Most men and women have specific areas of the body that they are having difficulty addressing with traditional methods such as diet and exercise. Excess fat may remain in the midsection no matter how many crunches you do! However, thanks to advances in the medical and aesthetic industry, patients have more options than ever to choose from. Instead of requiring a visit to the plastic surgeon for liposuction or tummy tucks, patients can now choose non-invasive treatments that provide similar results. This includes fat reduction and body contouring solutions with Coolsculpting.
What is Coolsculpting?
Dr. Paul Yamauchi and his associates at the Dermatology Institute and Skin Care Center of Santa Monica, CA describes Coolsculpting as a method used to freeze fat cells within the body. This freezing method is known as cryolipolysis. During Coolsculpting, the fat cells are frozen and then dispelled from the body through the body’s own lymphatic system. This, in turn, improve body contours by removing fat cells in the targeted areas. The results are achieved with time without patients ever having to undergo an incision or surgical procedure!
Where on the body can Coolsculpting be used?
This FDA-cleared device can be used throughout the body, and can be used for the treatment of fat bulges in:
- The chin (submental fullness)
- Submandibular areas (under the jawline)
- The thighs
- The abdomen
- The flanks (“muffin top”)
- Back and bra area
- Buttocks (“banana roll”)
- Upper arms
Is Coolsculpting a weight loss solution?
Dr. Paul Yamauchi and his team want patients to understand that Coolsculpting treatment is not a solution for weight loss. The best candidates for this procedure are patients within their ideal weight range who want to improve the contours of specific areas of the body when diet and exercise fail to work. Patients who are obese or largely overweight are often not proper candidates for Coolsculpting.
Request a visit with our team today
Dr. Paul Yamauchi and his team at the Dermatology Institute and Skin Care Center is pleased to offer Coolsculpting along with a wide range of other state-of-the-art services for new and current patients. Santa Monica, CA area patients interested in learning more about this procedure can call the office at (310) 829-4104 and visit at 2001 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite #1160W.