While the demand for plastic surgery continues to increase, the popularity of non-surgical procedures also continues to rise. These treatments offer excellent, long-lasting results without the need for general anesthesia or extensive downtime, making them an attractive option for the right patient. At Banff Plastic Surgery, we offer some of the most in-demand non-surgical procedures for our patients to accommodate the diversity in their aesthetic goals and desired results.
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical method of body contouring that can trim away areas of fat that have not responded to diet and exercise. This procedure delivers controlled cooling to destroy unwanted fat cells without the need for anesthesia or incisions. CoolSculpting is effective on many different treatment areas and is a key tool in our body contouring offerings.
CoolSculpting treatments are performed in our office as an outpatient procedure. Once you are in a comfortable position, the CoolSculpting device is placed over your treatment area. The device gently pulls in the skin and underlying fat so that controlled cooling may be delivered evenly throughout the treatment area. The cooling freezes and destroys the fat cells without disrupting surrounding skin and tissue. The treated cells are eliminated by the body, and the treated area becomes smoother and leaner over time. You can expect results to remain as long as you maintain the same healthy weight and lifestyle.
MiraDry is another non-surgical treatment that is gaining popularity due to its effectiveness in treating excessive underarm sweating or hyperhidrosis. This condition affects many men and women and can significantly impact a person’s quality of life. Underarm sweat and odour can cause embarrassment and many patients report avoiding certain activitites because of concerns about excess sweating.
MiraDry uses electromagnetic energy to eliminate the sweat glands under the arms, stopping both the wetness and the odour. The procedure may also minimize unwanted hair in the treatment area. Like CoolSculpting, MiraDry is performed on an outpatient basis. Local anesthesia is administered to ensure patient comfort throughout treatment, but there is no required downtime after the procedure. Complete and permanent results can be expected after one or two treatment sessions.
Benefits of Non-Surgical Procedures
For the right patient, non-surgical procedures can offer excellent results without anesthesia, incisions or downtime. These procedures don’t require you to take a significant amount of time from your regular activities and don’t leave any telltale scarring. Most procedures can be performed in as little as 1-2 hours, which means minimal disruption to your busy schedule.
At Banff Plastic Surgery, we are very particular about the types of non-surgical procedures we offer. Treatments that offer effective, long-lasting results are the only ones we will offer our patients. Both CoolSculpting and MiraDry fit that bill with predictable results, minimal risk, and minimal downtime. We will carefully assess your personal needs and desired results to determine whether one of these non-invasive procedures will provide you with the outcome you are hoping for.
Cosmetic improvement does not always have to mean surgery. To learn more about our non-surgical treatment options, contact Banff Plastic Surgery today at 403-762-2055.