Medical Spas See Increasing Demand for Non-Surgical Alternatives to Liposuction for Reducing Fat

To meet consumer demand, Numa Spa offers CoolSculpting, the non-invasive fat reduction treatment that eliminates fat cells without surgery or downtime.

​Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the United States. But recently, a changing trend in consumer demand has led men and women to seek out a “less invasive alternative for reducing fat,” says Christi Siler, Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist (CANS) at Numa Spa, the premier medical spa located in Newport News, VA. “Our clients live busy lives,” explains Siler. “They want to eliminate stubborn bulges using a treatment that doesn’t involve surgery or lengthy recovery times.”

Siler thinks CoolSculpting is a good solution for clients seeking a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. “CoolSculpting is the most popular non-invasive fat reduction treatment in the world. The treatment is in high demand at Numa Spa,” says Siler. Also known as fat freezing, CoolSculpting eliminates fat cells by essentially freezing them to death. “During a process known as Cryolipolysis,” explains Siler, “bulges are isolated with a proprietary applicator. They are then exposed to precisely controlled cooling.” The cold temperature safely penetrates the skin, chilling the fat cells beneath the tissue. “Chilling fat causes the cell’s membrane to rupture. This disables the fat cell from storing fat.” The destroyed fat cells are now useless. They are then “collected by the lymphatic system and excreted from the body as waste,” continues Siler. Once excreted from the body, these fat cells cannot grow back. Nor are they replaced by the body. “Studies show long term reductions in fat,” she further notes.

CoolSculpting is nicknamed “lunchtime lipo.” Siler explains why, mentioning, “The CoolSculpting treatment typically takes 35 minutes and can easily be performed during someone’s lunch break”. She mentions, “some clients feel intense cold or experience a tugging sensation at the treatment area when the machine is first turned on, but these feelings typically go away within minutes”. Clients spend the rest of the time relaxing and playing on their phones, she adds. After the treatment is finished, the client is free to 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 Siler. “However, for healthy adults that struggle with isolated fat deposits that resist diet and exercise, CoolSculpting is a great option.” Siler notes that common treatment areas include belly fat, love handles and hips, thigh fat, upper arm fat, and submental fullness, commonly known as neck fat or a double chin.

Men and women living in the area of Newport News are invited to learn more about CoolSculpting by scheduling a complimentary consultation with Numa Spa. Individuals may contact the spa by visiting them online at or by calling (757) 223-5800.

Source: Numa Spa

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