Are you eager to slim down problem areas that have resisted diet and exercise but are worried you’ll be left with sagging skin? CoolSculpting, a non-invasive treatment that freezes away fat, contours the body in a way that doesn’t leave excess skin behind. Dr. Renee Moran Medical Aesthetics in Newton Centre, MA, offers this innovative treatment, which is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.
Sagging skin can be a problem for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight or for those who have turned to liposuction to address a problem like belly fat or extra weight in the outer thighs. But CoolSculpting, because it gets rid of only a small amount of unwanted fat and does so by encouraging the body to naturally flush away those fat cells, does not leave frustrating excess skin behind.
The Magic of CoolSculpting
This non-invasive treatment relies on a process known as cryolipolysis, which basically means the fat cells in the targeted area are frozen to death. During treatment, an applicator is placed against the area of the body that’s of concern and deeply cools it, causing those fat cells to break down.
In the weeks after treatment, the body’s lymphatic system will gradually and naturally dispose of those fat cells. Most appointments last about 35 minutes, and patients are able to get right back to their regular schedules immediately. This convenient treatment can even be done on your lunch break.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
For some patients, a single treatment will give them the results they’re looking for. For other patients, particularly those who want to treat a larger area or want to more aggressively rid the body of unwanted fat, a series of treatments may be recommended.
We work with patients to develop a customized treatment series that will address their cosmetic goals and concerns. Patients who undergo a series of treatments are urged to schedule their appointments at least 4 months apart so their results will fully develop after each session.
Some of our patients have been so pleased with their results that they return after their initial treatment series to have another area of concern addressed.
What Areas Does This Treatment Address?
This treatment can be used to reduce unwanted fat on the flanks, abdomen, neck, arms, and thighs. It can even be used to treat small areas where volume has begun to develop, such as under the chin or along the bra line.
Are the Results Permanent?
This treatment permanently destroys fat cells in the area you’re concerned about, which means your problem spot is gone for good. Once you’ve achieved the results you want, you won’t have to worry about maintenance treatments to keep up your look.
You will, however, want to maintain a healthy lifestyle, because this treatment won’t prevent you from gaining weight in the future.
Will My Skin Sag After CoolSculpting?
Sometimes patients are dismayed to find that after working hard to shed a significant amount of weight, or perhaps after undergoing a more invasive and aggressive fat removal treatment, they are left with loose, sagging skin that gets in the way of the great results they have achieved. One of the nice things about CoolSculpting is that you won’t have to worry about that happening.
Your Results Will Develop Gradually
The results you get from each treatment will develop during the 5 to 12 weeks after your appointment. Patients like the gradual onset of their results, because it never means the suddenly look like they went and had a cosmetic treatment done. Those gradual results also mean that your skin has time to adjust and conform incrementally to your new shape.
The Fat Reduction Is Modest
The other reason why sagging skin is not a concern is that this treatment is designed to achieve a modest reduction in fat. Patients generally love their results and find that the troublesome spot or two they’ve been struggling with is slimmed down or even gone. But the actual amount of fat reduction is fairly modest.
This treatment is ideal for patients who are in generally good shape but who have a spot or two that simply won’t go away no matter how hard they diet and exercise. In other words, it’s great for attacking problematic areas for improved body contour, but it’s not a way to lose a large amount of weight.
What Other Benefits Does This Treatment Offer?
In addition to its ability to beat back unwanted fat without resulting in sagging skin, this treatment offers a number of benefits.
A Non-Surgical Alternative
For years, cosmetic surgery or liposuction was the primary option for patients with stubborn areas that resist diet and exercise. But CoolSculpting makes it possible to beat back those problem spots without the downtime and commitment involved with surgery. This treatment is fast, painless, and requires no recovery, so patients are able to easily work their appointments into a busy schedule.
Long-Lasting, Natural Results
This treatment offers results that will last you a lifetime. And because your results will develop gradually as your body’s lymphatic system disposes of the destroyed fat cells, your new look will be completely natural in appearance. You’ll look as though you’ve been working, successfully, at getting in shape.
Better Body Contour
Even though it removes a small amount of fat, most patients are amazed at how great their body looks once that stubborn spot or two is gone. This body contouring system works wonders because it makes it possible to get rid of the curves you don’t want while keeping the ones you love.
The end result is a sleek, sculpted, and attractive silhouette that you can feel proud of. You’ll be amazed at how much better you feel about your body once you’ve undergone treatment. Clothes will fit better, being active will be easier, and you’ll feel happier and more confident.
Use All Over the Body
This versatile treatment system can be used to address problem spots all over the body. It can also be used to achieve varying degrees of fat removal.
Whether you want to treat a large area with a lot of room for improvement or simply want to remove a little extra unwanted fat from a small area, this treatment can help. This system can be used to offer each patient customized results.
A Great Option for Men and Women
Male and female patients tend to have different types of fat, and they store fat in different places on their bodies, but this body contouring treatment is highly effective for both genders. Women tend to have more fibrous fat, and it is more likely to develop in the hips and legs.
Men often have body fat that is firmer, and more to be concentrated around the belly. These treatments can attack both types of fat and can work in all of the areas both men and women are likely to struggle with.
It’s a Safe Option
This treatment system was cleared by the FDA in 2010, and it has been widely and safely used on all skin types and tones in the years since.
What Can I Expect During Treatment?
If you’re considering this approach to body contouring, you’re probably wondering exactly what’s involved in the treatments. But you can rest assured that these non-invasive treatments are nothing to worry about.
We’ll start by cleaning the skin and making a few marks on the skin that will ensure we’re targeting the right area once we begin. The CoolSculpting applicator will then be placed against your body and the treatment will begin. Patients often feel chilliness as well as light pressure, but the treatment is easy and comfortable, and patients frequently spend their time reading or napping.
Once we’ve finished with the applicator, we massage the treatment area, which helps break up any tissues that have become tight because of the cold. The massage also jumpstarts the body’s process of flushing away those fat cells.
Am I a Good Candidate?
The best way to find out if you’re a good candidate for this innovative treatment is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Renee Moran. Dr. Moran earned her doctoral degree in osteopathic medicine from Midwestern University and bachelor of arts degrees in pre-medicine and psychology from Boston College.
She completed postdoctoral training in anesthesiology and pain medicine at Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center and a research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Moran has a passion for facial aesthetics and strives to give her patients natural results that enhance their own beauty.
During your consultation, Dr. Moran will review your medical history and evaluate your area of concern. She’ll work with you to determine if this treatment system is the right option for you. There are several signs that you may be a particularly good candidate:
You’ve Got a Problem Spot or Two
This treatment is ideal for patients who are healthy and close to their goal weight but need a little extra help with a particular area. CoolSculpting can help patients finally achieve the contoured body they’ve been working toward.
You Understand the Treatment
Although patients generally love their results, this treatment doesn’t offer the type of drastic improvement that liposuction or plastic surgery can achieve. Most patients love the subtle improvement they get, but it helps if the individual is realistic about this treatment and what it can achieve.
You Can Commit to a Healthy Lifestyle
Thanks to CoolSculpting, fat reduction has never been so easy. But while this treatment is amazingly easy and effective, it doesn’t stave off all future weight gain. The fat cells that remain in your body after treatment can still expand depending on your eating habits and lifestyle, so weight gain remains possible. To best preserve your new look, it helps if you can commit to a healthy lifestyle.
You Can Wait for the Results
This treatment doesn’t offer patients a fast fix. So if you’re looking for a way to quickly shape up before next month’s college reunion or some other big event, it may not be the best choice.
But if you’re willing to wait for your results, which may take a couple of months to fully develop, this treatment system will reward your patience. Most patients appreciate the gradual onset of results because it gives them time to adjust to their new look. It also makes the improvement process more natural.
Try This Body Contouring Treatment Today
If you’re looking for a little help taming a problem spot or two, and you don’t want to worry about being left with sagging skin, this non-invasive body contouring treatment is the perfect solution. This popular treatment involves no downtime and delivers excellent results. Call Dr. Renee Moran Medical Aesthetics in Newton Centre, MA, and schedule a CoolScupting consultation today.