Excess Fat Overview

Body Sculpting Specialists in San Diego

Do you suffer from areas of excess fat that just won’t go away, regardless of how much you diet and exercise? Stubborn fat is an extremely common problem, but luckily, the body sculpting specialists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego offer a variety of skin tightening and fat reduction treatments to help slim your figure and increase your self-esteem!


Treatment Options

For patients who want help removing stubborn areas of fat that are difficult to control with diet and exercise, Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego utilizes a number of effective fat-eliminating technique to help patients achieve a physique they’ll love.


CoolSculpting by Zeltiq is a non-invasive way to remove unwanted excess fat without ever undergoing surgery. Using a patented technology known as Cryolipolysis, this treatment works to freeze stubborn fat cells, ultimately resulting in their death and natural expulsion from the body.

A typical CoolSculpting treatment in San Diego may last anywhere from 1-3 hours during which time the patient must remain seated and hooked up to the machine. However, you will be free to read, work on a laptop, or even sleep during this time. The best results from CoolSculpting are usually appreciated after two treatments, though it is very possible to notice a reduction in fat only a couple of months out of treatment number one. CoolSculpting in San Diego is an ideal treatment for individuals who are looking to reduce a small amount of fat in the stomach, love handles, and back.


For patients seeking a more drastic fat reduction, liposculpture in San Diego may be the best treatment. Our team of world-renowned dermatologists are experts in the performance of minimally-invasive liposculpture, meaning we use the latest and greatest technology to provide patients with a quick and easy procedure with minimal downtime.

If you’re unfamiliar with liposculpture, the main difference between this and liposuction is the type of tool used to complete the procedure. In liposculpture, a cannula is used, which is very thin and allows the doctor to remove fat and sculpt the area being treated for a very natural appearance. Liposculpture can address all of the same areas as liposuction, including:

  • Love Handles
  • Hips
  • Abs
  • Calves
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Neck & Jowls
  • Buttocks


CoolTone is the newest FDA-approved addition to the Allergan portfolio. It can be added to fat reduction treatments to further optimize results. CoolTone focuses on electromagnetic muscle stimulation to tone, firm, and strengthen muscles in the following areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • (Beneficial effects on other areas are presently under investigation)

If you’re ready to take the necessary steps to overcome your stubborn fat, please contact the landmark dermatology center of Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego to discuss your options.


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Q: Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting?

A: You might be an excellent candidate for CoolSculpting if you have an area of stubborn fat that doesn’t seem to go away with diet or exercise. To learn more about the treatment, call our office today to schedule your first appointment.

Q: Who should perform liposculpture?

A: It’s always important that a board-certified dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon performs your liposculpture procedure, as they have the highest level of knowledge to do so. At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, our doctors are both dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons, meaning they have an extreme understanding of how to achieve the most effective and safe results possible.

Q: What is the cost of liposuction in San Diego?

A: Because each patient is unique, it’s difficult to say exactly what the cost of your liposuction treatment will be as it will greatly depend on the area being treated. During your initial consultation, our dermatologists in San Diego will be able to present you with more appropriate numbers.

Q: Are there any risks involved with fat removal treatments?

A: Because CoolSculpting involves no surgery, there are virtually no risks involved with the procedure. Minimally invasive liposculpture does have similar risks as to any surgical procedure, including risk of infection, though visiting an extremely skilled doctor greatly reduces any risk.

Q: Which procedure is right for me?

A: When our doctors are able to examine you in person, we’ll be able to outline a detailed plan of treatment to address your unique needs. During this time, it will be determined whether CoolSculpting or liposculpture will be the right treatment for you.


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