At Davis Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, we wanted to give you an insight from our very own Certified CoolSculpting Expert. Donna has helped our practice earn the Certificate of Excellence in CoolSculpting. Here she answers our most asked questions from patients:
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background:
I’ve been in healthcare for 30 years, most of them in cardiology and spine. I’ve traveled nationally and internationally to train cardiologists with cutting edge technology and treatments for patients. I gained a lot of experience with setting expectations, training in healthcare, and the body in general. I am a Certified CoolSculpting Expert, Certified Integrative Holistic Nutrition Coach, and Reiki Master.
My years of experience have helped me with addressing not just the unwanted fat that the patient is concerned with but in the knowledge of the body as a whole. CoolSculpting is an art, and a skill.
What is a typical consultation?
A typical consultation at Davis Cosmetic Plastic Surgery is very thorough. It will last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. The patient will discuss their areas of unwanted fat that they’re concerned with, and we assess and plan a treatment regimen specifically tailored for their needs.
What do most patients coming in ask about?
A lot of patients come in asking for gender neutral areas. The midsection is the most popular. Women want anything from their chin to their knees CoolSculpted. Men mostly want their abdomen or their chest – we have treated the most male chests in the country, along with Flyers legend Bernie Parent.
How does it work?
The technical term of fat freezing is called cryolipolysis, a non-invasive way to break down fat cells in the body, which then shows a reduction of body fat to the treated area. To patients – anything that’s squeezeable is freezeable! Wherever an applicator is attached on the body, it will freeze at least 20% of fat. Your body absorbs it naturally and eliminates it naturally. It takes one to three months to see results.
Who is a good candidate?
Almost everyone is a good candidate. The best ones are patients who have realistic expectations and I can help them reach their goals with CoolSculpting. The great thing about Davis Cosmetic Plastic Surgery is there are many different options for patients. If they are not a candidate for CoolSculpting, they may be a better candidate for a surgical procedure, such as liposuction or BodyTite, or another non-invasive procedure like radiofrequency for skin tightening. Our job is to educate the patient and help them reach their goal through the best option.
Why should I get CoolSculpting done here by a Certified CoolSculpting Expert?
It comes down to experience. We are a Certified CoolSculpting Practice with many success stories, but more than that we care about our patients. It’s about the experience – we offer a full work center so that you don’t have to disconnect if you don’t want to. You can get other procedures done that the same time, such as Botox and fillers! Or, if you want to relax, we also offer and ways to do that all while freezing away your fat.