Dr. Majmundar approaches every visit with obvious preparation and study of his patient’s needs and previous treatments. He relates to you with sincere care and keeps your best interest at heart concerning his suggestions for how to achieve the best results and also how to manage the procedures wisely financially. He is very professional and his expertise in his field is expressed with his every suggestion and application of treatment. - A. B.
What is CoolSculpting?
Coolsculpting is the world’s number one fat-reducing and body-contouring treatment that freezes away unwanted body fat and helps to reshape your body. It’s safe, effective, and FDA approved.
How does it work?
Millions of Americans have stubborn fat pockets despite diet and exercise. CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling to crystallize and reduce unwanted fat cells. Following our CoolSculpting treatment, the crystallized fat cells begin to breakdown over the course of weeks to months, giving you some of the best results in CoolSculpting Atlanta has available.
Who is a good candidate for Coolsculpting?
The best candidates for CoolSculpting are patients in good general health who are at or near their ideal body weight but are looking to reduce stubborn fat in specific areas of their body. CoolSculpting has a wide range of treatment areas that include the abdomen, chin, neck, under the buttocks and the breasts. Most patients will benefit from CoolSculpting and the procedure has but a few contraindications.
Does it hurt? What is the downtime?
Unlike many other centers, our treatments are directly overseen by board certified plastic surgeons in our state-of-the-art plastic surgery office. Our Atlanta and Alpharetta CoolSculpting team, consisting of our plastic surgeons, will first review your medical and surgical history and then examine the area of treatment to ensure a safe and pain-free treatment. During the treatment you can sit back, nap, watch a movie, listen to music, or even work from the comfort of our beautifully designed treatment rooms. Most of our patients can go right back to their daily activities.
In rare cases, CoolSculpting can be made more comfortable through the use of nitrous oxide (also known as ‘laughing gas’) to minimize any discomfort or anxiety, making your experience stress free. Though this is uncommon with CoolSculpting, this modality is available to our patients for their peace of mind. The patient can drive themselves home within 10 minutes of the treatment! Because of the analgesic properties of nitrous oxide, the treatment can be combined with others to maximize the patient’s time.
Why choose Northside Plastic Surgery for Coolsculpting?
Our Alpharetta office is like a second home to our longstanding clients, providing tranquility and sanctuary along with cutting edge technology and a caring, knowledgeable staff. Our treatments take place at a state-of-the-art luxury outpatient facility, full accredited and equipped.
All procedures are overseen by Dr. Majmundar, named among 2018’s “top doctors” by Castle Connolly. Dr. Majmundar has a separate company, Advanced Cosmetic Techniques, which is used to teach other physicians how to maximize their Coolsculpting results. He is also a national trainer for Galderma and Suneva.
Our medical spa at Northside Plastic Surgery is a luxurious, calming and comforting space with plush bedding and a 55" plasma screen equipped with Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Video just for our patients. The focus of our doctors and staff is not only to perform excellent results, but to also ensure our patients feel welcomed and comfortable before and after their procedure.
What can I expect from my consultation?
On the day of your consultation you will meet with our CoolSculpting team to discuss your areas of concern…or what we prefer to call “areas of opportunity”. Your clinician will perform a brief 360 degree evaluation of your body. Once all “areas of opportunity” have been identified, your clinician will work on establishing the right customized treatment for you.
Northside Plastic Surgery is proud to offer the Vectra XT 3D simulation device in our Alpharetta office. Vectra XT 3D can show you your potential CoolSculpting results at your consultation.
What can I expect on the day of my treatment?
Your treatment day is very important to us. Your clinician will reassess all areas of concern placing special markings for optimal placement of applicators. Once completed your clinician will place a gel pad to the “area of opportunity” and place an applicator to its corresponding markings. Then the journey to less fat begins! During the treatment, sit back, nap, watch a movie, listen to music, or even work from the comfort of our beautifully designed treatment rooms. Most of our patients can go right back to their daily activities afterwards.
In rare cases, CoolSculpting can be made more comfortable through the use of nitrous oxide (also known as ‘laughing gas’) to minimize any discomfort or anxiety, making your experience stress free. This is extremely uncommon but gives patients the peace of mind that an option for their discomfort or anxiety is available. The patient can drive themselves home within 10 minutes of the treatment! Because of the analgesic properties of nitrous oxide, the treatment can be combined with others to maximize the patient’s time.
Am I a Candidate?
The CoolSculpting procedure is designed for people who want to eliminate fat bulges in specific areas. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution (unlike weight loss surgery, such as gastric bypass). People who choose CoolSculpting often want a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Good candidates for the CoolSculpting procedure have noticeable fat bulges in certain areas.
Where does the Fat go?
The frozen fat cells become crystallized, then die. The dead fat cells then are naturally processed and eliminated by your body. Some patients wonder if the results are permanent. CoolSculpting results are long term because those fat cells, and that fat bulge, are gone for good.
When Will I see Results?
You may start seeing changes in your body as quickly as 3 weeks after your treatment. The most dramatic results are usually visible after 2 months. Several months after your treatment, your body will still continue to flush out fat cells.
Will I need Supplements?
After your CoolSculpting treatment, no special supplements are required. You won’t need to change any of your lifestyle habits because it’s not a diet and exercise program. Many people do feel more motivated to take good care of themselves after a CoolSculpting treatment. They look better, they feel better, and they want to keep their reshaped body healthy.
Outstanding service. They were the CoolSculpting specialists and were very professional and helpful.- L.H.
How Soon Can I Schedule a 2nd CoolSculpting Treatment?
If we let you know that you’d benefit from a second treatment session, it can be scheduled in as little as 30 days after the first. While CoolSculpting takes 3 to 4 months to produce its full results, this 30 day wait period seems to allow for the body to begin its natural processes between treatments.
How Long Does Numbness Last After CoolSculpting Numbness?
Not all patients experience numbness after their treatment, however for those who do, it typically begins to dissipate 2-4 weeks after treatment. Rarely, this may last longer, for up to 3 months. In every case, we have seen it resolve naturally over time with no permanent numbness resulting.
Can Upper Arm Fat Be Treated With CoolSculpting?
Yes, definitely. In fact, the upper arms are the third most popular CoolSculpting treatment area. Note that when large amounts of upper arm fat are treated, excess skin may develop and need to be addressed. A brachioplasty (arm lift surgery) is sometimes a better option, and we can help you determine that.
Intense Pain After CoolSculpting. Is That Normal?
In a very small percentage of patients, CoolSculpting can cause intense pain due to it irritating the nerves. If it does occur, it usually begins 1-2 weeks after treatment, and resolves within 5 - 7 days. Tylenol, compression garments, and prescription pain medication will help clear up the pain. Please contact our office if you experience pain or discomfort that feels out of place or unexpected so we may help you through this.
Instead of CoolSculpting, Why Not Just Apply Ice Bags Over and Over?
A novel concept, but one that is unfortunately unworkable. CoolSculpting’s applicator has multiple sensors that regulate the temperature on and under the skin. Fat freezes at a higher temperature than skin does. Ice bags applied to the skin’s surface would damage the skin before they affected the fatty tissue. CoolSculpting precisely targets fatty cells but leaves surrounding tissue, skin, blood vessels and muscles unaffected.
Could I Already Be Seeing Results After Just 1 Week?
Being a high volume provider of CoolSculpting, some of our patients have seen positive results in as little as one week post treatment. Most results aren’t usually seen until between the 3-week and 3-month mark.
Should I Manually Massage the Treated Area?
Immediately after CoolSculpting, your provider should remove the applicator and immediately massage the area. This massage improves results by 50 - 60%. At-home massaging done well after treatment isn’t necessary or recommended, however there's also no harm in it.
What Areas Can be Treated With CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a versatile treatment that can be used to treat a wide range of areas of the body including:
- The stomach, abdomen, love handles, thighs, and flanks
- The chin, neck, breasts and upper arms
- Back fat, bra fat, and beneath the butt