Winter is one of the best times to work toward your aesthetic goals, particularly when it comes to your body. First, you’re fresh off your New Year’s resolutions and are full of the energy and focus you need to make them a reality. Second, winter’s sweaters and jackets allow you to keep your body under wraps until you’re ready for the summer sun.
Nonsurgical body contouring is now the third most popular noninvasive cosmetic treatment in the United States. Without surgery or even a single incision, you can sculpt away inches from your body and chin.
At Dermatology Institute & Skin Care Center, our dermatologist, Paul Yamauchi, MD, PhD, and skin specialist Summer Nguyen Liew, MSPAS, PA-C, offer two types of nonsurgical fat removal at our Santa Monica, California office. These include CoolSculpting® for body fat and Kybella® for under the chin. Here’s why they may be the key to your ideal summer self.
Surgical liposuction immediately removes large amounts of fat from your body and face. However, you can’t just go on about your normal business after liposuction. In fact, full recovery from the bruising, swelling, and pain can take six weeks or more.
In contrast, nonsurgical body-contouring doesn’t require any recovery time. In fact, in most instances, you can go straight from our office back to your daily routine. You may even be able to hit the gym the next day.
CoolSculpting is completely noninvasive — we simply apply paddles onto areas of excess fat then lower the temperature to the point where the fat cells crystallize. Your skin may be slightly pink and swollen for a few hours afterward, but there is no pain or discomfort throughout the process.
Kybella treatments consist of a series of injections underneath your chin. Although it’s a minimally invasive treatment, it’s nonsurgical, so there is no recovery time. You may be slightly swollen and see some bruising for a day or two. You may need anywhere from 2-5 treatments for optimal results.
If you don’t want to call attention to the work on your body or double chin, nonsurgical Kybella and CoolSculpting are the way to go. If you choose surgical liposuction, your body looks significantly different directly after your treatment.
However, nonsurgical body contouring works with your body’s natural processes. Whether you use CoolSculpting, Kybella, or both, these nonsurgical fat removal techniques destroy fat cells either by cooling or melting. The debris of destroyed fat cells are gradually removed by your body’s natural elimination processes.
That means you lose fat gradually, just as if you were losing weight on your own. People around you don’t notice a dramatic change. But months later, they’ll undoubtedly notice your new, sleek jawline or tight tummy.
Surgery is painful and requires anesthetics. You may need a numbing cream to limit the discomfort of Kybella injections. However, no anesthetic is necessary before CoolSculpting.
The process of fat removal with CoolSculpting and Kybella is almost pain-free. Your fat cells disintegrate, and your body processes them. All of this happens without discomfort.
You can control swelling with cold compresses and over-the-counter medications. But, usually, you’re good to go right back to your normal routine.
Most importantly, both CoolSculpting and Kybella have high customer satisfaction rates. You can view some CoolSculpting results and read testimonials here. For the original CoolSculpting, 80% of RealSelf reviewers marked it “Worth It.” For CoolSculpting Elite, 100% gave it the top rating.
Kybella is also highly rated. Look at the before-and-after shots here to see the results you can expect.
Start changing the shape of your body or face today with nonsurgical body contouring using Kybella, CoolSculpting, or both. To schedule your body contouring sessions, phone our friendly staff today or send us a message online.