Revealing a Slimmer You with CoolSculpting® By Gregory Mesna on November 28, 2013

Minneapolis CoolSculpting® UsesLet’s face it - there isn’t much to love about love handles. And the protruding tummy and bulges around the abdomen? There aren’t many of us who wouldn’t like to say goodbye to those. Plastic surgeon Gregory T. Mesna performs a number of surgical procedures designed to eliminate stubborn deposits of fat, including abdominoplasty and liposuction. However, there is now a non-surgical, non-invasive alternative to these procedures that works extraordinarily well for appropriate candidates.

At Mesna Plastic Surgery in Minneapolis, CoolSculpting® enables our patient to freeze away unwanted fat discreetly, safely, and effectively in just a few short sessions. Patients emerge from treatment looking toned, fit, and healthy, not to mention younger. That’s because CoolSculpting® gives them back the bodies that lost definition over time, due to any number of reasons. CoolSculpting® represents one of the most impressive breakthroughs in non-surgical skin care in the history of aesthetic medicine, and we invite you to discover for yourself how you could benefit from this remarkable treatment.

Uses of CoolSculpting®

CoolSculpting® differs from liposuction and laser body contouring treatments in that it targets only fat cells while leaving the surrounding healthy cells completely undisturbed. The CoolSculpting® device can be used to target any area of the body that contains significant, isolated bulges of fat. It works by drawing these bulges up between two cooling panels and freezing the fat cells within the bulges. The fat cells are subsequently absorbed and metabolized by the body, leaving the treated area noticeably smoother and trimmer.

Most commonly, CoolSculpting® is used to treat love handles and the abdominal region; however, it can also be used to address deposits of fat on the back and inner thighs. Each CoolSculpting® session takes only about an hour and provides, on average, a 20 to 25 percent reduction in fat in the treated areas.

Can CoolSculpting® Be Used for Weight Loss?

Because CoolSculpting® treatment results in the elimination of fat cells, some weight loss occurs as a result of the procedure; however, CoolSculpting® is not a weight loss procedure, per se. In fact, people who are massively obese do not make good candidates for CoolSculpting®. CoolSculpting® is potentially ideal for patients who are near their optimal weight and who have healthy diet and exercise regimens.

It should also be noted that CoolSculpting® is not a substitute for liposuction, necessarily. Liposuction is able to target a wider range of fat deposits than is possible with CoolSculpting® and can be used on regions of the body that CoolSculpting® cannot.

One of the greatest benefits of CoolSculpting® is that it can be used on the same area of the body multiple times, until the desired results are achieved. It is a completely safe and non-invasive way to tone areas of the body that do not respond to diet and exercise.

Learn More about CoolSculpting®

If you would like to learn more about CoolSculpting® and how you might benefit from the procedure, please contact Mesna Plastic Surgery today. We’d be happy to explain the many “cool” benefits of the procedure!

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Dr. Gregory T. Mesna

Mesna Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center

Gregory T. Mesna MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of top-level experience. He performs a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to enhance and rejuvenate the face, body, and breasts. He is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons

You can request a free consultation at our office in Minneapolis, MN, by contacting us online or calling (952) 927-4556.

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