Welcome to 8 West Clinic, Vancouver’s premier plastic surgery and medical spa clinic. Our team of plastic surgeons, registered nurses, medical aestheticians and nutritionists has been helping people achieve their goals for over 15 years.
DualSculpting doubles the power of Coolsculpting. The nonsurgical innovation called Coolsculpting has been a blessing to thousands of people who have tried endless diets and exercise to lose stubborn areas of fat. Coolsculpting painlessly freezes away unwanted fat which does not return. This treatment has been performed millions of times around the world and is known to be effective and safe. Be sure to watch our Coosculpting video below to learn more about the treatment.
We’re not just a medical spa and we didn’t just pop up. We’ve been in practice for over 15 years and specialize in the complete spectrum of surgical and non surgical treatments, under the direction of our founder, Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Thomas Buonassisi. Our team of medical experts includes plastic surgeons, registered nurses, medical aestheticians and regsitered nutritionists. Your Coolsculpting experience begins with a complementary consultation to assess if this treatment is right for you. Your goals and objectives are discussed, and we determine if the results you are hoping for are realistic. Many patients choose to reduce fat over a course of treatments with Coolsculpting, while others may consider liposuction. At 8 West Clinic, your treatment is performed by a Coolsculpting University certified medical aesthetician, in our medical clinic. We are located in the heart of Vancouver’s Broadway corridor, 15 minutes from Vancouver International Airport.
By delivering controlled, precise cooling to the unwanted bulges, fat cells are cooled to the point of destruction and eliminated naturally through the body roughly 4 weeks later. With DualSculpting, offered exclusively at 8 West Cosmetic Surgery, this process is performed on different sides of your body at the same time. Each Coolsculpting device holds the targeted areas between two applicators and reduces the fat cells down to just above the freezing point. This causes the cells to shrink because they can’t stand low temperatures, and roughly 4 weeks later, the fat cells are excreted.
Coolsculpting treatment is gentle, with just a little tugging or pulling sensation and feeling as if you have an ice pack on your skin. There is also no need for pain meds or anesthesia, because Coolsculpting allows you to resume normal life with no restrictions.
Why are two CoolSculpting machines are better than one? Simply put, a CoolSculpting device only treats one area at a time, and if you have multiple areas in need of the cool touch, it can be time-consuming. With DualSculpting, your treatment time is literally reduced by half, enabling you to quickly get back to life.
Coolsculpting® is a modern, non-surgical procedure used to reduce fat and contour specific areas of the body via fat freezing, otherwise known as cryolipolysis. Proven to be extremely effective at reducing fat in areas resistant to diet, exercise and healthy lifestyle changes, particularly those known as “problem areas;” some of the most common being the upper thighs, abdomen, and upper arms. As a new beauty product award winner, Coolsculpting® has gained an excellent reputation for being both safe and effective. It’s popularity as a non-invasive alternative to liposuction has also received endorsements from celebrities such as supermodel Molly Sims who had the procedure herself on two occasions with wonderful results.
Cryolipolysis®, the technology behind Coolsculpting®, is a type of cold technology that targets fat cells. Also known as “fat freezing,” Cryolipolysis® injures fat cells with affecting or damaging the surrounding skin. After the cold is delivered via the treatment, fat cells immediately begin to die. Over a period of time, usually a few weeks, these fat cells are naturally processed and eliminated through the body’s natural channels. Unlike dieting and exercise–which can reduce the size of fat cells but not the number of them–CoolSculpting® actually reduces the number of fat cells for good. The result is a significant reduction in the overall amount of body fat, and a naturally enhanced contour.
The machine used to perform the Coolsculpting® procedure uses a device that looks a lot like a flat paddle. Applied to the ‘trouble area,’ the device is secured and remains in place for the duration of the treatment time; usually about 30 minutes to 1 hour. The procedure is performed by our medical aestheticians with Dr. Buonassisi on-site at the clinic at all times. There is no anaesthesia involved and no down time. You can resume regular activities the same day, making the procedure an incredibly attractive option for those who do not want to go under or deal with a recovery period.
The cost of a Coolsculpting® treatment will vary from person to person, depending largely on how many areas you wish to treat and what your goals are.
For an accurate cost assessment, we suggest you book a Coolsculpting® consultation with us today. Request a consultation now and one of our patient care managers will be in touch, or call 604 733 1669.