Jessica’s Journey with Clean Start Weight Loss, Part 5

Note: this is part 5 of an ongoing guest blog series by Jessica Joyce, documenting her preparations on the road to the 2019 Mrs. MN America Pageant. Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.

Hi! I’m here to give an update on Clean Start and my pageant preparations. And since the weather is finally heating up (YAY!) and beach time is right around the corner now is a great time to talk about popular ways to help you reduce stubborn body fat!

The past two weeks I have been in the maintenance phase of Clean Start. This phase started off more challenging than being in an extremely rigid eating pattern. I introduced more carbs into my diet and noticed it took about two weeks to find the right balance of macros (proteins, fats and carbs) to maintain my current body fat percentage and weight. I also had a couple of meals where I went off of clean eating. When not eating clean I noticed my skin breaking out. I also experienced an increase in sinus issues and had less energy. This is a great reminder of why it is so important to eliminate sugar from my diet. My body feels better and I am in the right mindset when eating clean. I have six weeks left before taking the stage to compete for the title of Mrs. Minnesota America and I need to be focused and in the game!

My focus for the next six weeks is to tighten up my diet again and start back up with a Clean Start carb cycle. I will eat the foods listed in my first blog and go back to high, low and no carb days. I am also excited to get outside for high intensity workouts! My favorite outdoor workout is running the steep staircase and hills in Stillwater! This creates the ultimate burn!

I have great results by eating clean and getting regular exercise. If you eat clean, exercise regularly and still struggle with stubborn fat in certain areas there are a couple non-invasive procedures that may be great options for you.

CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting, also called cryolipolysis, is a non-invasive FDA approved medical procedure that freezes and kills fat. CoolSculpting is not for weight loss. It is a treatment to reduce fat once a patient is at or close to their ideal body weight. What is great about this treatment is that it is customized to each patient’s body since we all store fat in different areas. Commonly treated areas include: under the chin/below the jaw line, abdomen, flanks, outer thighs, inner thighs, bra fat, upper arm and banana roll (that lovely area under the glutes).

Allergan notes patients can expect up to a 20-25 percent reduction in fat after each CoolSculpting treatment. It takes about 30-45 days on average to see results, although, for some it may take up to 90 days to see the full effect.

Each treatment takes 30-60 minutes to complete, depending on the area being treated. It is possible for a patient to have multiple areas treated at once. A patient will typically need 4 treatments in each area to see desired results. Since CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure there is no down time and a patient can typically return to their normal activities immediately following treatment.

Exilis

Exilis is another procedure offered at Riverview Facial Plastic Surgery. Exilis is a non-invasive fat loss and skin tightening treatment that can be used in combination with CoolSculpting. Exilis is also a good adjunct therapy after some facial surgeries and can be used to treat mild fine lines and wrinkles. For optimal results 4-6 sessions are generally needed.

CoolSculpting and Exilis are great options to look and feel amazing-  whether that is feeling more confident for a day at the beach or wanting to fit into your favorite skinny jeans for a night on the town!

Dr. Schneider is currently running a great springtime special. Save $200 on each CoolSculpting treatment when you buy 4 or more!Call Riverview Facial Plastic Surgery to schedule a complementary consultation and learn how you can best accomplish your body contouring goals!

What to Expect from CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is a great way to get rid of unwanted body fat in problem areas that exercise and diet can’t address. But before beginning any sort of cosmetic treatment, it’s important to manage your expectations and understand what the procedure you’re having is capable of. In this article, we are going to talk about what to expect from a CoolSculpting session.

Before Your Appointment

Before your CoolSculpting appointment, the first thing you should do is consult with a CoolSculpting specialist about your options. Not everyone is a good candidate for CoolSculpting so it’s important to determine the best treatment options for your situation. This is also a good time for you to talk with your doctor about what type of results you can expect from the procedure.

During Your Appointment

Depending on the patient and the specific area being treated, CoolSculpting sessions can take anywhere from 30-60 minutes on average per area. It is often possible to have multiple areas treated in one session. The procedure itself is completely painless and requires no anesthetic whatsoever.

After Your Appointment

Patients typically begin to see results in 1-3 months following their procedure. It’s important for patients to remember that CoolSculpting is not a weight loss method that can replace diet and exercise. It is a supplemental treatment that can eliminate stubborn fat from problem areas that diet and exercise aren’t able to handle.

Twin Cities CoolSculpting Clinic

If you are searching for a CoolSculpting Clinic in the Twin Cities area, look no further than Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic! We offer a wide range of cosmetic services – both surgical and non-invasive. Dr. Daniel Schneider is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience treating patients in the state of Minnesota. Contact us today at our St. Paul clinic to learn more about our services and how we can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

After Losing Weight, When Is the Best Time for Body Contouring?

Losing weight is a huge accomplishment that anyone can be proud of. We’ve talked before about how body contouring like CoolSculpting can help you lose fat in unwanted areas that you can’t get rid of with exercise alone. But once you’ve lost weight, when is the right time to get body contouring? In this article, we are going to talk about when you should consider body contouring when after you’ve lost a lot of weight. Here are some of the important factors to consider before moving forward with body contouring.

Your Overall Health

First of all, it’s important to make sure you are in good overall health before proceeding with body contouring. If you are just starting a new diet plan, or you’ve just had weight loss surgery, you should wait and allow you body to adjust to these new changes before doing body contouring.

Your Ability to Maintain Stable Weight

Another important factor is your ability to maintain a stable weight. You want to make sure you are able to sustain your weight before getting body contouring. If you immediately start putting on weight again after the procedure, the effects of body contouring will be significantly diminished.

Your Provider

Finally, it’s essential that make sure your healthcare provider is board-certified. This ensures that you are in capable hands.

Riverview Facial Plastic Surgery

At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic, our team of cosmetic professionals offer a wide range of treatment options to help you achieve your goals. From facial plastic surgery, to non-surgical options like facial fillers and Botox, we have the tools you need to accomplish your aesthetic goals. Dr. Daniel Schneider is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with years of experience treating patients throughout the Twin Cities area. Contact us today at our St. Paul cosmetic clinic to set up your appointment.

 

 

Join Us for a CoolSculpting Event!

Join us for a CoolSculpting event later this month. We’re partnering with Simonson’s Salon & Spa to bring you some awesome cosmetic specials. Check out the event details below!

EVENT DETAILS

  • When: Tuesday, January 29th from 5-8PM
  • Where: SIMONSON SALON & SPA
    3490 Northdale Blvd NW
    Coon Rapids, MN 55448
  • Only 8 COOLSCULTPING ASSESSMENT spots available – so sign up today!

SPECIAL EVENT PRICING

$50 deposit due at time of scheduling to reserve spot. *Deposit may be applied to future appointments.

RSVP at the link below on a first come-first served basis:

RSVP

EVENT SPECIALS

We also have various other specials available at this event. Take a look below!

 

Medical Weight Loss + CoolSculpting = A Match Made in Heaven

It can be difficult to find the right combination of treatments to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. In this article, we are going to talk about how you can combine CoolSculpting and medically supervised weight loss to effectively achieve your weight loss goals!

Medical Weight Loss

If you’re looking to lose weight, there are no shortage of diets to choose from. But with so many options it can be difficult to figure out which diets are legitimate and useful. Medical weight loss is different from the innumerable diets you can find on the internet. With a medical weight loss program, you work directly with a licensed physician who specializes in weight loss.

CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved procedure in which unwanted body fat is frozen off. The procedure is performed by a licensed medical professional. The biggest benefit of CoolSculpting is that it allows you to get rid of excess fat in problem areas like the tummy and thighs. For some people, no amount of diet and exercise can get these areas where they need to be. That’s where CoolSculpting comes in. CoolSculpting shouldn’t be used as a substitute for diet and exercise. Rather, it should be coupled with a weight loss program to help remove fat from problem areas around the body.

Make an Appointment Today!

At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic, we offer a wide range of cosmetic services (both surgical and non-invasive) to our patients. Dr. Daniel Schneider is an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who has been providing care to patients throughout Minnesota for years. Contact our team of cosmetic experts today to learn more about the services we offer and how we can help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Our primary clinic is located in St. Paul, but we serve patients in the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs.

New Year, New You – Tips for Losing Weight

Happy New Year! Losing weight is one of the most common New Years Resolutions. Unfortunately, not many people are able to achieve this resolution. Losing weight is difficult, but we’re here to offer some hints for making it easier. In this article, we are going to offer a few tips for achieving your weight loss goals in 2019!

Get a Clean Start with Medically Supervised Weight Loss

The Clean Start Weight Loss Program helps you lose weight, reset your metabolism, and control your appetite. This medically supervised weight loss program is different from other diets in that you work hand-in-hand with a physician who specializes in weight loss.

Freeze Away Fat with CoolSculpting

As the body ages, it gets harder and harder to keep weight off of certain areas. If you’ve tried diet and exercise but just can’t seem to lose the weight from around your stomach, CoolSculpting can help! CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved, non-invasive treatment that freezes unwanted fat away. The procedure is quick, painless, and effective!

Start Now

Take action now! There’s no time like the present to get going on your weight loss journey. Putting things off will only make it more likely that you won’t take any action at all. Contact a weight loss specialist to discuss your options.

Weight Loss Clinic in St. Paul, MN

If you are searching for a weight loss specialist in the Twin Cities, you’ve come to the right place! At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic, we provide a wide range of cosmetic procedures to patients of all ages. Dr. Daniel Schneider is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon serving St. Paul and the greater Twin Cities area. Contact us today to learn more about the services we provide at Riverview Facial Plastic and to set up your appointment with our team.

Check out our CoolSculpting Fall / Winter Special!

CoolSculpting is a fantastic treatment option for patients looking to tighten up problematic areas of the body. In this article, we are going to highlight our CoolSculpting fall / winter special!

Eliminate Stubborn Fat

CoolSculpting allows you to eliminate stubborn fat with no surgery or downtime. If you are interested in CoolSculpting but have not yet tried it out for yourself, now is a great time to check it out! We are currently offering a fall / winter special on CoolSculpting at Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic. Here are the details:

  • Special Pricing: $499

CoolSculpting in the Twin Cities

At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic, we offer a wide range of cosmetic and aesthetic treatment options – including CoolSculpting. If you have problem weight that you just can’t seem to shake, despite diet and exercise, CoolSculpting may be a good treatment option for you. Our CoolSculpting experts can help explain the process to you and determine whether or not you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting. Contact us today at our Twin Cities CoolSculpting Clinic to set up your very own appointment. We are located in St. Paul, but we treat patients throughout the state of Minnesota.

Popular Cosmetic Treatments in Minnesota

There are a wide variety of cosmetic treatment options available to patients – so many that it can be difficult to keep them all straight. In this article, we are going to talk about some of the most popular cosmetic treatments in Minnesota, and when you should consider each procedure.

Botox

Botox is perhaps the most common injectable cosmetic treatment. Botox injections relax the muscles in the face, reducing wrinkles, fine lines, and other cosmetic blemishes in the process. Best of all, Botox is non-invasive and pain-free!

Exilis

Exilis is a weight-loss and cosmetic treatment option. The Exilis procedure uses targeted radio-frequency energy to tighten skin and destroy fat cells. The benefits are two-fold. First, Exilis can provide permanent weight loss. In addition to that, it can reduce wrinkles and fine lines.

CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that helps eliminate unwanted fat without the need for surgery. The procedure freezes away fat in problematic areas, and (perhaps best of all) involves zero downtime.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion exfoliates the skin with a special device to remove outer skin layers. The result is skin that feels softer and looks revitalized. This is a great treatment option for patients who have never tried cosmetic procedures in the past.

Minnesota Cosmetic Clinics

Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic offers cosmetic and aesthetic treatment options to patients throughout the Twin Cities. Dr. Daniel Schneider is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience providing a wide variety of treatments, from Botox, to rhinoplasty. Regardless of your situation, we have treatment options to address your concerns. We will work with you to ensure that you understand all of your options and what’s best for you. Reach out to our cosmetic specialists today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your goals. Our clinic is located in St. Paul, but we treat patients throughout the state of Minnesota.

Twin Cities CoolSculpting Clinic

Are you struggling to lose fat around your abdomen, thighs, and other trouble areas despite dieting and exercising? If so, CoolSculpting may be the solution to your problems! CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, FDA-approved fat reduction treatment that has been proven to help patients lose the extra weight they desire. If you are interested in learning more about CoolSculpting and how it can help you eliminate unwanted fat, contact us today at Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic – 651.493.8501.

Benefits of CoolSculpting

There are many benefits to CoolSculpting. The treatment is completely non-invasive, and acts as a great alternative to surgical weight loss options. The procedure is FDA-approved and completely safe.

At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic, we provide CoolSculpting services to patients throughout the state of Minnesota, including the cities of: St. Paul, Minneapolis, Edina, Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Golden Valley, Inver Grove Heights, Lilydale, and more!

CoolSculpting Resources

The more you know about a given procedure, the easier it is to make an informed decision. With that in mind, we have compiled a handful of resources for your benefit. Click on the links below to read more:

CoolSculpting Clinic in the Twin Cities

Dr. Daniel Schneider is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who provides a wide range of cosmetic services. Whether you’re looking to get rid of your wrinkles with facial filler injections, or say goodbye to your double chin with a neck lift – we have you covered. Contact us today at Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic to learn more about our services and how we can help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Our clinic is located in St. Paul but we provide care to patients throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs.

New Patient Specials

At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic, we have a lot of great patients who continue to utilize our services because they love the care we provide. But we’re always looking for new patients to help as well! In this article, we outline some of our new patient specials. If you have been considering any of these services, now is a great time to take advantage of our specials!

Injectables

Buy 1 filler and receive 20 free units of Botox!

Weight Loss

Lose up to 30 pounds in 40 days. Jump start your “clean start” with hCG medically supervised weight loss – $99.

Facial Plastics

Take years off your eyes with our Eyelid Rejuvenation package. This package includes:

  • Upper Blepharoplasty
  • Botox
  • Skincare Treatment

Only $2995 (regular price – $3900).

Skin Care

Reveal brand new skin with microdermabrasion & mask. Only $80!

CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting can eliminate stubborn fat without surgery or downtime. Treat yourself to CoolSculpting with $100 off, plus 20 free units of Botox!

Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon

At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic, our team provides cosmetic and aesthetic treatments to patients throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs. Dr. Daniel Schneider is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with the skills and experience needed to handle your cosmetic needs. We offer a range of services – from injections and fillers to medically supervised weight loss, to facelift surgery. Contact us today at our St. Paul clinic and see how we can help you achieve your aesthetic goals!