Buckhead Facial Plastic Surgery
1218 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30327
Monday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Our Atlanta practice offers nonsurgical CoolSculpting to help active women and men tone areas of their bodies that have stubborn pockets of fat. Patients who exercise and stick to a healthy diet can get frustrated by these bulges. The FDA-approved CoolSculpting fat reduction treatment is a no-downtime procedure that destroys targeted fat cells by freezing them without damaging the skin or tissues.
CoolSculpting is an ideal body contouring procedure for men and women who are generally fit but want to eliminate excess fat from their "love handles", belly, inner and outer thighs, or arms. Our team creates a customized treatment plan targeting specific areas based on your concerns and aesthetic goals. The applicator is positioned on your skin and the fat is then squeezed between 2 cooling panels. Most patients say it feels like the skin is being tugged and that the initial sensation of extreme cold lasts fewer than 5 minutes. Many patients work on laptops, scroll through their mobile devices, or even take naps during the procedure.
Depending on the number of treatment areas targeted during the session, the procedure can last from 1 to 4 hours. For example, if you treat the flanks (love handles) and the upper and lower abdomen, each treatment area takes about an hour to complete. Treatment of the inner thigh can take 1 hour, and outer thighs can take 2 hours.
After removing the applicator, a member of our med spa team then massages the area. Because CoolSculpting is noninvasive, most patients return to their daily routines almost immediately, but don't plan on strenuous exercise for at least a couple of days. Expect some bruising and swelling, but those side effects are minor and resolve on their own.
The cost of CoolSculpting depends on the number of treatment areas addressed and can vary from practice to practice. The price typically starts at $1,500 and is based on the areas treated and the number of sessions required to meet your goals.
For patients who want more dramatic results, or want to target smaller areas such as the neck, we offer Lipotherme™ laser liposuction.
Noticeable results typically take about 3 weeks to show up as the frozen fat cells die off and are absorbed into the body naturally. Some patients meet their goals after just 1 treatment, but many men and women schedule a second treatment session at least a month later. Even though it takes about an hour to treat a single area, few patients want only a single side or thigh treated, so you should plan on at least 2 hours for a treatment session. More time is needed to address multiple treatment areas.
Dr. Theresa M. Jarmuz is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon offering various surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. To learn more about CoolSculpting or other procedures offered at our med spa in Atlanta, request your consultation online, or call the Buckhead Facial Plastic Surgery office at (404) 233-3937.