Medical Spas See a Growing Demand for Non-Surgical Alternatives to Liposuction

In response to patient demand, Metro Laser MedSpa offers CoolSculpting, a non-invasive fat reduction treatment that eliminates fat cells without surgery and minimal downtime.

 Liposuction is a popular cosmetic surgery in the United States. However, medical professionals note an evolving trend in consumer demand. More patients desire a "less invasive alternative for reducing fat," says Dr. Glenn Lipton, medical director at Metro Laser MedSpa, a premier medical spa, with locations in Philadelphia, Exton, and Plymouth Meeting, PA. "Our patients are busy. They live life on the go," explains Dr. Lipton. "More and more patients want a fat reduction solution that doesn't involve surgery or lengthy recovery times."

Dr. Lipton believes CoolSculpting is a good solution for patients seeking a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. "CoolSculpting is the most popular non-invasive fat reduction treatment globally. The treatment is in high demand at Metro Laser," says Dr. Lipton. Commonly called "fat freezing," CoolSculpting eliminates fat cells using advanced freezing technology. "CoolSculpting utilizes a process known as Cryolipolysis," explains Dr. Lipton. During the treatment, "bulges are isolated and exposed to precisely controlled cooling." The precise cooling safely penetrates the skin, freezing the fat cells beneath the tissue. "Chilling fat causes the cell's membrane to rupture, disabling the cell from storing fat." The ruptured fat cells, which become damaged beyond repair, no longer serve the body. They are "collected by the lymphatic system and processed out of the body as waste product," continues Dr. Lipton. Once processed out of the body, these fat cells cannot be replaced nor grow back. "Studies show long-term reductions in fat," Dr. Lipton further notes.

Dr. Lipton explains the appeals of the fat freezing procedure. He says, "CoolSculpting is nicknamed 'lunchtime lipo' because treatments require only 35 minutes to complete and can easily be performed during someone's lunch break." Dr. Lipton explains, "patients may feel some tugging and sensations of intense cold for the first five to 10 minutes of the treatment. However, these sensations quickly dissipate. The patient may then relax for the remainder of their cooling cycle, sleeping or playing on their phones." When the cooling cycle concludes, the patient may resume their normal daily activities, including exercise, if they wish. 

"Liposuction is still the gold standard for reducing large amounts of unwanted body fat," admits Dr. Lipton. "However, for healthy men and women who struggle with isolated fat deposits that resist diet and exercise, CoolSculpting is a great non-surgical alternative to liposuction. He notes popular treatment areas, including belly fat, love handles, upper arm fat, thigh fat, and neck fat (commonly known as a double chin.)

Residents living in the Philadelphia area are invited to learn more about CoolSculpting by scheduling a free consultation with Metro Laser MedSpa. Contact the CoolSculpting Spa by visiting the website at or by calling (215) 735-2737.

Source: Metro Laser MedSpa

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