Body sculpting procedures can provide countless patients with a simple and efficient path to fat loss and an improved image. However, misconceptions and general lack of knowledge concerning these procedures have prevented countless people from finding the help that they need.
If you or a loved one is considering body sculpting procedures, you can find the answers you need through this exclusive question and answer interview with the San Diego dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology.
1. Why do you think body sculpting procedures have become increasingly popular recently?
Advertising and marketing. CoolSculpting has been very active in getting the word out that there is now a minimally invasive procedure to diminish the appearance of fat. With Kybella approved by the FDA, another advertising campaign will be launched in the fall, which should further increase the public’s awareness that we can also sculpt the neck. In addition, liposuction has been given a bad rap on public’s perception of body sculpting. Most consumer-oriented TV shows depict the plastic surgery method for performing liposuction, which is very aggressive under general anesthesia. Dermatologists perform tumescent liposculpture entirely on awake patients painlessly under local anesthesia. Hopefully, one day, this message will get out into the public perception.
2. Who is an ideal candidate for a body sculpting treatment?
Almost anyone. Patients who are not overweight by very much will have the best result as genetically, age-related increased deposits of fat like the “love handles” can be easily treated. But, even overweight people will benefit from sculpting. Taking off some abdominal or inner thigh fat will allow one to have more self-confidence in exercising and usually jump-starts a weight loss routine.
3. How do you decide which device/procedure to use?
While liposculpture under local anesthesia give the best results, small areas of unwanted fat can be easily treated with one of the minimally invasive techniques like CoolSculpting or UltraShape. Often, more than one type of treatment can be used at the same time in the same patient to enhance results. I reserve the Vanquish for larger areas and especially abdominal fat.
4. Which device/product are you most excited about right now?
Kybella, which has just received FDA approval, will be a game changer for the neck. I am pleased that our group performed most of the pre-approval FDA studies to prove its safety and efficacy. I am proud to have testified to the FDA on its safety. I am now one of the national trainers who, with the rest of our team will help others learn how to safely treat patients with unwanted neck fat.
Find Experienced Body Sculpting Treatment Today
Whether you are ready to undergo a body sculpting procedure or simply want to learn more about what these treatments can do for you, the dermatology team at CL Derm is ready to provide you with the help you need. Find out more today by calling (858) 943-2113 or filling out the online contact form.
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