Liposuction vs. Non-Invasive Treatments

In La Jolla

By Nasrin Mani, M.D.

For decades, liposuction has been the gold standard for eliminating stubborn pockets of fat which have been resistant to diet and exercise. While other gadgets have been marketed as a non-invasive alternative (remember the electric zapper belt from the 90s that claimed you could get six-pack abs by wearing it while you watched TV?), none of these methods have ever proven effective – until now.

Recently, several non-invasive treatments have been developed which provide you with a viable alternative to liposuction. You no longer need to undergo invasive surgery and endure a lengthy recovery period to tone and sculpt areas of your body which have not responded to your regular exercise regimen.

At La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic, we offer CoolSculpting by Zeltiq. This innovative new treatment is non-invasive and can help you remove stubborn pockets of fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise.

This technique, which was developed by Harvard scientists, freezes fat cells without damaging your skin. There are no incisions, needles, lasers, or suction hoses involved. And the best part is that you can resume regular activities the day of your hour-long treatment.

Vacuum pressure pulls your targeted treatment region between two cooling plates which will drop the temperature of your skin tissue close to the freezing point. This causes fat cells to harden and crystalize. Over the next 2-4 months, your fat cells will break down, helping you achieve dramatic sculpting results in the treatment region. Your results should last between 10-15 years if you maintain a balanced diet and active lifestyle.

CoolSculpting can be used to treat:

To find out if CoolSculpting is right for you, please contact La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinictoday to schedule your initial consultation. We serve patients in La Jolla, California.

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