A new non-surgical body contouring treatment has been gaining international attention, and the plastic surgeons at Stratis Gayner Plastic Surgery have brought that excitement home to men and women in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (December 2010) – Stratis Gayner Plastic Surgery, a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania cosmetic surgery practice, is pleased to announce the availability of CoolSculpting™ by ZELTIQ™. This treatment, representing the future of body contouring, reduces unwanted fat deposits and has been cleared by the FDA for noninvasive body sculpting.
"We're always excited about new concepts that can improve quality of care," says board-certified Pennsylvania plastic surgeon Dr. John Stratis. "Our practice is actually based on a rather innovative concept – that a body-focused surgeon and a face-focused surgeon working together can achieve a better patient experience. So we're thrilled to be able to add CoolSculpting to our menu of services."
Body-focused Dr. Stratis and his partner, face-focused Dr. Scott Gayner (a board-certified facial plastic surgeon) are plastic surgery leaders in Central Pennsylvania. They recognize the importance of CoolSculpting and other non-surgical body contouring devices. As they explain to their patients, CoolSculpting represents an important shift in minimally invasive technology.
"The idea behind CoolSculpting is simple, yet brilliant," explains Dr. Gayner. "It uses controlled cooling to selectively damage fat cells, which are then removed naturally by the body. During the procedure, our patients usually read, work on their laptops, watch a movie, or just relax. Afterward, they can get back to their usual routine immediately, with only minor redness or bruising."
As the surgeons at Stratis Gayner Plastic Surgery point out, CoolSculpting isn't for everyone, and there are some important differences when it is compared to surgical procedures such as liposuction in Harrisburg, PA. Candidates for CoolSculpting are already at or close to their target weight, but they have a few "problem areas" that just won't budge. CoolSculpting can take inches off these areas.
"It's important to explain how this non-surgical option differs from surgical procedures like liposuction" says Dr. Stratis. "The most important distinction is the degree of improvement that is possible and the areas that can be treated. Liposuction can achieve more dramatic results and can be used on many areas of body, including the face and neck. CoolSculpting is all about targeted improvement, with the added benefit of being completely nonsurgical."
"CoolSculpting is another in a long line of advanced cosmetic technologies we've added to the practice recently," adds Dr. Gayner, who performs facial procedures such as face lifts and BOTOX® Cosmetic in Harrisburg. "It's another way we're staying on the leading edge of our field. Whether it's new advances for face or body, we're thrilled to find more ways to serve the men and women in our community."