If you have areas of fat that do not seem to respond to diet and exercise, CoolSculpting® may be able to help. The procedure selectively eliminates fat cells and re-shapes trouble-spots, all without surgery or downtime.
Dr. Lenore Sikorski offers CoolSculpting for patients in the Mission Viejo and Orange County area as a safe and effective body contouring procedure. It is one of the several advanced technologies that Natural Image OC provides to give patients the most comfortable experience and best-quality outcomes possible.
If you are exploring fat reduction procedures, we invite you to learn more about CoolSculpting and Dr. Sikorski’s approach. With more than twenty years of experience in cosmetic and dermatological procedures, she will bring a high level of expertise and patient-centered care to your treatment.
An Overview of CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting contours targeted areas of your body by reducing pockets of fat. While it isn’t a weight-loss procedure, CoolSculpting can significantly tighten and tone your figure.
The technology is FDA-cleared for use in the abdomen, flanks, inner thighs, outer thighs, and double chin. Dr. Sikorski’s CoolSculpting patients in Mission Viejo and Orange County have also had success reducing and eliminating bra rolls, armpit fat, and belly fat.
During the treatment:
- Dr. Sikorski uses CoolSculpting to freeze targeted fat cells.
- The fat cells die off and are absorbed into your body. Your surrounding tissue is undamaged.
- Since the fat cells don’t grow back, the treated area takes on a new, improved contour.
Because of CoolSculpting’s effectiveness, Dr. Sikorski often recommends the treatment as a less invasive alternative to liposuction.
The Benefits of CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting offers a variety of advantages over other body sculpting procedures.
Safety. CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared and well established among cosmetic surgeons and medical practices.
Non-invasiveness. Mission Viejo and Orange County CoolSculpting patients have no downtime or recovery, unlike liposuction patients.
Speed. Since a treatment cycle takes about one hour, Dr. Sikorski can often see patients over their lunch break and have them back in time for work and other daily activities.
Duration and effectiveness. Fat cells are gone for good, and the treatment offers visible, significant improvement.
Comfort. Even our more pain-sensitive Mission Viejo and Orange County patients don’t have a problem with the treatment. Most tell us that CoolSculpting creates an immediate cold sensation for about 15 seconds until numbness sets in.
Your Initial Consultation
During your office visit, Dr. Sikorski will talk with you about different options for body contouring, including CoolSculpting. Patient education is extremely important to our practice; we want those in our care to have the information they need to make the right decision about treatment.
Knowing the number and sizes of the areas of concern will help in determining the approach. For example, if your treatment areas are larger, CoolSculpting may be more expensive than liposuction, but the downtime liposuction requires may make your costs comparable.
Additionally, some CoolSculpting patients in Mission Viejo and Orange County require multiple treatment sessions, either because of the amount of fat they want to remove or because they are targeting several areas. Dr. Sikorski can discuss these issues and help you choose the approach that works best for your needs.
Your Experience with CoolSculpting
There are no needles or incisions with CoolSculpting. During your treatment:
- Dr. Sikorski will apply a gel pad and applicator to the targeted area.
- You’ll feel tugging as the device draws fatty tissue into the applicator. A cooling sensation around the area will follow.
- You are free to read, check your mobile device, or even nap to pass the time.
You should be able to return to normal activities afterward. You may notice some temporary numbness, redness, or tenderness in the treated area, which should resolve within a few hours. Some patients require up to two weeks for these symptoms to go away. The benefits of CoolSculpting—trimmer, more firmly contoured features—should be permanent if you maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
Costs of Cosmetic Surgery
At Natural Image OC in the Mission Viejo and Orange County area, we maintain a top-level integrated, AAAHC accredited outpatient surgery center. This helps reduce the costs of cosmetic surgery because we are not tied to the additional costs of a satellite surgical center, nor do any “overtime” costs that can accrue from extra surgery time or anesthesiologist fees. In the end, this can save up to 25% over what many surgeries might cost elsewhere.
Your Consultation Visit
Enjoy a relaxing visit to our office where you can ask questions, meet our staff, take a tour of our office and surgical suite and view additional photo results of our patients.
Your consultation assessment is with Dr. Sikorski, not an impersonal or commissioned sales person. Fees and procedure preparations are discussed with our patient coordinator, who will detail the surgical experience with you.
Schedule an appointment to learn more about CoolSculpting and Natural Image OC’s other solutions. Contact our Mission Viejo and Orange County practice online or by phone at (949) 448-0487.