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How Is SculpSure Different Than CoolSculpting in Virginia Beach, VA: Differences in Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Technologies

Here is a question that we here at Norfolk Plastic Surgery have received from time to time – how is Virginia Beach SculpSure non-invasive fat reduction different than CoolSculpting? Great question! The two technologies yield the same clinical results, but SculpSure – as a newer, and more advanced technology – has many benefits and advantages that CoolSculpting does not.

(SculpSure is clinically proven & FDA-cleared to permanently reduce up to 24% of fat cells in a treated area from just 1 session. Since treatment plans typically include 2 sessions, SculpSure results exceed this.)

Read more to find out what these benefits are!

Time of Treatment – SculpSure only takes 25 minutes per area, whereas CoolSculpting can take up to an hour or more per area. SculpSure is certainly the quickest non-invasive fat reduction treatment available today, often easily fitting into a lunch break.

Side Effects – SculpSure does not incur any of the swelling, bruising or nerve pain that can accompany CoolSculpting. Side effects with SculpSure are typically far more manageable. The nerve pain that can accompany CoolSculpting can be quite intense.

“Thermal Spread” – Because SculpSure uses heat – and not freezing – we are able to achieve a “thermal spread” outside the treatment zone. This means that you are receiving fat cell loss even outside the immediate area, so everything will look smooth and even – and no one will be able to tell where the SculpSure treatment ended or began. This is not the case with CoolSculpting, which can lead to very severe lumps, bumps and “bites.”

To learn more about why SculpSure is a superior treatment option for non-invasive fat reduction, please contact us for a free consultation.

Microdermabrasion Norfolk

Skin care is so important and unfortunately many people don’t realize this until there is already damage. Luckily, today there are more treatment options available than ever before to rejuvenate and repair the skin. At Norfolk Plastic Surgery we are happy to offer many skin care treatments to keep your skin looking it’s very best. One of the skin care treatments we offer is Microdermabrasion.

Microdermabrasion works by using tiny crystals to remove the outer layer of dead and damaged skin cells to reveal the smooth, healthy skin beneath. Since Microdermabrasion is removing that dead outer layer of skin, any skin imperfection on that layer will also be removed such as uneven skin pigmentation, fine line, wrinkles and sun damage. Consulting with a skin care specialist is the best way to determine if Microdermabrasion is the right treatment option for you. Contact our office to schedule your consultation today.

Brow Lift Norfolk

Our faces are communicating things to other people constantly, even when we arenít aware of it. The lines of our faces tell a story about how we are feeling and this is why it is so important that our faces are telling the trust story about how we are feeling. This is the reasons many men and women opt for a Brow Lift procedure. The face, particularly the forehead and area around the eyes, is often one of the first places we begin to show signs of aging. As these creases and wrinkles form it can make us appear more angry, upset or tired than we actually are. Often the brow can become heavy and hang low over the eyes. Theses are all issues that Brow Lift surgery can address to help restore a more youthful, relaxed, alert, and natural appearance.

If you are interested in learning more about the Brow Lift, and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to discuss your facial rejuvenation options today.

Breast Lift Norfolk

Breast lift surgery, also called Mastopexy, is a cosmetic procedure that rejuvenates the appearance of the breasts after sagging has set in. As we get older that are a number of changes that occur from our faces all the way down our bodies. It effects each of us in different ways and areas, but there are certain factors that can especially seed up sagging in the breasts. Pregnancy, nursing, fluctuations in weight or weight loss, as well as the natural aging process, genetics, and gravity can all contribute to a more exaggerated sagging appearance.

It is important to know that the breast lift alone does not enhance breast size, so women looking to both enhance their breast fullness as well as create a lift in the breasts may opt to combine the breast lift with a breast augmentation procedure. It is also important to note that breast lift procedure incisions are permanent–though we always try our best to hide incisions in areas that are naturally disguised such as the crease of the breasts. The breast lift can create a more perky and youthful appearance. If you are interested in learning more about the breast lift procedure, recovery process, and what kind of results are possible through this procedure, contact our office to schedule your confidential consultation today.

Liposuction Norfolk Body Contouring

Liposuction is one way to achieve your ideal body contouring when diet and exercise have failed to give you the results you desire. Liposuction is performed through tiny incisions in the desired area through which a cannula is inserted and the fat suctioned out. Liposuction can be performed on virtually any area of the body from the mid-section to the thighs, the back to the arms, the knees and even the neck.

Sometimes Liposuction is performed in combination with other body contouring procedures such as an arm lift, thigh lift, or tummy tuck. Ideal candidates for Liposuction are in good mental and physical health with realistic expectations for the procedure and its potential results, and they should be non-smokers as well. To learn more about this procedure and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation today.

Nose Surgery Norfolk

Nose Surgery, also called Rhinoplasty, is a procedure that can improve the appearance of the nose and/or the function of the nose. Many people are dissatisfied with an aspect of the appearance of the nose they were born with and Nose Surgery can help create the nose they want, the nose that best compliments their other features. Sometimes the nose is disfigured due to injury and nose surgery can help correct that as well.

As the central feature of the face, the nose can affect the entire facial balance and harmony and can change the way we perceive the proportions of the other features of the face. Nose surgery can correct nose width, bumps and indentations, the tip of the nose being too large/bulbous/downturned/upturned, nostrils that are too wide or large, and nasal asymmetry or deviation. If you are interested in learning more about nose surgery and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation with our office today.

Breast Lift Norfolk

The Breast Lift procedure has helped countless women revitalize their breasts as they’ve gotten older, after weight fluctuations, or after pregnancy and nursing.  Many women feel self-conscious when their breasts begin to sag, and in some cases the breast sagging can seem premature or more severe. The Breast Lift procedure is performed to lift the breasts to a more youthful and perky position. In some cases, the breast lift may include a repositioning of the areola as well.

It is important to understand that the breast lift procedure alone is not intended to enhance breast size, so patients looking to achieve both a fuller breast and lifted breast position may opt to combine the breast lift procedure with a breast augmentation to achieve their desired goal. If you are interested in learning more about the breast lift procedure and recovery process, and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation with our office today.

Nose Surgery Norfolk

Unfortunately we don’t get to choose the nose we’re born with and many people feel self-conscious of the appearance of their nose or have functional issues in the structure of their nose that impairs breathing. These issues, however, can be corrected through Nose Surgery, also known as Rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty can improve the proportion of the nose and enhance facial harmony.

Some of the aesthetic issues that many people seek to repair through Nose Surgery is the size of the nose, the width of the bridge, bumps or indentations in the profile, the nasal tip, the size or shape of the nostrils, and nasal asymmetry. Nose surgery procedures vary based on each individual person’s goals and needs. To learn more about your Nose Surgery options, contact our office to schedule your consultation today.

Microdermabrasion Norfolk

Did you know that skin is the largest organ? We are surrounded by our skin, it keeps us safe and battles the elements day in and day out, everyday of our life. Taking proper care of your skin is one of the best ways to keep yourself looking young and healthy. At Norfolk Plastic Surgery we are proud to offer a plethora of skin care treatments to keep your skin in top form. One of these procedures is Microdermabrasion.

Microdermabrasion is a popular skin re-freshening treatment which uses tiny crystals to remove the outer layer of dead skin cells to reveal the smooth, yet unharmed, healthy skin which lies just beneath. Since Microdermabrasion is removing that dead outer layer of skin, any skin imperfection on that layer will also be removed. Skin imperfections such as uneven skin pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles and sun damage may be effectively treated with Microdermabrasion. Consulting with a skin care specialist is the best way to determine if Microdermabrasion is the right treatment option for you. Contact our office to schedule your consultation today.

Tummy Tuck Virginia Beach

We all want to look and feel our best, but when dealing with excess skin around the mid-section from pregnancy, aging, fluctuations in weight, heredity or prior surgery, it can be difficult to feel at our very best. The worst part is that no matter how well you eat or how regularly you exercise, excess skin doesn’t just go away. The good news is that through Abdominoplasty, you can get the results you desire. Abdominoplasty, also known as a Tummy Tuck, is a plastic surgery procedure that removes the excess fat and skin of the mid-section. An abdominoplasty procedure can even restore weakened or separated abdominal muscles to create a smoother, firmer mid-section.

It should be noted that a Tummy Tuck procedure, just like Liposuction, is not a weight loss solution, but rather a targeted approach to improve a specific, localized area. Some people may choose to combine a Tummy Tuck procedure with Liposuction or other procedures such as a Breast Lift with or without Augmentation. To learn more about your Norfolk Abdominoplasty options, contact our office today to schedule your consultation.