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Liposuction

Despite our best efforts, there are instances when it becomes impossible to rid our bodies of unwanted fat. Fatty deposits can stubbornly stick to the abdomen, hips, and back despite rigorous exercise and strict diet regimens. When an individual has tried all natural options for body fat removal, they may turn to their doctor for help in eliminating those final, stubborn deposits. For many years, the only way to remove unwanted body fat was through liposuction; however, recent advancements in technology have led to the introduction of alternative approaches to removing body fat. With two offices in Los Angeles, our doctor is proud to offer fat freezing in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. With CoolSculpting, fat freezing in West Hollywood has gotten so much easier.

The use of liposuction for fat removal has been in practice for over 30 years. While improvements have been made to this procedure over the years, it still remains a risky and invasive way to remove unwanted body fat. When undergoing liposuction, your doctor will first identify the pockets of fat that will be targeted for removal. During the procedure, a local anesthetic will be administered and a sedative may be used to increase patient comfort. A small incision will be made, through which your doctor will insert a cannula (a small tube) that will be used for fat extraction. The cannula will be moved around the targeted area and fat will be sucked out through the tube. During the procedure, the doctor must carefully monitor the patient’s fluid balance, and in many cases an IV fluid line will be used to keep fluid balance intact. Additionally, the doctor will track blood pressure, heart rate, and blood oxygen level throughout the procedure. Liposuction tends to be a traumatic experience for the body, and each patient may respond differently to the procedure. While the procedure has improved in safety over the years, infection, cardiac arrest, and inconsistent results can still occur with liposuction. Liposuction methods have evolved to include additional technologies, such as ultrasound or laser, to help break up or emulsify fat before extraction. While these methods have improved consistency, many doctors are still reluctant to perform or recommend liposuction to their patients.

Fortunately, CoolSculpting, a much safer alternative to liposuction, is now available to patients wishing to eliminate unwanted fat deposits from their body. This procedure utilizes very cold temperatures to destroy body fat by literally freezing the fat to induce cell death. Using a non-invasive applicator, cold temperatures are applied to your skin without damaging the surface layer of the skin or underlying tissues. Only the fat cells are affected by this treatment. After the fat cells have been destroyed, your body will eliminate the dead fat cells through its natural healing and elimination processes. Within a month, your will see the results of CoolSculpting. Results can be long lasting, provided you maintain proper diet and exercise regimens.

Fat freezing is gaining increasing popularity in West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and other Southern California communities. Due to increased demand and the proven efficacy of CoolSculpting, our doctor is excited to offer CoolSculpting in West Hollywood and Beverly Hills. To determine if fat freezing with Coolsculpting is right for you, make an appointment to visit our Beverly Hills or Santa Monica offices today.