Cool off Period

State-of-the-art nonsurgical procedure freezes away stubborn fat.

The fact that all three of her children are actively involved in competitive athletics comes as no surprise to Lana*. After all, this 40-year-old nurse liaison has always been quite active and athletic herself.

“I was involved in gymnastics from the time I was four until I was a junior in high school, and I also played tennis and volleyball,” Lana says. “Even after I got older and got married, my husband and I used to dance competitively.

“With the kids and everything we didn’t have the time to devote to it that a lot of other couples did, but it was something we enjoyed doing and had a lot of fun with. My biggest activity nowadays is watching my children’s games.”

Lana recently had to devote some time between watching games to resolving an aesthetic issue with her arms that she first took note of after seeing a photo a friend had taken of her and her daughter.

“There’s always that one picture that you look at and say, oh my goodness, how did I let it go this far?” Lana says. “For me, it was a photo where I looked at my arms and thought they belonged to another woman. I thought, that’s not me.

“For whatever reason my arms have always been a bit of a problem area for me. After being a gymnast and dancing, I lost muscle in them and even when I worked out, it was hard for me to reshape them and get them to where I was proud of them again.”

Lana’s pride prompted a search for a solution that began with her asking some associates in the medical field if they knew of a treatment that could resolve the problem. One of those associates suggested not only a treatment but a practice that provided it.

That practice is Physicians Body Sculpting in Melbourne, where Michael Wolfington, MD, and his staff offer a variety of anti-aging and rejuvenating services for the body and mind, including the aesthetic treatment known as CoolSculpting®.

Cloud Nine

Referred to clinically as cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting is a unique FDA-approved nonsurgical cosmetic treatment that is designed to remove visible areas of body fat through a process where fat cells are destroyed through a controlled freezing process.

It can be used to treat nine different problem areas of the body where fat collects, including under the chin and jawline, around the abdomen and flanks, under the buttocks, across the back, inside and outside the thighs and beneath the upper arms.

Delivered through paneled applicators that use vacuum pressure to draw the fatty tissue away from the body, the CoolSculpting process stimulates the fat cells by cooling them, which sparks their destruction and eventual removal from the body.

As it does for all new patients, Lana’s experience at Physicians Body Sculpting began with a free consultation during which she expressed her concerns and Dr. Wolfington suggested a treatment designed to correct them.

Like with Lana’s friend, Dr. Wolfington suggested she try CoolSculpting, which does not affect muscle, nerves or skin and is aided by a short post-treatment massaging period during which the fat cells are broken down.

“Once the fat cells are broken down,” Dr. Wolfington explains, “the contents come out and then, over a period of a couple of months, those contents are reabsorbed by the body and flushed out. It’s a very safe and effective procedure.”

Effective is precisely how Lana describes CoolSculpting. About three weeks after undergoing a single 45-minute treatment, she began to see results that made her feel much better about herself.

Not only did I see a difference, I felt a difference,” she raves. “My shirts were no longer tight on my arms, so there was a big difference in terms of comfort. And my arms looked stronger, not like leg chops from someone else.

“For me the results have been spectacular, so I definitely recommend CoolSculpting. And I definitely recommend Physicians Body Sculpting. They did a great job. They really killed it.”

*Patient’s name withheld at her request.
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