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Fat Freezing Experts (Coolsculpting)

Fat Freezing Experts (Coolsculpting)

shutterstock_85912321-199x300 Fat Freezing Experts (Coolsculpting) | Northern VirginiaModern Body Contouring and Laser Center (MBody) offers Zeltiq’s innovative CoolSculpting treatments to suitable candidates who are considering body contouring without any significant interruption to their daily schedule.

CoolSculpting has been developed by Harvard scientists as a non-invasive, advanced fat reduction technology. It is FDA-cleared and is a proven, scalpel-free alternative to liposuction plastic surgery.

 

MBody wants People to Look Good

The surgeon and their trained team for CoolSculpting at the Modern Body Contouring and Laser Center (MBody) will help patients in achieving their desired figure with a customized treatment approach.

The team at MBody fully understands the challenges that some patients may experience in trying to sculpt an ideal body shape on their own through diet and exercise, or through fat loss plastic surgery (liposuction).

Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center (MBody), led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides CoolSculpting treatment to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding locations.

 

How does CoolSculpting Work?

CoolSculpting targets specific areas of the body which have stubborn fatty deposits, such as the waist, abdomen, butt, and thighs.

These “problem areas” may have stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise and compromise the contours of the body by creating unattractive bulges, and the dreaded “muffin tops” or “love handles.”

CoolSculpting, unlike may heat-based technologies, is powered by a revolutionary process called cryolipolysis. This process involves the freezing and eventual disintegration of fat cells within stubborn fat layers.

Once the fat cells have been exposed to very low temperatures and killed, the body expels them through its natural metabolic processes without any damage to the outer skin layers (epidermis) or the adjacent tissues. This mitigates the post-treatment recovery time and enables patients to resume their routine activities right after the procedure.

 

What does CoolSculpting Treat?

Many patients seek CoolSculpting when they are not suitable liposuction candidates as the treatment area is tiny or they only need to lose one or two inches. For patients who follow a healthy lifestyle but are unable to get rid of those extra inches, body contouring with a non-invasive fat reduction procedure such as CoolSculpting can help!

CoolSculpting features different sized applicators to address common problem areas, such as:

  • Love Handles
  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Thighs
  • Banana Rolls
  • Bra Fat
  • Flanks
  • Back Fat
  • Neck

 

Customized CoolSculpting Experience

A customized CoolSculpting session should not take over an hour. The patient will not need any anesthesia. The procedure can be undertaken at either of the two advanced MBody practice facilities. Most patients like to relax, read, listen to music, or watch a movie during their painless CoolSculpting session.

At the time of the treatment, the provider will apply a gel pad and applicator cup to the pre-determined treatment site and use vacuum suction to draw the tissue between the two panels. The improvements to the body shape will become apparent within three weeks, with optimal outcomes manifesting within two to four months.

The outcomes of CoolSculpting may be long-lasting if the patient follows a healthy diet and exercise regimen to prevent new fat deposits in the treated areas.

 

A Hybrid Approach

While CoolSculpting is an effective fat-reduction procedure, some patients may need more substantial fat removal and skin tightening through surgical means. The surgeon at MBody can offer patients helpful recommendations on the most appropriate surgical, non-surgical, or combination of procedures.

Cosmetic surgeons at MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and nearby areas for CoolSculpting and other procedures.

For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit

Serving Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Fairfax, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Fredricksburg, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Maryland Richmond, VA and surrounding communities.

CoolSculpting vs. Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck – which is right for you?

shutterstock_127194242-300x212 CoolSculpting vs. Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck - which is right for you? | Northern VirginiaThe variety of cosmetic treatment options in the market today make it difficult to choose an appropriate body contouring procedure.

Patients who want to achieve their aesthetic goals within their time and budget should consider certain key aspects. The surgeon will discuss major body contouring treatment options, both surgical and non-surgical, during the initial consultation.

Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center (MBody), led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides liposuction, tummy tuck, and CoolSculpting treatments to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding locations.

 

Factors to Consider while Making a Choice of Procedure

Time Frame

Patients trying to choose between CoolSculpting and liposuction plastic surgery should understand whether they want a single, intensive procedure with instant results and are they will to go through some downtime for recovery.

They may also consider if they would rather undergo multiple smaller non-invasive treatments with no downtime with visible results in three to four months.

 

Budget

The budget for the procedure is the main concern for many patients. The patient should consider the procedure’s overall costs and weigh them against the expected benefits.

They should also consider their financing options. However, they choose the most appropriate procedure between liposuction, tummy tuck, and CoolSculpting according to the surgeon’s advice.

 

Anatomy

Every patient has unique needs and circumstances. Therefore, every procedure may not be suitable for everyone as each of these procedures treats different problems.

Many patients may want help to eliminate small, stubborn areas of fat or leftover skin after they have lost a lot of weight. When it comes to sagging skin in the abdomen, unfortunately, Coolsculpting or liposuction is not likely to offer beautiful results. They may actually require an abdominoplasty.

Some real-life situations that the above is applicable to are as follows:

 

Patient Number 1

Sometimes patients have a small fatty “roll” that they want to eliminate (either in the hip, tummy, inner thighs, or upper back areas). This area can be “pinched” but does not have loose or hanging skin. The patient may have a smaller budget and no time to spend on recovering from invasive procedures. For such patients, Coolsculpting is the perfect solution!

The treatment of a single area with Coolsculpting takes almost one-hour in-office with no downtime. Additional treatment may be necessary for larger or multiple sites. The patient will start to see the outcomes within four to five weeks.

This procedure eliminates around 20 to 25 percent of fat from the treated area and the results usually manifest in four months or so.

As Coolsculpting is a non-invasive procedure with no requirement for anesthesia, patients who suffer from medical conditions, which make them unsuitable candidates for surgery, often can undergo this treatment.

 

Patient Number 2

If the patient requires treatment of larger areas, or would rather complete it all at one go, and their social and/or work schedule allows them to take around five to seven days of downtime, they may be good candidates for liposuction plastic surgery.

However, to undergo liposuction, the patient should have skin that is still quite tight and should not have much skin laxity. This procedure offers immediate results, but most will be noticeable after the initial inflammation subsides in nearly four to six weeks.

What if the patient has loose or excess skin? In such cases, the patient may need an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). While this is the most “invasive” of the three procedures, it also offers the most dramatic outcomes.

 

Patient Number 3

Some patients may have excess skin and abdominal muscles separation in the tummy area, and no amount of crunches can address this condition. A tummy tuck addresses all three aspects that lead to the development of stubborn rolls and wrinkly/hanging skin.

When performing a tummy tuck, the surgeon will repair any separated muscles. Muscle separation typically occurs during pregnancy. They will liposuction away the stubborn fat deposits and eliminate excess skin to create a toned and flatter looking abdomen area.

Cosmetic surgeons at MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and nearby areas for liposuction, tummy tuck, CoolSculpting, and other procedures. For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit

Serving Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Fairfax, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Fredricksburg, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Maryland Richmond, VA and surrounding communities.

Coolsculpting vs. Liposuction

shutterstock_109151174-206x300 Coolsculpting vs. Liposuction | Northern VirginiaLiposuction plastic surgery can effectively remove excessive and stubborn fat pockets from specific body areas. In addition, these unwanted fat deposits can be eliminated in a completely non-surgical manner with CoolSculpting.

 

A Vital Discussion

Both of these procedures have their strengths and limitations, and both can successfully be used for patients seeking fat reduction. The surgeon will discuss both these options with the patient and help them make the most appropriate choice for their particular needs.

Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center (MBody), led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides fat reduction treatments to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding communities.

 

Liposuction

Today, liposuction is the second most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the US after breast implants. The procedure can be undertaken using the innovative tumescent liposuction technique, which involves only local anesthesia.

In this procedure, the surgeon places tiny incisions to access targeted fatty deposits. The patient receives intravenous fluid and a local anesthetic to numb the area and help accomplish the safe removal of the fat deposits.

The surgeon will inject the necessary amount of fluid and then insert a thin cannula through the incisions and begin the suction process. After the fat removal is complete, the surgeon will seal the incisions. Most patients resume their normal activities in around one week.

 

CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is an advanced and completely non-surgical fat reduction procedure which has been cleared by the FDA in 2010. It is appropriate for people seeking to reduce localized fat deposits in a non-invasive way. CoolSculpting uses an advanced cooling process that freezes the targeted fat and eliminates it from the treated areas in a natural manner.

The treatment provider will mark the treatment area for the exact placement of the device. They will then place a transparent gel pad to protect the surrounding normal tissue.

After this, the provider will place the applicator head on the treatment site and begin the vacuum process. The unwanted fat pockets will be suctioned into a cup, and the cooling panel will cause the gradual freezing of the fat cells.

The targeted fat cells will start to break down and will be removed from the body through natural processes after they are frozen. The patient will notice slimmer contours over the next several weeks and months.

 

Advantages– Liposuction vs. CoolSculpting

Liposuction offers the following benefits:

  • Substantial and aggressive fat reduction
  • More visible and effective contouring
  • Rapid results
  • Possibility of undergoing the procedure with non-invasive skin tightening
  • Possibility of undergoing other surgical procedures at the same time

CoolSculpting offers the following benefits:

  • Completely non-invasive procedure
  • Little to no risk of scarring
  • Minimal or no downtime
  • Minimal or no discomfort
  • More affordable than liposuction

 

Choice of Procedure

CoolSculpting is an excellent fat-loss procedure for people who want to eliminate fat pockets in an entirely non-surgical manner. Busy mothers and working professionals often choose CoolSculpting due to its non-invasiveness, minimal risks of complications, and no downtime.

Cosmetic surgeons at MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and nearby areas for fat reduction treatments.For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit

Serving Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Fairfax, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Fredricksburg, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Maryland Richmond, VA and surrounding communities.

Growth Factor Hair Stimulation | Washington DC

shutterstock_58883732-200x300 Growth Factor Hair Stimulation | Washington DC | Northern VirginiaGrowth factor hair stimulation offers innovative non-surgical therapeutic treatment options for patients who are considering non-surgical treatment to address their hair loss.

The medical community has acquired a new understanding of wound and tissue healing due to recent scientific research and technology.

 

More Innovation

These scientific studies have enabled doctors to recognize growth factor hair stimulation therapy as a completely natural autologous medical treatment which can be undertaken in-office for skin, scalp, and hair stimulation.

Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center (MBody), led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides growth factor hair stimulation therapy to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding locations.

 

The Science behind Growth Factor Hair Stimulation

Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) comprises special cells, known as platelets, which can promote the growth of hair follicles by stimulating the stem cells and other cells in the hair follicle’s micro-environment.

These special platelet cells enhance healing, speed up the rate and amplify the degree of tissue healing and regeneration, respond to injury, and support the development of new cellular growth.

The main goal of using PRP growth factors to restore hair is to stimulate dormant or newly implanted hair follicles into an active growth stage.

PRP-specific cells that promote hair growth include:

  • Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF): stimulates the growth of blood vessels, cell replication, and skin formation
  • Transforming Growth-Factor-Beta (TGF-b): enhances the growth of the matrix between the cells, bone metabolism
  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF): stimulates the development of blood vessels;
  • Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF): promotes cell development and differentiation, blood vessel formation, collagen formation
  • Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 (FGF-2): stimulates the growth of specialized cells and blood vessel formation
  • Insulin-Like Growth Factor – (IGF): a regulator of normal physiology in almost every type of cell in the body

 

How does Growth Factor Hair Stimulation Work?

Mesenchymal stem cells and autologous blood products that comprise essential and specific growth factors aiding in tissue healing and regeneration are found in human blood.

Published medical literature from the US and Europe establishes the safety and use of growth factor hair stimulation therapy. For over two decades, growth factors have been used as a medial adjunct therapy for skin and wound healing.

In the area of hair restoration, there is evidence to support that growth factor hair stimulation therapy is a promising treatment option to enhance hair growth. PRP is still in the initial stages of scientific research in hair restoration.

Therefore, growth factor hair stimulation is not meant to replace current FDA-approved treatments such as Minoxidil and DHT blockers. But it presents a promising non-surgical treatment alternative for people experiencing hair loss.

 

How do you perform the Procedure?

A tiny amount of blood is taken from the patient’s body and spun in a centrifuge. This separates the PRP from the rest of the blood. The growth factors are taken from the patient’s body and are specially prepared by spinning down the blood cells to a high concentration.

The patient is given an anesthesia block in the nerves of the scalp so that they remain comfortable during the procedure.

These highly concentrated hair stimulation growth factors will then be injected into the scalp. After this, the patient’s hair is washed, and they are ready to return home.

 

More than Once a Year

PRP contains numerous growth factors that promote the growth of hair follicles. This therapy can be used preoperatively, intraoperatively, or postoperatively. Some patients may choose to undergo PRP every three to four months as initial research indicates that regular or semi-annual PRP treatments promote hair growth.

Cosmetic surgeons at MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and nearby areas for growth factor hair stimulation therapy.For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit

Serving Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Fairfax, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Fredricksburg, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Maryland Richmond, VA and surrounding communities.

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