360 Medical Weight Specialists
Anne Gartner, D.O.
Weight Management Specialist located in Walnut Creek, CA
Even if you’ve lost weight following a healthy diet and exercise program, some bulges on your body may not budge. Dr. Anne Gartner at 360 Medical Weight Specialists in Walnut Creek, California, not only helps you lose weight following an effective weight-loss plan, but can also get rid of the stubborn pockets of fat left behind with CoolSculpting®. To learn more about CoolSculpting and how it can contour your shape, call the office or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.
Coolsculpting Q & A
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a noninvasive body contouring system that gets rid of stubborn pockets of fat without surgery via advanced cooling technology. Dr. Gartner at 360 Medical Weight Specialists can use this technology to improve the shape of your:
- Inner and outer thighs
- Upper arms
CoolSculpting is liposuction without the expense of surgery or need for downtime.
How does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling to freeze the fat cells under your skin. Once frozen, the cells crystallize and die. Over time, your body processes these dead fat cells and eliminates them from your body.
Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting?
Dr. Gartner determines if you’re a good candidate for CoolSculpting after an examination and review of your lifestyle and health history. CoolSculpting isn’t a weight-loss tool, but a body shaping tool that helps trim away stubborn areas of fat that resisted your diet and exercise efforts.
If you’re struggling with your weight, Dr. Gartner can tailor a safe and effective weight-loss plan to help you meet your goals. Once you’re at or near your ideal weight, then you can revisit treatments with CoolSculpting.
What can I expect during treatment?
You may feel an intense coolness during the first few minutes of treatment, but the coolness disappears as the treatment area numbs. After treatment, which can take 30 to 60 minutes, you may feel a tingling sensation as the feeling returns to the cooled area. You can massage the skin to help reduce any discomfort.
The number of treatments you need depends on your body-shaping goals. Dr. Gartner develops a treatment plan before you get started so you know what to expect.
You can go right back to your usual activities following CoolSculpting treatment.
What happens after treatment?
You may notice an improvement in your body shape within three weeks of treatment. But it can take your body as long as six months to flush out all the destroyed fat cells and for you to see the full effects of treatment.
Dr. Gartner recommends you continue to follow your weight-maintenance program after CoolSculpting treatment to help you maintain your sculpted body.
To get started with CoolSculpting, call 360 Medical Weight Specialists, or use the online booking button to schedule an appointment.