If you’re ready to enhance your figure but don’t want to take on the lengthy recovery or risks associated with surgical solutions, the team at Brooks Plastic Surgery in Hollywood, Florida, has an innovative solution: nonsurgical body contouring.
Our board-certified surgeon, Christopher Brooks, MD, uses FDA-cleared CoolSculpting® to help you reach your aesthetic goals and feel great about the skin you’re in—no scalpel or incisions required! Here’s a closer look at CoolSculpting and five popular benefits it brings.
1. Noninvasive treatment
There’s no doubt that surgical body sculpting options, like liposuction, can give you amazing results. However, these treatments require surgical incisions and invasive techniques to deliver the results you expect and deserve.
In other words, surgical solutions involve anesthesia, come with risks of complications, leave some scarring, and generally require downtime so that your body can recover from the procedure.
With nonsurgical body contouring, Dr. Brooks can eliminate unwanted fat and give you the silhouette you’ve been working for with no incisions, scalpels, or other invasive techniques.
This is because CoolSculpting works by exposing your subcutaneous fat to extremely cold temperatures—without causing you any pain. These temperatures effectively freeze your fat cells and cause them to die.
The dead fat cells are removed from your body through your lymphatic system, which rids your body naturally of cellular waste. The result? You get great results without the need for any cutting of your skin.
2. Address multiple problem areas
A huge benefit of nonsurgical body contouring is the ability to address multiple problem areas at once—including sensitive areas, like your inner arms. At Brooks Plastic Surgery, some of the most popular areas we treat using nonsurgical body contouring include:
- Belly and abdomen
- Chest, including bra-line fat
- Flanks (muffin tops or love handles)
- Back and bottom
- Armpits and inner arms
- Inner and outer thighs
- Knees and legs
- Chin and jaw
Though everyone is different, for the best results, Dr. Brooks may recommend starting with small, targeted areas during each session instead of treating all areas at once.
3. Permanent results
One of the best things about nonsurgical body contouring is that once the fat cells are gone, they don’t come back. This is because when you gain weight or store extra fat, your body doesn’t make more fat cells.
Instead, your existing fat cells get bigger. With CoolSculpting, the targeted fat cells are destroyed. In fact, research shows an average 20% reduction in fat in each CoolSculpting treatment area.
Since these cells get permanently destroyed, as long as you keep exercising and maintain a healthy body weight, you’ll keep your results.
Note that if you do gain weight, you’ll notice the fat cells you have will grow larger. This means you might notice pockets of fat in new places, so it’s best to eat right and keep exercising.
4. No downtime required
After surgery, you need to take weeks—sometimes longer—to let your body fully heal. This means avoiding activities like exercise and even staying away from swimming pools or baths in some instances.
With nonsurgical CoolSculpting, however, you can have your treatment session and carry on with your life normally right away. This means you can come in for your treatment on your lunch hour or break and get back to your life—including exercise—without delay.
5. Results by spring
There’s never a wrong time to start nonsurgical body contouring. But it’s good to keep in mind that because nonsurgical CoolSculpting uses your body’s natural waste removal processes, it takes time to dispose of the destroyed fat cells.
You’ll notice results start to appear about three weeks after your first session, but your final results can take four to six months. This means if you start in the fall, you’ll enjoy your new shape by spring!
Learn more about nonsurgical CoolSculpting and the benefits this treatment provides by scheduling a consultation at Brooks Plastic Surgery in Hollywood, Florida.