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We all suffer from it – stubborn fat that we just can’t seem to be free from. You feel like you exercise and try all of the fad diets, but you still have excess fat on your midsection, thighs, flanks, or neck. In the past, the only option to remedy this problem was liposuction. While liposuction is highly effective, it requires anesthesia, invasive surgery, and a lot of downtime. At the Bougainvillea Clinique, our plastic surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Hartog, is pleased to offer the latest in fat removal treatments – CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared and doesn’t require any invasive surgery, anesthesia or downtime.

At the Bougainvillea Clinique, our CoolSculpting Master Specialist, Melissa Biber, has been performing treatments for over 4 years, and has completed almost 2,000 treatments. Our facility is a CoolSculpting Certified Practice and Michelle Hartog completed the prestigious MBA certification to ensure our patients highest quality of care. If you’d like to hear more about CoolSculpting, please call us at 407-678-3116.

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a procedure that allows our plastic surgeon to safely and effectively help your body naturally remove fat. The CoolSculpting device is placed upon your desired treatment areas and applies cooling technology that effectively freezes your fat cells. Then, over the next few weeks, your body naturally sheds the fat cells leaving you beautiful and slim.

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Who is a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?

The non-invasive CoolSculpting procedure may be just right for you if you have pinchable fat that you would like to spot reduce. Pinchable fat is the kind of fat that sits above the muscle, where we can target it with freezing temperatures. CoolSculpting does not destroy visceral fat. This abdominal fat lies beneath the muscle and can only be reduced with a healthy lifestyle. CoolSculpting is also not a weight loss technique. To get the best aesthetic results from this treatment, you should be near your ideal body weight with a BMI of 30 or lower. The procedure does not have an effect on the skin. Therefore, it is necessary to have good skin elasticity that will enable your skin to smooth with less volume filling it out. Finally, it is necessary to have realistic expectations of the CoolSculpting procedure. When you visit us, your provider will discuss their expected outcome based on your current physical characteristics at the time of your treatment.

You may be a great CoolSculpting candidate if you:

  • Have pinchable subcutaneous fat you want to spot reduce,
  • Are at or near your ideal body weight for your height,
  • Have good tissue elasticity, and
  • Have realistic expectations for your treatment.

The CoolSculpting technology that we use can treat a wide variety of areas. These include the:

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks, aks love handles
  • Muffin top
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • "Banana roll" fat underneath the buttocks
  • Excess fat underneath the chin
  • Bra fat
  • Back fat
  • Upper arms

How Many CoolSculpting Treatments are Needed for Best Results?

CoolSculpting is completely customized to your precise needs. Your provider will plan your treatment program to include between two and six sessions overall. After consulting with one of our experienced providers, you will know what to expect throughout your CoolSculpting process and how to prepare to obtain maximum results.

When Will I See Results from CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting works by triggering natural fat cell death and elimination. It can take several weeks to realize the final outcome of your program. However, you might begin to visualize slimming and contouring effects after just two or three weeks. Although not a requirement of treatment, an active lifestyle and healthy eating habits can help accelerate and optimize your results.

Is CoolSculpting Painful?

The CoolSculpting technology has improved over time to enhance the treatment experience. Your treatment sessions should not be painful at all. You can expect a tugging sensation to occur when your provider applies the applicator to the area of focus. As fatty tissue is cooled, you might feel tingling and aching or cramping. These sensations typically go away very quickly. By 10 minutes into your treatment, the target area should be completely numb. As your nerves "come back to life," those aching or cramping sensations may return. This should be mild enough not to interfere with your normal activities. You may even want to exercise soon after your treatment!

Is CoolSculpting Safe?

CoolSculpting technology is FDA-cleared for cosmetic, non-surgical body contouring. The procedure is non-invasive and carefully monitored to ensure the safety of the skin. Aside from a very slight risk of paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (less than 1%), CoolSculpting generally incurs subtle, temporary side effects.

Do I Need Time to Recover after CoolSculpting?

You can expect to quickly return to your normal activities after your CoolSculpting sessions without discomfort or noticeable side effects.

What are the Benefits of DualSculpting?

The Bougainvillea Clinique’s CoolSculpting Suite wass the first medical office in Central Florida with two CoolSculpting machines offering twice the results in half the time. This means that we can treat more than one area at a time. Typically, an office only has one CoolSculpting device, so you have to schedule multiple appointments to have multiple locations treated.

With DualSculpting, you can enjoy the benefits of CoolSculpting on two of your troublesome areas at a time. During the short treatments, most patients spend their time relaxing, taking advantage of our wi-fi, reading, or catching up on their favorite shows with our SmartTV.

CoolSculpting Before & After Photos:

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The results of CoolSculpting usually show up within 6-12 weeks* and patients experience a dramatic decrease in fat in their treated areas. If you believe that you want to lose even more fat, you can schedule additional sessions. Dr. Hartog will help you create a personalized plan for your treatment in order to maximize results. Also, since CoolSculpting is completely non-surgical, you will typically be able to return to your normal activities immediately.

coolsculpting case 2

Who is a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?

The non-invasive CoolSculpting procedure may be just right for you if you have pinchable fat that you would like to spot reduce. Pinchable fat is the kind of fat that sits above the muscle, where we can target it with freezing temperatures. CoolSculpting does not destroy visceral fat. This abdominal fat lies beneath the muscle and can only be reduced with a healthy lifestyle. CoolSculpting is also not a weight loss technique. To get the best aesthetic results from this treatment, you should be near your ideal body weight with a BMI of 30 or lower. The procedure does not have an effect on the skin. Therefore, it is necessary to have good skin elasticity that will enable your skin to smooth with less volume filling it out. Finally, it is necessary to have realistic expectations of the CoolSculpting procedure. When you visit us, your provider will discuss their expected outcome based on your current physical characteristics at the time of your treatment.

You may be a great CoolSculpting candidate if you:

  • Have pinchable subcutaneous fat you want to spot reduce,
  • Are at or near your ideal body weight for your height,
  • Have good tissue elasticity, and
  • Have realistic expectations for your treatment.

The CoolSculpting technology that we use can treat a wide variety of areas. These include the:

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks, aks love handles
  • Muffin top
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • "Banana roll" fat underneath the buttocks
  • Excess fat underneath the chin
  • Bra fat
  • Back fat
  • Upper arms

How Many CoolSculpting Treatments are Needed for Best Results?

CoolSculpting is completely customized to your precise needs. Your provider will plan your treatment program to include between two and six sessions overall. After consulting with one of our experienced providers, you will know what to expect throughout your CoolSculpting process and how to prepare to obtain maximum results.

When Will I See Results from CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting works by triggering natural fat cell death and elimination. It can take several weeks to realize the final outcome of your program. However, you might begin to visualize slimming and contouring effects after just two or three weeks. Although not a requirement of treatment, an active lifestyle and healthy eating habits can help accelerate and optimize your results.

Is CoolSculpting Painful?

The CoolSculpting technology has improved over time to enhance the treatment experience. Your treatment sessions should not be painful at all. You can expect a tugging sensation to occur when your provider applies the applicator to the area of focus. As fatty tissue is cooled, you might feel tingling and aching or cramping. These sensations typically go away very quickly. By 10 minutes into your treatment, the target area should be completely numb. As your nerves "come back to life," those aching or cramping sensations may return. This should be mild enough not to interfere with your normal activities. You may even want to exercise soon after your treatment!

Is CoolSculpting Safe?

CoolSculpting technology is FDA-cleared for cosmetic, non-surgical body contouring. The procedure is non-invasive and carefully monitored to ensure the safety of the skin. Aside from a very slight risk of paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (less than 1%), CoolSculpting generally incurs subtle, temporary side effects.

Do I Need Time to Recover after CoolSculpting?

You can expect to quickly return to your normal activities after your CoolSculpting sessions without discomfort or noticeable side effects.

Schedule Your CoolSculpting Consultation Today

If you’re ready to be rid of excessive fat on your body, schedule your CoolSculpting consultation. Now is the time to love the way you look and our plastic surgeon specializes in just that. Dr. Hartog has decades of experience helping members of the Orlando and Winter Park communities achieve their aesthetic goals and can help you too. Contact us today by filling out the contact form on this page or calling 407-678-3116.

*CoolSculpting results may vary per person.

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