Coolscultping® at Renu MedispaBy Liza Long, Photography by Pete Grady
Imagine if you could transform your lumps and bumps into smooth curves, without spending a single second in a surgery? Now you can, with CoolSculpting®, a revolutionary FDA-approved noninvasive alternative to surgical body contouring that achieves permanent results by actually removing fat cells without harming surrounding tissue.
In 2006, Tawni Weaver, owner of Renu Medispa, started looking for innovative noninvasive body contouring options for her clients. “Surgical interventions like liposuction come with risks and significant downtime,” Weaver said when I spoke to her by phone. “But noninvasive body contouring techniques have traditionally relied on heat, which can be painful and is not always effective.”
Then she discovered CoolSculpting®. “We’ve wanted a permanent option and have been looking for one for years. Nothing has met our standards for effectiveness until this,” said Weaver. “It’s showing us very good results in the areas treated.”
Think of the procedure as a nonsurgical liposuction that can be applied in a series of visits to inner and outer thighs, stomach, arms, and love handles. CoolSculpting® uses cryolipolysis, a technique discovered by Dr. Dieter Mannstein and Dr. R. Rox Anderson at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Studies at Harvard and elsewhere confirmed that fat cells die when exposed to targeted cooling.
During the procedure, a non-surgical applicator delivers precisely controlled cooling to the treatment area to specifically target underlying fat without harming surrounding tissue. More than 1,000,000 CoolSculpting® procedures have been performed worldwide. As with liposuction and other body contouring procedures, the ideal candidate is at or near his/her ideal weight and lives a healthy lifestyle but has stubborn areas of fat. Patients can expect to see an average of a 25 percent reduction in fat in the targeted areas in as little as two to four months, without surgery, special diets, supplements, or downtime. And the best thing is, the fat is gone for good.
For patients who are still working to achieve their ideal weight (and what better time than now, with swimsuit season just around the corner?), Renu Medispa continues to offer its popular medical weight loss program “It’s a safe, healthy program developed at Harvard and Johns Hopkins University,“ Weaver explained, noting that the weight loss program works very well in conjunction with CoolSculpting®.
“This procedure is very popular on the East and West coasts,” Weaver said. “It gives our clients smooth, natural curves without lumps and bumps that can result from other types of body contouring procedures. This is the number one noninvasive body contouring procedure available.”
It’s also cost effective. You can spot-treat in a series of hour-long appointments to minimize your downtime—putting the control in the patient’s hands. And the noninvasive procedure is nowhere near the cost of plastic surgery, with comparable results in small areas. Since every patient is different, Weaver recommends scheduling a personal consultation to determine how CoolSculpting® can work best for you. “It’s about achieving the body you deserve,” Weaver said.For more information about CoolSculpting®, call (208) 939-4456or visit www.renumedispa.com