Are you looking for a gentler liposuction alternative in the areas of Spokane, Washington, or Coeur d'Alene, Idaho? CoolSculpting with Dr. Kevin Johnson is a truly innovative procedure that is both safe and effective. The non-invasive treatment reduces the bulges of fat in trouble spots such as the abdomen and thighs using a groundbreaking cooling process that requires no needles or incisions.
Dr. Johnson specializes in body contouring procedures and can recommend the best approach for you. Request your complimentary consultation using our online form or call us at (208) 676-8346 to schedule an appointment.
See the Possibilities
Dr. Johnson is a body contouring specialist whose experience with CoolSculpting is demonstrated in the results he gets. The before-and-after photos below show the type of results you can expect from CoolSculpting. View our photo gallery to see other patients who have benefitted from this unique treatment.
|Before the CoolSculpting Procedure||Results 60 Days
After CoolSculpting Procedure
Photos courtesy of Bruce Van Natta, MD
|Before the CoolSculpting Procedure||Results 40 Days
After CoolSculpting Procedure
Photos courtesy of Martin Braun, MD, FACS
Good CoolSculpting Candidates
CoolSculpting appeals to many men and women who have never undergone a cosmetic procedure because, unlike liposuction, it is non-invasive and doesn't require downtime. The best candidates for CoolSculpting maintain a healthy lifestyle with good diet and exercise habits, but are bothered by stubborn pockets of fat in specific areas. These target areas include:
- Abdomen ("belly pooch")
- Flanks ("love handles")
- Lower back
- Inner thighs
- Outer thighs ("saddlebags")
- Neck and chin
CoolSculpting isn't considered a weight-loss treatment. Instead, it tones specific areas of the body. You should be near a stable, ideal weight before undergoing a CoolSculpting procedure.
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The advanced CoolSculpting technology targets fat cells with precisely controlled cooling that effectively destroys the cells without harming the skin or surrounding tissue. The FDA-cleared procedure uses a unique cooling process called Cryolipolysis®, a technique developed by Harvard University scientists after they noticed that some children's cheeks dimpled after eating popsicles. You can learn more about this process by visiting our CoolSculpting FAQ page.
Dr. Johnson and his team at Advanced Aesthetics customize your procedure depending on the areas you want to treat. When treating the abdomen, flanks, or back, the CoolSculpting applicator uses gentle vacuum suction to pull the bulging tissue between 2 cooling panels. The panels deliver precisely controlled cooling to the area, damaging the fat cells deep within in about an hour.
The design of the applicator for treating thighs is slightly different because it does not use vacuum suction. It has a large cooling plate, and the whole applicator is strapped flat against the skin. Treatments with this applicator take a bit longer (around 2 hours) but work well for "non-pinchable" areas of fat, such as the thighs.
During the treatment, you feel the vacuum suction and cold sensations at first before your skin turns numb, much like with using an icepack. Then, you simply relax while the device does the work. Many patients read or browse the Web on a phone or tablet. Some even nap because the treatment is so comfortable.
Recovery & Results
There is no downtime after a CoolSculpting procedure. A technician massages the treatment area once the applicator is removed, and then you can resume your daily activities.
Fat cells frozen during the session gradually die soon after your treatment and are removed from the body through its natural metabolic processes. During the ensuing 2 to 4 months following the procedure, you will begin noticing the bulges that caused concern start to shrink as the body eliminates dead fat cells.
Some patients schedule a second treatment session to reach their cosmetic goals, but in many cases a single procedure is enough to produce the desired results. With each treatment, patients can expect a reduction of about 20% to 25% of the fat in the area.
The effects of CoolSculpting typically last as long as the results of liposuction. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regimen will maximize and prolong your results.