Body contouring treatments can help sculpt and define your figure when your best efforts to meet your goals with diet and exercise fall short. CoolSculpting® is a completely noninvasive body contouring option that can significantly improve the body’s silhouette. However, before you schedule your CoolSculpting® treatment, there are a few facts you need to know.
1. It’s Not a Substitute for Weight Loss
CoolSculpting® utilizes a revolutionary cooling process that targets and freezes fat cells below the skin’s surface. This freezing process kills the fat cells and the body naturally eliminates those cells over the next several months, leaving the treatment area slimmer and smoother.
Although CoolSculpting® is not a substitute for weight loss and is not a solution for someone hoping to shed a significant amount of body fat, it can be a smart body contouring option for someone who wants to target and eliminate specific fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise.
2. It’s Completely Noninvasive
Traditional body contouring procedures like liposuction require surgery, which translates to a significant recovery period. CoolSculpting® is noninvasive and doesn’t require any anesthesia or downtime. Although you may have some redness or mild bruising after your procedure, you won’t need to restrict your regular activities, take leave from work or worry about post-operative care.
3. You’ll Need to Maintain Your Results
Fat cells targeted by CoolSculpting® are permanently removed from the body. However, additional fat cells can form in the future if you experience subsequent weight gain. To ensure you’ll enjoy your CoolSculpting® results for years to come, develop healthy lifestyle habits and focus on long-term weight maintenance.
Dr. David Kaufman earned a bachelor of science degree from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, graduating with distinction, the highest academic honor. As an active duty naval special warfare officer, he served our nation for four years, including duty in Operation Desert Storm. He then attended Harvard Medical School, receiving his medical doctor degree in 1996. From there, he entered and completed postdoctoral surgical training in a combined general and plastic surgery residency at Stanford University Medical Center.
A board-certified plastic surgeon and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Kaufman’s diverse surgical experience and skill enables him to choose procedures and techniques to best suit each patient. Consider him and his practice, Kaufman Plastic Surgery, if you are looking for a plastic surgeon in the Sacramento area.