Dr. Koneru Suresh (Advanced Concepts in Plastic Surgery) was first to bring this new “cool” approach to San Antonio, Austin and South Central Texas.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Coolsculpting™ device from Zeltiq to help reduce unsightly fat bulges and pads that do not respond to diet and exercise. Dr. Suresh Koneru is the first and only physician in the San Antonio/Austin area to offer this Zeltiq Procedure, a new non-invasive body contouring procedure, at his practice - Advanced Concepts in Plastic Surgery of San Antonio, Texas.
The cooling technique has been available for nearly a year , but the FDA approval now allows doctors to prescribe it as a medical treatment, which should help this innovative, gentle technique to become more widely accepted. Dr. Koneru, who has an electrical engineering background, conducted extensive research on the science behind Zeltiq; and he is pleased that the FDA reached the same conclusions as he did.
The approval validates Dr. Koneru’s mission to be at the forefront of technology and scientific advancement with safe, effective techniques, making Advanced Concepts in Plastic Surgery a leading innovator in South Central Texas. Coolsculpting™ is truly unique and there are no comparable FDA approved non-invasive fat reduction treatments. Comprehensive multi-center clinical studies submitted to the FDA proved that Coolsculpting™ does indeed destroy fat cells in the areas treated, giving the patient the advantage of a decrease in fat without surgery. More than 7,000 patients have been treated worldwide.
For those looking for a trimmer physique without the pain and recovery time of surgery, Zeltiq is an advanced, non-invasive, cooling technology that targets and eliminates fat cells without painful needles or incisions. In just a few months, the Zeltiq Procedure reduces abdominal fat, love handles (flanks), or back fat without the pain and recovery time associated with needles, incisions and anesthesia.
“The Zeltiq cooling technology is a more natural approach to fat reduction,” said Dr. Koneru. “I’m glad to see that the FDA agrees that the technique is a medically sound and effective alternative to surgically invasive procedures. My patients love Coolsculpting™ because it is a painless and relaxing way to improve their body shape and appearance.”
Dr. Koneru treats patients at his San Antonio plastic surgery office from San Antonio, Austin, San Marcos, the Rio Grande Valley and other cities in Central and South Texas. The Zeltiq Procedure is comfortable for most patients, and no pain medication is required. While undergoing the procedure, most patients keep themselves occupied by reading, working on a laptop, listening to music, or just relaxing. Also, there is no recovery time after the Zeltiq Procedure and patients usually resume their normal activities the same day, including work and exercise.
Dr. Suresh Koneru is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has been in private practice in San Antonio since 1996. He is fully trained in all aspects of modern plastic and reconstructive surgery, including cosmetic surgery of the face and body, breast surgery (including breast reconstruction, breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction), suction-assisted lipectomy (liposuction), body contouring (tummy tuck, total body lift as well as other procedures after massive weight loss), and laser procedures.
Licensed in Texas, Dr. Koneru is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery and is the current President of the San Antonio International Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has been named one of Texas Monthly’s SuperDoctors every year since 2007.