According to Dr. Nowak, fat removal has become one of the most familiar procedures being performed in his facility in San Diego due to the steady rise in the number of patients who want to get rid of stubborn fat from different areas of their bodies. Coolsculpting it is one of the procedures that has been receiving a lot of attention lately because more and more patients are getting excellent results using this option and they appreciate the non-invasive alternative to liposuction. This is hardly any surprise because Coolsculpting it is able to address some of the most common problems that people have with their body shape including love handles, muffin tops, and saddlebags. It was developed to specifically target fat cells and eliminate them using special advancements in fat-removal technology.
The patented cooling process that is used in Coolsculpting does not burn the skin, nor does it damage any of the surrounding cells and tissues, but focuses solely on the fat cells that have accumulated underneath the skin in certain areas of the patient’s body. A specific temperature that is intended to induce the freezing of the underlying adipose cells is applied onto the trouble areas. This cooling-to-the-point-of-freezing effect is the driving factor of fat elimination in this process. When the fat cells have been sufficiently cooled, they will begin to crystallize and be assimilated by the body’s natural metabolic processes so that they are eventually eliminated from the system. The effects of Coolsculpting will be gradual as the fatty tissues undergo panniculitis, which is an inflammatory response to such low temperatures. This means that the fat deposits will disappear in increments over time and will take about several months before a noticeable reduction in the amount of fatty tissues is seen. Patients can expect a 20% reduction in body fat after about two months of the initial treatment, and up to 25% after 4 to 6 months.
To learn more about Coolsculpting at Dr. Nowak’s cosmetic surgery practice in San Diego, contact us at (619) 420-1840 or fill out our contact form to schedule your private consultation today. We look forward to your visit!