Shape What You See Without Surgery or Downtime
Are you near your ideal body weight, but despite eating healthy and exercising regularly, you still have stubborn fat bulges? If so, CoolSculpting may be right for you!
The CoolSculpting procedure is the only FDA-cleared non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to safely help reduce diet- and exercise-resistant fat. CoolSculpting results are noticeable and lasting, so you’ll look and feel great from every angle.
Our practice uses all six applicator types for use in these areas:
- Love Handles
- Muffin Tops
- Bra Fat
- Inner and Outer Thighs
- Belly Fat
- Upper Arms
- Double Chin
Here’s the skinny on how it works: fat cells die when exposed to cold. The CoolSculpting device brings the fat to just the right temperature… causing the fat cells to die (but not the surrounding cells). Over the month or so after the procedure (by a process called programmed cell death, or apoptosis), your body metabolizes the fat cells and reduces the number of remaining fat cells left in the treated area.
Freeze away fat? It comes down to science. 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, your body naturally processes the fat and removes these dead cells.
You can reshape your body! We will develop a customized CoolSculpting treatment plan that addresses your problem areas. Additional sessions may further enhance your results. Your individualized treatment plan will be tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.
After you and one of our CoolSculpting Specialists and providers select the area(s) to be treated, the device is positioned on your body and the cooling applicator is applied. During your procedure you can read, nap, check email, or even watch TV. In addition, you may choose to have other aesthetic procedures performed at the same time your fat is being frozen. Many of our patients use this time to have their monthly facial, peel, eyelash extensions or wax performed.
The CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is completely non-surgical without any incisions or downtime. You can return to normal activities immediately.
Are you ready to love every view of you? The sooner you set up your consultation, the sooner you’ll see *results in the mirror—long-term results in those areas that have resisted all efforts through diet and exercise. Call our office today at 513-770-0787.
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Not all CoolSculpting Centers are created equal, and results are dependent on having experienced, knowledgeable practitioners. All CoolSculpting treatments at Amy Brenner, MD & Associates are performed by Certified CoolSculpting Specialists and medically supervised by two physicians, Dr. Amy Brenner and Dr. Jennifer Thieman.
FREEZE YOUR FAT IN HALF THE TIME
We are excited to now offer our patients the option of treating two areas at the same time! Instead of treating your love handles or bra fat in two hours, we are able to treat both sides simultaneously in one hour! Decrease your CoolSculpting procedure time, which gives more flexibility for your busy schedule. Pop in on your lunch break and freeze your unwanted fat in half the time.
The following are additional reasons to choose Amy Brenner, MD & Associates for your CoolSculpting needs:
- Our office uses ALL available applicators for treatment: CoolCurve +, CoolCore, CoolMax, CoolFit, CoolSmooth PRO and the CoolMini
- We are a Certified Preferred Crystal CoolSculpting Practice – the Preferred ‘Crystal’ distinction is given to select physicians based on the number of patients treated with CoolSculpting.
- Enjoy being treated in our new CoolSculpting suite that includes snacks and beverages, complimentary Wi-Fi, a 48 inch Smart TV loaded with Netflix, and if you have a treatment over lunch time…we order in for you.
- Experience – we have completed over 1,000 treatments in our office.
- We are a proctor office for CoolSculpting due to the great success our patients have seen with their treatments, so we train other offices on perfecting the CoolSculpting process.
- In addition to the advanced training and experience with CoolSculpting all of our Specialists receive, we pride ourselves in offering patients the best in customer service and compassionate care.
- We have the in-office resources to help patients reach and maintain their weight loss goals, whether it is with starting a medical weight loss program, Lipotropic injections, Healthy Lifestyle program, optimizing hormones or other nutritional needs.
- Our Wellness Coaches and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners are specially trained to balance your hormones, reach your nutritional goals and make sustainable changes that improve your health and happiness.
- The unique setting of our office allows us to focus on and specialize in women’s health care needs…but we do treat men, as well.
Am I a good candidate?
The best candidates for CoolSculpting are those who are within 30 lbs of their ideal body weight but have areas of fat/noticeable bulges in certain places they would like to get rid of. CoolSculpting is a great procedure for those who have stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise.
Ideal Candidates for CoolSculpting
- Patients who have localized fat deposits (e.g., anterior abdominal region, trunk or “love handles,” arms, inner and outer thighs)
- Patients who are relatively close to their ideal body weight
- Patients who want a noninvasive procedure
- Patients who want their clothes to fit better
- Patients who want to look better in a bathing suit
- Patients who have realistic expectations
Poor Candidates for CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting is not a weight reduction or weight management process. Our practice offers many other alternatives that may be more appropriate if weight loss is desired.
- Morbidly obese patients
- Patients without localized fat deposition
- Patients with poor skin elasticity or tone
- Patients with excessive scarring or skin conditions such as eczema or dermatitis in the area of intended treatment
- Patients with unrealistic expectations
How does CoolSculpting’s Fat Freezing Work?
A vacuum-assisted hand piece draws in the fat area between two cooling plates. These cooling plates lower the temperature of the fat cells. The fat cells are destroyed and then metabolized by the body naturally.
*Results? A slimmer waist, tummy, back or other treated area. Fat “freezes” at a higher temperature than skin tissue, so your skin is never subjected to temperatures that could be harmful. CoolSculpting technology maintains treatment temperature at a level that is effective and safe.
HOW IT WORKS
Will I lose weight?
CoolSculpting is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. It is, however, a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Our practice offers many other solutions for weight loss, such as medical weight loss programs, the Healthy Lifestyle program, Lipotropic Injections, detoxification programs and wellness and weight loss coaching. In addition, often times optimization of hormones, such as thyroid, insulin, testosterone and estrogen, results in weight loss.
What should I expect during my CoolSculpting Procedure?
The process is simple. You will be weighed and measured. Photos will be taken of the area(s) to be treated. A gel sheet will be placed on the treatment area to protect the skin, and then the treatment applicator cup will be placed over the stubborn fat. The applicator will use gentle suction to draw your fat tissue between the cooling panels. (For treatment of the outer thighs, the applicator is positioned with velcro straps.)
During the first 1-10 minutes, you may feel temporary discomfort because of the suction, pressure, and cooling. After that time, CoolSculpting is *generally very well tolerated. No topical or general anesthesia is needed.
Depending on what area is being treated, you may be positioned lying flat or sitting up. Most patients read, listen to music, work on their computer, or simply sit back and relax and watch a movie or TV. Some patients opt to have other aesthetic procedures performed at the same time.
Procedure time generally is one hour per site treated (the exception is that the outer thigh is treated for one hour and 15 minutes per side). Most patients choose to treat both sides on the same day for symmetry, although you can schedule appointments on different days if needed, or if multiple areas are being treated. Once the treatment cup is removed, your skin will be red, cold, firm, and shaped like a stick of butter. The treated area is massaged and the firmness and odd shape resolve.
How long is each session?
Each cycle or application takes about an hour (the exception is that the outer thigh is treated for one hour and 15 minutes). Depending on your goals and amount of time you have available, you may be in our office anywhere from 2-4 hours. Your CoolSculpting provider will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. We now offer the option of treating TWO areas in one treatment time!
Where does the fat go?
Once the treated fat cells are frozen, they die. Over the next few weeks and months, the body naturally processes and removes these dead cells. The results are long lasting.
Will I need more than one CoolSculpting Treatment?
Most patients (90%) who undergo CoolSculpting require only *one treatment. However, some patients may require multiple treatments to ensure satisfactory results. This decision is made on a case-by-case basis during the initial consultation, and depends on each individual patient’s unique medical history, body type, and aesthetic goals.
Does the procedure hurt?
Most patients describe the procedure as a feeling of pressure and intense cold. This lasts for a minute or so. After this initial sensation, *most patients do not feel anything. On the other hand, liposuction is extremely painful, requiring narcotics/pain relievers and a significant time off from work.
Is CoolSculpting safe?
CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared for non-surgical fat reduction on the flank (love handles), abdomen, and thigh. There have been over one million procedures performed.
What are the side effects?
During the procedure you may experience some tugging, pulling, pinching, numbness or discomfort. Afterwards, most patients do report some redness, swelling and minor discomfort. Many patients state that the discomfort level is similar to a bruise. Occasionally, patients report temporary numbness, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain after the procedure. These minor side effects resolve over the next few weeks. Rare side effects may also occur. As with any procedure, some patients are more sensitive than others. For example, for most of our patients, having a Pap smear feels like pressure and minor discomfort. Once in a while, we have a patient who is extremely intolerant to a pelvic exam and reports that it caused her severe pain. In short, everyone has different levels of tolerance to procedures.
Are there any contraindications to CoolSculpting?
Patients who suffer cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria are not appropriate for CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting is not a treatment for obesity.
Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
Absolutely! That’s one of the main benefits of CoolSculpting. *You get liposuction results without the downtime and risks. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical and does not require any incisions.
When will I see results?
The effects are not instantaneous. You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment. Most patients see the most dramatic results after *two to three months. Repeat treatments may be performed for additional fat reduction.
Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?
Additional supplements or pills are NOT required to see the results from your CoolSculpting procedure. However, many patients feel more motivated to continue their healthy diet and exercise plan after their CoolSculpting treatment.
What happens if I gain weight or get pregnant down the road?
Many people, after seeing the results from the CoolSculpting procedure, take even better care of themselves. However, if you do gain weight, you *may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.
How much does the CoolSculpting procedure cost?
The price for CoolSculpting procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed, and your ultimate goals.
1. Data on file. ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc.
Had CoolSculpting done at this office and the staff is amazing. I now consider them friends after spending so much time there. CoolSculpting experience was actually fun. No pain involved and *results were exactly what they told me to expect. I did 2 locations and when I asked about more, they told me I didn’t have enough fat for it to be worth doing. Other places would have just taken my money! They’re honest and realistic which is appreciated. I highly recommend!
The Aesthetic Show – Las Vegas July 2016
Dr. Amy Brenner appeared on Aesthetic TV during The Aesthetic Show in Las Vegas! She is the Medical Director of AB MediSpa & Wellness as well as a GYN surgeon specializing in minimally invasive GYN procedures. Check out this collage of pictures from the event! #CoolSculptingPro #TAS2016 #abmedispawellness #dramybrenner
News 5 Anchor Lisa Cooney stopped by our office to get the “skinny” on CoolSculpting. Watch the video from the newscast below…