KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- David B. Reath, MD has earned a reputation as one of the most cutting-edge and reputable plastic surgeons in Tennessee. Now, his practice is one of a small number of centers in the country designated as a Coolsculpting Certified Practice. This is the result of an extensive process of physician and staff training, quality assurance monitoring and validation by the maker of Colsculpting. Dr. Reath's office was the first practice in Knoxville, Tennessee to have CoolSculpting and is the first and only center to have earned this seal of approval. CoolSculpting certification ensures patients are in the most capable hands when they have a Coolsculpting procedure.
Coolsculpting is an FDA-approved, non-surgical liposuction alternative for fat reduction that was invented by Harvard scientists. In the past year of performing CoolSculpting procedures, Dr. Reath's office has already achieved impressive results for many men and women. Coolsculpting was developed by a company called Zeltiq and uses patented cooling technology to reduce fat in areas that don't respond to diet and exercise. These areas include love handles, stomach, flanks, back bulges, muffin tops and inner thighs.
"For the right patient Coolsculpting offers measurable results without the need for surgery," said Dr. Reath. "Even more appealing, there are no needles, no anesthesia and little to no downtime. Patients just spend an hour having their procedure and then they can carry on with their day".
Unlike most other devices (lasers, radio frequency, etc), Coolsculpting utilizes a patented method called Cryolipolysis (the use of precisely controlled cooling to remove fat) that is designed to only kill fat cells. The treatment directly targets the underlying fat, leaving the skin surface and other tissue unaffected. The cooled, killed fat cells then begin a process called "apoptosis" (natural cell death) and gradually begin to shrink and disappear over the next few weeks to months. Only one treatment is required and patients see the most dramatic results occurring within two to three months. Most of Dr. Reath's Coolsculpting patients permanently eliminate 20 to 25% of the fat cells in the treated area.
Important to note adds Dr. Reath, Coolsculpting should not be used for overall weight loss or for more pronounced fat removal that would be better suited for liposuction or a tummy tuck. CoolSculpting does not tighten loose skin so it is wise to see a Board-certified plastic surgeon for your CoolSculpting treatment. Plastic surgeons understand that CoolSculpting is just one tool in a body contouring toolbox, and not the only option.
This technology makes permanent fat reduction much more accessible to men and women , allowing them to safely and more easily achieve the optimal body and shape they desire. "This is a major breakthrough in non-invasive fat removal and by offering Coolsculpting as well as tummy tucks and liposuction, patients have access to the best body contouring options available on the market." concludes Dr. Reath.
Dr. Reath's practice is located at 109 S. Northshore Drive Suite 101 in Knoxville, Tennessee. You can learn more by calling (865) 450-9253 or by visiting Dr. Reath's website at www.dbreath.com. Dr. Reath also has a very helpful page on his website"How to Pick the Best CoolSculpting Practice" and has many before and after pictures of his CoolSculpting patients on his website.
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Media Contact: Lisa Reath, David Reath, MD Knoxville Plastic Surgeon, 8654509253, LisaReath@msn.com
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