CoolSculpting®: Banishing Bulges without Surgery

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Were you ever bothered by stubborn fat on your thighs, tummy, flanks or arms but did not want to consider liposuction or could not afford the downtime that comes with surgery?
Fortunately, improvements in technology have made it a reality to achieve non-surgical fat reduction through a groundbreaking procedure: Coolsculpting®. Coolsculpting® is a technology that safely and effectively freezes fat to improve the contour of unsightly bulges of the body that are resistant to exercise and diet.
During a consultation, the physician will assess the problem areas that are of concern. Discrete bulges that can easily be grasped with two hands and pulled away from the body respond very well to this treatment. Soft fat responds much better than hard fibrous fat. Popular areas for treatment include the upper and lower abdomen, love handles, bra rolls, arms and inner thighs. A treatment plan of one to two treatment sessions is developed.
Treatment involves a reasonably comfortable procedure performed in the office without any medications. A cool gel sheet is applied to protect the skin. A suction cup device is applied to the problem area which sucks the skin and fat in and gently freezes the fat. The crystallization of fat leads to permanent clearance of these fat cells and byproducts through the lymphatic system and liver. The permanent reduction in fat cells leads to a significant reduction in size of the bulge. More dramatic improvement can be achieved with two sessions separated one month apart. After the procedure, patients can drive themselves home and resume normal activities that same day. Some patients may experience numbness, tingling or a mild burning sensation after the treatment, but this typically resolves quickly. Most patients are candidates for CoolSculpting® unless they are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a cold related blood disorder.


Call 703 206 0506 to schedule your complimentary Coolsculpting® consultation.
Robert F. Centeno M.D. & George Bitar M.D.
Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute
Fairfax, Manassas, VA


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Fairfax Plastic Surgeon