Is CoolSculpting Putting Plastic Surgeons Out of Business?

April 12th, 2019 by Dr. Michael Glass

Discover Why This Non-Invasive Procedure Is Increasingly Popular with Patients


For now, plastic surgeons’ careers are probably safe, as liposuction doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon. However, as safer and more innovative cosmetic procedures—like CoolSculpting—make their way into the mainstream, that could change!

Although CoolSculpting has been around for less than two decades, it is rapidly growing in popularity because of its price, convenience, and the amazing results it offers patients – all while being non-invasive! To learn why that is, let’s first have a look at liposuction – what people were originally using before CoolSculpting was discovered.

The “Suck” of Liposuction

Liposuction is an invasive procedure that isn’t for the faint of heart.

During liposuction, a doctor makes incisions in the skin before inserting a vacuum-like tube. To ease removal, the fat needs to be broken up first. This is done with ultrasound, lasers, or a jackhammer-like vibrating suction tube. No matter which way, it kinda puts the yuck in the suck!

Afterward, patients experience pain, bruising, swelling, and numbness. They also face more serious risks like strokes, damaged organs, infection, bleeding, and even death.

The Benefits of CoolSculpting

By contrast, CoolSculpting is very gentle. During this non-invasive procedure, the CoolSculpting applicator is used on the areas of unwanted fat. The cooling technology kills fat cells in the treated area, which the body then flushes out naturally over the next few weeks.

During the CoolSculpting procedure, the treatment area will at first feel cold. However, within minutes, it’ll start to feel numb. Typically, the appointment lasts an hour and during that time, patients can read, text, or even nap!

Afterward, there may be mild side effects like short-term bruising or sensitivity. However, most patients are thrilled to experience non-invasive fat reduction without the cutting, stitching, anesthetizing, or recovery time that comes with liposuction and other invasive treatments.

Who Should Consider CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting can be used to treat anyone who wants to reduce unwanted fat in any of the following areas:

  • Under the Chin
  • Inner & Outer Thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Flank (Love Handles)
  • Back
  • Under the Buttocks
  • Upper Arm

Unfortunately, the procedure can’t be used to treat obesity. Instead, it’s recommended for patients who want to lose stubborn unwanted fat from a specific area and are who within 30 pounds of their ideal body weight

The best way to find out if you’re a good candidate for CoolSculpting is to schedule a consultation at Esteem!

How Can I Schedule a Complimentary CoolSculpting Consultation at Esteem Medical Spa?

To schedule your CoolSculpting consultation at Esteem Medical Spa, call us at 775.204.3508.
We’re conveniently located at 6522 S. McCarran Boulevard.