Dr. Austin Explains Why CoolSculpting is a Game Changer
September 25, 2018
When we introduced the CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure at our practice in 2014, it very quickly became a favourite non-surgical treatment for patients and staff alike. Over the past four years we’ve seen excellent results in patients who are good candidates for this fat reduction treatment thanks to its unique technological approach.
If you haven’t heard about what makes CoolSculpting a body contouring game changer, Canadian Living has put out a great primer article to help get you started. They spoke with The Plastic Surgery Clinic’s own Dr. Austin to get all of the essential details.
As Dr. Austin explains, the treatment is revolutionary in that it takes a non-surgical approach to body contouring—think a similar type of result to liposuction but achieved without surgery, needles, or downtime. Many patients come in during the day for their session and are so comfortable during treatment they answer emails, watch Netflix, or even doze for a while before returning to work.
Many people who maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly still find that they have pockets of stubborn, unwanted fat that just don’t respond to these good habits. CoolSculpting targets these unwanted bulges specifically and eliminates some of the fat cells contained within them to create a slimmer and more contoured appearance. It’s important to note, as Dr. Austin does in the article, that this is not a weight loss tool and it will not be effective in addressing loose skin resulting from previous weight loss.
And while it can achieve a liposuction-like result, it is also important to note that it cannot achieve the more dramatic effects of liposuction as it doesn’t have the same effective power as a surgical procedure. Patients with more treatment areas who are looking for a more striking change to their silhouette might be better suited to liposuction or Brazilian Butt Lift surgeries.
At the same time, patients who are not good candidates for surgery, are not interested in an operation or its associated downtime, or only have a few minor bulges they’d like to eliminate can all typically achieve a great result with CoolSculpting. Not sure which approach would achieve the best result for your goals? That’s why we offer free consultations! Come in and discuss your options, browse our photo collections, and together we can put together a treatment plan that fits your specific needs.
In the Canadian Living article, Dr. Austin goes on to explain the innovative science behind CoolSculpting, including how it works, areas that can be treated, what happens if you gain weight post-treatment, and more. Read the complete article to learn more.