Can I Remove Fat Without Surgery?
Are you embarrassed by bulges of fat that don’t seem to disappear no matter how much you diet and exercise? Do you wish to slim down but are not fond of the idea of having to go under the knife? If so, you’re not alone. Top Beverly Hills plastic surgeon specialist Dr. Ashkan Ghavami regularly meets with men and women who want more attractive body contours but are not ready to undergo surgery. Dr. Ghavami is pleased to tell these patients about CoolSculpting, the first FDA-approved non-surgical treatment that uses fat freezing technology to permanently destroy fat cells. CoolSculpting is safe and effective. Thousands of patients have been able to enjoy the slimming benefits of this innovative fat reduction treatment.
Learn more about CoolSculpting in this blog post.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling technology to crystalize, or freeze, unwanted fat cells. During treatment, targeted fat bulges are positioned between two cooling panels, which cool the fat tissue until the fat cells reach freezing temperatures and die. The panels are glided over the treatment area several times until all the targeted fat cells in the area have crystalized and been destroyed. Over time, the body will naturally eliminate the fat cells through waste-removal processes.
CoolSculpting is a quick and fairly comfortable procedure, taking no more than 30- to 45 minutes per treatment at Dr. Ghavami’s office. It can be used to remove stubborn pockets of fat on the abdomen, back, underneath the buttocks (“banana rolls”), underneath the chin, upper arms, inner and outer thighs.
Is CoolSculpting Painful?
CoolSculpting is virtually painless! During the procedure, you may feel a slight cooling sensation or burning sensation but this is usually well tolerated by patients. Treatment is comfortable and you will be free to read, listen to music or even nap during the procedure.
What Should I Expect After Treatment?
Unlike with liposuction and other surgical body contouring procedures, there is no recovery with CoolSculpting. Most patients are able to return to work or resume other normal activities immediately after. Minor side effects like redness and soreness are normal but should subside quickly.
When Will I See Results?
Initial CoolSculpting results can be visible a few weeks after treatment. However, it is common to see the final results in a few months. Most patients need several sessions to achieve their desired results. Dr. Ghavami can recommend a treatment plan for you after evaluating your aesthetic needs and goals.
Are CoolSculpting Results Permanent?
Once the targeted fat cells are eliminated, they may or may not regenerate. This means that results are considered to be permanent. However, future weight gain is possible so it will be up to you to maintain your results by exercising regularly and eating a well-balanced diet.