Accumulation of stubborn fat tissue in certain areas of the body such as the abdomen, thighs, hips, arms, neck, and calves is a common problem for both men and women today. People with moderate body weight may suffer from poor body contours due to excess fat pockets. If the fats are resistant to diet or exercise, it is possible to improve body contours with certain surgical and non-surgical treatments.
Among cosmetic surgery treatments, liposuction is a proven and effective solution to address fat pockets and lose fat. However, many people are keen to avoid surgery for an aesthetic procedure. They may opt for CoolSculpting, which is a widely accepted non-invasive treatment for fat loss. This treatment will simply freeze the fat away to cause its disintegration and gradual elimination from the body. Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Gary Motykie, provides both liposuction and CoolSculpting options to his patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.
One of the most popular techniques to perform liposuction plastic surgery is the tumescent technique. This is a more conservative option, which can avoid the use of general anesthesia. The procedure involves an application of a local anesthetic along with a saline solution combined with adrenaline to minimize bleeding and keep the patient relaxed.
Through an incision made in the affected area, the surgeon will insert a slender cannula to dislodge targeted fat cells. The unwanted fat will be suctioned out with a syringe attached to the cannula. The procedure may be chosen by patients who are not averse to the idea of undergoing a surgery for fat reduction.
In contrast to an invasive procedure such as liposuction, CoolSculpting offers a radically different and completely non-invasive solution to fat reduction. The procedure does not involve any incisions or injections, and employs an innovative cooling process that is designed to freeze the fat off. The patient remains totally comfortable throughout the procedure and the unwanted fats can be removed in a safe and simple manner, without any adverse impact on the surrounding healthy tissue.
Patients who are keen to lose fat from stubborn pockets without surgery may consider CoolSculpting as an option. The procedure does not involve anesthesia, and will usually involve three to five treatment sessions to achieve substantial and sustainable fat reduction outcomes. Patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas may receive this treatment from Dr. Motykie.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Good candidates for targeted fat reduction procedures are people who have a moderate and stable body weight, but suffer from excess fat deposits in certain areas of the body. Over time these fat deposits can become resistant to diet and exercise, which leaves the patient with treatment options such as liposuction or CoolSculpting.
Liposuction surgery will typically involve a downtime of about one week to 10 days. Mild pain and discomfort may be experienced in the first few days of recovery. CoolSculpting, on the other hand, involves almost no downtime. Patients can return to their regular activities immediately. The procedure also does not involve any significant post-treatment pain or discomfort.
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