Non-Surgical Body Contouring
Dr. Elisa Burgess is proud to offer CoolSculpting®, a non-invasive and non-surgical method of fat reduction in the Portland, Oregon area. This treatment decreases the amount of fat cells and has very little, to no, downtime. CoolSculpting® is FDA approved for fat reduction to any pinchable area of fat on the abdomen and flanks. Other non-pinchable areas will soon be FDA approved for fat reduction as well. So if you have a problem spot you can’t get rid of, CoolSculpting® is your answer!
How does CoolSculpting® work?
CoolSculpting® works by a process called Cryolipolysis®. This process occurs by applying a targeted cooling process to the fat cells in a specific area on the body. The fat cells exposed to this cooling process begin to die over the next few weeks and are absorbed through the body’s own immune response. It is reported that over 20% of fat cells are decreased after a treatment.
Dr. Elisa Burgess, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, and her trained staff will guide you toward the treatment that will be best for your body.
What Happens During a CoolSculpting® Treatment?
During CoolSculpting treatments, you will find yourself comfortable and relaxed as your fat cells are treated. A gel pad is placed on the treatment area to protect your skin from the suction/cooling handpiece. The provider will apply the handpiece to the desired area and then select the correct treatment. For the first 5-10 minutes there will be a strong sensation of suction to the treatment area. This sensation will subside as the cooling process begins and the area becomes numb from the cooling. Each treatment area will differ in length. On average, each area is about 1 hour and several treatment areas may be necessary.
Once the treatment is initiated and the cooling process begins, patients are welcome to read, listen to music, or take a relaxing nap. You may even have other treatments provided at the same time, such as Ultherapy®, the only FDA non-surgical brow, face, and neck lift, as well as any aesthetic treatment such as a facial or chemical peel.
When Can I Expect to See Results?
The results of your CoolSculpting treatment can take up to 3 months due to the time it takes your body to process the frozen fat cells in the treatment area. After your treatment, you may have some swelling, but this will subside within the following days and weeks after treatment. As time progresses, you will begin to notice your treatment area change shape and your clothes may even begin to fit differently.
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Ready for Your CoolSculpting Treatment? Contact our Lake Oswego office to schedule your consultation!