Do you have pockets of stubborn fat that seem immune to good diet and exercise? I can’t tell you how often I’ve heard friends, family members and patients complain about their “muffin top” or “back fat” or the dreaded little “front tire” and “mummy tummy”. We’ve all experienced it — we struggle to eat right daily, limit our alcohol intake and exercise as often as we can despite our busy work, family and life schedules. Still, some fat deposits just won’t go! They infuriatingly and stubbornly cling to our body. Even at a healthy body weight, most of us are in this constant battle with at least one or two areas of our body that we just can’t seem to get under perfect control. For me, it has always been my inner thighs and my knees. They have been my pet peeves since I was a young adult. Let me correct that statement, they WERE my pet peeve as I am in the process of taking care of this once and for all with my new Coolsculpting machine. If you haven’t already heard about this revolutionary new technology, read on.
CoolSculpting is the first FDA and Health Canada approved non-surgical treatment for permanent fat reduction. It works by selectively freezing ONLY the fat cells, a process called cryolipolysis, and it does so without damaging any of the surrounding tissue. This is due to the fact that fat cells are much more fragile to cold than other cells. It also means that I can be very precise with your treatment plan, targeting only these areas that need fat reduction, sculpting your body to its ideal form.
Once the fat cells freeze through the Coolsculp process, they die and are naturally eliminated. What this means for you is that even if your weight stays the same post treatment, your clothes will be looser. Better yet, you won’t have to stare at your love handles or that dreaded fold over your belt line anymore!
Think of CoolSculpt as the non-surgical version of liposuction. But unlike liposuction, it involves no cuts, no needles, no surgery, no scars, no risk for infections and no anesthesia whatsoever.
Coolsculpting treatments are extremely safe and proven to be amazingly effective with over 2.5 million treatments done so far worldwide since it was first introduced in the States in 2009.
CoolSculpt is approved in Canada for treating the resistant pockets of fat in the following areas:
- Backs of the arms
- Love handles (outer flanks)
- Bra or upper back bulge
- Back fat (lower bulge)
- Gynecomastia (male breasts)
- Inner thighs
- Outer thighs
The procedure is done in the office, takes one hour of your time per targeted area and is very comfortable. The maximum number of areas we typically do in a day per patient is four. Most of my patients either take a nap during their treatment, listen to music, read or work on their mobile devices.
This is a ZERO downtime procedure which means that you can resume your normal activities immediately upon leaving the office. You can expect to see noticeable and natural results within 4 weeks with maximum results at 90 days.
With Coolsculpting, there is no more need to fear looking at yourself in the mirror. Boost your confidence! Come visit us at my Ottawa Cosmetic clinic to find out more about how CoolSculpting can help you get rid of your stubborn fat areas.
Dr. Caroline Tosoni pursued her Medical Degree at McMaster University and completed her post-graduate medical residency in Family Medicine through the University of Ottawa in 1998. Fluently bilingual in French and English, she opened her medical practice in Ottawa in July of 1998. Since 2000, Dr. Tosoni has focused her medical practice on Cosmetic Dermatology and has received extensive training and obtained multiple certifications in various medical cosmetic enhancement procedures such as Phlebology, Botox® Cosmetic, Dermal Fillers, SoftLift,™ BeautiPhication,™ Belkyra injections, CoolSculpting,™ Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Laser Medicine. Dr. Caroline Tosoni is also proficient in the treatment of Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and Migraine Headaches with Botox® Therapeutic. In 2015, Dr. Tosoni’s practice officially received a Focused Practice in Dermatology designation by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and the Ontario Medical Association.