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CoolSculpting®

At The Spa at South Bay Plastic Surgeons in Torrance, women and men visit us for CoolSculpting from Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities to freeze away unwanted fat they may not be able to shed through diet and exercise alone. Developed by 2 Harvard-based physicians, CoolSculpting uses a revolutionary technology called cryolipolysis to freeze and kill stubborn fat cells without surgery, needles, or anesthesia.

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CoolSculpting Before and after photos
CoolSculpting Before and after photos

Who is a good candidate for CoolSculpting?

Generally, the best candidates for CoolSculpting are in good health, prefer a nonsurgical approach to body contouring, and are open to a gradual, subtle reduction in fat. Some CoolSculpting patients are concerned that larger areas of stubborn fat will require too many treatments, or that their skin is too loose to benefit from the procedure. Because we want to ensure that CoolSculpting is the ideal treatment option for your needs, we offer free consultations with one of our doctors for patients who are unsure about what’s best-suited for them.

In some cases, we may recommend ThermiTight® as a nonsurgical skin tightening procedure. Surgical options, such as liposuction, may also be a more appropriate approach for fat reduction. Some patients can benefit by combining nonsurgical skin tightening with CoolSculpting, which can produce optimal results.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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This patient treated her abdomen with CoolSculpting at our medical spa.
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This patient had CoolSculpting done with our Medical Spa.
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This is a 29 year-old female patient who was treated with a CoolCurve applicator to her bilateral flanks. Photos were taken four months after first treatment. 
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This is a 41 year old female who was treated with a CoolCurve and CoolCore applicator. Photos show results after 1 year. 
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This a 38 year old female patient who was treated with a CoolMax applicator. Photos depict results after 5 months.
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Case #137

This is a 38 year old female patient who was treated with a CoolCore applicator. Photos show results after 4 months. 

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

The Science Behind CoolSculpting

Many people, including those who are physically fit, struggle with pockets of localized fat that can cause unsightly bulges and mar an otherwise smooth, toned physique. Using proprietary cryolipolysis technology, which targets only fat cells, CoolSculpting freezes and effectively destroys them without surgery.

The amount of fat cells in any adult’s body is typically fixed. When we gain or lose weight, we don’t gain or lose fat cells. Instead, our existing fat cells simply enlarge or shrink. The only certain way to remove fat cells from the body is via a procedure such as CoolSculpting (or surgical liposuction), which applies cold energy outside the skin to target the fat cells beneath. These cells are more vulnerable to cold than other tissues, which remain unharmed. Once fat cells are frozen, they die in a natural process called apoptosis and are safely filtered out of the body by the lymphatic system over the course of a few months.

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Specialized CoolSculpting Applicators

Our practice uses specially designed CoolSculpting applicators to reduce fat in just about any area of the body. Applicators customized for different treatment areas address curved areas, such as love handles or muffin tops, differently than the areas beneath the chin or the upper arms. Whatever applicator we use, the result of the CoolSculpting treatment is still the same—breaking down fat cells through controlled cooling.

 

The Benefits of CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is appropriate for adult men and women who are bothered by small amounts of stubborn fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. With one CoolSculpting treatment, as much as 25% of the fat cells in that area will die. Although CoolSculpting doesn’t yield results as significant as those of surgical liposuction, it’s a great option for people looking for a non-invasive way to effectively reduce specific areas of fat, including on the:

  • Flanks, sometimes called “love handles”
  • Back, including “bra bulge”
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Hips or “muffin top”

It’s important to understand that CoolSculpting is not for weight reduction. It’s best for someone who is at or near a healthy weight and wishes to contour specific “trouble spots.” During your consultation, your physician carefully evaluates your areas of concern to determine whether CoolSculpting is the right option for you. You may also discuss the cost of your CoolSculpting procedure, which may vary depending on your selected treatment areas and the amount of fat you’d like to remove.

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CoolSculpting Expertise

Our CoolSculpting providers–Erica and Frida, along with spa manager Brittany Hall–have all completed extensive CoolSculpting University training. Their experience benefits our patients because they’re able to customize treatments based on a person’s unique needs. We’re also able to offer CoolSculpting more often than many other practices, offering Monday through Saturday appointments during our normal hours plus Wednesday evenings until 8 p.m.

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A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at South Bay Plastic Surgeons, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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Nov 11, 2020
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This office is so professional and friendly!! Great staff, beautiful office and top of the line treatments
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Nov 11, 2020
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Love the Spa and Freda ~ I purchased the VIP membership about a year ago, Freda has been giving me my facials every month which I look so forward to. All the benefits of having the VIP membership is worth every penny!! Stephanie has been doing my injections and now laser treatments for about 6 months now and absolutely love my visits with her!! She’s amazing! Highly recommend The Spa at South Bay Plastic Surgery!!
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Nov 7, 2020
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I had my first experience with Botox and Nancy was the sweetest! Totally informative, and the process was painless. Highly recommend Nancy
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Nov 4, 2020
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Awesome service! The ladies there are always professional. Sahara and Nancy are the best!
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Oct 29, 2020
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Had an amazing experience getting both skin care treatments and injectables! Love all the providers and can’t say enough good things. My skin has transformed!
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5.0/5
Oct 8, 2020
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Stephanie is my “go to”! She is the best! If you’re thinking about injections or fillers but you’re on the fence, see her!! She is so knowledgeable and good at what she does. You won’t be disappointed! I have recommended numerous friends to her and they have all been thrilled with her services! A++++
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5.0/5
Sep 8, 2020
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I saw Nancy to get filler for the first time. She was so thorough about talking to me about what I was looking for, how to achieve my results, providing options. We settled on a plan of a combo of Kybella and filler and I'm already excited about the results. Also she is fantastic about giving injections - there is no pain!
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Jul 6, 2020
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Clean office! Great customer service
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Jul 4, 2020
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I'm so happy I found this place. I got some under-eye fillers and botox with RN Nancy. She's amazing, she did an amazing job and she is very kind. I purchased the 6 month VIP express facial, Frida did my facial and she is amazing! Great staff 🙂
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5.0/5
Jun 27, 2020
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The staff is friendly and professional. Nancy knows exactly what my skin needs, and is very gentle. I had a Clear and Brilliant treatment with Nancy recently, I looked at myself tonight and really noticed my skin glowing! Thanks, Nancy!
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5.0/5
Jun 25, 2020
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I’ve been coming to Stephanie for Botox for the last two years. At 1st I was scared because I didn’t want to appear overly done. Stephanie was patient with me and calmed my nerves by explaining the process & her expertise with the different patient preferences. She does such a wonderful job and her bedside manner is the best! She is currently giving me laser treatments. I’m on my 3rd session and I the outcome so far is better than I imagined! Going to Stephanie was the best decision I’ve made on my journey to self care & improvement. I obviously highly recommend her & you will too!
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Jun 18, 2020
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I'm really happy with my laser hair removal treatment done by Nancy. She was very informative and made me feel very comfortable. She went over the area thoroughly and was super professional! The spa was very clean and all the staff was very friendly.
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Jun 18, 2020
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Nurse Stephanie Lapham is the best ! Undergoing any aesthetic treatment requires a great deal of trust in your provider. As a patient of Stephanie's for about 3 years, I have received almost all treatments provided and always walk out of the office with AMAZING RESULTS and confidence. Stephanie always gives her honest and expert opinion. She takes her time to listen to what you want to aesthetically achieve both short and long term, educates you on all your options to make the best-informed decision (no surprises), and takes her time with a gentle hand in all treatments I have received. Not only is Stephanie a master at her craft and knowledgeable in the newest techniques, she's also the sweetest most genuine person. The staff is also amazing. I can always count on Camille, Elizabeth, and Sahara for all pre/post treatment questions, products, and follow up. They are very knowledgeable, always aware of my treatment plan, and are so patient in accommodating my busy schedule. I highly recommend Stephanie to all my friends and colleagues because I know they will be in great hands.
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Mar 25, 2020
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After being diagnosed with Breast Cancer and have a lot of treatments and surgeries my Plastic Surgeon Dr. Burrel who did an excellent Breast reconstruction referred me to Valerie Gilbert the Best Tatto Artist to be the cherry on top the FINEST touch to my breast... She is very nice, funny, kind, caring and really sweet person; and also she makes you feel like home.. She is a Specialist on Permanent Areola Repigmentation And Nipple Restoration.... and I don't have words to describe the AMAZING JOB she made for me.... She is very Professional and take very seriously her Job... what else can I say she's an Angel from Heaven... I'm so thankful that God is taking care on me and I can see it in all the Angels He has been sent to my life and definitely Valerie you're one of them... Thank you Valerie for you work of Excellence! ... God Bless you Always!...
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Jan 18, 2020
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I love this place Nancy is the best she’s the only one I trust with my face. I always feel great after each visit. I highly recommend her.
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May 25, 2019
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I have been a client of Angelique George for 10 years. I would not think of going to anyone else but her. She is caring, professional and knows the in's and outs of the business and the best products to use. She is also very gentle, sincere and knows how to guide one when issues come up. She truly loves her work and is very dedicated to it and her clients. She gives more than 100 percent at every session and makes you feel so comfortable. I recommend her highly.
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Mar 27, 2019
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Michelle Florez is absolutely fantastic. She is an expert at what she does. She explains exactly everything to you clearly and precisely. She is very knowledgeable and takes what she does with pride. I have never had a negative experience the 6 years that i have been coming to the spa. Besides being an expert she is very professional, uplifting, positive and honest. She does not push products or procedures. She only gives suggestions once she is asked by the client. I could write pages on Michelle. All in all she is the best! I am so lucky to have found her.
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Mar 14, 2019
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I've been coming to this Spa for a year now! I was always concern with my skin but never knew the actions to take. Everyone here has made me feel so comfortable in taking these steps. I've done multiple peels and facials with the different Estheticians who have been so sweet and always make me feel so relaxed.. my skin care has improved so much and I see such a change in my acne and texture! I also have done injectable treatments here, the nurses are exceptional and put me at ease!
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Oct 31, 2018
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Michelle Florez is fabulous! I was a very late starter to getting anything done on my face. I was terrified because Im very sensitive to chemicals and I really cant handle pain. I also am not a fan of the look of over done plastic surgery or over injected faces. No frozen face or big lips wanted by me. But I also wanted to look my best, and also as natural as Possible, and with as little pain and down time as possible. Microneedling with stem cells is amazing! Michelle listens and is very careful to do what I am comfortable with. She is extremely professional, patient, honest and really experienced. On top of that she is a true artist. It’s Obvious by the beautiful and careful work she does. I even had a pretty bad aliergic reaction (to products after a treatment I think I’m allergic to retinol) one time and the way Michelle handled it and checked on me, made me confident that I would be coming back to her no matter what. I could not Recommend her more highly if you want anything cosmetic done to your face. And the spa itself is very nice, very well run and I am a very happy client. Thanks to Michelie!
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Oct 11, 2018
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This morning I had a facial with Frida at the new location of the Spa at SBPS. The facility is nice and bright with an open, contemporary feeling. Frida was very attentive and kind, making sure I felt comfortable. The whole experience was so relaxing. I would definitely recommend the Spa at SBPS.
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Jun 30, 2018
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I have been waiting years to really take care of myself putting others wishes ahead of me...when i finally decided to go foward with the consultation i had the kindest most Sensitive nurse in Lou...she made me feel confident in my choices and the results are amazing! LOVE U LOU! 💟💟💟💟💟 P.S. the office staff is the best!💟
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Jun 13, 2018
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Lou was gentle and the injections were painless! She was good about making sure I was doing okay throughout the treatment...highly recommended!!
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Mar 2, 2018
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Great service from the Spa - and from Lou. Would highly recommend.
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5.0/5
Feb 11, 2018
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Frida always makes my skin feel and look great after a facial. Thank you Frida!
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Feb 9, 2018
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*SBPS AESTHETIC INSTITUTE SUITE 302 Getting a Breast Augmentation was something that I have always wanted to do. Being in the foster care system taught me to be an independent woman, and as a part of that, I sought out to fix something about myself I was never truly comfortable with. It didn’t take long to find the perfect match for me. Once I found my team, I didn’t think twice. To Rachel the “Bra Fitter”, thank you for always making me feel comfortable during those awkward times of the fittings, and ensuring me that I was always in good hands. If they had a sales position for your job, you would be the best, and your communication was unparalleled. To Dr. Burrell the “Mastermind”, thank you for helping me trust doctors again. I trusted you implicitly with every direction that we took. You are so skilled in what you do and the passion you have for your job shows in every conversation we had. To Krishna the “Sweetest Receptionist”, thank you for welcoming me with open arms. I have had so many horrible interactions when it came to doctors’ offices, and your awesome smile made me feel like home. I never knew offices like yours could be so welcoming. Though you are the first face everyone sees when you walk in, I am honored that you took so much time out of your day to check in on me. To Olga the “Unbelievable Recovery Nurse”, thank you for walking me through my day-of procedures and what to expect. You handled my fear of needles like a champ, and I know I am not easy to deal with when it comes to “the poke”. I was so nervous before, but your calming bedside manner made me feel as though I was talking to my very own best friend. To Dr. Patel the “Vein Champagne Supplier”, thank you for being by my side. You knew exactly what to say to keep me calm. Our pre-operation call was like speaking to someone’s mother. You walked me through everything step by step and knowing you were by my side during the surgery made it all the more easy! To Chelsea the “Nurse with the biggest smile”, thank you for keeping my emotions high. Your demeanor made me feel so comfortable! Last but not least, to Cara the “Raddest Nurse”. How could you forget a girl like her? She was amazing. From the moment she walked in the room, I knew I was in good hands. You were so gentle, and I could tell you cared. It’s often easy to forget about all the people that made this happen, and if I did, I apologize-must be the drugs!  I am beyond thrilled with everything so far, and even more, I am so happy to have been surrounded by such amazing people throughout this journey. If you are looking for a place to go, this is the absolute best choice in the South Bay! -Madison Lucci
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Dec 21, 2016
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I loved The Spa at South Bay Plastic Surgeons! This is a true medical spa- the results in my skin are truly amazing. I had tiny little red veins around my nose and they were zapped away with a laser. My eyebrows have been disappearing and now they beautifully frame my face and tattooing them was the best decision I've ever made. I'm so glad I went here as the results are so natural but it took ten years off! Also, I got great advice on products and have notice an amazing improvement in my skin tone and trxture which I did not expect after only a few weeks of use. I will go back for BOTOX and some other things as they are true medical professionals and their expertise is obvious.

Your CoolSculpting Procedure

CoolSculpting in Style

We want our CoolSculpting patients to be comfortable during the procedure, so we’ve created a dedicated “CoolSculpting Getaway” at the med spa. The room includes iPads with your choice of Netflix shows to keep you entertained during the treatment. And for patients whose procedures last 2 or more hours, we’ll order breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Because CoolSculpting is completely non-invasive, the treatment process is simple. You’re invited to make yourself comfortable in a private treatment area. Many patients bring along their laptops, tablets, or books to occupy them while the treatment takes place. A member of our medical team applies a special gel pad to the targeted area of your body to protect your skin and evenly conduct CoolSculpting’s low temperature.

He or she then places an applicator with cooling plates over the gel pad. Depending on which area you want to target, we use a different handpiece that either will suction a bulge of fat between cooling panels or is simply strapped against your skin. Once the applicator is positioned, it delivers cold energy that penetrates your skin. It may feel intense initially, but the area soon becomes numb, much like using an icepack.

In order for CoolSculpting to be effective, fat cells must be exposed to a consistent temperature for a sustained amount of time – typically about 1 hour for the bulging fat of the abdomen or back and longer for areas such as the thighs. Because many people undergo CoolSculpting on multiple areas of their bodies, we can give you a specific timeline during your consultation so that you can plan your day accordingly. Keep in mind that no special preparation is necessary prior to your CoolSculpting appointment, and you won’t have any activity restrictions afterward.

Healing & Enjoying Your New Look

Once the procedure is over, your treated areas will be temporarily red and swollen. You may also feel some soreness, but it’s not typically severe enough to prevent you from going about your usual activities. This is a normal reaction and our staff will let you know what to expect after your first treatment. You may return immediately to your regular routine, including working out, running errands, or doing chores.

Over the next few days, the redness and swelling will dissipate. Although you may not initially notice any change, your results will gradually develop over the course of the next few months as your body filters away the destroyed cells. You can expect a total fat reduction in the treated area of about 25%.

Many people are satisfied with their results after a single treatment, but you may choose an additional treatment. Although your results may last indefinitely, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle after CoolSculpting. Your remaining fat cells can still enlarge in relation to your eating and exercise habits. By keeping up your good habits after treatments, you can enjoy your proportionate, toned physique for years to come.

To visit us for safe, effective, FDA-cleared CoolSculpting treatments, request a consultation online, or call South Bay Plastic Surgeons at (310) 784-0644 and one of our helpful staff members will schedule your appointment.

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