For patients who hate their extra fat and want to eliminate it without surgery, Coolsculpting® may just be the answer. Dr. Ehsan Ali is a primary care physician and concierge doctor at Beverly Hills Primary Doctor in Beverly Hills, California. He's ready to help you get rid of the fat that’s hard to get rid of -- no downtime needed.
Coolsculpting is a non-invasive fat reduction procedure that uses a targeted freezing method to eliminate fat cells. The Coolsculpting treatment freezes only the target fat, leaving the surrounding skin unharmed in any way. Once the fat is frozen, it turns into a solid that can then be eliminated from the body through your natural metabolic actions. Coolsculpting is often done in areas where fat deposits tend to be an issue, such as the belly and the hips.
The best Coolsculpting candidates are usually patients who are in good overall physical shape. Ideally, this means patients who are close to or at their optimal weight. Many Coolsculpting patients are at a healthy weight due to healthy eating and exercise. However, they may be struggling with fat deposits in certain areas no matter how much they work to eliminate them. Since Coolsculpting provides targeted treatment, it's ideal for this type of patient. If you aren't sure whether this is the best fat reduction option for you, Dr. Ali is happy to discuss your options with you.
Coolsculpting results are evident as soon as three weeks following treatment. Optimal results are usually seen at about two months post treatment, and your body will keep flushing away the treated fat for as long as six months after treatment.
The number of treatments needed can vary by patient. Most patients need between one and three Coolsculpting sessions (per treatment area) for optimal results. Dr. Ali is happy to meet with you to discuss your treatment goals and create a Coolsculpting plan that will work best for you.
The results of Coolsculpting treatment are permanent because the fat cells that were treated are no longer in your body. If you happen to gain weight in the future, your weight gain won't be concentrated in the area where you had Coolsculpting treatment because there are no fat cells left to expand in that area. However, most patients who have Coolsculpting are so pleased with their results that they make a concentrated effort to maintain their weight and appearance after treatment.