No matter what you do, stubborn fat still haunts your waistline. You’ve tried dieting, you’ve tried exercise, but nothing seems to help. Liposuction in Los Angeles is one option, but some women and men don’t want to undergo surgery.
At The Institute at Marina Plastic Surgery, CoolSculpting is one of our most popular alternatives to liposuction in Los Angeles. The innovative fat-freezing technology makes it one of the most effective and state-of-the-art fat reduction options available. This quick and painless procedure can help you achieve the look you want with no surgery and no downtime. Listen to Dr. Stevens and ESPN radio personality Steve Mason discuss CoolSculpting.
If you want to learn more about CoolSculpting in Los Angeles or you are ready to discuss CoolSculpting with a board-certified plastic surgeon, request more information online or by calling our Marina Del Rey office at (855) LA-FREEZE
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared alternative to liposuction that uses Cryolipolysis™ fat-freezing technology to safely and effectively kill unwanted fat cells. No anesthetic is needed, and no incisions need to be made. You will be ready to return to your regular routine right after treatment. With targeted cooling, your fat is safely chilled to damage the fat cells without harming surrounding skin or tissue. During the weeks following your procedure, your body will naturally eliminate the damaged fat cells, leaving you looking slimmer. Find out three surprising benefits to putting fat on ice with CoolSculpting.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
When you come in for your CoolSculpting treatment, we will place a protective gel over the treatment area. Once you are comfortable, the CoolSculpting device will use a combination of gentle vacuum pressure and deep cooling to treat the fat below the skin and freeze unwanted fat cells.
Patients can usually sit comfortably while the device works, often reading a book, watching a movie or surfing the Web. As a result of the cooling, you may feel some numbness during treatment, and the treatment area may be red afterward, but this usually fades within a few hours. Most treatments take about one hour per treatment area. Unlike most other practices in Southern California, The Stevens Institute has 4 CoolSculpting machines, so you can get the same results in a fraction of the time. CoolSculpting can treat the waist, hips, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, arms, back, flanks, “love handles,” and a “muffin top.”
What Results Can I Expect?
CoolSculpting is ideal for smaller pockets of fat that are diet- and exercise-resistant. It can effectively remove 20 to 30% of the fat in the treatment area. However, CoolSculpting typically cannot treat larger areas as effectively as traditional Los Angeles tumescent liposuction can.
Results appear gradually during the weeks following the procedure as your body uses its own natural waste-removal system to eliminate the damaged fat cells. Most patients benefit from multiple treatments spaced over a few months. Your surgeon will discuss with you the right number of treatments to meet your goals.
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Who is a Candidate for CoolSculpting?
Ideal candidates for CoolSculpting should be within 15 to 20 pounds of their ideal weight and should be otherwise healthy. The best candidates have small pockets of diet- and exercise-resistant fat that they want to remove. If your goal is to lose a great deal of weight, CoolSculpting may not be an option for you.