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Coolsculpting is a non-surgical procedure used to get rid of muffin tops, love handles, back fat and all those fat bulges that torment us. The treatment only takes an hour per area and there isn’t any down time, so you can immediately get back to your normal activities. The best part is unlike other non-surgical procedures, the fat cells die permanently.
How it works
Coolsculpting uses a new technology called Cryolipolysis to reduce excess adipose tissue, or as we call it FAT. Cryolipolysis is kind of a fancy way to say freezing fat or controlled fat cooling. The controlled cooling is done in a way that does not damage surrounding tissue. Water freezes at 0〫celsius while fat freezes at 10〫celsius. Coolsculpting actually cools the fat to just above freezing, at about 12〫celsius. Adipocytes (fat cells) contain lipids that respond in a unique way to cold. When cooled to just above freezing the lipids will crystalize. When the lipids crystalize the fat cell dies, going thru a natural process known as apoptosis. The great thing about Coolsculpting is that there isn’t any tissue injury or necrosis, which is a traumatic cell death. Some of the fat cells will have immediate cell death, however most of the fat cells will continue to die as they go thru apoptosis, up to six months after a single treatment.
What to expect
The applicator is applied to the targeted area, you will feel a strong suction as it attaches. Once the applicator is applied to the treated area you will feel it begin to cool, surprisingly it doesn’t feel that cold. Once the applicator is applied and the cooling begins, you simply relax for the next hour. You can watch TV, read, work on your ipad or take a nap. The treatment is very comfortable. After an hour the applicator is removed. The fat in the treated area is raised and firm, it looks kind of like a stick of butter. The fat will be massaged and will flatten down to normal.
There isn’t any down time after the treatment, so you can immediately return to your normal activities. Results can be seen as early as two weeks after treatment and continue to improve up to six months later. The most obvious change is seen around two months after treatment.
Diet and Exercise
Before anybody thinks of leaving a comment suggesting to simply diet and exercise, let me start off by saying ” duh…. don’t insult us captain obvious.” Obviously treatments like Coolsculpting are not an alternative to diet and exercise. For many people there are just areas of stubborn fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Some people hold onto weight in their butt, hips or thighs while others hold onto fat in their abdomen or flanks. ( Most of us are not perfect )
Diet and exercise can help with overall weight loss, but diet and exercise are not effective for targeting weight loss for specific areas of the body. Exercise can tighten, tone and build muscle in targeted areas, however exercise can not target fat reduction in specific areas. Procedures like liposuction and Coolsculpting help to reduce fat in resistant areas.
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Whats Trending Now?
Plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures have been a hot topic lately. Why? Because the cosmetic industry is boosting and is predicted to continue to growing as the economy improves. It is expected that Plastic Surgery and non-surgical cosmetic procedures will soon exceed pre-recession levels. The industry peaked in 2004 and saw a big decline in 2009. According to the ASAPS, Plastic Surgery procedures grew by almost 9% in 2010.
I am not sure if the increase in plastic surgery is a sign of an improved economy or not. I will say that I have seen more clients coming in because they want to stay competitive in the work force, especially in industries such as technology, that attract a younger generation of workers. People that are in sales or work with the public feel that their appearance has an impact on their income or ability to obtain a job. I have also seen an increase new clients, that want to improve their appearance before starting a new job. They are taking advantage of the time away from work to recover from surgery.
Top Procedures in 2010
2010-Top Surgical Procedures
#1 Breast augmentation (38.0% saline implants & 62.0% silicone implants)
#3 Eyelid surgery
#4 Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
#5 Breast reduction
#6 Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping)
#8 Breast Lift
#9 Autologous fat ( Fat transfer)
#10 Forehead lift
There were 1,622,290 total surgical procedures done in 2010.
2010-Top Non-surgical Procedures
#1 Botulinum toxin type a ( Botox & Dysport)
#2 Hyaluronic acid (including Hylaform, Juvederm, Perlane/Restylane)
#3 Laser hair removal
#4 Laser skin resurfacing (36.0% ablative & 64.0%nonablative)
#5 Chemical peel .
#8 IPL treatments ( aka..photofacial, fotofacial, photorejuvenation,)
#9 Non-invasive skin tightening
#10 Calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse)
There were 9,336,814 total non-surgical procedures done in 2010.
Men vs Women: Top Surgical Procedures
#1 Breast augmentation
#3 Breast reduction
#5 Eyelid surgery
#3 Eyelid surgery
#4 Breast reduction to treat enlarged male breast
#5 Cosmetic ear surgery.
The ASAPS survey is based on procedures performed by the surgeon, and may not include all of the nonsurgical procedures performed in the office by other staff such as physician assistants, nurses, laser technicians and estheticians .
Dr. Shapiro has had a lot of recognition for his use of the revolutionary new kind of hi-definition liposuction available exclusively at Shapiro Plastic Surgery, and recently he was featured on NBC in Los Angeles.
Brazilian Butt Lift and Beyond
Not everyone is blessed with the bootylicious figure of Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez. Luckily, those suffering from “booty” deficiency can enhance their bottom line with a fat transfer procedure known as the “Brazilian Butt Lift”. Fat is removed via Vaser Hi-Def Liposculpture from area’s such as the abdomen and thighs and then injected into the buttocks. This technique creates a beautiful arch in the lower back and a fuller bottom. It looks and feels completely natural, because it your own fat. Dr Shapiro is the only plastic surgeon in Arizona that performs this exclusive treatment.
Too much tush.
If you have a little too much “junk in the trunk”, you can have fat selectively removed from the buttocks as well as the hips and thighs.
Lumpy, Bumpy Lady Lump
When cellulite threatens your rear view, look to Velashape to save your a……… Well, I think you get my point. This treatment is available at Paradise Valley Skin Klinic.
P.S. Bootylicious Babe Kim Kardashian has admitted to having Velashape on her blog.
Call to schedule a consultation for the Brazilian Butt Lift or Velashape treatment.
Kim Kardashion doesn’t understand the fascination with her booty. Kim posed for the October issue of Playboy in 2007.