CoolSculpting is an alternative to liposuction. This nonsurgical body contouring procedure helps patients eliminate pockets of fat from various areas around the body.
“There are many options when it comes to surgical body contouring procedures, but I wanted to offer a less-invasive solution for patients who don’t want plastic surgery,” Dr. Chang says.
CoolSculpting uses a controlled cooling process to freeze fat cells without damaging the surrounding skin or tissue.
“During treatment, my patients can sit back and relax, since there is typically no pain during CoolSculpting treatment,” Dr. Chang says. “Following treatment, the skin might appear red or bruised, but this will disappear within a couple of weeks.”
CoolSculpting is often used as a complementary treatment for procedures such as breast augmentation or a tummy tuck. Combining procedures is a popular way to achieve more dramatic results.
“CoolSculpting can be performed at the same time as another treatment, or shortly after,” Dr. Chang says. “Patients often use the combination of procedures to restore their appearance after pregnancy or a major weight loss.”
CoolSculpting differs from liposuction in that it doesn’t require incisions or anesthesia.
“Although liposuction is an excellent way to lose more substantial pockets of fat, many patients are able to achieve the results they want with CoolSculpting,” Dr. Chang says. “The best way to determine which procedure is right for you is to make an appointment for a consultation and discuss your goals with a qualified plastic surgeon.”
As a board-certified plastic surgeon in Baltimore, Dr. Chang uses his advanced training to create results that complement each patient’s body and lifestyle.
“It is always my goal to create natural looking results for every patient, and to highlight a person’s body contours,” Dr. Chang says.