Most of us have a bulge of fat somewhere on our bodies that we wish wasn’t there. Generally, no amount of diet or exercise can spot reduce that problem area. In fact, some patients have noticed that sit-ups and crunches result in bigger abdominal muscles and actually cause the fat on the abdomen to protrude even more! Aging and hormonal changes further aggravate the problem by causing fat accumulation around the waist, love handles or bra area.
Treating Excess Bulge
CoolSculpting in San Diego
If your bulge is not too big and the skin is loose enough to be pulled away from the body, Coolsculpting by Zeltiq® can be quite helpful. This device clamps down on the fatty bulge and then freezes your fat cells. Those cells are more sensitive to freeze instantly and are destroyed by the process. The patients simply read for an hour while the clamp is applied. A brief but vigorous massage of the area helps to further eliminate the fat cells. Although the process is painless, some mild soreness is felt for a few weeks. Over the ensuing 2-3 months, one can expect approximately 30% of that fatty bulge to disappear. The clamp can be reapplied a second time for even more reduction.
Which Procedure Is Right For Me?
With both procedures, you can be back on your feet the next day. Tumescent liposculpture is also more versatile in that nearly all areas of the body can be treated, unlike the non-invasive options which are usually limited to the torso. The most popular areas treated are the neck, abdomen, love handles, outer thighs and inner thighs. During your initial consultation with our board-certified dermatologists in San Diego, we’ll be able to examine you in person to determine which type of fat removal you’d be best qualified for.
If you’d like to learn more about undergoing new non-invasive CoolSculpting, Liposculpture, or one of the other many fat removal treatments offered at our practice by world-renowned doctors, we encourage you to contact us today by calling (858) 943-2113 to schedule your initial appointment.
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