Lecture AMWC in Monaco
Every year I visit the AMWC in Monaco. The convention for the latest techniques in aesthetic treatments with, and without, surgery. This time I gave a presentation about the freezing of fat cells with CoolSculpting. The theme of the 2018 AMWC is patient safety. That is the number one priority for any physician, or at least, it should be.
Safety is most important
Even medical cosmetic treatments without incisions have their risks. That’s why it’s so important that specialized physicians work with safe equipment. That keeps the risks minimal. New treatments are only an improvement when they’re safe and effective. Such as CoolSculpting, which is what my lecture was on. But that has taken years of research and development. It started with the discovery that fat cells are not resistant to low temperatures. What followed was years of scientific research. It took time to develop a safe way to freeze fat cells, this process is called Cryolipolyse.
Liposuction or freezing fat
CoolSculpting is still the only treatment to remove fat cells without surgery using cooling. That’s why plastic surgeons like to work with it. When someone wants to get rid of their love handles it’s nice to be able to chose. For example, between a surgery like liposuction or a tummy tuck.
Arms, legs, stomach and chin
Currently there’s a lot of hand pieces where each can take care of a different type of love handle. A stomach is of course something different than a double chin or upper arm. CoolSculpting is an American company. That’s why all of these hand pieces have to be proven safe and effective through independent research. Safe treatments that promise what they’ll do and deliver great results. That’s what patient safety is about.
Every year more and more people freeze their fat cells. In America associations of plastic surgeons do research every year into treatments. In the category of non-surgical the CoolSculpting treatment has risen to the third spot. Botox still remains in first place and in second place are fillers. Those have been popular treatments for years. Source: ASAPS