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    CoolSculpting in San Diego

    CoolSculpting is an innovative and noninvasive body-contouring procedure that eliminates small pockets of stubborn fat by freezing fat cells.  

    Patients can expect many aesthetic and practical advantages from receiving a CoolSculpting procedure, but they should take several factors into consideration first.

    Dr. Paul E. Chasan is a board-certified plastic surgeon in San Diego and is proud to offer Coolsculpting as part of his suite of medical spa services.

    While CoolSculpting is not a surgical procedure, it is important to know that the process of performing CoolSculpt correctly still requires trained and certified specialists to ensure you receive an optimal outcome. In fact, many of the Ranch and Coast staff members have used CoolSculpt to help do away with stubborn areas of fat that seem to stick around despite diet and exercise. If done by the right specialist, you will know how many areas and how many treatments you will require to achieve your desired outcome, and you will love your results!

    Our certified CoolSculpting technicians will make you feel like you are right at home in our CoolSculpting suite, so you can relax and catch up on your favorite tv shows while the treatment works its magic.

    Botox injections are used for numerous aesthetic and functional purposes such as smoothing out crow’s feet or treating muscle spasms. However, although they are reversible, Botox injections aren’t always straightforward so it is critical you use a qualified plastic surgeon who will thoroughly discuss with you the benefits, risks, and cost of Botox. We emphasize this because botox is offered so frequently, but people often don’t assess the heightened risk associated with budget-rate botox. By coming to Ranch and Coast, you get peace of mind knowing that our trained medical staff knows exactly what they are doing.

    Dr. Paul E. Chasan is a board-certified plastic surgeon in San Diego who explains Botox, including what Botox is, what you should consider before getting Botox, the average cost of Botox, and what people are saying about their Botox results.  

    What is CoolSculpting?

    In order to understand CoolSculpting it is important to know its history. Dermatologists Dieter Manstein, MD, and R. Rox Anderson, MD, discovered the science behind CoolSculpting when they observed dimples in children who ate popsicles or ice on a regular basis. They found the children were experiencing popsicle panniculitis a condition in which fat cells are eliminated after being subjected to freezing temperatures. The two dermatologists went on to discover that fat cells were susceptible to cold temperatures while surrounding tissue remained undamaged.

    CoolSculpting or “cryolipolysis” is an FDA-approved cosmetic procedure that uses freezing to remove fat cells from the stomach, thighs, back, flank, butt, and/or upper arms.

    An FDA approved CoolSculpting machine pulls sections of fat into a small vacuum, targeting specific areas and killing the fat cells. Over the course of several weeks, the dead fat cells are eliminated naturally through bodily waste.

    CoolSculpting is becoming a popular procedure because it is non-surgical, non-invasive, mostly painless, and has little to no recovery time. However, if you want a CoolSculpting procedure, there are a few considerations you should take into account.

     

    CoolSculpting Results Photos

    Considering A CoolSculpting Procedure

    Although CoolSculpting offers many advantages and few risks, any aesthetic procedure should be a careful decision.  Your CoolSculpting results will depend heavily on the expertise, knowledge, and experience of your San Diego CoolSculpt specialist. It is crucial you hire a certified specialist who has ample training and experience in CoolSculpting.

    While CoolSculpting is associated with minor risks and side effects, Medical News Today has reported that patients can experience “redness, firmness, swelling, tenderness, bruising, tingling, skin sensitivity, mild to moderate pain, and muscle cramping.” This is to be expected considering that the procedure is freezing fat away. One other important note is that patients achieve the best results after a couple rounds of treatment.   

    CoolSculpting is an ideal solution for those with small areas of stubborn fat. It is not intended for weight loss or large fat volumes. The ideal CoolSculpting candidate, who will gain the maximum results, is no more than 20-30 pounds overweight and relatively healthy. We can help you assess your needs and see if you are right for CoolSculpting as we have seen many people and perform this treatment regularly.

    Kasie Lindberg, RN

    What is the Average Cost of CoolSculpting?

    CoolSculpting is significantly less expensive than several other fat-removing procedures. A 2016 Forbes article states “CoolSculpting can cost between $750 to $2,000 less than other fat reduction procedures.” Moreover, a 2017 Plastic Surgery Statistics report put out by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows the average physician’s fee for CoolSculpting is between $1400 to $1500. In comparison, the average costs of invasive fat-removing procedures are over $3,000.

    CoolSculpting Reviews and Results

    Thousands of patients are satisfied with their CoolSculpting results, and many report a significant reduction in fat. According to a 2014 article in Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology “One study published in 2009 involving ten subjects reported a 20.4% and 25.5% reduction in the fat layer 2 months and 6 months after treatment.

    Here are some of our personal CoolSculpting results so you can see how patients looked before and after their treatments:

    A 2015 analysis published in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine reports in one study “60 subjects who received CoolSculpting completed a survey after their treatment and 83% of subjects were satisfied, 80% would recommend “submental cryolipolysis” (CoolSculpting under the chin) to a friend, 77% reported visible fat reduction and felt that their appearance improved following the treatment, and 76% found the procedure to be comfortable.”

    In conclusion, patients can expect many advantages of CoolSculpting, especially when compared to invasive fat reduction procedures. Thousands of people are satisfied with their CoolSculpting results and notice a significant reduction in fat volume over the course of several weeks and months.

    ADDITIONAL READING AND REFERENCES

    Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology: Cryolipolysis for Non-invasive Body Contouring: Clinical Efficacy and Patient Satisfaction

    CoolSculpting: How Does CoolSculpting Work?

    Forbes: CoolSculpting (Or Cryolipolysis) Getting Hotter but How Cool is it?

    Laser in Surgery and Medicine: Safety and Efficacy of Cryolipolysis for Non‐invasive Reduction of Submental Fat

    Medical News Today: What are the Risks of CoolSculpting?

    Skin Medical Spa: Who is the Ideal Candidate for CoolSculpting?

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