Bella Cosmetic Surgery is excited to announce that we now offer CoolSculpting® treatments to our Maryland, Washington D.C and Virginia patients. Many people are already aware of this revolutionary way of eliminating stubborn fat deposits, but not everyone is sure exactly what CoolSculpting® is or how it works.
CoolSculpting® is a new non-invasive alternative to liposuction for fat reduction in areas of the body that have resisted diet and exercise. Based on the science of Cryolipolysis® and developed at the Harvard Medical School, CoolSculpting® delivers precisely-controlled cooling to target fat cells under your skin. These fat cells are frozen to near 39 degrees F, effectively killing them. After a period of time, the body naturally reabsorbs the dead cells, slimming the affected areas.
Unlike weight loss, which focuses on reducing the size of fat cells, the fat reduction of CoolSculpting® removes fat cells entirely. Your skin will remain unaffected. The procedure works best on areas such as:
- Flanks (those pesky “love handles”)
- Abdomen (the “spare tire”)
- Inner and outer thighs
- Upper arms
While FDA-cleared, non-surgical and effective, CoolSculpting® is not for everyone. During your initial consultation, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Chiaramonte will assess your unique situation and help you determine the best method for achieving your aesthetic goals.
The CoolSculpting® procedure is not a treatment for obesity, but for the treatment of visible fat bulges. A typical procedure takes about an hour, but if you're getting a larger area treated, more time will be needed. Since CoolSculpting® is non-surgical, you can return to normal activities immediately. You should begin to have visible results in as little as three weeks, with the best results emerging in a couple of months.
If you live in Maryland and would like to explore CoolSculpting® and its benefits, please contact Bella Cosmetic Surgery today online or at (301) 567-6767 to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Chiaramonte. Our National Harbor office serves patients from Washington D.C. and Virginia, including Alexandria and Fairfax.