CoolSculpting is a method of reducing the fat cells in a targeted location to reshape your body in desirable ways. CoolSculpting uses a process called cryolipolysis, which freezes and permanently eliminates your fat cells in a specific region of your body.
- 1 Sculpt Away Excess Fat
- 2 About CoolSculpting in L.A.
- 3 Before and After Photos
- 4 Benefits
- 5 Candidates
- 6 Your Private Consultation With Dr. Azar
- 7 Preparation
- 8 The CoolSculpting Procedure
- 9 Recovery
- 10 Results
- 11 Additional Procedures
- 12 How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost in Los Angeles?
- 13 FAQ
- 14 References
Sculpt Away Excess Fat
Everyone who is on a quest for a more slender, fit body has probably run into obstacles along the way. Most of those obstacles can be overcome by continuing to work toward your goal, but some fat bulges refuse to budge. Everyone has areas of the body where fat cells love to gather.
Dr. Kouros Azar provides a nonsurgical solution—CoolSculpting—at our Thousand Oaks practice near Westlake Village. CoolSculpting is clinically proven to minimize pockets of unwanted fat which provides effective, long-lasting results. Dr. Azar will employ an artist’s vision for beauty and sculpt away those stubborn fat deposits to help you shape the body you desire. Schedule a consultation to help you decide if CoolSculpting is ideal for you. Call Dr. Azar today at (805) 373-7073. You’ll quickly see his commitment to his patients and his extensive experience in providing superior results to residents of Thousand Oaks and beyond. You can learn more about Dr. Azar by following his blog.
About CoolSculpting in L.A.
Hollywood loves CoolSculpting because the results look natural–not like you’ve had “work done”. Plus, there’s no downtime. Celebrities like Debra Messing, Khloe Kardashian, and Molly Sims swear by their results, so maybe it’s time for you to explore CoolSculpting.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
CoolSculpting works by exposing your adipose tissue (fat cells) to very cold temperatures. This exposure causes them to freeze and be eliminated. Researchers discovered this effect in 2007. This discovery formed the knowledge base that led to CoolSculpting’s innovative technology. CoolSculpting received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in 2010.
The frozen fat cells trigger a natural healing response. The body’s immune system generates special cells that digest the frozen fat cells naturally. The lymphatic system will also be activated to flush out excess lipids from the fat tissue. The result leaves the targeted region slimmer and toned with more muscle definition.
Before and After Photos
- Scientifically proven results
- Minimally invasive
- Targets specific areas of the body
- No downtime for recovery
- Minimal discomfort
- Results visible between two and three months
- Many regions of the body respond to CoolSculpting
- Enduring results because the fat cells don’t return
Ideal candidates for CoolSculpting are at or near their ideal body weight. It’s important to remember that CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss method. It doesn’t aim to drastically reduce your body weight. Instead, CoolSculpting is fat loss that targets fat deposits on your body that persist even after diet and exercise. CoolSculpting shouldn’t be seen as a way to drop a lot of weight but rather as a way to mold your body’s contours to supplement your hard work. Dr. Azar can’t use CoolSculpting to paint you an entirely new body but rather to touch-up the picture you’ve already been working to achieve.
Your Private Consultation With Dr. Azar
Dr. Azar is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has been practicing in the Westlake Village/Newbury Park area for over 10 years. Patients come to Dr. Azar from all over Los Angeles County because he combines the skill of a surgeon with the fine touch of a painter. Dr. Azar dedicates his practice to offering his patients the most effective and safest treatments available. Always on the lookout for safe, proven solutions, Dr. Azar is delighted to offer residents from Simi Valley to Camarillo with another body contouring option. With nearly 4 million procedures performed worldwide, CoolSculpting has continued to grow in popularity since it was introduced in 2010.
Your private consultation with Dr. Azar will begin with a discussion of your medical history and your desired goals. He can then best determine if CoolSculpting is the right treatment for your situation.
Make an appointment with our office to get started on your way to recontouring your physique. You can reach his Thousand Oaks office at (805) 373-7073.
CoolSculpting Elite is a outpatient procedure, preparation is relatively simple. Avoid medication that thins the blood. Blood-thinning medication includes Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and other over-the-counter pain medication. Also, it’s best to avoid tanning the location you want CoolSculpted or exposing it to the sun. On the day of your appointment, you should eat a light meal. Don’t go into your appointment on an empty stomach. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes, not your expensive dinner attire. Bring along some entertainment like a book to read, a tablet to watch your favorite shows. After the applicator is applied, you’ll have plenty of time to sit and entertain yourself.
The CoolSculpting Procedure
When you visit Dr. Azar’s office for a CoolSculpting treatment, you will begin by getting comfortable in the treatment room while we prepare the CoolSculpting applicators. The applicators come in several sizes and are designed specifically for the areas you wish to address.
Locations for CoolSculpting
- Under the chin
- Under the buttocks
- Fat around the bra area
- Back fat
Once the treatment is complete, our professionally trained Coolsculpting technician removes the applicator. You can resume your normal activities with no restrictions. Side effects, if any, are mild and are only temporary. They include minor skin sensitivities at the treatment area–redness, bruising, swelling–but these are normal and resolve quickly. You may also experience some tingling during the first 1-2 weeks when your nerves start to ‘wake-up’ after the freezing procedure. This is also normal and subsides shortly after it begins.
Because CoolSculpting relies on the body’s natural response to process dead fat cells, you won’t see immediate results after your treatment. Many patients require more than 1 treatment session. The number of sessions depends on your specific needs. Dr. Azar will let you know during your consultation how many sessions he believes are needed to achieve your goal.
Some patients notice results around 3 weeks after their first treatment. However, it typically takes 1 to 3 months to see your final results take shape. It can take up to 6 months for your body to completely flush out the affected fat cells. Once the body flushes out fat cells they do not return. Scientific studies find that CoolSculpting is safe and effective with patients reporting high levels of satisfaction.A single CoolSculpting session was shown to reduce fat cells by up to 25% from the selected location. Additional sessions can reduce fat tissue by even greater amounts.
To preview how CoolSculpting might be able to help you, view our gallery of CoolSculpting results.
Some patients look to combine CoolSculpting with other procedures. For mothers, CoolSculpting is popular but it doesn’t address some common issues women experience post-pregnancy. Breast lifts and breast augmentation are two desirable procedures to combine with CoolSculpting. If these are procedures you’ve considered then reach out to Dr. Azar and let him know you might be interested in a combination of treatments. Another popular set of procedures to consider in conjunction with CoolSculpting are injectable dermal fillers. Dermal fillers encompass a range of products designed to rejuvenate your face by reducing fine lines and wrinkles and restoring lost volume. CoolSculpting is great for the body and injectables complement it nicely by focusing on the face.
How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost in Los Angeles?
The cost of CoolSculpting depends on several factors which include the location getting treated and how many sessions of treatments will be required. During your initial consultation with Dr. Azar, he can provide you with a complete set of prices associated with CoolSculpting for whichever locations you are interested in getting treated. Dr. Azar accepts a few forms of financing for your procedure if you prefer more flexible payment options.
What’s the difference between CoolSculpting and Liposuction?
CoolSculpting and liposuction are two separate processes based on different strategies for removing excess fat. Coolsculpting freezes the fat deposits and allows the body to naturally metabolize the unnecessary fat cells. Liposuction extracts fat cells through a suction procedure. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure and requires no incisions or anesthesia. The results of liposuction are immediately visible. CoolSculpting gradually leverages the body’s natural processes so it takes a few months for the full results to manifest.
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Dr. Kouros Azar
A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Azar develops innovative surgical techniques and is dedicated to providing exceptional outcomes.