Is CoolSculpting treatment an alternative to liposuction? Elk Grove, CA dermatologist explains
Fat deposits are largely a product of heredity and lifestyle, and they can stubbornly resist healthy eating and exercise. In the past, liposuction was the only effective spot reduction treatment. Today, men and women have the option of CoolSculpting. Board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Gerald Bock, explains why both services are offered at California Skin & Laser Center with offices in Stockton, Lodi, and Elk Grove, CA.
Liposuction is the mechanical removal of fat with a suction process administered through small incisions. Compression garments are worn following treatment to support tissues and reduce swelling. Expect several days of downtime before returning to work and gradually increasing physical activity. Noticeable change begins to appear within a month, and full results are generally seen in 6 to 12 months.
Reduce fat with CoolSculpting treatment in Elk Grove, CA
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, non-surgical approach to localized fat reduction that requires no downtime. The FDA-approved device chills the treatment area to a temperature that crystallizes fat cells without harm to skin and other organs. Treatment is comfortable, and you may immediately return to normal activities. Over the course of several months, destroyed fat cells are harmlessly eliminated by the body’s lymphatic system for long-lasting results.
With several applicators, California Skin & Laser Center treats most regions of the body, small areas and petite patients, and multiple areas at the same visit:
- Double chin
- Thighs – inner and outer
- Male breasts
Neither method is a cure for obesity, but rather solutions to reduce fat, lose inches, and contour the body. Liposuction is generally recommended when the patient desires to have a larger amount of fat removed and can manage the downtime. CoolSculpting is an excellent choice to achieve about a 20 percent initial fat reduction (further reduction can be accomplished by re-treating the area), without downtime, needles, anesthetic, incisions, sutures, or risk of scarring.
In Dr. Bock’s care, you can count on a treatment plan tailored to your body contouring goals, health status, and lifestyle. Call 209-751-4292 for a CoolSculpting treatment consultation in Stockton, 209-330-0764 in Lodi, or 209-900-1343 in Elk Grove, CA.