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Taking a lot of pride in giving his patients the safest and most advanced techniques, Calgary plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Lee and his team of trained professionals have helped countless individuals achieve the best results with CoolSculpting. After you have scheduled a consultation, Dr. Lee and his team adopt an honest, no-pressure, personalized consultation. Their vast knowledge about CoolSculpting will help you to decide if this is the right procedure for you. During your initial consultation, one of the first things that you’ll notice about Dr. Lee’s clinic is the friendly yet professional attitude. Dr. Lee and his team want patients to feel secure, comfortable and fully informed before they take on a procedure.


Non-invasive and Effective

CoolSculpting: Low Risk and Personalized Treatment Plan

CoolSculpting does not involve surgery or invasive procedures, the risk to the patient is very low. Every person’s body and personal goals will be different. For that reason, after you have scheduled a consultation, with Dr. Lee and his trained professionals will ask questions to learn about your personal goals with CoolSculpting so that they can identify the best approach for you. This non-invasive technique does not require anesthesia—you can even watch TV, read books, or play games on your phone while taking it. How low stress is that? The best way to learn more about CoolSculpting is to call and schedule a consultation. This will give you more detailed information about the procedure and whether it is right for you.

Eliminating Stubborn and Hard-to-Remove Fat

Sometimes you can do everything right with diet and exercise but stubborn pockets of fat just won’t seem to go away no matter what you do. You could have a great body and still have problems with fat in certain areas—sound familiar? In these cases, you may want to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lee and his trained professionals. CoolSculpting is not a procedure intended for people with obesity problems. Instead, it has been intended for people who are of normal weight, but are having problems with fat in specific areas of their body.

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Losing the Belly Fat of Pregnancy

One demographic than may be able to particularly benefit from CoolSculpting are new mothers. These women frequently have issues with diastasis and unwanted belly fat. CoolSculpting uses cold temperatures to freeze the cells. After a period of time, the fat cells will die and the body’s immune system will digest the dead fat cells. It eliminates fat cells through a natural process, and once these cells are gone, they do not come back. Approved by the FDA in 2010, this proven procedure works in the majority of cases, and there are only rare situations where people see no results. Everybody’s body will be different, however, and the time frame for seeing the full results will range anywhere from two months to six months. As a mother of two or three children, when having a tummy tuck procedure, you may spend up to four weeks in recovery—and that’s difficult when you have small children to look after. CoolSculpting has virtually no downtime. In fact, if you wanted to go back to work right after the procedure, you’d be able to.

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Dr. Jonathan Lee (MD, FRCSC) is an experienced, Canadian and New York fellowship-trained Plastic Surgeon based in Calgary. Well-established, he is board certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and specializes in both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.

Dr. Jonathan Lee (MD, FRCSC)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Am I a good candidate?

    Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. The CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure is specifically designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. It is, however a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Request a one-on-one consultation with us to determine if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.

  • How much does the CoolSculpting procedure cost?

    The price for CoolSculpting procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed, and your ultimate goals. We will help create a customized treatment plan, in person, that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.

  • How long is each session? How many sessions will I need?

    We will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. We may schedule additional sessions in order to meet your goals.

  • Where does the fat go? Are the results permanent?

    Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), your body processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.

  • What does it feel like?

    As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.

  • Is the CoolSculpting procedure safe?

    The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the flank (love handles), abdomen, and thigh. With over one million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction.

  • Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?

    Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Often times, patients return to work after their CoolSculpting session is over.

  • Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?

    No supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt new diet and exercise habits. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their CoolSculpting treatment. It is as if they get a second lease on their body and want to start anew again by taking even better care of themselves.

  • When will I see results?

    You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.

  • What happens if I gain weight down the road?

    Many people, after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure, take even better care of themselves. However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.

  • Are there any side effects?

    During the procedure you may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness or discomfort. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. Rare side effects may also occur. The CoolSculpting procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure, ask us if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.

Non Surgical Fat Reduction with Coolsculpting

Scheduling: How to Take That First Step

The first step to seeing progress will depend on filling out the form and sending out an email message to the Calgary Institute of Plastic Surgery. After you have done that, a professional from the company will work with you and make sure that you are well informed about CoolSculpting and how the process works. At the consultation, Dr. Lee and his team of trained professionals will help you determine the parts on your body where fat should be eliminated. You will also receive assistance in learning about what to expect during and after the procedure. After the initial consultation, a time and date will be scheduled for the procedure.

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Naturally Confident Again

When you have fat in some areas, you don’t feel confident in your body, CoolSculpting can help bring back your confidence. It gives you a method of looking your best, and filling out the form or a phone call to schedule a consultation and learn more about this procedure, to decide if this is the suitable solution for you., and have all your questions and concerns answered. As of right now, over three million treatments with this system have been performed. Unlike so many other treatments, even after that large number of people who have had this procedure, zero patients have reported permanent side effects. While there can be side effects with the CoolSculpting treatment, they’re typically minimal and short lived.

A Clinic in Calgary

Dr. Lee has an established clinic in Calgary for those seeking CoolSculpting in the area—in fact, his clinic isn’t only established, it’s the largest CoolSculpting clinic in western Canada. Patients will be brought up to date on what to expect and how the treatment will take place. This is a very low stress treatment and great for people who want to minimize their downtime. This non-invasive procedure is an excellent alternative to liposuction for those who wish to avoid surgery. In fact, one of the major points of CoolSculpting is that because this is not a surgical procedure, there won’t be any scars. In fact, the body is targeted in such a way that it doesn’t do any damage to the surrounding tissues. While it does freeze and kill the fat cells, it does nothing to the rest of the body.

At the Calgary Institute of Plastic Surgery, we have done our best to simplify the process of getting a consultation. All that you have to do is contact us through our email or call us at (866)742-5061 and a professional will be in touch with you to explain more about CoolSculpting and if it is the right procedure for you and your unique needs.

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