We hear a common patient complaint in our office: You exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet, yet can't seem to lose the stubborn fat around your stomach, hips, or thighs. Age, genetics, and pregnancy can all lead to trouble areas that fail to respond to healthy lifestyle habits. To help eliminate those fat deposits and help you achieve a body that reflects your lifestyle, Dr. Gregory Mesna offers CoolSculpting® at our Minneapolis practice. This innovative, FDA-approved procedure literally freezes away stubborn fat cells in as little as an hour, giving you dramatic results without surgery. You deserve a body you are confident with, and we can help you get there. Call today to schedule your CoolSculpting® consultation.
CoolSculpting® is a cutting-edge procedure developed by leading researchers at Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital. The treatment uses a process called cryolipolysis™ to remove fat cells by exposing them to cold temperatures for a prolonged period. These cells are naturally more sensitive to cold, so while fat is literally frozen away, the surrounding cells are unaffected. After the treated cells die, your body naturally flushes them out over a period of a few weeks. A CoolSculpting® session takes about an hour per treatment area and requires no downtime. In fact, immediately following treatment you can typically go right back to your normal activities, including exercise.
What to Expect
As with all procedures at Mesna Plastic Surgery, you will first have a thorough consultation and evaluation with Dr. Mesna. During this appointment, you will discuss your medical history, as well as your cosmetic concerns and goals. It is very important for our patients to have realistic expectations, and to understand that CoolSculpting® is not a weight loss procedure. The procedure is not intended to replace a healthy diet and exercise, and ideal candidates should be within 20 pounds of their target weight. Dr. Mesna may evaluate your BMI and exercise routine to help you decide if this procedure is right for you.
The process itself is simple and involves minimal discomfort. As the CoolSculpting® machine is applied to the treatment area, you will experience a very cold sensation, but after about ten minutes you should adjust to the temperature. In fact, most patients find the treatment to be quite relaxing and a nice respite from their busy lives! Throughout your treatment you can read, watch TV, check your email, or even take a nap. Side effects are minimal, and can include numbness, tingling, soreness, and mild swelling and bruising around the treatment area. These symptoms typically fade after several days and will not hinder your daily activities.
The results of CoolSculpting® will develop gradually as your body begins to eliminate the frozen fat cells. Typically, the results will become more noticeable after about two months, and they should become even more apparent over another month or so. You may choose to schedule a second appointment to achieve more dramatic results, or to target a different area of your body. Following treatment, you should see a sleeker, firmer body, especially around your waist, hips, and thighs. Best of all, you should enjoy a boost in your self-confidence. With proper diet and exercise, CoolSculpting® treatment results can last for years.
Is CoolSculpting® Right for You?
At Mesna Plastic Surgery, we offer several effective treatment options for the elimination of unwanted fat. During your evaluation, Dr. Mesna will explain our body contouring services, including CoolSculpting®, liposuction, and tummy tucks. Next, he will recommend the right procedure for you based on your body type, desired results, budget, and time constraints. Though treatment results are not as dramatic as a tummy tuck or liposuction, CoolSculpting® is an excellent option if you want to slim and shape your figure without the extensive time commitment or recovery period required by other, more invasive procedures.
Contact Us Today
Get started on the path to a sleeker, more youthful body today. To learn more about the innovative CoolSculpting® procedure, email Mesna Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mesna.