CoolSculpting is best used as a non-invasive fat removal technique for people with small, persistent areas of fat. The treatment works by freezing fat cells in a specific area and eliminating them from the body over time. Visible results can be seen in as little as three weeks in early responders, with most showing a clear improvement by 8-12 weeks.
If you are considering CoolSculpting a careful examination by Dr. Glicksman, a board certified plastic surgeon, will help to determine if you are a good candidate before undergoing the procedure. Pinchable, stubborn areas of fat may significantly benefit from CoolSculpting, while larger areas of fat may obtain a better outcome from liposuction or surgery. This may be an ideal procedure for those who are not willing to undergo a more invasive surgical procedure.
Dr. Glicksman personally evaluates every patient and performs every CoolSculpting procedure. Like any aesthetic treatment, the end result depends on the quality of the assessment and the proper selection of who is, and who is not, a good candidate for CoolSculpting.
Liposuction can be a safe and effective procedure for patients who have developed areas of subcutaneous fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. The procedure can improve the contour of areas including neck, chest and back, abdomen, hips and thighs. Liposuction can be performed alone, or in combination with other procedures, when indicated.
An abdominoplasty is a procedure that is designed to tighten both the lax muscles and remove the excess skin and fat in the abdominal area. Abdominoplasty is not, however, a substitute for diet and exercise. An abdominoplasty is also utilized for patients after massive weight loss associated with lap band, gastric sleeve, or other gastric bypass-type procedures. Patients with additional medical conditions undergoing abdominoplasty need to obtain medical clearance prior to surgery to make sure that they are good candidates for a surgical procedure.
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