COOLSCULPTING AT BENGTSON CENTER FREEZES FAT OFF THE BODY
WITHOUT INVASIVE PROCEDURES
What Started as an Observation with Popsicles Turned into an Easier Way to Eliminate Fat Cells
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 ─ Everyone has their problem areas – those areas of the body that are stubborn, unwilling to go away even with effort. Maybe it's a muffin top, perhaps love handles, or it could be back fat that's causing grief. Many Americans try every cellulite cream on the market, all the new fad diets, and often anything possible to hide these problem areas, but few are willing to go under the knife to permanently beat the bulge. However, a new, non-invasive way to reduce fat has hit the market and is now available on Grand Rapid's Medical Mile in the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery in Michigan.
This clinically proven procedure is a way to literally freeze fat off the body. CoolSculpting™ by ZELTIQ uses a precisely controlled cooling method called Cryolipolysis™ to target, cool, and eliminate fat cells without damage to neighboring tissue. After the cells are “frozen” during the procedure, it takes just two to four months for the crystallized fat cells to break down and naturally flush out of the body. The treated body will continue to flush out fat cells for up to six months.
CoolSculpting is currently FDA approved for the flanks and abdomen areas of the body, but other parts may also be treated with each procedure lasting one hour per area of treatment. The CoolSculpting device draws the problem area up and in between two cooling panels, then it cools the fat cells over the treatment period. Since CoolSculpting is non-invasive, patients won't feel pain during the procedure and can comfortably use their time for light work or entertainment. Patients can return to normal activities immediately following the procedure.
Each procedure will, on average, result in a 20 percent reduction of fat in the treated area. Some patients find that one treatment fully addresses their goals; however, they can attain further reductions with additional procedures. Patients may start to see changes within three weeks from the treatment, with the most dramatic results noticeable after two months.
“For the small areas of fat that don't seem to warrant a surgical procedure, CoolSculpting offers a natural and effective way of eliminating fat without cutting, needles and downtime,” said Dr. Brad Bengtson. “We're excited to bring this convenient, alternative option to our patients who want results but are too nervous to opt into invasive procedures.” As long as patients maintain their weight with normal diet and exercise, long-term results should remain the same.
More information about CoolSculpting can be found here and by visiting Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery for a complimentary consultation.
About Dr. Bradley Bengtson
Dr. Bengtson, MD FACS is a board certified plastic surgeon who was recently awarded “Best Plastic Surgeon” by Grand Rapids Magazine and for the last 16 consecutive years has been elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America. He received his doctorate from the Indiana University School of Medicine and is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Bengtson is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Christian Medical Society. He's a leader in ground-breaking research in plastic surgery and has received numerous grants and awards, including the Tiffany Award for best research from the Aesthetic Society of Plastic Surgery. He maintains expertise in breast and facial aesthetics, 3-D imaging, revision breast surgery, liposuction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), CoolSculpting, and more.
Outside of surgery, Dr. Bengtson is West Michigan's only board certified national trainer for Botox and Juvederm, while also offering laser hair removal and skin laser treatment services at Symmetry Skin Care Center. The Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery in West Michigan is Dr. Bengtson's main practice. His sister practice can be found in Grandville at Design 1 Salon Spa.
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