most target fat after a single trip to the surgery. The advantage of CoolSculpting is it is non-surgical, non-invasive, and requires no downtime or sutures.
Cost varies with treatment areas and the number of sessions necessary to achieve cosmetic goals. You can expect to pay between $2,000 and $4,000 per session.