Aesthetic Surgery of Virginia: Enrique Silberblatt, MD
3505 Brambleton Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24018
Phone: (540) 776-1600
Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
In Roanoke we see women and men from Moneta, Smith Mountain Lake, Lexington, and surrounding cities who, despite healthy lifestyles, are often disappointed when localized fat is resistant to their efforts. For many of these people, liposuction is an ideal treatment, especially for those who are near their goal weight but continue to struggle with stubborn pockets of fat. However, for people who do not need or want surgical intervention, CoolSculpting can be a good option for fat reduction.
CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical treatment, so most patients require minimal or no recovery time after treatment. Other key benefits include:
- Treatment is designed to be comfortable
- A single session often takes less than an hour
- No anesthesia, needles, or incisions are required
- Treatable areas include virtually all areas between the chin and knees
- Treatment can produce long-lasting fat reduction
How does CoolSculpting work?
Through a process called cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling to “freeze” and destroy fatty tissues while leaving surrounding tissues unharmed. Once the fat cells break down, they are gradually flushed out of the body via natural processes. CoolSculpting results typically improve over time as the affected fat cells are progressively expelled from the body. However, actual results can vary.
What areas can be treated with coolsculpting?
CoolSculpting can reduce most areas of pinchable fat, which commonly include:
- Double chin
- Belly fat
- Upper back
Is liposuction better than CoolSculpting?
While both liposuction and CoolSculpting effectively reduce fat beneath the surface of the skin and above the muscle (subcutaneous fat), these cosmetic procedures differ greatly. The better one for you depends on your needs, preferences, and cosmetic goals.
CoolSculpting VS Liposuction
|How does it work?||Freezes fat cells, which are then flushed out of the body||Fat is gently suctioned out of the body|
|What is it best for?||• Small to medium areas of fat
• Spot reduction
• People who are happy with their shape
|• Large and small areas of fat
• Dramatic results
• Improving contours
• Precise fat removal
|Where can it be used?||Chin, arms, abdomen, flanks, hips, thighs||Chin, neck, chest, abdomen, hips, flanks, thighs, buttocks|
|How precise are the results?||• Fat may not be evenly reduced
• Multiple sessions may be needed for compete results
|Great precision with a single procedure|
|Is anesthesia needed?||No. Patient may experience initial discomfort until treatment area becomes numb.||Yes. Typically, general anesthesia. Patient sleeps through the procedure.|
|Return to work||Right away||1 week|
|How long does the procedure take?||35 minutes for a single area||1+ hours depending on areas treated|
|When will I see results?||Results appear gradually over 2 to 4 months||Noticeable reduction right away with final results in about 3 weeks as swelling subsides|
Dr. Silberblatt often uses liposuction to enhance the results of other procedures such as tummy tucks and breast reduction. He can also use the fat he removes to enhance other areas like the face and buttocks.
How much does CoolSculpting cost in VA?
A CoolSculpting treatment can range from $500 to $1,000 depending on the areas treated. You will be given a specific quote for your treatment as part of your personalized consultation.
What happens during a CoolSculpting treatment?
A single CoolSculpting treatment can be completed in just 35 minutes. However, depending on the size and number of treatment areas, a complete session can last from 1 to 3 hours. During treatment, a specialized applicator is affixed to the targeted area. Multiple applications may be needed for larger treatment areas or if multiple areas are being addressed. Many people relax and read or listen to music during treatment and often return to their daily routine immediately afterward.
Dr. Enrique Silberblatt
Dr. Silberblatt performs all treatments and procedures himself—from minimally invasive injectables to complex surgeries. He is by your side every step of the way, from easing your nerves at the consultation through celebrating your beautiful new look after recovery.Meet Dr. Silberblatt
How long does it take to heal from CoolSculpting?
Following a CoolSculpting session, most patients immediately return to regular activities and do not require recovery or downtime. Some people may experience mild redness, bruising, or tenderness in the treated areas, but this normally subsides relatively quickly.
What should i do after CoolSculpting for best results?
For the best CoolSculpting results, it’s important to choose an experienced provider who will help you decide if it is the right option and ensure you have realistic expectations. Immediately after the procedure, massaging the treated area helps break up the frozen fat for optimal results.
How soon do you see CoolSculpting results??
You should notice gradual fat reduction in the targeted regions over the next 2 to 4 months, though individual patient experiences vary.
How many CoolSculpting treatments are needed?
While some patients are satisfied after a single treatment, Dr. Silberblatt generally recommends multiple CoolSculpting sessions to achieve the best results.
How long do CoolSculpting results last?
To achieve long-term results, it is important that you maintain a healthy lifestyle after treatment. The treated fat cells will not return, but fat cells remaining in the body after CoolSculpting can increase in size and cause weight gain. Dr. Silberblatt encourages patients to incorporate routine exercise and a healthy diet into their schedules.
Contact Aesthetic Surgery of Virginia
If you think you may be a candidate for CoolSculpting, request a consultation online or call us at (540) 776-1600 to learn more about your options. We have the latest technology, which provides for shorter treatment times and increased comfort. If during your consultation we determine that CoolSculpting is not right for you, Dr. Silberblatt can recommend other procedures that may be more appropriate for achieving your aesthetic goals.Back to Top