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New Non-invasive Fat Reduction Treatment Now Available at Stonegate
Apr 25, 2018 Share

(ST. JOSEPH) – Patients at Stonegate Plastic Surgery, a Lakeland Health Affiliate, now have access to a new fat reduction treatment option. CoolSculpting® – a process by which cold metal panels applied to the surface of the skin to freeze away fat cells – was initially approved by the FDA in 2010 for reducing fat in the abdomen and in 2014 for thighs.

During the process a suction applicator is placed on the targeted area, pulling the skin between cooling panels. Cold is gradually introduced to the area with the aim of freezing underlying fat cells. Once the treated fat cells are crystallized, or frozen, they die and are naturally eliminated from the body for good.

“CoolSculpting is unique in that it uses the body’s natural reaction to extreme cold temperatures to permanently reduce the thickness of the targeted fat layer” said plastic surgeon, Ginard Henry, MD. “The procedure is non-invasive and patients experience little to no down time.”

Stonegate Plastic Surgery provides aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgical care and a medical spa for non-invasive procedures. The practice includes a fully-accredited surgical facility on site, which enhances safety, efficiency, and privacy for patients. For more information, or to schedule a consultation, visit or call (269) 556-6000