You exercise, you diet – and yet, those stubborn areas of excess fat remain. For many men and women in Omaha, liposuction from the board-certified plastic surgeons at Aesthetic Surgical Images has proved to be an effective way to sculpt their bodies. But when you don’t have time for the recovery period that liposuction requires, a new technology called CoolSculpting can reduce targeted areas of fat quickly and effectively.
Request a complimentary cosmetic consultation with one of our plastic surgeons at Aesthetic Surgical Images in Omaha. CoolSculpting may help you achieve the body contours you’ve always wanted without surgery.
CoolSculpting®: What is it?
CoolSculpting: Areas That Can Be Treated
*Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.
CoolSculpting uses a controlled cooling technology to reduce fat in targeted areas of your body. Based on a process called Cryolipolysis™, it is approved by the FDA as a non-invasive method of removing fat from areas of the midsection, such as bra line fat, “love handles” or a “muffin top.” CoolSculpting gently and effectively freezes the targeted fat cells, which your body then gradually eliminates through its natural metabolic processes.
In contrast to surgical procedures such as liposuction in Omaha, NE, CoolSculpting® requires no needles or incisions. The fat cells are eliminated by your body over time, providing you with a safe, gradual fat reduction. The final results are visible in most patients in 2 to 4 months.
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Your Coolsculpting Procedure
During your CoolSculpting procedure, you can relax, listen to music or even read a book. CoolSculpting® uses a specially designed device, which draws up the targeted tissue between two cooling panels, freezing the fat with only minimal discomfort.
The time needed for your procedure will depend on the areas targeted. For example, for upper and lower abdomen treatments, a 2-hour session may be necessary. With this non-invasive technology, there is no need for anesthetic or recovery time. You can return to your regular routine immediately after the procedure. In about 3 days, as your fat cells begin to respond, you might experience mild soreness. Any mild redness or bruising should be gone within a few days.
Coolsculpting has been available in the United States for several years and in Europe for a much longer period of time. Over 50,000 patients have undergone Coolsculpting safely with minimal complications.
The procedure involves placing an applicator head over the involved area. Suction is then applied, which draws the soft tissue into the device where it’s held in place. The skin and fat are then cooled in a controlled manner. Upon completion of treatment, the involved area is gently massaged to smooth contour irregularities that have been created by the device.
Patients typically describe an uncomfortable feeling as if a block of ice was being held against the area. Within ten minutes, the area becomes numb and patients become more comfortable. At this point they are able to read a book, watch a DVD, listen to music or sleep.
A small number of patients experience bruising and swelling which spontaneously resolves in 2-3 days. Occasionally, patients experience pain which is often described as dull and achy. This also resolves quickly.
Rarely, nausea can occur when abdominal Coolsculpting is performed and is probably secondary to traction on the abdominal contents. This is fortunately uncommon and quickly resolves on its own.
These problems occur sporadically and don’t appear to be modulated by mechanical factors such as applicator size. At this time, no long term complications have been identified with this procedure. The procedure is associated with high satisfaction rates and is an excellent option for treating localized adiposity.
Enjoying Your Coolsculpting Results
You will gradually notice that your clothes fit more loosely and your body looks slimmer. Results typically start to appear about 4 weeks after your treatment, with full benefits becoming visible in 3 to 4 months. In some cases, after several months, patients may seek additional treatment.
CoolSculpting® usually reduces the fat in the treated area by about 25%. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise will help ensure that your great new look lasts.
Coolsculpting Frequently Asked Questions
If you live in the state of Nebraska, Aesthetic Surgical Images offers coolsculpting among its services. For a full list of services, please visit our Locations page.
“From my first phone call to my last post-surgical follow-up, Dr. Edney and his staff provided the absolute best care imaginable. They were so informative, always giving the utmost respect to my privacy and answering any and all questions I had. I could not be happier with my decision to choose Dr. Edney to perform my surgery. I just wish I had done it years ago. The best thing about having surgery is the self confidence I have now.”5 Stars
Taking the next step
Take some time to learn more about CoolSculpting® and decide if it may be right for you. Request a complimentary cosmetic consultation with Aesthetic Surgical Images online or call (402) 390-0100 or(800) 331-5001. Our entire staff is committed to providing you with superior care in a safe, comfortable atmosphere.
Why Choose Aesthetic Surgical Images
- For almost 20 years, Aesthetic Surgical Images in Omaha has earned a reputation as one of the top plastic surgery practices in the Midwest.
- Dr. Edney completed his 5-year residency in general surgery at Creighton University and subsequently received his board certification in general surgery.
- Dr. Marie Montag has been in practice since 1997 and is a Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
- Dr. Bruneteau completed a fellowship in microvascular surgery at the University of California and a fellowship in craniofacial surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston; also, is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
- Dr. Biggerstaff completed his plastic surgery training at the University of California, Irvine; also, he is Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon.