We are very proud to announce that Smith Plastic Surgery has achieved Crystal Practice status among providers who offer the CoolSculpting procedure for fat reduction. This exclusive program recognizes the most successful practices who have adopted this technique and rewards them with special privileges.
What Crystal Practice Means to You
There is no substitute for experience when it comes to plastic surgery and related MedSpa services. As a patient, your results are literally in the hands of the surgeon or technician who performs your procedure. The Crystal Practice designation underscores the fact that Dr. Lane Smith’s practice has achieved an exceptional level of experience and skill in using the CoolSculpting technique.
What's So Cool About Coolsculpting?
It does not require surgery or needles. This amazing, non-invasive treatment reduces those frustrating bulges of stubborn fat by targeting fat cells in the selected area and then cooling them. CoolSculpting is FDA-approved, safe and effective, and there is no downtime. Here at Smith Plastic Surgery’s Chic La Vie MedSpa, some of our patients choose to work on their computer or read while undergoing the procedure, whereas others use the time to simply relax.
They can do that because the treatment is so simple. The controlled-cooling device is positioned on the selected part of your body, where it draws the fatty bulge between two cooling panels. Patients feel a firm “pulling” sensation as the device applies enough pressure to most efficiently cool the fat cells. The procedure takes about an hour, depending on the size of the area and your desired outcome.
After that, you can go on about your business right away because CoolSculpting does not require any recovery time. You may experience some temporary after-effects such as numbness or tingling, redness, minor bruising or general discomfort in the area that was treated, but that is only temporary.
Results You Can See in Three Weeks
Although you will see dramatically increasing results over a period of one to three months, many of our patients who have undergone this procedure tell us they started to see a difference in just three weeks. The gradual continued improvement comes as your body works to flush the fat cells that were cooled -- a process which can actually continue for as long as six months following treatment. CoolSculpting Before & After Gallery
It is entirely possible that you’ll only need one CoolSculpting treatment to achieve the new look you desire. For some patients, however, a multi-treatment strategy is a better plan. This is something you should discuss during a consultation.
And because the CoolSculpting process kills fat cells that are then disposed of naturally, your body should retain the results you see long term, as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle and don’t gain new weight.
So as you can see, CoolSculpting is pretty cool. If it sounds interesting to you, we would be happy to schedule a consultation so you can explore the possibilities in greater detail. And because Dr. Smith’s practice is now formally designated a Crystal Practice, you can be confident you’ll be in well-experienced hands when you come in for your CoolSculpting treatment.