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Consultation Key to Good CoolSculpting® Results, Denver Specialists Say

Consulting with a well-trained clinician is key before CoolSculpting, according to the physicians at Denver's Center for Cosmetic Surgery.

Denver, Colorado (February 2016) — Physicians at The Center for Cosmetic Surgery advise men and women considering CoolSculpting fat reduction treatments in the Denver area to first consult with a highly trained clinician who is advised by a surgeon to ensure they are good candidates for the popular non-invasive procedure.

"CoolSculpting has many advantages for patients who want to get rid of small bulges," says Dr. Andrew Wolfe, a board-certified plastic surgeon who established The Center for Cosmetic Surgery 15 years ago. "But it is important to consult with a trained clinician who is well-versed in all areas of body contouring first because some patients may be better suited for an alternative fat-reduction treatment."

The plastic surgery practice serves patients from Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, and surrounding areas and features 2 other board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Steven D. Vath and Dr. Paul M. Steinwald. It also includes a second location in Golden, Colorado. The doctors say CoolSculpting is one of their most popular services.

Approved by the FDA in 2010 as a body contouring procedure for the abdomen and flanks, the CoolSculpting system now includes FDA-cleared applicators that target the thighs and the neck to reduce the fat that causes a double chin. The system uses a process called Cryolipolysis® to destroy fat cells by freezing them without damaging a patient's skin. The procedure is the leading non-invasive fat reduction treatment in the U.S., and ZELTIQ Aesthetics, the company that developed CoolSculpting, was named last year as the fastest growing medical device company by Deloitte financial consultants.

CoolSculpting treatments are safe and effective for the right patients, Dr. Vath says, but the technicians at cosmetic spas performing the procedure are not necessarily qualified to accurately assess if a patient is a good candidate.

"CoolSculpting isn't a weight-loss treatment," Dr. Vath says. "Patients should be at or very close to their desired weight and want to eliminate muffin tops or love handles that stick around even if they exercise and watch what they eat. Our CoolSculpting team is comprised of highly trained clinicians and RNs who assess patients and tell them if CoolSculpting will help them reach their aesthetic goals."

He goes on to say, "If CoolSculpting will not get the patient an excellent outcome, we are very honest. Because we are a plastic surgery practice, we can provide information on other procedures that are better suited for the patient. Also, we provide before-and-after photos of our actual patients. Centers that perform CoolSculpting should readily offer photos that aren't from the manufacturer to give potential patients an accurate example of their results."

With winter coming to an end, the Center for Cosmetic Surgery is ushering in spring with a CoolSculpting special during March that could save up to $675 for patients who want multiple areas treated. The "One Final Freeze Before Spring" deal gives patients who get 3 areas treated a 4th area for free. For example, you can get CoolSculpting on the upper and lower abdomen and the left and right flanks for the cost of 3 areas instead of 4.

If you're considering a CoolSculpting treatment, learn more about the special offer at the Center for Cosmetic Surgery by requesting a consultation or calling the practice at (720) 279-1926.

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