Keep your silhouette sleek and sexy with CoolSculpting!
CoolSculpting uses the power of cold to permanently get rid of fat cells without surgery, leaving you with a toned physique and cool confidence.
At the Workman Center for Plastic Surgery, we are proud to be the area’s top locally-owned CoolSculpting provider, with over 500 five-star reviews. Our master CoolSculpting technician, Mikelle, will help you maximize the benefits of this treatment and make sure you get the best results.
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical fat-freezing procedure that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that is otherwise resistant to diet and exercise. The technology is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the results are noticeable, proven, and long-lasting.
CoolSculpting ’s controlled cooling devices are designed with built-in safety sensors that shut down the device if a patient’s skin becomes too cold. Licensed specialists who offer CoolSculpting fat-removal solutions (like Mikelle at the Workman Center) must undergo in-depth training and certification before being allowed to use the technology.
CoolSculpting is not designed for significant weight loss but intended to gently sculpt away pockets of stubborn fat.
CoolSculpting is specially designed for patients with unwanted fat in targeted areas. It is NOT a weight loss solution for people who are obese. Many people choosing a CoolSculpting procedure are often looking for a non-surgical alternative to liposuction to eliminate fat that seems resistant to diet and exercise.
CoolSculpting can be a non-surgical alternative to liposuction with no need for anesthesia or incisions. Here are the top 15 reasons why CoolSculpting might be right for you:
Caring Environment: Setting the Standard for Cosmetic Excellence
Every CoolSculpting procedure begins with a visit with our Vancouver CoolSculpting specialist Mikelle at the Workman Center for Plastic Surgery, in a comfortable environment where you can expect compassion and confidential care. Mikelle is a master CoolSculpting specialist who has completed more than 5,000 treatments in the past two years alone! With a procedure like CoolSculpting, experience matters, and with Mikelle, you can be confident that you’re receiving the best CoolSculpting Vancouver has to offer.
The Workman Center for Plastic Surgery is a premier provider of CoolSculpting in Vancouver. When you meet with Mikelle, you can discuss your body goals and get your CoolSculpting questions answered. Based on your individual needs, we will suggest what solutions we have to achieve the best results. At The Workman Center for Plastic Surgery, you receive the highest quality and most comprehensive aesthetic care with unparalleled results.
Once you and our team have decided on a plan for your procedure together, you will be given all the information you need to feel comfortable with the procedure, as well as before and after instructions on how to maximize its effectiveness.
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive outpatient procedure that is done right here at the Workman Center for Plastic Surgery. There is no need for sedation or anesthesia as the procedure is painless - there is only a slight bit of discomfort from the cooling of your cells.
The CoolSculpting procedure helps reduce fat in your body by precisely targeting and cooling fat cells underneath your skin.
On your treatment day, be sure to wear loose comfortable clothing. During the procedure, a gel pad will be applied to the treatment area to protect your skin. Then, Dr. Workman will attach an applicator, which will treat the area with vacuum pressure and cooling to the fat cells you want to be removed.
The treated fat cells freeze and form a crystallized structure before dying off.
Over several months, your body naturally processes the dead fat cells and removes them, leaving behind a more sculpted you! After your body gradually gets rid of the frozen fat cells, they are gone for good. CoolSculpting results are long-term, making it easier for you to maintain a stable weight and your appearance.
The FDA has cleared the CoolSculpting procedure to eliminate fat in the following areas:
Being a non-surgical and non-invasive procedure allows most of our Vancouver CoolSculpting patients to return to their normal routine immediately after their treatment. Your body will naturally decrease the damaged fat cells over several weeks resulting in a slimmer appearance. What you might experience after your treatment:
Generally, healthy individuals who are 30 pounds or less from their goal weight, and who are looking to treat areas of stubborn fat, are candidates for CoolSculpting. Those above 30 pounds may still receive CoolSculpting, however, more treatments may be needed to achieve a peak result. Those who are 50 pounds overweight would be advised to try diet and exercise first and return to the clinic at a future date for treatment of the more stubborn fat.
If you have pockets of fat that you want to get rid of and have been unable to lose despite a healthy diet and regular exercise, you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting. You should be within 15 to 20 pounds of your ideal weight and have good elasticity in your skin. CoolSculpting can help tighten and refine your body’s shape and serve as an alternative to liposuction or tummy tuck.
CoolSculpting is not for everyone. Patients who suffer from cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria should not undergo CoolSculpting. Also, tell Mikelle if you have any pre-existing medical conditions, such as recent surgery, a pre-existing hernia, known sensitivities, or allergies. Mikelle will review these potential issues and help you determine if you are a candidate for CoolSculpting.
You can expect your results to gradually appear in the weeks after your procedure. Your body will use its own natural waste-removal system to decrease the damaged fat cells. You will see dramatic results as your body will naturally reduce fat cells over several weeks resulting in a slimmer appearance over the first few months. CoolSculpting results are long-lasting provided you maintain a healthy weight and a good lifestyle.
Unlike CoolSculpting , liposuction is a surgical procedure that requires anesthesia, incisions, and recovery time. CoolSculpting is more suitable for smaller treatment areas whereas liposuction can address larger areas of fat. CoolSculpting uses Cryolipolysis to safely and effectively decrease unwanted fat cells and can serve as an alternative to liposuction. Because CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure, you can return to your normal life immediately after the procedure, with no restrictions on your activity levels or workout routine. With liposuction, you will have to factor in some downtime.
The Food and Drug Administration cleared CoolSculpting as a safe treatment for nine different areas of the body.
It is important to remember that CoolSculpting is not a treatment for weight loss. Clinical trials have determined that CoolSculpting is safe and effective at reducing pockets of stubborn fat in the above areas.
Yes! Once fat cells are destroyed with CoolSculpting and removed from the body, they cannot be regenerated. It is important to maintain a healthy diet & exercise to insure the remaining fat cells do not expand. Each time you treat an area with CoolSculpting , you can expect an average of 20-25%* reduction. And the best part is CoolSculpting is safe to do multiple times to one area should you want more reduction! *Results vary based on the individual.
There is minimal to no downtime after a treatment, however, some may experience discomfort in the treatment site like cramping, tingling, numbness, and slight swelling. Since there is minimum downtime, some patients even come during their lunch break!
Many people have stubborn fat that is resistant to exercise and diet, but when combined with CoolSculpting can help minimize the appearance of those stubborn bulges. Fat cells crystalize and die at 4 degrees Celsius (C). CoolSculpting will bring the temperature as low as -11 degrees C to penetrate several layers of fat cells beneath the surface of your skin. Once those fat cells are crystallized, they die and are gone for good*! *Results vary, but on average 20-25% of fat is removed.
Take a brand new ice pack out of the freezer and place it on your bare skin - that is what the CoolSculpting procedure will feel like. Some experience a slight burning or tingling sensation for a few minutes, like when you put your cold hands into warm water, but that will quickly subside. After each application is done, your technician will perform a 2-minute manual massage to help break down the crystallized fat cells and bring the temperature back to normal, this can feel slightly uncomfortable but will quickly subside. Within minutes your body will not show signs of any treatment being done.
Yes! We routinely offer combination treatments for the best results and efficient use of your valuable time!
A typical candidate for CoolSculpting will likely need 1-2 treatments to any given area. We offer free consultations to better assess the areas you would like to treat.
Your free CoolSculpting consultation will take about 45 minutes! During this time Dr. Workman's team will be able to give you a specific treatment plan and price estimate. Once you are determined to be a good candidate for CoolSculpting, we can likely treat you that same day!
Results can be seen in as little as 4 weeks, but the best results are seen in 2-3 months. Some results can take up to 6 months to fully develop.
Chances are, you have some “problem areas”, these problem areas likely contain more fat cells than the adjacent areas, and you may NOT need to lose any weight. This is the exact reason CoolSculpting is such a great solution. Now you can finally target those areas without having to go through strenuous invasive procedures. When adults gain weight (excluding obesity) the fat cells are simply getting larger, like balloons. When you lose weight, these fat cells just get smaller. This is why CoolSculpting is such a great option: once treated with CoolSculpting Vancouver patients permanently reduce the number of fat cells in their body. With repeated treatments, the fat bulge can be eliminated to a minimal or nearly completely removed state. Once destroyed, the body's natural processes remove the dead fat cells from those targeted treatment areas.
Just like any other dead cell in your body, the destroyed fat cells are processed out naturally through digestion, metabolization, and the lymphatic drainage system. You will not be able to see these cells being excreted or feel any differently, just sit back and watch your relationship with your mirror grow stronger!
When you decide to get treatment with CoolSculpting, certain applicators are chosen for the specific area you want to be treated. For example, a CoolCore for the abdominal area or CoolFit for the arms. Your technician will then apply these applicators in the appropriate treatment area and it will remain there through the duration of the treatment (usually 35-45 minutes).
When these applicators are placed on, a vacuum-like suction pulls and holds the fat in a tissue cup, which then brings the temperature down gradually to -11 degrees C. That is right, your fat will be frozen solid! This stimulates a process called apoptosis which is programmed cell death. No other cells or organs are harmed, just the subcutaneous fat! When the treatment has completed, your technician will provide a manual massage to further break down the fat cells, by as much as 68%! When the massage is done, your treatment area will return to its normal state - so you won't be walking out with a block of ice!
While they have similar names, they should not be confused with CoolSculpting, an FDA-cleared treatment for non-invasive, fat reduction. Treatments like SculpSure, Velashape, and Venus Freeze are "laser treatments" that shrink fat cells temporarily. So while you may see a reduction in the areas treated, there is no long-term sustainable damage to the fat cells which CoolSculpting provides. CoolSculpting also holds the patent for freezing fat cells at -11 degrees C which has been proven over and over, through Harvard based studies, to be the temperature at which multiple layers of fat cells crystallize and therefore die.
Depending on our schedule yes, if there is an opening we can definitely get you in.
The retail cost of CoolSculpting varies based on your individual goals and factors such as the number of applications received. The cost for treatment on multiple body areas averages $2,250 while treating single areas (like the chin) can cost under $1,400 or less!
The only way to determine the exact price is to come in for a free consultation, so our certified experts can design a treatment plan that meets your personal goals.
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