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New Year – New Body: Freeze Away Your Problem Areas

By Dr. J. David Holcomb, M.D.

New Year - New Body:  Freeze Away Your Problem AreasYou’ve probably heard about CoolSculpting from magazines, online, social media, or perhaps on a television program. The reason that its popularity has grown exponentially over the past few years is because of the results that it provides.

What exactly is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate fat permanently without surgery or downtime. And with 95% customer satisfaction, you’ll love the results of CoolSculpting every time you look in the mirror.

Who is a good candidate for the Procedure?
The typical patient is usually those that have undergone a strict diet and exercise plan but still have stubborn areas that are unaffected by exercise and eating nutrient-dense foods. For example, a patient may have stubborn love handles or a bulge of some sort here or there, that really bother them, with CoolSculpting, they can alleviate these problem areas for men and women.

Is it painful?
It’s not painful. Typical fat reduction procedures like liposuction or surgery, do cause a great deal of pain and downtime, but with CoolSculpting, it may be uncomfortable at first, while your tissue adjusts to the cold sensation. After a few moments, you’ll be numb and not feel much of anything. The entire procedure takes approximately 1 hour depending on the size of the area being treated.

How does the science of CoolSculpting work?
Harvard scientists developed CoolSculpting. It’s essentially a rectangular plating system that squeezes your problem area and exposes the fat internally to a frigid degree. So, for example, if you have a belly bulge, the technician places a material over your skin to protect it, and then the device is placed on the bulge. It suctions it up in between the plating system while permeating cold into the fat cells. This creates crystals that develop in the fat cells. Over time, the fat cells will die off. Although you will see results within the first two weeks, the entire process usually takes a few months before your results are complete.

What areas can be treated?
Numerous areas can be treated. To name a few; belly bulges, muffin tops, upper arms, thighs, love handles, flanks, the chin area and the neck are all areas that are commonly treated. Because we can’t “spot reduce” with exercise and diet alone, CoolSculpting has really been the answer that so many men and women desire.

If you’ve been doing everything right, but don’t see results in specific areas of your body that you want to change, you’ve got to try the CoolSculpting procedure!

Dr. J. David Holcomb, MD is a Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Laser Surgery specialist, and Dr. Joshua C. Kreithen, MD is a Plastic (Breast and Body Contouring). Dr. Kriston Kent is a board certified facial plastic surgeon with more than 25 years of experience in facial plastic surgery, non-surgical facial procedures and injectables. She specializes in facial injectables, laser treatments, and hair restoration. Dr. Kent brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in aesthetics industry to beautiful Carrollwood Florida.

Holcomb – Kreithen Plastic Surgery and Dermatology offers surgical and non-surgical treatments and programs that enhance the lives of both women and men so they can look and feel their best at every age. Their staff is comprised of an extraordinary group of professionals who enjoy empowering individuals to reach their full potential. They are committed to treating patients and each other with kindness, compassion and dignity at all times.

Please call them today at 866-218-4810 to schedule your appointment.

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