We all wish we could non-invasively spot treat our bodies, eliminating fat from certain areas only, like the love handles, stomach pooch, upper arms, and thighs. Fat deposits here can be especially bothersome and may not respond well to exercise. While liposuction can achieve this, it’s a surgical procedure and many patients are interested in non-invasive treatments instead.
With Coolsculpting in Milwaukee and Madison, Dr. Parkins can eliminate fat from specific problems areas on the body – all without the need for incisions and downtime to recover.
To learn more about Coolsculpting, we invite you to call Parkins Plastic Surgery for a consultation!
How Does Coolsculpting Work?
This treatment uses technology that was developed to harness the effects of cryolipolysis, which destroys fat cells by freezing them. Paddle-type applicators are applied to the skin and gentle suctioning is used to pull the tissue toward them, so the maximum fat freezing effect can be achieved. Harvard researchers created Coolsculpting technology after noticing the development of dimples in children who frequently ate popsicles.
The temperature is calibrated to target only fat cells below the tissue and not adversely impact the skin itself. After freezing the fat, the cells become unstable and die off. They are eventually drained out of the body through the lymphatic system. The result is slimmer body contours and a boost in self-confidence. Best of all, your body naturally eliminates the treated fat, so there is no downtime to recover from surgical fat removal.
Dr. Maida Parkins
Dr. Parkins is committed to providing a unique plastic surgery experience, where patients become friends and feel comfortable expressing their concerns. Dr. Parkins is compassionate and caring in her approach to patient service; she offers a female perspective to help make sure patients feel listened to under her care. Together, she and her staff offer a welcoming environment for patients beginning their aesthetic journey.
When you visit our Lake Country plastic surgery office, you are treated to individualized attention and treatment planning. This ensures you love your results and can enjoy all the benefits of truly customized plastic surgery. Dr. Parkins and her team take great pride in transforming patients’ confidence and wellbeing through aesthetic medicine.
Is Non-Surgical Fat Freezing Right for You?
As there is no need for invasive surgery and general anesthesia, Coolsculpting can be an effective treatment for many patients. Dr. Parkins frequently recommends this procedure for patients who share the following characteristics:
- Unable to spot-eliminate fat with exercise
- Have persistent fat deposits created by aging, pregnancy, or weight loss and gain
- Want sleeker body contours in certain areas
- Want to avoid the downtime associated with surgery
- Aren’t ready for or interested in liposuction
Patients do not have to be at a specific weight or BMI to benefit from Coolsculpting, through Dr. Parkins does recommend patients be at or near their goal weight to see their desired results. Treatment eliminates about 20-25% of fat in targeted areas and should not be considered a weight loss solution. If you are in good general health and want to enjoy a better contoured physique, Dr. Parkins can help.
Call today for your Coolsculpting consultation in Milwaukee!
Amazing. I never doubted that I had an experienced doctor. I loved everyone. Recovery was exactly like she said. I have never regretted the decision for one minute. I went from a fake 36C to a “real” 36DD. Over muscle. Everyone says they don’t even look fake. They feel awesome. I would do anything with Dr. Parkins.
My experience with Dr. Parkins and her staff could not have been better! Not only were my results better than I could have ever imagined, the staff was AMAZING!!! I would recommend them to anyone looking to have these services done. Such a fantastic experience from start to finish and even now, months after!
Dr Parkins and her whole staff were amazing. From day one they make you feel comfortable and confident in yourself they really listen to you. They make you feel like you are thier only patient and they really really pay attention to your concerns. I will and have recommended her to other people she is all the staff is really great.
Dr. Parkins and her staff are amazing. From the begin of my journey to the end all of my questions were answered. The surgery and procedure went great with no complications. I followed the Doctor’s orders, the pain was minimum and the results are far more then my expectations. Never in my wildest dreams would I ever be wearing a bikini again and I did this past summer. I would highly recommend Dr. Parkins and her office for any procedures. I will definitely be seeing her again in the future.
I enjoyed every part of my surgery experience. The staff was friendly, Dr. Parkins was very professional and she made sure I was satisfied with my decision. I had help at very point along the way and I would definitely go back to Dr. Parkins in the future.
Professional, compassionate and dedicated care in and out of the operation room. Excellent results and amazing pre/post operations treatment. Will recommend to everyone whom will like to improve their looks and get a huge self-esteem booster.
The Coolsculpting Procedure and Recovery
Patients love Coolsculpting because the procedure is quick, and they do not need to take time off work or their daily routine to recover from treatment. During the procedure, the applicators are positioned in the areas discussed during your consultation, and patients sit comfortably for about 35 minutes while the machine does its job. You will feel an intense cooling sensation, which may be odd at first, but eventually creates a numbing effect so you can read or watch your favorite shows in comfort.
After the applicators have been removed, lymphatic massage is provided to create best results. This is the only part of the process that may create feelings of discomfort. Dr. Parkins helps patients understand exactly what to expect so they are confident during their appointment. Patients can return home or to work immediately after treatment. Feelings of numbness and tingling may persist for the first few weeks
Over the next few weeks, results develop and mature as the body processes the damaged fat cells and naturally removes them from the treatment areas.
Frequently Asked Questions about Coolsculpting
How Many Treatments do I Need?
This depends on how much fat reduction you would like to achieve and how you respond to treatment. Some patients may achieve their goals with one Coolsculpting session, but most need two or more to meet their expectations. Treating one area takes about 35 minutes. If you are seeking treatment for several areas, you may have a longer appointment or can return for additional appointments to treat extra areas.
How Soon Can I See Results?
The effect of treatment develops over time, as the lymphatic system removes the treated cells. For this reason, your results will not be immediate, as your body needs time to do its job. Patients typically notice a visible change at three to four weeks and see mature results at three months. While this may seem like a long time to wait, patients are excited by watching their new body contours take shape after treatment.
Are Results Permanent?
Fat cells that are removed from the body do not come back. However, existing fat cells can expand. After treatment, if you do gain weight, you will do so proportionately; the treated areas will remain slimmer after your procedure than they would have been if you did not receive Coolsculpting.