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

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.

Liposculpture

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

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.

Photos

Actual un-retouched patient before and after CoolSculpting to the abdomen by Leysin Fletcher, PA-C. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after CoolSculpting to trim the midsection by Leysin Fletcher, PA-C
Actual un-retouched patient before and after CoolSculpting to the abdomen by Leysin Fletcher, PA-C. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after CoolSculpting to reduce the midsection by Leysin Fletcher PA-C
Actual un-retouched patient before and after CoolSculpting to the abdomen by Leysin Fletcher, PA-C. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after CoolSculpting of the midsection by Leysin Fletcher, PA-C
Actual un-retouched patient before and after CoolSculpting to the abdomen by Leysin Fletcher, PA-C. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after CoolSculpting for abdominal sculpting by Leysin Fletcher, PA-C
Actual un-retouched patient before and after 2 sessions of Kybella injections to reduce submental fat under the chin by Dr. Butterwick. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Kybella injections to reduce submental fat under the chin by Dr. Butterwick
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Kybella injections to reduce submental fat under the chin by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Kybella injections to treat submental fat under the chin by Dr. Fabi
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Kybella injections to reduce submental fat under the chin by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Kybella to treat submental fat under the chin by Dr. Fabi
Actual unretouched patient before and after Ultherapy, micro-liposuction and injectables to firm the lower face and jawline by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Ultherapy, micro-liposuction and injectables to firm the lower face and jawline by Dr. Fabi
Actual unretouched patient before and after ThermiTight and micro-lipo to reduce submental fat and contour the chin by Dr. Groff. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after ThermiTight and micro-lipo for chin contouring by Dr. Groff
Actual unretouched patient before and after ThermiTight and micro-lipo to treat skin laxity and submental fat by Dr. Groff. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after ThermiTight with micro-lipo to treat submental fat and sagging skin by Dr. Groff
Actual unretouched patient before and 7 months after liposculpture to sculpt the knees by Dr. Groff . Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after liposculpture to the knees by Dr. Groff
Actual unretouched patient before and after liposuction for abdominal reduction by Dr. Groff. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after liposculpture for abdominal reduction by Dr. Groff
Actual unretouched patient before and after CoolSculpting for abdominal reduction by Dr. Groff. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Coolsculpting for abdominal reduction by Dr. Groff
Actual unretouched patient before and two months after liposuction of the thighs and buttocks by Dr. Wu. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after liposuction of the thighs and buttocks by Dr. Douglas Wu
Actual unretouched patient before and two months after liposuction of the abdomen and thighs by Dr. Wu. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after liposuction of the abdomen and thighs by Dr. Douglas Wu
Actual unretouched patient before and after liposuction to the abdomen, flanks and thighs by Dr. Wu. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after liposuction to the abdomen, flanks and thighs by Dr. Wu
Actual un-retouched patient before and after CoolSculpting to the thighs by Leysin Fletcher, PA-C. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and After CoolSculpting to the thighs by Leysin Fletcher, PA-C
Actual un-retouched patient before and after CoolSculpting to the abdomen by Leysin Fletcher, PA-C. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after CoolSculpting to the abdomen by Leysin Fletcher, PA-C
Actual un-retouched patient before and after CoolSculpting to the abdomen by Leysin Fletcher, PA-C. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after CoolSculpting of the abdomen by Leysin Fletcher, PA-C
Actual un-retouched patient before and after CoolSculpting to reduce the abdomen by Leysin Fletcher, PA-C. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and After CoolSculpting of the abdomen by Leysin Fletcher, PA-C
Actual un-retouched patient before and after CoolSculpting to the abdomen by Leysin Fletcher, PA-C. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after CoolSculpting of the abdomen by Leysin Fletcher, PA-C
Actual un-retouched patient before and after CoolSculpting to the abdomen by Leysin Fletcher, PA-C. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and After CoolSculpting to the abdomen by Leysin Fletcher, PA-C
Actual un-retouched patient before and after of CoolSculpting treatment to sculpt buttocks, flanks and thighs by Leysin Fletcher, PA-C: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after CoolSculpting to buttocks, flanks and thighs by Leysin Fletcher, PA-C
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Coolsculpting treatment to reduce abdomen with Leysin Fletcher, PA-C. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Coolsculpting to the abdomen by Leysin Fletcher, PA-C
Actual un-retouched patient before and after liposculpture to the abdomen by Dr. Wu. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed Before and after liposculpture to sculpt the abdomen by Dr. Wu
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Coolsculpting treatment to the abdomen by Dr. Wu. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed Before and after Coolsculpting to sculpt the abdomen by Dr. Wu
Actual un-retouched patient before and after ThermiTight and MicroLipo for chin contouring by Dr. Wu. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed Before and after ThermiTight and micro lipo for chin contouring by Dr. Wu
Actual un-retouched patient before and after liposuction treatment for butt sculpting by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after liposuction to sculpt and shape buttocks by Dr. Fabi
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Coolsculpting treatment for thighs by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Coolsculpting to contour the thighs by Dr. Fabi
Actual un-retouched patient before and after liposculpture to treat submental fat under the chin. Results by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results are not guaranteed. Before and after liposculpture to remove submental fat and shape the chin by Dr. Fabi
Actual un-retouched patient before and after liposuction treatment for removal of excess abdominal fat by Dr. Groff. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after liposuction to reduce excess fat in the midsection by Dr. Groff
Actual un-retouched patient before and after liposuction treatment for fat reduction and abdominal contouring by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after liposuction to reduce fat and sculpt the abdomen by Dr. Fabi
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Coolsculpting treatment for double chin by Dr. Wu. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Coolsculpting to reduce submental fat under the chin by Dr. Wu
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Coolsculpting treatment to reduce abdominal fat by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Coolsculpting treatment to reduce abdominal fat by Dr. Fabi
Actual un-retouched patient before and after liposculpture treatment for abdominal contouring by Dr. Wu. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after liposculpture for fat reduction and abdominal sculpting by Dr. Wu
Actual un-retouched patient before and after liposculpture treatment for bra rolls by Dr. Butterwick. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after liposculpture to treat bra rolls by Dr. Butterwick
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Kybella injections to remove submental fat under the chin by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Kybella injections to remove submental fat under the chin by Dr. Fabi
Actual un-retouched patient before and after liposculpture to reduce submental fat and contour the neck by Dr. Goldman. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after liposculpture to reduce submental fat and contour the neck by Dr. Goldman
Actual un-retouched patient before and after liposculpture to reduce submental fat and contour the neck by Dr. Groff. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after liposculpture to remove submental fat and contour the neck by Dr. Groff
Actual un-retouched patient before and after CoolLipo treatment to reduce submental fat and contour the chin by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after CoolLipo to treat submental fat and contour the chin by Dr. Fabi
Actual un-retouched patient before and after CoolLipo treatment to reduce submental fat and contour the chin by Dr. Wu. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after CoolLipo to reduce submental fat and contour the chin by Dr. Wu
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Coolsculpting for abdominal reduction and sculpting by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Coolsculpting for abdominal reduction and sculpting by Dr. Fabi
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Kybella injections to reduce submental fat under the chin by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Kybella injections to treat submental fat under the chin by Dr. Fabi
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Kybella injections to reduce submental fat under the chin by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Kybella injections to treat submental fat under the chin by Dr. Fabi
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Kybella injections to reduce submental fat under the chin by Dr. Fabi. *Disclaimer: Results vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Kybella injections to reduce submental fat under the chin by Dr. Fabi
Actual un-retouched patient before and after liposuction to reduce and contour the abdomen by Dr. Groff. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after liposuction to reduce and contour the abdomen by Dr. Groff
Actual un-retouched patient before and after liposuction treatment for abdomen and love handles by Dr. Groff. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after liposuction to reduce and sculpt the abdomen and love handles by Dr. Groff
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Coolsculpting to reduce abdominal fat by Dr. Wu. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Coolsculpting to reduce abdominal fat by Dr. Wu
Actual un-touched patient before and after Coolsculpting to reduce fat on the lower back by Leysin Fletcher, PA-C. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after CoolSculpting to reduce fat on the lower back by Leysin Fletcher, PA-C
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Coolsculpting to reduce fat in the abdomen and flanks by Dr. Groff. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Coolsculpting to reduce fat in the abdomen and flanks by Dr. Groff
Actual un-retouched patient before and after liposculpture to contour the upper arms by Dr. Goldman. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after liposculpture to contour the upper arms by Dr. Goldman
Actual un-retouched patient before and after liposculpture to contour upper arms by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after liposculpture to contour upper arms by Dr. Fabi
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Coolsculpting to contour the upper arms by Dr. Goldman. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after CoolSculpting to contour the upper arms by Dr. Goldman
Actual un-retouched patient before and after liposuction treatment to sculpt the upper arms by Dr. Goldman. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after liposuction to sculpt the upper arms by Dr. Goldman
Actual un-retouched patient before and after liposuction to reduce abdominal fat by Dr. Groff. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after liposuction to reduce abdominal fat by Dr. Groff
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Coolsculpting to reduce abdominal fat by Dr. Wu. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Coolsculpting to reduce abdominal fat by Dr. Wu
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Coolsculpting to reduce fat in the lower back and flanks by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Coolsculpting to reduce fat in the lower back and flanks by Dr. Fabi
Actual un-retouched patient before and after liposculpture to reduce abdominal fat by Dr. Butterwick. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after liposculpture to reduce abdominal fat by Dr. Butterwick

Videos

CoolSculpting For Fat Removal | Patient Experience (4:13)
Reduce Fat in Legs | CoolSculpting San Diego | William Groff, DO (5:53)
Dr. Fabi Discusses CoolSculpting for Thighs (3:23)
Mommy Makeover by Dr Goldman in San Diego (5:14)

FAQs

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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