Dr. Lane Smith is a board certified plastic surgeon in Las Vegas, NV, providing state of the art procedures in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Patients looking for advanced surgical procedures such as breast augmentation,breast lift, tummy tuck,rhinoplasty, labiaplasty,and liposuction may consult with Dr. Smith to know their best treatment options.
For his contributions as a cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Smith has received several honors, including the prestigious Jack Anderson Award for Scholastic Excellence given by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Apart from surgical treatments, Dr. Smith also provides innovative and effective non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as CoolSculpting for patients in and around Las Vegas, NV.
What is Coolsculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment designed to reduce unwanted fats from specific areas of the body. The treatment has gained immense popularity in the last few years among patients who are keen to enhance their body contour without having to undergo invasive treatment with a plastic surgeon.
How Does Coolsculpting Work?
CoolSculpting technology adopts a radically different approach from most other non-surgical fat reduction treatments that are laser based or heat based. It employs a unique cooling process to freeze away targeted fat cells that eventually disintegrate and get eliminated from the body. The patented method employed in this procedure is known as cryolipolysis. Patients can achieve a slimmer and better contoured figure in a gradual, natural looking manner with CoolSculpting.
Who is A Good Candidate for This Treatment?
People who are not excessively overweight or obese, but suffer from stubborn pockets of fat that do not respond to diet or exercise may be superlative candidates for CoolSculpting. The procedure is particularly suited for patients who wish to avoid surgical treatments such as liposuction with a cosmetic surgeon.
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
A single treatment session of CoolSculpting may last for anywhere between one and three hours, depending on the extent of treatment and the specific area to be treated. Many patients may achieve the desired aesthetic results with just a single treatment, while others may need multiple treatment sessions for best outcomes. A customized treatment program will be devised in accordance with the unique needs of a patient.
When Do the Results Become Visible?
Dr. Smith recommends CoolSculpting for patients in and around Las Vegas, NV, if they are looking for non-surgical fat reduction solutions with more natural looking results. With this procedure, results are not immediate or dramatic, but many patients can start noticing improvement within three weeks. More conspicuous results become noticeable in about two months following the treatment. Depending on the scale of treatment, the results may continue to show up even four to six months later as the body’s metabolism process continues to flush out dead fat cells.
Which Areas of the Body are Commonly Treated with Coolsculpting?
CoolSculpting technique is fairly effective on nearly every part of the body that has excessive fat deposits. Typical areas where sculpting is performed with this procedure include the abdominal area, breasts, thighs, buttocks, and love handles.
Will it Harm the Surrounding Heathly Skin?
This procedure is highly precise and impacts only the targeted areas having unwanted fat cells. The fat cells are deposited in the deeper layers of the skin, and not the outer layers. CoolSculpting does not harm the healthy surface area of the skin, and does not affect the surrounding healthy tissue that does not require treatment.
Are There Any Risks and Complications with This Procedure?
Unlike invasive surgical procedures such as breast implants, breast lift, tummy tuck, rhinoplasty, labiaplasty and liposuction, CoolSculpting does not involve any risks. As a non-invasive treatment, it avoids all the typical risks and side effects that are normally associated with a surgery. The procedure involves no anesthesia or IV sedation, which eliminates any potential risks associated with that procedure as well.
Is There Any Downtime Involved?
One of the reasons of the popularity of CoolSculpting among busy or working people is that it does not involve any downtime. Most patients can simply go back to their regular daily activities immediately after the treatment session.
How Safe is Coolsculpting?
Unlike many surgical or heat based non-surgical procedures, CoolSculpting is a safe and remarkable fat reduction treatment, which does not cause collateral damage to the healthy cells surrounding the fat cells. The procedure has been cleared by the FDA, and it has been developed by eminent scientists to ensure complete safety. No significant side effects have been reported with CoolSculpting, and thousands of patients continue to vouch for the satisfactory and safe experience they have had with this fat reduction technique.