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.
Certain areas of the body resist our best efforts to retain a trim, youthful appearance. Exercise and sticking to a healthy diet sometimes don't help us get rid of stubborn pockets of fat. One option for treating these areas is often preferred because it is non-invasive: non-surgical CoolSculpting at our Atlanta practice. The CoolSculpting system is an FDA-approved device that targets fatty areas and kills fat cells by freezing them. Little to no recovery time is needed, and the long-lasting results make CoolSculpting one of the most popular body contouring procedures in Atlanta and around the nation.
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.
For men and women who are generally fit but want to eliminate "love handles" or belly fat, CoolSculpting is an ideal body contouring procedure. Once you and our team have decided on the area to target, the device is positioned on your skin. Bulging fat is then squeezed between 2 cooling panels; most patients say it feels like the skin is being tugged. Many patients are able to work on laptops or even take a nap during the procedure. The treatment lasts about an hour. Because it's non-invasive, most patients can return to their daily routines almost immediately. There is occasional bruising and swelling.
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. Others decide to target additional areas in subsequent treatments, which last anywhere from 1 to 3 hours, depending on the part of the body being targeted.