Dr. Paul Vitenas, one of Houston's top cosmetic surgeons, explains how Cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting's technique for fat elimination, is unique. CoolSculpting targets only the fat cells within a treatment area. This treatment is unlike some other noninvasive fat reduction procedures on the market that can actually harm healthy cells and tissues during the procedure. CoolSculpting is completely safe for the surrounding tissue. "The latest in CoolSculpting technology is exceptionally advanced, providing patients with up to 20% reduction in fat cells in one treatment. Seven different applicators are available to patients, each designed to treat a distinct area of fatty tissue. My office also provides the SmoothCool PRO, which brings the benefits of CoolSculpting to 'unpinchable', and previously untreatable, areas such as the outer thighs," said Dr. Vitenas.
Actual CoolSculpting Results by Dr. Grant Stevens
At Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery and Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique, patients are offered several unusual techniques that make them stand out from other CoolSculpting providers. Two of their talented staff members are graduates of the CoolSculpting University, located in Pleasanton, California. This educational center gives providers an opportunity to study the science of Cryolipolysis in-depth, learn about various treatment techniques, and get hands on training directly from the creators of CoolSculpting. Students leave with extensive classroom and real-world experience. Dr. Vitenas added, "Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique is one of the few offices with two CoolSculpting machines. DualScultping means that our patients can have two areas treated at the same 60-minute procedure, such as both flanks (love handles), upper arms, or thighs. For additional relaxation during the procedure, our CoolSculpting treatment room comes complete with an iPad; now our patients can sit back and enjoy Netflix, making the hour go by even faster."
The best candidate for the CoolSculpting procedure is generally physically fit, but with isolated areas of mild to moderate fatty deposits. These areas should be difficult to address with diet or exercise, but not severe enough for the patient to be considering a surgical procedure, such as liposuction. Patients, both men and women, should also be in overall good health. Candidates need to fully understand the CoolSculpting treatment process, as well as hold reasonable expectations for their potential results.
Anyone who does not understand how CoolSculpting's noninvasive fat elimination works, who has unrealistic expectations for the results, or is seeking treatment only to please a spouse or significant other should not undergo treatment. CoolSculpting provides excellent results for spotty areas of fat, however it is not a replacement for weight loss or a solution for obesity. CoolSculpting is also not intended to take the place of more invasive techniques, such as liposuction. Potential patients should have a frank discussion with their cosmetic surgeon about their individual body type to determine if CoolSculpting can help reach their aesthetic goals.
The CoolSculpting procedure is unique in that it does not require any downtime. Each treatment takes one hour to perform, from start to finish. Patients are then able to go immediately back to their normal routine, including work, school, and even exercise. The CoolSculpting procedure is not considered uncomfortable. While there a mild pinching and chill may be felt, as the tissue is initially vacuumed between the two CoolSculpting paddles, these sensations will last only a few minutes. Since CoolSculpting is not painful, there is no need for any anesthetic during treatment.