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CoolSculpting

Your quality of life is enhanced when you look and feel at your best. You may be one of the countless people who spends time working out, eats a healthy diet, but is still living with stubborn pockets of fat that just won’t budge. Liposuction or plastic surgery are very effective, but what if you could freeze away these stubborn fat deposits on your lunch break, sculpting your body without invasive surgery? Meet CoolSculpting, now available from the medspa at Allen Gabriel, MD.

What is CoolSculpting?

Your quality of life is enhanced when you look and feel at your best. You may be one of the countless people who spends time working out, eats a healthy diet, but is still living with stubborn pockets of fat that just won’t budge. Liposuction or plastic surgery are very effective, but what if you could freeze away these stubborn fat deposits on your lunch break, sculpting your body without invasive surgery? Meet CoolSculpting, now available from the medspa at Allen Gabriel, MD.

What are the benefits of CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a wonderful option for removing unsightly bulges from many areas of the body, without the need for surgery. Using CoolSculpting, you can reshape various areas of your body, including:

  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Love handles
  • Knees
  • Arms
  • Chin
  • Back
  • Waist

How does CoolSculpting compare to liposuction?

While both CoolSculpting and liposuction are methods of body contouring which allow you to trim and slim areas of your body with unsightly bulges and fatty deposits, that is where the similarities end. Liposuction is a surgical procedure to remove larger fat deposits with fat extraction, to achieve a shapelier body. It is achieved through tiny incisions through which the fatty deposits are extracted, and an appropriate treatment for some patients.

CoolSculpting is a completely different process, using controlled cold applied to fatty areas, affecting only the fat cells, which your body will naturally shed in the weeks and months ahead. The treatment requires no anesthetic, no downtime, and no incisions. You may immediately return to your normal activities as soon as you leave our private aesthetic clinic.

What can I expect during CoolSculpting?

Your CoolSculpting procedure will be performed in the privacy and comfort of our Vancouver, Washington private clinic, where you can relax comfortably during your treatment. Once you’re settled, a cool gel will be applied to the treatment area. Then controlled cooling action combined with vacuum suction are applied using the CoolSculpting applicator, freezing away a percentage of the fat cells in the area, typically about 20 percent. The CoolSculpting applicator will be applied to the area you want to slim and trim with precision. A CoolSculpting treatment can generally be completed in less than one hour. Multiple treatments may be desired to achieve an even more significant degree of fat reduction.

Is there any recovery needed following CoolSculpting?

As there is no surgery associated with CoolSculpting you may return to your usual activities as soon as your CoolSculpting session has completed. You may experience slight burning, or stinging as the CoolSculpting applicator is applied, and a tugging sensation, and be left with some numbness for a few hours following treatment. Additionally, some patients experience slight bruising, stinging, swelling, or tingling, which is temporary and quickly fades.

When will I notice results?

You need some patience to see the results of your CoolSculpting session, as the body requires time to shed the fat cells affected by the treatment, with results appearing gradually. Within the first four weeks, you will begin to notice a thinning of the fat layer in the area treated. As your body sweeps away the dead, frozen fat cells they will be removed from your body for good. The final slimming effect is achieved at about three months following treatment.

Are the results of CoolSculpting long-lasting?

Yes, the results of CoolSculpting are long-lasting. When you choose to undergo CoolSculpting as a method of body contouring, it is important to commit to maintaining your results with a healthy diet and exercise routine. Just because you have killed and shed fat cells through CoolSculpting does not mean that you cannot gain weight, although less fat will collect in the area treated.

Who is CoolSculpting for?

CoolSculpting is not designed to be a method of losing weight, rather, CoolSculpting is designed to fine tune your body’s curves. Men and women interested in CoolSculpting should be in overall good health, close to their desired weight, and simply want to create a more sculpted body by addressing fatty deposits that linger.

Why should I choose Dr. Allen Gabriel?

The relaxing, spa-like environment provided at our private medspa is designed to immediately set you at ease and geared to pamper you. Our entire staff is warm and welcoming, and we want you to feel completely comfortable during your visits. Dr. Gabriel and his world-class aestheticians will help you relax, revitalize, and unwind while we sculpt the curves you deserve.

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