While some women opt for a complete Mommy Makeover with us after childbearing, some women have only an inch or two of belly “baby fat” to lose. It’s darn stubborn, however, and it seems that no amount of exercise or dieting will get rid of those one or two inches that “pooch” out and hang over jeans.
Enter Coolsculpting®, an FDA-approved noninvasive alternative to liposuction and a welcome improvement over surgery, frustrating diets and endless sit-ups. It’s also great for love handles.
We pioneered this technology, performing Coolsculpting on women and men who are close to their ideal body weight, eat a healthful diet and exercise regularly but cannot get rid of stubborn fat deposits. We’ve done so many successful Coolsculpting procedures, that we received a Crystal Award from ZELTIQ® Aesthetics, Inc., a medical technology company that developed the procedure, and most recently, we were recognized as the #1 Coolsculpting office in America! Our patients love it.
CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling to reduce fat deposits. It basically freezes the fat. The body’s natural cleansing process removes the dead fat cells, resulting in safe, gradual fat reduction.
Because the procedure requires no incisions, anesthesia, pain medication or downtime, many of our patients choose CoolSculpting to achieve their cosmetic goals. Those who undergo CoolSculpting typically enjoy the toned, slimmer results three to four weeks after their treatment.
Patients also like CoolSculpting because there is no discomfort during the procedure. It takes only one hour. Patients can read a book, text or relax and listen to music. Although this method does not offer the more extensive fat loss available from traditional liposuction, it is a great alternative for those with smaller areas of fat.
We have many before and after photos and additional information on our Freeze the Fat website www.freezethefat.com.
About the Author:
Grant Stevens, MD, FACS, serves as the medical director of Marina Plastic Surgery in Marina del Rey, CA, and is a Clinical Professor of Surgery and the Director of the University of Southern California Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship and the Aesthetic Surgery Division. He has performed surgery on patients from all 50 states and 63 foreign countries.