Gone are the days of worrying about packing on the “freshman fifteen”. Amidst today’s global pandemic, some of us may now find ourselves worrying about getting rid of the “COVID nineteen”.
From long months of quarantine to working from home, this type of sedentary lifestyle can inevitably lead to loss of strength and weight gain. With a quarantine-free summer quickly approaching, many of us may now find ourselves worrying about how we will appear in dresses, shorts, tank tops and bathing suits. Whether you are regularly active and have an area of fat that just won’t budge, or you are snapping back into shape, CoolSculpting is a great option to help treat and permanently eliminate stubborn body fat. CoolSculpting and CoolTone are noninvasive procedures that effectively trim fat and improve muscle tone with minimal downtime! revised
How do you know if those non-invasive medical procedures are best for your problem areas? Where should you go to get them done? Before rushing to your local med spa (with no medical doctor on site), here are four reasons why you should seek the expert medical opinion of a plastic surgeon for your CoolSculpting treatment!
1. A plastic surgeon accurately identifies the problem.
At Synergy Plastic Surgery, our board-eligible or board-certified plastic surgeons have direct knowledge and extensive experience with human anatomy. With many years of combined experience, our surgeons conduct personalized consultations to best meet your specific needs while providing an accurate medical diagnosis and treatment plan. During a one-on-one consultation with me, our surgeons can determine if the problematic area is coming from extra fat, loose skin, separated muscles, or a combination of these.
Our surgeons advise all patients to avoid agreeing to a medical procedure before consulting with a qualified physician. Please make sure you are properly informed about ALL the options so you can choose the right procedure for you. CoolSculpting can be incredible, but it can only do what it was designed to do. It is imperative to seek an experienced and trustworthy guide before you spend your valuable time and money.
2. A plastic surgeon may suggest an option you hadn’t thought of yet.
As previously mentioned, during your consultation our surgeons examine your aesthetic needs and discuss your goals and priorities. Based on this information, we may recommend a procedure you never previously considered. For example, if you have a flat abdomen but would like to strengthen and tighten your core, then CoolTone may be recommended. CoolTone is a procedure that amplifies your workout while toning your abdominal muscles. Some patients may believe that they need a tummy tuck for this type of results when instead, the right answer for them was CoolTone to strengthen their core.
This further establishes why this type of consultation is imperative for prospective patients seeking CoolSculpting because the root cause of your areas of concern may not be treatable with CoolSculpting and could require different treatment. Learn more about separated muscles, and how they can be treated here!
Furthermore, our surgeons can also combine procedures to give you the best results possible and allow for comparison between surgery AND noninvasive procedures. You may be exercising and loving your newer and tighter core, but you may have love-handles that you can’t work off at the gym. This discussion allows for consideration of the pros and cons of Liposuction under local anesthesia and CoolSculpting to that area.
In contrast, you may have been so successful at weight loss that you now have sagging skin. CoolSculpting cannot treat sagging skin however a Tummy Tuck can. Liposuction can even be considered in this scenario and performed to the love handles while your muscles are tightened, all while removing the extra skin. To reach your aesthetic goals effectively and safely, you will need someone well versed in all the options available to you.
Every body is unique, and for this reason it is important to seek expert opinions on what treatment will work best for your body. A consultation at a clinic with qualified medical staff allows patients to discuss the differences between minimal downtime procedures and procedures performed under general anesthesia. Each one achieves different things. It’s important to know what procedure achieves YOUR goals while keeping YOUR priorities in mind.
While it is important to research and become knowledgeable, it is not your sole responsibility to do all the research and figure out what’s best for you. That’s why you should find a plastic surgeon you can trust.
3. A plastic surgeon is focused on your safety and well-being.
There are many med spas that do not have a single doctor on site. Furthermore, it is also important to confirm that doctors that are on site at med spas are trained in cosmetics, aesthetic medicine, or plastic surgery. Med spas without board-certified or board-eligible plastic surgeons on site can be great spas for relaxation, a massage, or a facial- however, when it comes to medical and surgical procedures though, they are simply not qualified.
At Synergy Plastic Surgery, you can feel confident that you will be receiving the medical opinion of a highly trained professional. As your doctor, we treat you as patients, not simply customers. It is important to note the superior quality in a medical staff with years of extensive medical training.
Our plastic surgeons always have your safety in mind. We design a safe, personalized plan to suit your unique situation. In fact, sometimes the best approach is NOT to have a procedure.
Ultimately, it’s up to you, the patient, to do the research on whom to trust. Get to know your doctor online and look at their CV, patient testimonials, and reviews. Make sure the doctor you trust with your body, your appearance, and your health, deserves that trust. They should be actual medical professionals who truly want to help you make the best decision for you. Read here for more information on how to find the best board-eligible or board-certified plastic surgeon for you!