Your body will undoubtedly experience many changes throughout your lifetime. Whether you have gained or lost weight, had children or suffered from a medical condition, your body will alter in size, shape and overall appearance. Some of these changes are tolerable, and might even be welcome, giving your look a touch of well-earned maturity. However, some of these developments can significantly detract from your appearance, leaving you feeling self-conscious or even uncomfortable far too often.

One of the most common unwanted features in the body, as we grow older, are pockets of excess body fat. When it comes to the accumulation of this fat in your body, you can begin to feel the effects of self-consciousness right away. Fatty bulges can quickly obscure your natural and attractive physique. Surgery is one common treatment method, but only those who are willing to undergo invasive techniques and experience some downtime will seek out procedures like liposuction or abdominoplasty. Others may desire nonsurgical methods.

Now, CoolSculpting is available. This revolutionary treatment was designed for those who want to eliminate fat permanently — without incisions, anesthesia or downtime. You can find out whether the procedure is right for you during a consultation at the Dr. Clayman’s Plastic Surgery Center and Miracle Spa, conveniently located for the benefits of Jacksonville, Florida area residents. The treatment offers substantial, permanent fat reduction in an FDA-approved treatment. Learn more about CoolSculpting now.

How does CoolSculpting work?

CoolSculpting uses freezing technology, called cryolipolysis, to destroy fat cells and eliminate them from the body. Rather than use thermal energy to melt away fat or surgical excision to remove fatty tissues, the procedure cools the fat to a point where it leaves the body over a period of time.

CoolSculpting can tackle unwanted fat through an applicator designed for specific treatment areas. When administered, the device pulls the fatty area outward and applies cryolipolisis. The cooling process immediately freezes fat cells, which your body will start to eliminate. Over time, your body will no longer excess fat covering up your body contours, and you’ll be able to enjoy a much slimmer profile.

Why consider CoolSculpting?

In some areas, fat can complement the contours of your body. In others, however, it can upset your appearance and cause issues with your self-image. CoolSculpting is effective if you have one or more regions of fat that remain unresponsive to your personal efforts. As much as you may eat a balanced diet or exercise, you may not be seeing the results you want. Particular pockets of fat may not budge, even as the rest of you loses weight. If you would rather receive minimally invasive treatment, as opposed to surgery, then CoolSculpting may be the right treatment option.

Your CoolSculpting Consultation

Fat can distribute itself in one location or several, and it’s important to determine the treatment areas that will require the most work. Because your body is unique, a consultation with a medical clinician in the Miracle Spa will help you learn how CoolSculpting can benefit you.

During a physical examination, your clinician will locate the areas that need treatment. It’s also useful to express your cosmetic concerns and discuss your expectations for CoolSculpting. Together, you and your clinician can design a treatment plan that encompasses your aesthetic goals.

Which areas of my body can CoolSculpting treat?

CoolSculpting can treat the body areas that cause men and women the most concern, where stubborn deposits of fat develop that diet and exercise can’t touch. If you don’t like the look of any of the following body areas, you may be a good candidate for a CoolSculpting treatment.

CoolSculpting can improve:

  • Abdominal region
  • Upper back (“bra rolls”)
  • Lower back
  • Buttocks
  • Flanks (“love handles”)
  • Behind the upper arms
  • Fat beneath the chin (submental fat)

How many sessions will I need?

Most patients who receive CoolSculpting require only one session, but you can discuss secondary treatments once you receive the full results from your initial procedure. Because the elimination of treated fat cells is a gradual process, it may take several weeks for your results to take effect, but as they do, you will notice a continual, attractive progression towards the body contours you want. It is safe to have additional CoolSculpting treatments if you need them, and Dr. Clayman can create a treatment plan of optimally-spaced sessions to get you the results you want.

What is a CoolSculpting treatment like?

Virtually all of our patients who have a CoolSculpting treatment find it extremely comfortable to have and can easily relax during their brief sessions. After Dr. Clayman confirms the areas to be treated, a technician will gently pass the CoolSculpting wand device over your body and controlled cooling will be applied. To ensure even and continuous coverage of these areas, your skin will be gently suctioned into the device throughout treatment. This, too, is well tolerated by our patients. While you have your CoolSculpting treatment, you can read your emails or a book, listen to music, or watch a show on your mobile device, and before long, your procedure will be complete. CoolSculpting takes only about 30 minutes to perform, making it one of the most convenient body sculpting treatments you can have.

Will I have to go through recovery?

CoolSculpting does not have any downtime, which is one of the greatest benefits of this unique treatment. You will notice some differences in your body where you have had a CoolSculpting procedure immediately after your office visit, however. For example, you may experience some temporary swelling, stiffness, redness and numbness in treated areas. These are not a sign of problems with your CoolSculpting treatment, just short-lived, natural symptoms that will fade in a few days. The symptoms are mild enough that you can drive immediately after you have your CoolSculpting treatment and do anything else that your day requires. CoolSculpting offers our patients the convenience they demand and which few other treatments provide.

What results can I expect?

CoolSculpting can deliver dramatic results. In treated areas, unwanted fat can be reduced by up to 20 to 25 percent, and this fat reduction directly translates into visibly slimmer and more toned body contours that help you look great. Clothes will fit better and you can enjoy genuinely flaunt-worthy curves when you hit the pool or beach. Most patients are satisfied with a single CoolSculpting treatment, but some patients may require additional sessions to get the look they want. Talk to Dr. Clayman about the best timing to have additional sessions to enhance your results. Whether you need one or more treatments, you will soon be enjoying a body that looks like you’ve been hitting the gym instead of your doctor’s office.

How long will my CoolSculpting results last? CoolSculpting results are permanent. Once CoolSculpting freezes your unwanted fat cells, they die, and your body will not replace them. In the weeks that follow your CoolSculpting treatment, your body will expel these dead fat cells for good. Few treatments offer genuinely permanent results, but CoolSculpting does. Patients should note that, if they do not maintain a healthy active lifestyle which includes diet and exercise, they can gain weight back in other body areas that have not been treated by CoolSculpting. However, you will never gain weight back where you have had CoolSculpting, however. To get the best, long-lasting results, continue to stay active and maintain a healthy weight.

Why you should have your CoolSculpting treatment at Dr. Clayman’s Plastic Surgery Center and Miracle Spa!

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No cosmetic treatment should be selected or had without a considerable amount of thought beforehand. Even if you are contemplating only non-invasive procedures, you should do your research and ask many questions during your consultations. Will this treatment improve my concerns? Is it safe? Are there any contraindications? When will I see results and how long will they last?

Also, behind every successful procedure is a well-qualified doctor who can accurately assess the needs of his patients and competently perform each treatment. It’s imperative that each patient ask these additional questions, too. Is my doctor board-certified? How long has he been in practice? Can he share evidence, from past patients, of satisfying results?

Board-certified surgeon Dr. Loren Clayman has served Jacksonsville-area patients for over two decades, performing a wide variety of treatments and procedures ranging the gamut from skincare to surgery. With training at some of the most well-respected medical institutions in the country and a track record of success, Dr. Clayman is the provider of choice for residents of Northeast Florida.

Call Dr. Clayman’s offices now for your CoolSculpting consultation!

Total-body confidence is no longer out of reach. If you have struggled to obtain the body curves you’ve seen in the media and know you want, you can now achieve them with a CoolSculpting body contouring treatment performed at Dr. Clayman’s Plastic Surgery Center and Miracle Spa. CoolSculpting offers patients industry-leading effectiveness and convenience, and when combined with the experience and recommendations of a well-qualified board-certified plastic surgeon, you might not be able to keep yourself from looking in the mirror — in a good way!

For more information about a CoolSculpting treatment or other body contouring procedures, such as a tummy tuck or mommy makeover, call Dr. Loren Clayman’s office at Dr. Clayman’s Plastic Surgery Center and Miracle Spa today! The number is 904-388-6110.