CoolSculpting® (Nonsurgical Fat Reduction with Cryolipolysis) – Metairie and New Orleans, LA*

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About CoolSculpting

Innovative CoolSculpting is a noninvasive fat diminishing treatment designed to sculpt and mold your body by freezing away tough fat cells without resorting to more invasive procedures. The technique includes the use of regulated cooling (cryolipolysis) to freeze fat cells so they may be naturally expelled from your body to reveal a leaner physique. At A Woman Plastic Surgeon in Metairie, LA, guided by plastic surgeon Dr. Cynthia Mizgala, we offer state-of-the-art CoolSculpting to help you meet your aesthetic goals. Schedule a consultation with Robin Brock, our CoolSculpting expert who has years of experience and has completed CoolSculpting university. 

Ideal Candidates

Although this procedure has proven successful with women and men of different ages, those who will benefit the most from CoolSculpting:

  • Are within 30 pounds of their goal weight
  • Struggle with stubborn areas of fat that do not respond to exercise and diet efforts
  • Don't want or are not good candidates for more invasive procedures
  • Have realistic expectations for the outcome of their treatment

Procedure Technique

After your consultation with Dr. Mizgala or Robin Brock, an experienced aesthetician to organize your CoolSculpting treatments, your procedure will be planned. During your procedure, the CoolSculpting handpiece and a special gel pad will be applied to the desired area and controlled cooling will start. The cooling, delivered by the applicator, will begin to attack and freeze the fat cells. You will likely feel coolness at the time of your treatment, but this does not typically cause great discomfort. As the CoolSculpting applicator uses suction to pull the fat into the predetermined treatment area, you can expect to feel a small amount of tugging or pinching, but these are normal sensations. To finish the treatment, a massaging technique is used to optimize results. 

What to Expect

Since CoolSculpting is noninvasive, you can expect to return to normal activities following your treatment. Typically, you can return to work immediately following your treatment. Side effects of the procedure usually include stinging, redness, swelling, bruising, and discomfort of the treated site. These side effects are temporary and usually subside in the days following your procedure. Expect to notice results in as little as three weeks, while you will see the most obvious and dramatic results 1 – 3 months after your CoolSculpting treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does CoolSculpting cost?
The expense of CoolSculpting varies based on the number of areas you wish to have treated. During your consultation, we will discuss your cosmetic goals to create the best course of treatment to achieve optimal results. 

How does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting works by applying a controlled temperature to destroy fat cells in selected body parts. Essentially, it freezes the fat cells until they die. The cells are then broken down by the body and expelled through natural functions.

Is CoolSculpting safe?
CoolSculpting is a completely noninvasive, external treatment in which the device is applied to the skin’s surface. With this procedure, there's absolutely no need for a recovery period. You may experience some slight swelling, discoloration, and some soreness immediately after treatment, but this usually only lasts for about a week.

How many treatment sessions will I need?
The number of treatments recommended to accomplish your desired results will be discussed during your initial consultation. For some patients, only one treatment is enough, but other patients may need more treatment sessions, depending on the amount of fat they wish to lose. The number of treatments is dependent on your aesthetic goals and if there are thicker layers of fat in target areas. In general, one CoolSculpting treatment is expected to eliminate up to 25% of the fat cells in the area treated.

Do the fat cells grow back?
While the destroyed fat cells will not regenerate, new fat cells could form with excess weight gain and will greatly influence your results. Therefore, in order to maintain optimal results, it is advised that you adhere to a healthy diet and exercise routine.

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Procedure Details

Average Cost  
$725 - $1,000
Recovery Time  
None
Average Procedure Time  
35-45 minutes per area
Post-op Follow-up  
8 Weeks and 12 Weeks
Procedure Recovery Location  
Home
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Slimmer Contour

Nobody has the perfect physique and we all have things we wish to change, like stubborn areas of fat that will not respond to exercise and a healthy diet. Due to modern technology, you no longer have to choose between living with the undesired fat or undergoing surgery. A Woman Plastic Surgeon is excited to offer Metairie, LA women and men CoolSculpting treatments to minimize areas of stubborn fat without invasive procedures. Schedule a CoolSculpting consultation with Dr. Mizgala and her experienced aesthetician, Robin Brock, to find out if you are an ideal candidate for CoolSculpting or if another procedure would better help you meet your aesthetic goals. As a board-certified plastic surgeon who offers many fat reduction procedures that are available today, she is the ideal person to consult with about all the options she may recommend based on your anatomy, your goals, your possible downtime, and your budget.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.