CoolSculpting at La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology

This completely non invasive technology has disrupted the field of aesthetic medicine. Now patients can reduce those bulges of excess fat safely with no needles, anesthesia, or recovery time. This is the most effective method to remove fat with the application of cold which freezes fat cells. These cells are destroyed and the body eliminates them naturally over several months. The process is called cryolipolysis. It is approved by the FDA for the permanent removal of excessive fat in localized areas of the chin, arms, back, abdomen, and thighs. CoolSculpting has been studied more extensively and longer than any other method to remove unwanted fat in a non invasive manner.

It is imperative that patients find a certified CoolSculpting center in order to obtain the best and most consistent results. While it is important to find a board-certified dermatologist for all your skin care needs, it is just as important to find a highly trained and experienced certified CoolSculpting specialist to obtain great results with this technology. Dr. Susan Stuart is a world renown La Jolla cosmetic Dermatologist who offers the latest aesthetic treatments for her patients in Southern California.

While most patients realize the value of CoolSculpting for problem areas or bulges of fat in the tummy or abdominal region, many people are unaware of all of the applications for CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting is not a substitute for exercise and diet. It is not a weight loss solution and like liposuction it is most effective to treat localized bulges or fat deposits. This is where it is most important to have an experienced team which can fully evaluate your contour and provide an optimal aesthetic outcome. CoolSculpting has also been approved to treat a double chin where excessive fat accumulates just beneath the skin below the chin and jaw line. There are new applicators which can effectively freeze this fat and provide a much smoother, sharper and well-defined jaw and neck line.

Problem areas such as the upper arms will accumulate excessive fat which can also be easily treated with new CoolSculpting applicators. Localized fat deposits around the breast, upper back and bra region can also be effectively removed with CoolSculpting technology so that a patient’s bra and bathing suit will fit and look better. The flanks, waist, and abdominal region can be better defined where localized excess fat deposits accumulate. Localized fat deposits along the hips, outer thighs,inner thighs, and knees can be easily removed with this technology. Men who have excess breast tissue from fat deposits may also be good candidates for CoolSculpting to create a flatter and more masculine chest appearance.

The treatment sessions are done as an office procedure with no anesthesia, no needles,and no downtime. Our CoolSculpting center has the ability to perform dual CoolSculpting. This allows to treatment areas to be targeted at the same time. This reduces the length of time for a treatment session dramatically. In addition the newer CoolSculpting applicators have reduced the CoolSculpting time from one hour to 35 minutes.These applicators allow for a larger region of fat to be frozen at a lower temperature for a much shorter time resulting in improved outcome in selected cases. After a treatment session is performed the area that was frozen is massaged so that the result is enhanced. Patients are allowed to return to their usual activities including work and exercise immediately following a treatment session. While you can expect to see results in a few weeks it takes up to 12 weeks to see the final results. An individual CoolSculpting treatment clinically Reduces fat in the treatment area by as much as 25%. The session can be repeated within a few months in the same area. Patients who undergo multiple CoolSculpting sessions have noticed results similar to liposuction in properly selected patients.

CoolSculpting is great technology to permanently remove fat cells in localized areas. The most important decision when considering CoolSculpting is where to go and who should perform this procedure. At La Jolla plastic surgery and dermatology Dr. Stuart and her CoolSculpting specialist work closely together to provide a detailed evaluation and treatment plan for each patient. Our treatment results are amongst the finest in aesthetic medicine. Please see our website for further information and to review our photo gallery of over 50 patients.

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