CoolSculpting® - "Fat Freeze"
Dr. Stallman is excited to offer CoolSculpting as a new procedure for non-invasive body contouring available for patients in the San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach, Paso Robles and Santa Barbara areas. Candidates for this procedure are people with mild to moderate stubborn fat bulges such as on the flanks (love handles), lower abdomen, back, inner thighs or upper arms. Until now, liposuction has been the mainstay of treating these areas. However, many people feel that liposuction is a more invasive and costlier procedure than they want to go through. CoolSculpting or "fat freeze" as some call it, is an outpatient, non-invasive procedure. Most patients can immediately return to their regular activities as it does not require any particular aftercare.
The CoolSculpting device has a specially engineered hand piece which engages the area of concern and then chills it to just above freezing temperatures. The cooling actually creates a numbing effect and no anesthesia is needed for the procedure. Following the procedure approximately 20% of the fat cells in the treated area undergo a process called Cryolipolysis™ - essentially, these fat cells die. The process does not injure the skin, no incisions are made and no bandages are required. Our bodies slowly breakdown and metabolize these dead fat cells over about 2-3 months. Most patients see noticeable improvements by about 3 months after a single treatment. For patients wanting results which may be even more dramatic, multiple areas may be treated.
If you live in San Luis Obispo County, Santa Maria or Fresno and would like more information on CoolSculpting, Dr. Stallman invites you to call his office at (805) 481-3733 or request a complimentary cosmetic consultationrequest a complimentary cosmetic consultation.