CoolSculpting is an advanced procedure created to sculpt and shape the body by freezing away difficult fat without surgery. The technique employs the application of monitored cooling, also known as cryolipolysis, to freeze fat cells so they may be naturally flushed from your body to reveal a tauter silhouette. At Plastic Surgery Vegas in Las Vegas, NV, we employ the use of CoolSculpting to help you realize your aesthetic goals. Schedule an appointment for more information about this revolutionary cryolipolysis technology and to discover if CoolSculpting is the right solution for you.
"I had been in Beverly Hills and had Laser Lipo at Elite Body. After staying in a hotel for 5 days and seeing the Dr. before I flew back to NYC, the Dr. said to me, "you should have had a tummy tuck". I was stunned, why wouldn't he have told me before I paid $17,000.00. It is not a fix, it is a band aid and it does not work. My husband and I were on our way to Las Vegas and I spoke with my closest friends whose husband happens to be an emergency room doctor. I had asked her hypothetically, that if I were in the market for a tummy tuck who would she recommend. I was told that Dr. Higgens.was the best! I was so lucky to get an appointment, we were only going to be in Las Vegas for 3 days. After meeting Dr. Higgens, my husband turned to me and said, "this is who you are using". I had 3 other consultations set up for Miami and NYC., I did not go any further than Dr. Higgens. Dr. Higgens is a GREAT listener, which is very important when you are having surgery, especially plastic surgery. He was frank in what results I could expect and what not to expect. I also decided to do my lower eye bags. I had them done in 1997 and there was loose skin. I booked my surgery and a month later we were back. Surgery went great! I had the nurse for 2 nights. I rented a reclining lounge chair and had that delivered to the hotel. BEST WAY TO SLEEP AFTER A TUMMY TUCK! Saw him the next day and I was doing great. Before leaving Vegas I developed a seroma, which is caused by your own body, not anyone's fault. Dr. Higgens treated me with a sonogram, and we drained the seroma every few days. I had Dr. Higgens cell phone number and if I need to reach out to him, I did not have to go through an answering service, I was able to text him. Wish ALL doctors were this way! It has been two years since the tummy tuck. I had my backside lifted last summer, and recently had my implants replaced. Dr. Higgens has done all 3 surgeries. I am happy BEYOND words!!! Two of my friends from NYC have already booked consultations for later this year. I can't stress enough what an incredible doctor he is. Compassionate, kind, honest, and has tremendous patience, he is also a friend. His staff is THE BEST! Laura is his nurse for the office, LOVE HER! She does pre-op and post-op and everything in between. I texted her with every little thing before bothering the doctor. Kristin is one of his surgical nurses and she is wonderful as well. It is 2 years now since the tummy tuck, I have had a list on my back side to compliment the tummy tuck, as well as having my breast implants replaced. I wish he was in NYC, I would have at least 20 new patients for him. As I have told all my friends...a good doctor is extremely hard to find. I am NOT someone who needs "hand holding", if you are a person that needs reassurance and "hand holding" you will NOT find anyone better than Dr. Higgens! He truly cares about his patients. He is extremely conservative. I wanted to touch up a spot on my leg that had lipo, I was told I needed to wait the 6 months. There are plenty of doctors that would have said ok, quite honestly why jeopardize the results after 6 weeks, heeling process takes 3 to 6 months. I have used the practice for a peel, CO2, as well as facials when I am in town. EVERYONE in the practice, from the girls at the desk, to the nurses, doctors are GREAT! Always greeted with hello, how are you and most importantly a smile. For those looking to have work done, I would suggest going for a consultation with Dr. Higgens. I can promise you that he will undoubtedly be your first choice."- R.R. / Google / Oct 03, 2019
"I was referred to Dr. Higgins by My well trusted surgeon in Chicago. And he is absolutely brilliant. Very happy with the work I've gotten done. Ashley is also great for cool sculpting. And Seonaid is the best injections person I have seen. I won't go to anyone else for my lips and botox. Absolutely recommend."- M.S. / Google / Nov 20, 2020
Candidates for coolsculpting
Although this procedure has proven beneficial for both men and women of all ages, those who are most likely to benefit from CoolSculpting:
- Are at or near their ideal weight
- Struggle with stubborn areas of fat that don't respond to natural weight loss efforts
- Are not interested in or do not qualify for more invasive procedures
- Understand realistic goals for the outcome of their treatment
Following your consultation with our team to design your CoolSculpting treatment plan, your first procedure will be scheduled. At your appointment, a specialized gel pad and the CoolSculpting handpiece are used on the chosen area and controlled cooling will begin. The cooling, delivered by the applicator, will target and freeze the fat. You will probably experience a cold sensation at the time of your treatment, but this does not typically cause pain. As the CoolSculpting applicator uses suction to pull the targeted fat toward the area to be treated, you may experience a slight tugging or pinching, but these are completely normal sensations.
Your coolsculpting results
Since CoolSculpting is noninvasive, you will be able to return to daily activities almost immediately after your procedure. Symptoms of the procedure usually include redness, swelling, bruising, stinging, and soreness of the treatment site. These symptoms are temporary and typically subside in the hours and days following your treatment. You can expect to enjoy results within three weeks while you will see the most obvious and dramatic results 1 – 3 months following your CoolSculpting procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting involves using a controlled temperature to target fat cells in predetermined areas for treatment. Basically, it freezes the fat cells, which are then broken up by the body and disposed of through natural functions.
Is CoolSculpting safe?
CoolSculpting is a noninvasive, external treatment where the device is applied simply to the skin’s surface. With this treatment, there is no need for a healing period. You might experience some minor swelling and redness immediately after the session, but this generally only lasts for about one week.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
The number of treatments recommended to achieve your wanted results will be decided during your initial consultation. For some patients, just one treatment is sufficient while others might need more therapy sessions, depending on the quantity of fat being addressed. The number of treatments is dependent on your aesthetic objectives and if there are larger layers of fat in target sections.
Do the fat cells grow back?
While the affected fat cells can't regenerate, brand new fat cells could form. Furthermore, considerable weight gain will greatly impact your results. So in order to keep your desired results, it's crucial to stick to a proper diet plan and workout routine.
There is no "perfect" body, and we all have things we wish to change, such as specific pockets of fat that don't respond to diet and exercise. Thanks to technological advances, it is no longer necessary to decide between living with the excess fat and surgical fat removal. Plastic Surgery Vegas is pleased to be able to offer Las Vegas, NV women and men CoolSculpting to remove areas of stubborn fat to attain a slimmer, smoother body. Schedule a consultation to learn if you are a candidate for CoolSculpting or if another procedure would be more appropriate for your needs.