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CoolSculpting®

Coolsculpting® (Nonsurgical Fat Reduction) - Reno, NV and Tahoe/Truckee, CA

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About CoolSculpting

Freeze away fat with nonsurgical CoolSculpting. Since fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues, CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen) and then die. Over time, the body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted, trimmer appearance. At Charles P. Virden, MD in Reno, Nevada we will develop a customized CoolSculpting treatment plan that addresses each patient's problem areas, which may include additional sessions may further enhance the results. The individualized treatment plan will be tailored by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Charles Virden to the patient's body, goals, and budget. The CoolSculpting procedure is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the flank (love handles), abdomen, and thighs. CoolSculpting is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate fat that is resistant to diet and exercise without surgery. CoolSculpting results are proven, noticeable, and lasting, so patients look and feel great from every angle. With more than 1 million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for nonsurgical fat reduction.

Ideal Candidates

Good candidates have noticeable bulges of fat in certain areas they’d like to get rid of without the time and expense of surgical liposuction. Request a one-on-one consultation with us to determine if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you. The CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure is specifically designed for those:

  • Who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise
  • Who are not obese or looking for a weight loss solution
  • Who want to reduce fat without surgery
  • Who do not have cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria

What to Expect

It’s easy to sit back, relax and say goodbye to stubborn fat. The length of a CoolSculpting session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. Additional sessions may be recommended to meet the patient's goals. After the area(s) to be treated are selected, the device is positioned on the body and controlled cooling is applied. As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, patients will feel pressure and intense cold, but this soon dissipates. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment. During the procedure, patients may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness, or discomfort. The CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is completely nonsurgical, so patients can typically return to work and normal activities immediately. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, and pain.

Anticipated Results

In the weeks and months following the procedure, the body naturally processes the crystallized (frozen) fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good. Patients may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after their treatment and will experience the most dramatic results after two months, but the body will still flush out fat cells for up to 4 – 6 months after treatment. Many people, after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure, take even better care of themselves. However, if patients who do gain weight, they will usually gain it evenly all over their body, not just in the treated areas.

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Are you ready to love every view of you? The sooner you set up your consultation, the sooner you’ll see results in those areas that have resisted all efforts through diet and exercise. Contact us today to find out if the CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is right for you.

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