FAQ – Fat Cells
You are born with a set number of fat cells. If you eat more calories than your body needs, your fat cells stretch to store these extra calories as triglycerides. You can gain new fat cells if the existing cells have enlarged to their maximum size.
Once created, fat cells remain in your body forever. They may shrink in size when you lose weight, but they never go away unless they are removed by Liposonix®, CoolSculpting® or liposuction.
FAQ – CoolSculpting
Throughout the hour-long treatment, tissue is drawn into a cup with mild vacuum pressure. Patients may experience slight discomfort with the initial contact of the cold, but this usually dissipates after the first 10 minutes or so. Most patients typically resume their routine activities, including returning to work and exercise regimens, on the same day as the treatment. With this non-invasive treatment, there is no needle, no incision and no need for anesthesia. For the patient, the CoolSculpting process doesn’t require any effort. Patients typically read, work on their laptop computers, listen to music or just relax while undergoing treatment.
FAQ - Vein Services
For patients with varicose veins — and in some with spider veins — a painless ultrasound evaluation is done to determine if there in an underlying vein in your leg that is causing what is visible on the surface. After this evaluation, Dr. Zimmet will be able to discuss the treatment options appropriate for your condition.
Dr. Zimmet has treated thousands of patients for vein issues over the last 20 years. He is a leading and internationally recognized authority in the treatment of spider and varicose veins. For more details, please review Dr. Zimmet’s background.