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Contoura and CoolSculpting for Body Shaping

With the arrival of summer comes opportunities to wear lighter apparel and show off the results of diet and exercise completed in the winter months.

However, some people may find that their bodies do not respond as expected to healthy living, even with proper diet and exercise. Some bodies are genetically predisposed to storing fat, making it more difficult to lose weight around the stomach, thighs, and arms. Those who struggle with stubborn fat may wonder if there are non-invasive body contouring solutions that can help.

At Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Craig is proud to offer two different body contouring treatments for patients within 30 pounds of their ideal weight: CoolSculpting and Contoura. Both FDA-cleared procedures damage fat cells that won’t respond to diet and exercise. These technologies make it possible to reduce body fat without resorting to invasive surgery.


Before and After Results from CoolSculpting Treatments from Dr. Mark Craig at Accent Plastic Surgery.See More Before and After Photos in Our Gallery.

While the two procedures perform similar procedures, they have specific differences.

  • CoolSculpting: This procedure uses freezing energy to penetrate the dermis and target the fat cells clustered underneath the skin. After just a single treatment, the freezing energy damages the fat cells, causing them to shrink in size. Over time, the body’s metabolic processes remove the damaged fat cells, resulting in up to a 24% reduction in body fat within the treatment area.
  • Contoura: Contoura reduces fat in a means opposite of CoolSculpting; rather than using freezing energy, this technology uses heat energy from radiofrequency to melt away fat cells. As an added benefit, Contoura’s heat energy causes a skin-tightening effect, which can smooth and tone skin while minimizing the appearance of cellulite.

Each body contouring procedure is quick, though total time depends on the areas you are treating. The number of procedures needed will largely depend on the treatment area and desired results.

Want to learn more about CoolSculpting and Contoura for body contouring? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Craig at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS today. (662) 377-6290.

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Want to Get Rid of Your Double Chin? Try CoolSculpting Mini

-Double-Chin-Try-CoolSculpting-Dr-Mark-Craig-Tupelo-MSLet’s face it – no one wants a double chin.  But somehow, you got one.  Whether it was through slow weight gain or having too busy of a life to exercise (or just plain old genetics), your double chin is now all you can see whenever you look in the bathroom mirror.  To make things even worse, it feels almost impossible to spot treat your double chin, as diet and exercise aren’t having any impact.

If the above sounds familiar, it’s time to discover an innovative new treatment for your double chin at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Our Innovative Double Chin Treatment

Owned and operated by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Craig, Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is the premier destination for patients looking to fight back against their double chin.

It’s estimated that between 60-70% of people do not like their submental area (the area underneath the chin).  Perhaps they’ve taken one too many selfies with an unflattering pose, or they’re sick of being tagged in photos on social media where their double chins seem far too prominent.  Fortunately, there’s a solution in the CoolSculpting Mini, which offers excellent results in the submental area.

Approved by the FDA, the CoolSculpting Mini is the #1 non-invasive fat reduction treatment.  There’s no surgery, and no need for any downtime – just results.  The CoolSculpting Mini works by delivering cooling energy through the dermis to the submental fat cells.  The cooling energy specifically targets and destroys these fat cells, causing a reduction in the size of the double chin.  Eventually, the destroyed fat cells are removed by the body, resulting in a smoother and sleeker appearance.

Of those patients who’ve had this procedure performed, 83% were extremely satisfied, while 8 out of 10 people would recommend this procedure to their friends.  Most patients will need to undergo two sessions of CoolSculpting to see their ideal results.

Say Good-Bye to Your Double Chin at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Ready to bid farewell to that stubborn double chin? Schedule a CoolSculpting Mini consultation at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS today! Call (662) 377-6290 to learn more.

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