Jacksonville

Jacksonville, FL Medical Spa & Plastic Surgeons

If you’ve been trying to lose areas of stubborn fat but it just won’t budge, you’re not alone. Even patients who exercise regularly and follow a low-fat diet can struggle with stubborn fatty deposits. But that doesn’t mean that you have to settle for living with these discouraging cosmetic concerns.

If you’re considering liposuction or CoolSculpting, LipoSculpting may be the best alternative for you. Find out more about this minimally-invasive procedure and our nonsurgical fat reduction options offered at our office in Jacksonville, FL.

What Exactly Is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, fat freezing procedure that can be used to reduce fat under your chin, on your abdomen, under your buttocks, and the back of your arms. Performed under the careful guidance of a physician, CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling in the treated area with the goal of dissolving the treated fat cells permanently. Because fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than water-based cells in the surrounding tissues, the machine rids the target sites of fat cells while keeping the other tissues healthy.

Patients who opt for CoolSculpting may experience slight redness and swelling after treatment. In addition, they usually require multiple treatment visits to achieve the desired result. As with Liposculpting, it’s best if patients are at or close to their target weight range and have a normal BMI. Since CoolSculpting is considered an outpatient procedure, patients can return to normal activity, usually 24 hours after the procedure.

What Is LipoSculpting?

LipoSculpting is one of the safest, most natural, minimally-invasive aesthetic procedures which achieves circumferential reduction, while removing areas of stubborn fat. Unlike traditional liposuction that only removes areas of fatty deposit via surgical intervention, LipoSculpting can repurpose and reposition fat to create a more shapely appearance. Liposculpting works well for patients who have areas of stubborn fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise. Clients regularly see 2-5 inches of circumferential reduction after one procedure!

What Is the Difference Between CoolSculpting and LipoSculpting?

Both fat removal procedures eliminate body fat in specific treatment sites. However, it’s important to note that LipoSculpting is not used for weight loss. It treats areas that are resistant to weight-loss efforts such as the banana roll, love handles and fatty deposits on the abdomen.

How LipoSculpting Works

LipoSculpting is a safe, minimally-invasive procedure that reduces areas of stubborn fat via vibration-assisted micro-cannulas. Performed under local anesthetic, LipoSculpting targets fatty areas with rapid vibration that helps to separate treated fat cells and then remove them from the body through light suction. Target areas of LipoSculpting include thighs, love handles, upper and lower abdomen, back of the arms, under the chin and buttocks.

What Does a LipoSculpting Treatment Feel Like?

During your LipoSculpting session, you will feel pressure and a vibrating sensation in the treatment areas. Oral medication is provided to reduce anxiety and discomfort, a solution that includes a numbing agent is applied to the treatment areas and any side effects are minimal as well. There may be mild swelling and tenderness afterward, which respond well to over-the-counter pain relievers.

Is LipoSculpting a Safe Option for Me as a Patient?

LipoSculpting is safe for most patients. However, as with any type of body contouring procedure, it may not be right for everyone. The perfect candidate for LipoSculpting lives an active lifestyle, exercises regularly, and eats a healthy diet. Additionally, suitable patients also have no underlying medical conditions that could cause excessive bruising or bleeding.

These conditions include the following:

Bleeding and clotting disorders
Heart disease
High blood pressure

When Will I See Results

Most patients see results as soon as the swelling subsides after treatment which varies by individual and is also impacted by the number of areas addressed. Some patients may desire further body contouring in different treatment areas, if this is the case, it’s best to wait until you have a 30-day recovery period from your first LipoSculpting treatment.

It’s also important to mention that while the results from LipoSculpting permanently remove fat cells, you can still regain weight if you do not maintain proper diet and exercise habits after your LipoSculpting treatment program.

The Takeaway

LipoSculpting is a safe procedure for both men and women. The first step to reaching your cosmetic goals is to discuss your medical history and procedure during your free scheduled consultation with one of our physicians. Together, we will create an individualized treatment plan. Contact our Jacksonville, FL office today at (904) 513-4340, or use our convenient contact form to get in touch. Let us help you create the body you’ve always wanted.