Innovative CoolSculpting is a fat cell diminishing treatment created to sculpt and mold the body by targeting tough fat without resorting to more invasive procedures. The technique employs the application of regulated cooling, also known as cryolipolysis, to freeze fat cells so they may be organically expelled from your body to create a slimmer silhouette. At Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa in Santa Rosa, CA guided by plastic surgeons Drs. Francisco Canales and Heather Furnas, we offer advanced CoolSculpting to help you realize your plastic surgery goals. Schedule an appointment for more information about CoolSculpting and find out if this treatment is the right one for you.
"I have known Dr. Furnas for many years and just had my second surgery with her. The first was an upper eyelid surgery when I was 51 and now, at age 68, I had a facelift, CO2 laser and fat injections. I was out and about one week post surgery and back at the gym after 2 weeks. The results are amazing (and subtle) and my friends are impressed....those that know that is. For such a lot of surgery, it was a non event. At week 3, other than a bit of residual redness from the laser, I am fully back in my life. Thank you Heather, you continue to amaze."- R.R. / Yelp / Feb 22, 2019
"I have known Dr. Furnas for many years and just had my second surgery with her. The first was an upper eyelid surgery when I was 51 and now, at age 68, I had a facelift, CO2 laser and fat injections. I was out and about one week post surgery and back at the gym after 2 weeks. The results are amazing (and subtle) and my friends are impressed....those that know that is.For such a lot of surgery, it was a non event. At week 3, other than a bit of residual redness from the laser, I am fully back in my life.Thank you Heather, you continue to amaze."- R.P. / Google / Feb 22, 2019
"Recently I had to go in to get a Capsular contracture. In Layman terms it means my skin easily stretches. So my perfect breast augmentation done by the amazing Dr Furnas about 3 years ago started to hang lower then my pocket. They use a mesh if needed to give my skin a little more back bone and extra sutures! They are perfect! I would say it’s like having the breasts I had as a teen....But I never had any so I wouldn’t know. LOL All I know is I’m beyond grateful. Im beyond happy with the results. And my confidence has a little more boost. My post op was quicker then the first time as well. I was up and moving the same day!!! I came in and Dr Furnas and her team gave me better results tan I could have ever imagined.?? Thank you Dr Furnas and psa, I love you."- A.H. / Google / Feb 19, 2019
"Dr. Canelis and his staff are amazing and anyone who goes to them are in the best hands! He truly cares about his patients desires and listens so he is able to give his patients the best possible results. Can’t thank him enough!"- C.R. / Google / Feb 18, 2019
"Dr Canales and his staff are absolutely outstanding! Dr Canales did a superb job at making sure all my questions and concerns were addressed on top of his amazing work !! I highly recommend Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa & Allegro MedSpa"- T.M. / Facebook / Jan 25, 2019
Although this noninvasive procedure has shown to be beneficial with both men and women of different age groups, those who will benefit the most from CoolSculpting:
- Are at or near their ideal weight
- Struggle with difficult areas of fat that don't respond to exercise and diet efforts
- Don't want or are not good candidates for more invasive procedures
- Understand realistic goals for the results of their procedure
During your procedure, a gel pad and CoolSculpting applicator are used on the treatment area and cryolipolysis will start. The cooling technology, delivered by the applicator, will begin to attack and paralyze the fat. You will likely experience a cold sensation at the time of your procedure, but this does not typically create pain. Since the CoolSculpting applicator uses suction to pull the targeted fat toward the predetermined treatment area, you may experience a small amount of pulling or stinging, but these will be completely normal sensations.
What to Expect
Since CoolSculpting is noninvasive, you can expect to return to your daily activities following your procedure. In most cases, patients can return to school or work immediately after their treatment. Symptoms of the treatment can include redness, swelling, bruising, stinging, and discomfort of the treated site. These symptoms are short-lived and usually fade in the days after your treatment. Expect to notice results within three weeks while you will see the most obvious and dramatic results 1 – 3 months following your CoolSculpting procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions
Just how much will CoolSculpting cost?
The expense of CoolSculpting varies based upon the number of sessions recommended and the quantity of fat that you wish to have removed. At your consultation, we'll discuss your cosmetic goals to decide the most appropriate course of action to achieve those results. We'll also speak with you regarding any out-of-pocket expenses.
How does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting involves using a monitored temperature to destroy fat cells in predetermined body parts for treatment. Basically, it cools the cells while they die. The cells are subsequently broken up by your body and released through natural bodily functions.
Is CoolSculpting safe?
CoolSculpting is a minimally invasive, topical procedure where the apparatus is applied to your skin's surface. With this procedure, there's generally no need for a healing period. You might notice some minor swelling and discoloration immediately following the session but that usually subsides in around one week.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions needed to achieve your desired outcome will be determined during your consultation. For many patients, just one treatment is sufficient while others might require more, depending on the quantity of fat being addressed. The number of sessions depends on your aesthetic objectives and if you have larger layers of fat in target sections.
Can the fat cells grow back?
While the affected fat cells will not regrow, brand new fat cells could form. In addition, weight gain can greatly influence your results. So in order to keep your desired effects, it's important to stick to a proper diet plan and workout regimen.
No body is perfect and each of us has things we wish to change, such as specific areas of fat that will not respond to exercise and a healthy diet. Due to technological advances, it is no longer necessary to decide between dealing with the undesired fat and undergoing liposuction. Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa is excited to offer Santa Rosa, CA residents CoolSculpting procedures to minimize sections of difficult fat without invasive procedures for a smaller, tauter body contour. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas to find out if you qualify for CoolSculpting or whether a different treatment would better help you meet your aesthetic goals.