CoolSculpting Specialist

Gary Willen, MD, MBA -  - Gynecologist

Tahoe Women's Care

Gary Willen, MD, MBA

Gynecologist located in Carson City, NV

If you have a few trouble zones on your body that you just can’t seem to eliminate through healthy eating and fitness, CoolSculpting® may be the answer. By freezing away fat cells, CoolScuplting leaves your bulgy areas more toned and sculpted. Gary F. Willen, MD, can treat those tummy flaps and double chins in one quick in-office appointment. If you’re looking for a place in Carson City, Nevada that offers this state-of-the-art treatment, you can contact Tahoe Women’s Care online or by phone. Dr. Willen also services the surrounding communities of Southlake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, Minden, and Gardnerville.

CoolSculpting Q & A

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting resculpts your body without damaging the surrounding skin or tissue.

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical treatment that treats fat cells by freezing them. The targeted freezing effect causes fat cells to crystallize and die, which the body then naturally flushes.

Instead of shrinking or redistributing the cells, the treatment targets and flushes them out, creating a long-term effect.

Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting?

If you have stubborn fat deposits that you can’t seem to get rid of with diet and exercise, you might be a good candidate for CoolSculpting.

CoolSculpting helps reduce your trouble areas versus providing an all-over reduction. The problem areas that CoolSculpting is approved to treat include:

  • Chin
  • Abdomen
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Love handles and muffin top
  • Upper arms

CoolSculpting isn’t a weight-loss solution for those who are obese. It’s meant for those who are within about 30 pounds of their ideal weight and have noticeable bulges.

How does the treatment work?

You get to recline in a comfortable chair and multitask during treatment. Dr. Willen attaches a gel pad and an applicator to your trouble area or multiple trouble zones at once.

Depending on the area treated, he might use suction to draw the fat tissue into the applicator cup. You may feel some slight tugging and pulling if he uses suction.

Then, with your fat between two cooling panels, you can feel the panels cooling your skin for a short time until the skin goes numb. You stay in this position for 35-60 minutes, and then you’re done.

Many times, one treatment is enough to satisfy Dr. Willen’s patients, but you can schedule more than one treatment depending on your goals.



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What can I expect after the procedure?

Because the treatment doesn’t require healing, you won’t have to take any downtime. You can return to your normal activities immediately.

You may feel some skin sensitivities afterward and experience some redness and swelling, but nothing that should prevent you from returning to your routine. These side effects are temporary and should go away within a few days.

You may start seeing results as early as three weeks after the procedure. Within two months, you’ll be able to see the full effect as your body continues eliminating those dead fat cells for four to six months afterward.

If CoolSculpting sounds like something you might want to explore, call or visit Tahoe Women’s Care online to book a free consultation.

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*Individual results may vary