Eterna Cosmetic Surgery

Does non-invasive body contouring actually work?

Conveniently located to serve San Antonio, Eagle Pass and the surrounding area.

June 30, 2022

We all want to look our best, but not all of us are excited about the idea of invasive procedures. On the other hand, do non-invasive procedures for body contouring really work? For many patients, the answer is a resounding yes. At Eterna Cosmetic Surgery, we can help you lose unwanted fat to slim your abdomen,  waist, love handles, arms, thighs, even double chin, with non-invasive CoolSculpting.

 CoolSculpting is a well-established, FDA-cleared non-invasive body contouring treatment that reduces fat in the treated areas by freezing the fat cells, which kills them. The body metabolizes the damaged cells and eliminates them naturally. As puffy fat dissipates, the area becomes flatter, and once gone, those fat cells are gone for good.

 While this procedure works well for all ages and genders, it is meant to refine stubborn fatty areas on patients who are fairly close to ideal weight. It is not a suitable option for reducing significant amounts of fat, and it is definitely not a replacement for a weight loss program. That said, a bit of body contouring could provide just the inspiration you need to get back into the gym or your favorite sport to maintain your new, slimmer look.

CoolSculpting is surprisingly simple

Dr. Elizabeth Hernandez will gently clamp a roll of fat and skin inside the device, which then works to freeze fat cells without damaging the skin or surrounding tissues. “CoolMini” is a smaller version of the device, created especially to address pesky double chin fat. Treatment sessions take around 45 minutes, depending on the size of the target area. We can also treat multiple areas in one appointment.

This procedure can achieve about 25% fat reduction in the treated area with each session, so Dr. Hernandez may recommend more than one treatment to achieve your desired results. Results will emerge gradually and it may take several months to see final results.

So, does it really work?

Patients tell us they love that their treated area is flatter and smoother. Their clothes fit better and they look better thanks to their flatter abdomen, smaller waist, arms or thighs or because their double chin is gone. Here’s a true story, about one of our Eterna patients.

A young woman came to us for CoolSculpting to flatten her abdomen and reduce waist because she wanted to look her best in her wedding dress. She was so happy and grateful for her CoolSculpting treatment results! She reported feeling so confident — loving the way she looked after her contouring treatment so much that she was able to enjoy her wedding and the photo session as well.   

 Whether you’re prepping for a momentous event or simply want to enjoy trimmer, smoother contours every day, non-invasive body contouring can lift your self-image and confidence, too.

 Of course, no procedure is the ideal choice for everyone, and here at Eterna Cosmetic Surgery we are committed to giving each patient entirely personalized treatment based on their specific concerns and goals. So, along with non-invasive CoolSculpting, we also offer several minimally-invasive procedures which are very effective for body contouring. These include BodyTite (and related FaceTite and AccuTite), liposuction, Morpheus8, and Embrace RF. These procedures can be more suitable for patients who have greater amounts of unwanted fat, loose skin or who are looking for more detailed body contouring.

Plan ahead

If you do have a big event coming up, or if you want to be in prime shape for summer, now is the time to get started. That way when your goal date arrives, your CoolSculpting sessions will be over and you’ll be ready to show the world a new, slimmer you.

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