New CoolSculpting® Applicator for Thighs

Portsmouth, New Hampshire – CoolSculpting® is an innovative and non-invasive body contouring treatment for fat reduction. This new, fast growing technology works by freezing fat cells in targeted areas. Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center now has the new CoolSmooth Applicator for hard to reach areas, such as outer thighs. The new CoolSmooth applicator has a flat surface and a larger plate. This unique, comfortable flat applicator design allows a 38% larger area to be treated than with the previous applicator.

The ideal candidate for Coolsculpting is close to their goal weight, yet has persistent areas of fat that diet and exercise alone do not seem to help. The ideal candidate has a generally healthy weight with a body mass index of less than 30. The new CoolsSmooth applicator is ideal for non-pinchable fat. Each Coolsculpting treatment reduces about 25% of the fat in the area treated.

The uniqueness of the CoolSmooth applicator is that it is designed to access areas of the body that were previously difficult to treat, which are the outer thighs, vertical columns of abdominal fat, upper arms, inner thighs, back of thighs and below the buttocks. The new CoolSmooth applicator delivers precisely controlled, gentle cooling to the selected treatment area specifically targeting fat. The cold brings the underlying fat to temperatures that doesn?t damage the skin but permanently kills the fat cells so the body can remove them. Starting several weeks after the procedure, the cooled fat cells begin a process called apoptosis and begin to shrink. The body proceeds to naturally and gradually eliminate the cooled fat cells through the lymphatic system, reducing the thickness of the fat layer, over a period of 8 to 12 weeks. Approximately two to four months after the Coolsculpting treatment, patients begin to notice significant results in the treated areas.

Happily, we have a set number of fat cells in our bodies. We don?t make more. The size of fat cells expand and contract as we lose or gain weight, but once removed from an area, that area will remain smaller if weight stays stable.

Coolsculpting has shown significant results in clinical studies for removing fat without the potential risks of damage to nearby tissues. This technique of reducing fat through freezing targeted cells is based on science developed by Harvard scientists. There is a vast body of research that demonstrates that fat cells are more susceptible to cold and are selectively, painlessly and permanently destroyed. Coolsculpting is safe and non-invasive, meaning that unlike many other methods of fat reduction, CoolSculpting involves no needles, surgery or downtime. On average, each CoolSculpting procedure results in an undeniable reduction of fat in the treated area, and patients can start to see results as soon as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results occurring over a period of two to four months in most patients. Visit our website at atlanticplasticsurg.com to read more about Coolsculpting or for more information, call Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center at 1-800-633-6860.

About Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center:

Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center is the practice of New Hampshire plastic surgeon, Dr. Lawrence Gray, since 1985. Dr. Gray is nationally and internationally recognized as the inventor of the scarless breast reduction, a procedure that eliminates scars associated with the older, traditional method of breast reduction. He has a large following of satisfied patients from across New Hampshire, the United States and a number of foreign countries, who have sought him out for breast augmentation and scarless breast reduction. Dr. Gray teaches at educational conferences for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and at the International Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Mark Ballentyne is a highly skilled physician who has been Director of Medical Aesthetics at the Skin Wellness Center since 2003. Dr. Ballentyne is board-certified by the American Academy of Family Practice Physicians, is licensed to practice in New Hampshire and is certified by the Board of Aesthetic Medicine. He has established a strong reputation for his talent in administering dermal fillers, BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport injections, and Fraxel laser treatments and is a national trainer for Allergan™. Dr. Brannon Claytor is board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as in hand surgery. Dr. Claytor is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, offering patients a high level of skill, outstanding training and commitment to excellence in cosmetic, reconstructive and hand surgery. He completed an additional year of training in breast microsurgery, oncologic reconstruction and hand microsurgery at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and was on the teaching faculty of the Lahey Clinic Medical Center.