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Freeze Your Fat with CoolSculpting® at AYA Medical Spa

November 07, 2011 | Atlanta Plastic Surgery, Blog, CoolSculpting, Other, What's New at AYA

Many Atlantans probably have the idea that AYA Medical Spa is a place to treat your face.  Although we offer laser hair removal treatments for any area of the body and vein removal treatments for the legs, our remaining skin care services like microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and Botox® do focus on the face. That is of course until now.  The licensed providers and estheticians of AYA are proud to now offer CoolSculpting®, a non-invasive, non-surgical alternative to liposuction fat reduction.

We know you’re probably reading and thinking “what, liposuction?  I thought I’d have to go over to Atlanta Plastic Surgery for that,” but CoolSculpting® is a little different.  Instead of using cannulas and anesthesia, cold is applied externally to the skin.  The cold targets fat within cells and helps to remove it from the body over the months following treatment, a process known as cryolipolysis.  It’s important to understand, however, that CoolSculpting® is reserved for a very distinct patient, one with very small areas of unwanted, excess fat.

The ideal CoolSculpting® candidate is of a healthy body weight but has a little excess fat that just won’t go away no matter how many crunches or reps they do at the gym.  Therefore, the consultation process is very important for this procedure.  If you aren’t a candidate for CoolSculpting® but are interested in getting rid of unwanted fat through surgical liposuction, AYA is owned and operated through Atlanta Plastic Surgery and can set you up a consultation with one of their board-certified plastic surgeons.

If you are an appropriate candidate for CoolSculpting®, the procedure can be used to remove small amounts of fat from the abdomen, thighs, back, love handles—almost any area of the body. The best part is there’s practically no downtime with this treatment. Not only can you read or talk on the phone during treatment, and you can even safely exercise later that night, just remember to stay hydrated.

Most AYA fat reduction patients start to see results around 2 months following the procedure, but results begin to appear after only three weeks. While one treatment can reduce unwanted fat by 20-40% within 4-6 months, some patients choose to undergo a second treatment to maximize their results.

If you’re looking for a way to polish off your diet and exercise routine, schedule a consultation for CoolSculpting® today. If one of those facial treatments caught your attention from the beginning, take a look at the rest of our website or schedule a complimentary skin analysis to help determine which skin treatment would most benefit you. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for skin care news and specials.