The battle against stubborn areas of fat is ongoing and frustrating. At Aesthetically Yours, we strive to stay on the front lines of fat with cutting-edge technology such as Coolsculpting, a non-surgical alternative to liposuction, which is only available at our Annandale, Virginia location at this time (not in Chevy Chase).
Contact Aesthetically Yours today and talk to one of our friendly medical staff members to set up your consultation. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Anne Nickodem and her team will not only meet with you to discuss your main concerns but also develop a customized care plan that revolves around your entire well-being in Annandale. Some patients from Chevy Chase choose to make the drive because it’s worth it.
What is Coolsculpting?
Recent innovations in aesthetics have shown that fat cells respond differently to various temperatures. In this case, controlled cooling technology is used on the area being treated, crystallizing fat cells. The frozen cells then eventually die off and are eliminated naturally by the body.
In the time following the Coolsculpting treatment, the fat cells that were left behind condense, reducing the layer of fat in the treated area. This FDA-approved procedure has been performed more than one million times worldwide safely and successfully and is approved for use in the love handle, abdomen and thigh areas.
When Will I See Results?
After Coolsculpting is performed, your body continues to flush fat cells for four to six months. This means that while most people notice results within three weeks, the most dramatic results do not usually take place until a few months down the road.
After your first Coolsculpting session, Dr. Nickodem and her medical team will be immediately available to you to monitor your progress and plan out whether multiple sessions will be necessary.
Am I a Good Candidate for Coolsculpting?
Doctor Nickodem will help you determine if Coolsculpting is the most effective way to treat your unwanted areas of fat, but typically, good candidates for this treatment have adopted a lifestyle of diet and exercise but still have resistant areas of fat, and are not inquiring about Coolsculpting as a weight loss solution. Some patients choose to also have skin care and breast revision procedures.
How Long do the Results Last?
Once the fat cells are frozen and eliminated from your body, they are gone for good. However, a change in diet and exercise may be necessary to keep the weight off. Even if weight is gained back over time, it may be distributed evenly throughout the body instead of mainly in the treated areas.
Are There Any Side Effects?
During the procedure, mild sensations of tugging, pulling, numbness and discomfort were reported. After receiving Coolsculpting, typical side effects include temporary redness, numbness, bruising, firmness and tingling. These adverse effects usually go away shortly into in the healing process.
Contact Aesthetically Yours at our Annandale, Virginia location today to ask about this innovative fat-burning technology and determine whether it is right for you and your body’s needs.