South Bay Plastic Surgeons has the newest equipment in non-surgical body contouring! The CoolSculpting® procedure safely and effectively eliminates subcutaneous fat and is a great addition to other options for body contouring. Some men and women are hesitant to undergo liposuction or surgical fat removal and this is a fantastic option to remove stubborn tissue.
How Does it Work?
The process is fairly simple. An applicator is applied to the treatment area and suctions in the tissue that is being treated. Cooling plates in the applicator cool the area to a temperature that freezes fat cells but doesn’t affect any other tissue. The cooling process lasts 60 minutes and then our certified CoolSculpting assistant will perform a manual massage on the area for 2 minutes. The frozen fat cells will slowly over the course of about 2 months be metabolized and excreted through the digestive system. This slow cellular death means that the skin shrinks along with the fat so patients won’t have loose skin or laxity. In about 2 months approximately 20-25% of the fat cells in that area are gone forever!
CoolSculpting is appropriate for most patients. Our plastic surgeons start with a consultation to determine if the patient is a good candidate, to talk more in-depth about the procedure and discuss pricing. If you’re interested in the procedure, you can schedule an appointment by calling (310) 784-0644 .