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Cool News for CoolSculpting Fans

Friday, August 25th, 2017

CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared, non-invasive way to contour your body by freezing away unwanted fat. The CoolSculpting procedure works by delivering controlled cooling that targets the fat cells underneath the skin while leaving the skin itself unaffected. The treated fat cells are crystalized (frozen), causing natural cell elimination. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you. This innovative technology has been recently upgraded to offer shorter treatment time and greater patient comfort. With a wide range of applicators optimized to fit different body shapes and sizes, more areas are now treatable.

Treatment areas include:

  • Under the chin
  • Abdomen
  • Bra fat
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Arms
  • Hips
  • Waist
  • Flanks
  • Muffin top
  • Axilla puff
  • Knees
  • Back fat

Contact us today for a consultation on how CoolSculpting could help you.

Summer, Cellulite and Solutions

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015


Cellulite: it affects women of every size. In fact, the ASAPS indicates approximately 90% of women will have at least some of this dimpling and puckering of the skin found, commonly around the thighs and buttocks. In our Weekly Dose of Beauty, find out more about cellulite, its causes, what treatments to avoid and which solutions can help reduce its appearance.

Violet Says: Lessons on Cellulite: https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/violet-says-lessons-on-cellulite-the-widespread-124705796515.html

Combating Cellulite, Water-Based Skincare and Treating Blind Pimples

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Welcome to Dr. McCafferty’s Weekly Dose of Beauty, a new regular feature appearing here on the blog!


This week in Dr. McCafferty’s favorite beauty articles, find out the seven foods that fight cellulite, learn why water-based beauty is on the rise, and discover how to get rid of nasty summer breakouts. Just click a link below to learn more!

The Skinny on Liposuction: Separating Facts from Fiction

Monday, March 1st, 2010

You hear a lot about liposuction in the media today, whether it’s on television, in magazines or on the Web. But more information isn’t necessarily better information.

At the offices of Dr. Leo McCafferty, we’re here to help you separate the rumors from reality— and the facts from fiction— about liposuction. Check out some of these common liposuction rumors and get the credible information you need to better understand this innovative procedure, and what it could mean to you.

FICTION: “Liposuction is a great way to lose weight quickly.”

FACT: Liposuction isn’t meant to be a substitution for diet and exercise. Liposuction is a way to treat areas of fat in the body that simply do not respond to diet and exercise. Liposuction is typically done in healthy patients that are already in relatively good shape, but who have trouble spots which are out of proportion with the rest of the body– like the outer thigh/saddlebag area, the lower abdomen or the hips.

If a patient is generally overweight, we at the offices of Dr. Leo McCafferty won’t offer that patient liposuction. Instead, we’ll offer them a nutritional consultation and work with their primary care physician to make sure the patient is a proper candidate for liposuction. Perhaps diet and exercise are the answer. And we’ll guide the patient toward the right, more conservative option, before considering a surgical solution.

FICTION: “If you remove fat from one part of the body using liposuction, it will just come back elsewhere on the body.”

FACT: Most healthy people fluctuate five or ten pounds over the course of the year over a lifetime. And for these people, liposuction acts as a quite permanent solution to unwanted areas of fat. This means fat liposuctioned from the thighs will not typically show up later in the patient’s breasts. And fat removed from the lower abdomen won’t show up later in the upper abdomen, and so on.

FICTION: “Once you’ve had liposuction, you can eat whatever you want. You don’t need to worry about diet and exercise.”

FACT: Liposuction isn’t a free ticket to eat whatever you want, avoid exercise and otherwise abuse your body. Continuing with a healthy diet, and regular exercise following liposuction is a great way to retain the shape you want. Liposuction works, but it has to be part of an overall healthy lifestyle.

FICTION: “This new liposuction technique worked for my friend, so it’s the right choice for me!”

FACT: There are so many different types of liposuction these days— tumescent, super-wet, SmartLipo™, and magic lipo, among others. But when it comes to liposuction, it’s not the name attached to the procedure or the wand itself, but the surgeon waving the wand that ensures a successful procedure. That’s why you should discuss the different types of liposuction with your plastic surgeon, find out the benefits and drawbacks of each, and work together to determine the right type for you. Remember, what’s right for one patient, isn’t necessarily ideal for another.

FICTION: “Liposuction is a painful procedure requiring a lot downtime.”

FACT: Believe it or not, liposuction isn’t a painful procedure. Patients can expect some bruising, but recovery is swift, and patients can generally be back to exercising within a week.

FICTION: “Once you have liposuction, the results are instantaneous.”

FACT: While there is some instant gratification with liposuction, the real results of the procedure take patience. You will notice a difference when you first remove the garment dressing 48 hours after surgery, of course. But over the next year, as the healing process continues, that’s when you’ll see the liposuction really take effect. The swelling will go down, the contours will soften and the shape will fine-tune. We’ve taken photos of patients during their follow-up visits throughout the year, and you’d be amazed at the subtle differences that take place over time.

FICTION:  “Liposuction is an extremely dangerous procedure.”

FACT: Liposuction is surgery, and therefore should be taken seriously. But if performed by an accredited, state-licensed, American Board of Plastic Surgery facility, by a surgeon who has the credentials to do the procedure in both a hospital and in-office, then liposuction can be very safe.

To learn more about whether liposuction might be right for you– and to get the facts on any liposuction questions or concerns you might have– contact the offices of Dr. Leo McCafferty for a personal consultation.