With the strong cultural emphasis on leading a healthy lifestyle to look and feel better, it is frustrating when adhering to a nutrition and workout plan still doesn’t meet your goals. There comes a time when unwanted localized fat deposits won’t go away despite your diet and exercise efforts.
CoolSculpting® is an innovative, non-surgical procedure that eliminates unwanted fat cells using a localized “freezing” technique. This device is FDA approved to remove fat from the abdomen and the inner and outer thighs, and it does not require any downtime after the procedure.
Ideal candidates for CoolSculpting® are in good health overall and have stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. Patients who desire liposuction but are not candidates for a surgical procedure can often benefit from this treatment. CoolSculpting® is not equal in efficacy or outcome to liposuction, but it can be an effective method to reduce localized fat deposits for certain individuals.
The CoolSculpting® applicator is placed over the targeted region of excess fat, which delivers controlled cooling to freeze and kill the fat cells without harming the surrounding tissues. The body then metabolizes the fat cells and eliminates them naturally.
Patients often return to work immediately after their CoolSculpting® session is complete. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness, and discomfort in the treated areas, but this is temporary and will resolve completely. Over the next several weeks to months, the treatment area will show a reduction in subcutaneous fat and develop improved contours. Additional treatments may further enhance your results. The fat cells eliminated will remain permanently gone from the body.
Dr. Messa is board certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and the American Board of Surgery (ABS). He is an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Additionally, he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Dr. Messa is a recognized expert in cosmetic plastic surgery and has won awards that honor leaders in cosmetic surgery and their commitment to innovation, excellence, and the highest level of patient care.
To schedule your CoolSculpting® consultation with Dr. Messa, please call our office at (954) 659-7760 or fill out our online contact form.