Are you frustrated with stubborn fat deposits that don't respond to exercise and a healthy diet? Even our patients who have undergone substantial weight loss sometimes find themselves with persistent fatty deposits around the midsection.
At the Aesthetic Center for Breast and Cosmetic Surgery, we offer CoolSculpting® to our patients in Greenville, Asheville, Spartanburg, and surrounding communities. This innovative technology requires no needles and no incisions, and is extremely safe and effective. Dr. Sutton Graham can evaluate your candidacy for this method of body contouring during a consultation at our practice. Reach out to us today to schedule an appointment.
What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® uses a patented technology developed by Harvard scientists to gently cool and crystallize fat cells. Once an extremely low temperature is reached, the fat cells die. Because fatty lipids crystallize faster than other tissues, like nerves and skin, surrounding tissue remains unaffected. The procedure is completely non-invasive, and the cooling technology is administered using smooth paddles that gently isolate and target the treatment area. Some immediate results are typically noticeable, but the full benefit of your treatment will become apparent within a few months as the body metabolizes and naturally eliminates the treated fat cells.
Ideal candidates should be in good general health and within 20 pounds of their desired target weight. CoolSculpting® can be used to remove stubborn fatty bulges on the flank (love handles) and abdomen. During a consultation, Dr. Graham will perform a thorough examination and discuss your aesthetic goals to determine whether CoolSculpting® is right for you.
Benefits of Treatment
The technology that makes CoolSculpting® so effective offers a number of patient benefits:
- Virtually painless treatment: CoolSculpting® requires no needles and no scalpels, and uses a gentle cooling treatment to eliminate fat cells.
- Safety: Unlike other body contouring methods that fail to distinguish between fat and other types of tissue, FDA-approved CoolSculpting® is non-invasive, and surrounding tissue remains whole and healthy.
- Quick treatment: Each treatment session lasts about an hour.
- Long-lasting results: As long as your weight remains stable, the effects of CoolSculpting® are permanent.
Most patients are able to achieve striking results in just one treatment session, but Dr. Graham can help determine whether you will need to undergo additional treatment.
Risks & Side Effects
Because it is non-invasive, CoolSculpting® carries little risk. Some patients report some pressure and intense cold during the procedure, but it is minimal enough that many read or work on the computer during their visit. Side effects can include tenderness, itching, tingling, numbness, redness, and in rare cases, bruising and swelling. Although numbness can persist for a few weeks after your procedure, this is normal and will resolve on its own. During periodic check-ups at our office, Dr. Graham will monitor your healing process.
Schedule a Consultation
If your healthy lifestyle has failed to eliminate stubborn fat deposits, we can help. Advancements in body contouring technology mean achieving your cosmetic goals is safer, less painful, and more affordable than ever before. To learn more about what CoolSculpting® can do for your body, schedule a consultation at Aesthetic Center for Breast and Cosmetic today.
"I am very pleased with Dr. Graham and his staff! They have been incredibly kind and helpful throughout my surgery. The post-op care has also been top notch! They always respond to my concerns right away, and I always feel well cared for, and listened to."Mary V.