Patients who have excess fat in the body may find that diet and exercise can help them reduce fat and improve their overall health. However, there are times when this is not enough. Dr. Brian P. Mekelburg and his team in Los Angeles, CA, work routinely with individuals who have stubborn areas of unwanted fat that aren’t going away on their own. Instead, these patients might be great candidates for a revolutionary procedure known as CoolSculpting®.
How does CoolSculpting® work?
The CoolSculpting® system uses a process known as cryolipolysis, which refers to the destruction of fat cells through freezing. The device delivers controlled cooling to the treatment area, which targets and freezes unwanted fat cells. Once these cells are frozen, they die and are then naturally eliminated from the body over the next few weeks.
What are the benefits of CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is a minimally-invasive procedure, meaning there is no need for anesthesia or any type of incisions. This makes it a much safer alternative to more invasive procedures such as liposuction. Additionally, CoolSculpting® is a relatively quick procedure that can be done in the comfort of our office without going into a hospital setting. The treatment is affordable, effective, and approved by the FDA for safety.
How much fat can I lose using regular CoolSculpting® treatment?
The results of CoolSculpting® are cumulative, meaning that with each treatment, you will see more and more improvement. The amount of fat that dissipates for each patient is determined by several factors. In most situations, many of our patients who have CoolSculpting® performed in a problem area such as the waist and midsection may find that with each treatment, about 20% of fat in the area is reduced, and an extra inch is removed from the circumference of the body.
Learn more about CoolSculpting® treatment for fat reduction and body contouring
Stubborn areas of fat don’t always require invasive liposuction to address. Instead, consider the benefits of the CoolSculpting® treatment! Call Dr. Brian P. Mekelburg and his team to learn more about this and other nonsurgical solutions for the skin, hair, nails, and body. Call 310-659-9075 today to request a visit to our Los Angeles, CA, area practice.