CoolSculpting® is an effective, noninvasive alternative to liposuction and other surgical fat reduction procedures. The technique works by using a technology called Cryolipolysis™, which freezes and destroys the unwanted fat cells, allowing the body to naturally dispose of them through the waste and elimination process. Board-certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Amir Moradi offers CoolSculpting® at Moradi MD in San Diego, CA, and has seen great results in candidates who have chosen this method. CoolSculpting® body contouring is performed in our office by our licensed Aestheticians and our Certified Physician Assistants. Sometimes multiple sessions are recommended to achieve optimal results, and visible signs of fat reduction should be expected to take between 2 – 4 months to appear.
"Worth It - San Diego, CA - I have had two treatments on my upper abdomen. The second treatment was 2 weeks ago. I find the initial attachment hurts and then numbs due to the cold. It is uncomfortable when they remove the suction and it looks like a piece of salmon. Let them massage the area. The last two days have been sharp pains in the area. I remember this from the first time. It will go away, and I did not find it debilitating (much better than smartlipo!!-not recommended ever). Anyway, I know it is worth it. There was a definitive improvement the first time, but I wanted more. The upper 'shelf' of my abdomen is stubborn. I am a prime candidate for a full tummy-tuck, but due to money and lack of recovery time available to me, I am taking these short cuts. I think it is worth it and I muscle through the discomfort and drink lots of water. I find stretching helps. Remember, it is the fat cells dying off. Jane. "- N. / RealSelf / Mar 16, 2012
During the Procedure
During a CoolSculpting® procedure, patients will not feel any pain but will feel a slight pressure in the areas being treated. The practitioner will place the cooling device on the area of the body where the fat is to be removed. The device pulls the fat pocket up between the cooling panels, where the freezing process will ensue. Treatment will last about 35 minutes on average, depending on the size of the area being treated. All CoolSculpting patients receive complimentary z wave massage on the area immediately after to help break down the fat faster. Following the procedure, patients can resume their normal day. You may experience some redness and tingling on the treated area, but this will subside quickly.
CoolSculpting® is safe for nearly all patients and can benefit almost anyone looking to reduce unwanted fat deposits. However, in order to achieve best results, candidates should meet certain criteria. First and foremost, it should be understood that CoolSculpting® is not a weight loss solution. While CoolSculpting® can successfully target and eliminate limited areas of fat, it is not likely to be successful for patients who are more than 30 pounds over their ideal weight range. Instead, CoolSculpting® should be seen as a way to enhance body contours and address common problem areas, including the following:
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Noninvasive Body Contouring
If you're seeking for an alternative to invasive body contouring and fat reduction procedures, then CoolSculpting® could be the answer. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Moradi and his team at his San Diego practice to determine if you're a good candidate and if you can benefit from this procedure.