How Innovative Treatments Are Changing The Plastic Surgery Industry
When you think about plastic surgery, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Oftentimes it has been associated with non-natural results, with people like Joan Rivers and the Real Housewives giving the industry a bad rap. However, those days are over. Nowadays, it’s nip/tuck not so much. New advancements in technology mean the end of mannequin faces and the advent of truly natural-looking beauty.
As more and more women — some starting as early as in their ’20s — search for better, more realistic ways to fend off aging, the industry has responded with a host of new, high-tech treatments that provide a purer form of pretty.
From lasers that melt fat to filler that makes you look younger, there are dozens of treatments that are changing the way we look at plastic surgery today. One of them is CoolSculpting, a non-invasive procedure that relies on cryolipolysis, the use of cooling, to break down fat. By applying precisely controlled cooling to areas with excess fatty tissues, it can “freeze” and reduce excess fat in the back and abdomen.
The ideal CoolSculpting patient is looking to get rid of fat bulges in their midsections. This is not a way to lose weight or treat obesity, and is not a substitute for invasive methods like liposuction. The treatment is aimed at relatively healthy, in-shape patients who are looking to gradually sculpt down small areas of resistant fat bulges on their bodies.
During the hour-long treatment, you’ll be hooked up to a device that attaches around your midsection and gently and painlessly freezes away excess fat. You’ll feel a firm pull and some pressure, but no pain. There may be some bruising, redness, or swelling afterwards. You can start to see results at up to three weeks afterwards, but the body will continue to flush out those frozen fat cells for up to six months after your treatment. While you will see a noticeable reduction in fat after one treatment, you may need multiple treatments to get your ideal shape. To learn more about CoolSculpting, contact Shapiro Plastic Surgery today.