Laughlin Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgeons located in Annapolis, MD
Are you bothered by lingering fatty deposits that refuse to budge no matter how hard you diet and exercise? If so, CoolSculptingⓇ from Daniel Laughlin, MD, at Laughlin Plastic Surgery in Annapolis, Maryland, can help. Your goals may be well within reach thanks to the advanced technology of today’s body contouring options. This permanent fat reduction treatment is in high demand, so schedule a consultation online or by phone today.
CoolSculpting Q & A
Why is it so hard to lose weight in certain areas?
Losing weight is a simple matter of calories taken in versus calories burned. However, there’s no way to direct your body to target certain fat cells when there is a caloric deficit. Everyone stores fat a bit differently, so you may have areas where stubborn deposits of fat linger despite your best diet and exercise options.
Spot training is the idea that you can perform certain exercises to reduce fat in particular areas of the body. This approach has been proven ineffective. You can certainly increase muscle mass in targeted areas, but fat loss is a completely different matter. That’s where body contouring comes in.
What is body contouring?
Body contouring is a noninvasive treatment approach that permanently destroys a portion of targeted fat cells using either hot or cold temperatures. At Laughlin Plastic Surgery, Dr. Laughlin has chosen the CoolSculpting system for body contouring.
The process begins by applying the treatment applicator to the target area. The device cools your fat cells to the point where they can no longer survive. A portion of the treated fat cells are destroyed, and can no longer store fat.
The fat held within those cells and the cellular debris are processed and eliminated from your body. Once gone, those cells don’t regenerate.
Are the results of CoolSculpting permanent?
The cells that are destroyed during CoolSculpting sessions are gone forever and won’t regenerate. However, it’s important to understand that the remaining fat cells will continue to function normally.
That means they will expand and contract as needed to accommodate fat. If you gain a significant amount of weight after CoolSculpting, your results could be altered.
CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss technique. It’s a contouring treatment best suited for men and women who have reached a stable weight and are able to maintain that weight for the foreseeable future.
If you’d like to learn more about the CoolSculpting process and how it aligns with your fitness goals, schedule a consultation today. You can book a visit using the easy online tool, or call during business hours to speak with a friendly member of the administrative staff.