CoolSculpting vs. VelaShape Body Contouring

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CoolSculpting vs. VelaShape Body Contouring

Accumulation of unwanted fat cells in certain areas of the body is a common concern among both women and men. This may happen due to hereditary factors, sedentary lifestyle, fat-rich diet, disease, or other reasons. Many of the patients are reluctant to choose plastic surgery options such as liposuction to get rid of excess fat deposits.

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In such cases, the cosmetic surgeon may recommend a non-surgical fat reduction procedure such as CoolSculpting or VelaShape. These are innovative procedures to make the patient lose fat without any cuts or incisions or even injections. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides these advanced non-surgical fat reduction procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles CA, and surrounding communities.


CoolSculpting is a unique fat reduction technique that has revolutionized the field of non-surgical aesthetics. It involves a highly innovative cooling process that is designed to freeze the fat and cause it to disintegrate and get eliminated from the body in a natural way. The patient does not have to go through any prolonged period of preparation or treatment, and the downtime involved is negligible.

CoolSculpting avoids the risks that are typically associated with a surgical procedure, and achieves more subtle and natural-looking results. It will take about two to three months for the results to be established with CoolSculpting, but a patient will be able to lose about half an inch from their waistline after just a single treatment session lasting less than an hour. Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles CA, and nearby areas for this procedure.

Multiple treatment sessions are usually recommended to achieve the desired degree of fat reduction. Most common areas with stubborn fat deposits that are treated with CoolSculpting include hips, thighs, abdomen, back, flanks, upper arms, calves, neck, and cheeks. Patients should know that CoolSculpting is not specifically designed to achieve skin tightening or remove cellulite, but it may provide marginal benefits in this aspect as the fat reduction occurs.

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VelaShape procedure is also aimed at improving body contours in specific areas of the body. However, as compared to CoolSculpting, VelaShape is based on a radically opposite approach to improve the contours. This technique combines radio frequency (RF) waves, laser energy, and suctioning massage to reduce fat tissue and improve the contours.

VelaShape is primarily used to reduce the appearance of cellulite in areas such as the abdomen, love handles, buttocks, thighs, upper arms, and love handles. The procedure provides a firming and lifting impact to the skin because of the mechanical tissue manipulation, which leads to enhanced circulation and lymphatic drainage.

VelaShape feels like a warm deep tissue massage, as against CoolSculpting, which exposes the targeted areas to very cold temperatures. Visible results in terms of smoother skin can be seen after the first treatment session in most cases. Three to six treatments may be required overall to achieve optimal results. Patients should consult with the surgeon carefully in order to determine the body contouring procedure that will be most suited to meet their personal aesthetic needs.

What Sets CoolSculpting Apart

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B&A-Bowes-FL-2Set-8wk-Back-LoResUnwanted fat pockets in certain areas of the body such as hips, thighs, abdomen, arms, and neck can make the body contours appear uneven or unsightly. Women and men who seek non-surgical treatments to get rid of these stubborn fat deposits that do not respond to diet or exercise have a number of innovative options available today. One of the most popular fat reduction non-invasive options is CoolSculpting.

Another treatment option that adopts a radically different approach is UltraShape, but it is also designed to achieve the same aesthetic results as CoolSculpting. While CoolSculpting aims to freeze the fat in order to disintegrate unwanted fat cells, UltraShape heats up the fat to melt away the fat cells. Patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles CA, and surrounding areas can receive fat reduction treatments from Dr. Gary Motykie.

How does CoolSculpting work?

CoolSculpting is based on a unique fat cooling process that was developed by Harvard scientists to achieve results similar to liposuction, but without involving any cuts, incisions, or injections. The treatment provider will focus the cooling treatment over the targeted areas of the body where the fat needs to be reduced. The treatment will cause the fat cells to freeze, while leaving the healthy tissue unaffected.

This happens because the fat cells response more quickly to cold temperatures. Once these cells are frozen to their death, they will gradually disintegrate and get eliminated from the body in a natural way. The patient will lose fat in a natural and subtle way over a period of several months, and enhanced body contours will be restored. Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles CA, and nearby locations for CoolSculpting.

How does UltraShape work?

UltraShape is the first and only FDA cleared non-invasive device that is based on ultrasound technology to improve body contours. Unlike CoolSculpting, the UltraShape procedure generates controlled heat through ultrasound energy in the targeted fat cells. Focused, pulsed ultrasound waves selectively and mechanically destroy unwanted fat cells to sculpt the body to a desired shape.

UltraShape differentiates itself from other traditional ultrasound based fat reduction treatments in its energy delivery system. In this procedure, ultrasound energy is transmitted in pulses, which allows for controlled increase in temperature (below 0.5° Celsius elevation). This causes instant and selective fat cell destruction in a non-thermal, mechanical manner.


Both CoolSculpting and UltraShape are “walk-in” procedures that do not involve any significant bruising, swelling, pain, or downtime. A single treatment session can be completed in about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the area of treatment. Multiple treatments may be needed to achieve the desired aesthetic goals in both cases. Thousands of patients receive these treatments with very successful results every year.

Both treatments offer a non-invasive alternative to minimize localized fat deposits. Fat reduction is regular and homogeneous throughout the treated area. Results are measurable and long lasting, as long as the patient maintains an active lifestyle and balanced diet regimen. Patient comfort is maintained throughout the treatment, and no side effects or adverse events are reported in both CoolSculpting and UltraShape procedures in most cases.

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B&A-Bachelor-OUTH-2Set-16wk-Right-LoRes B&A-Becker-FL-2Set-12wk-Side-LoRes B&A-Boudreaux-AB-2Set-8wk-3Q-LoRes B&A-Bowes-FL-2Set-8wk-Back-LoResA slim body is a dream that celebrities and non-celebrities, both have. It makes you look fit, smart, healthy and you feel great about yourself and feel comfortable in your skin. However, it is easier said than done. It is not that we don’t want to have a shapely self, but sometimes our internal and external circumstances make it impossible to attain what we want.

To break through our barriers, sometimes we need additional help and that’s where cosmetic solutions come into the picture. The latest technique approved by FDA is called CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ. Dr. Gray Motykie, a Beverly Hills surgeon is surprised by the results shown by CoolSculpting. He has had a surge of patients asking for the treatment  in person at his offices in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and Los Angeles California.

What is CoolSculpting?

It is a fat reduction procedure and is a great alternative to invasive techniques to reduce the fat. This technique is being considered superior to existing invasive and non-invasive procedures.

CoolSculpting vs. invasive procedure

All surgical procedures are invasive, so whether it is abdominoplasty or liposuction, it involves getting under anesthesia so you don’t feel the pain of the knife. These procedures have risks just like all other surgeries have and they require a lot of downtimes as the procedure and recovery, both are long drawn. The changes produced are stark and sometimes can overwhelm the patient.

CoolSculpting uses a cooling mechanism that does the same thing, but without inducing sudden overwhelming changes. It doesn’t involve painful incisions like in liposuction to suck the fat out or in case of tummy tuck surgery, where large cuts are made so fat can be removed physically. CoolSculpting does so by freezing the unhealthy fat without harming the healthy tissue.

CoolSculpting vs. non-invasive procedure

Most of the non-invasive procedures in the market like laser, ultrasound and so on are heat based procedures where chances of burns are high. They also tend to impact the healthy tissue surrounding the fat. CoolSculpting on the other hand uses freezing or cooling mechanism to cut down the fat cells at the same time preserving surrounding healthy tissue. It must be noted that though CoolSculpting is a recommended procedure for people who have ideal BMI, but stubborn fat deposits in certain parts of their body, which just refuse to melt even when they workout or eat healthy, so it is not a weight loss procedure. It is rather an aesthetic procedure.

What happens during CoolSculpting?

A patient undergoing CoolSculpting will experience intense cold and pressure on the area which is being treated for fat deposits. However, it is felt only for a few minutes. You can catch up on sleep, watch TV, listen to your iPod or read a book while the procedure is done. A single session can last from 1 to 3 hours. It doesn’t require any downtime so you can go back to work as soon as you are done. Numbness and redness are reported side effects.

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