Cryolipolysis in Newport Beach
Cryolipolysis is a procedure of targeted fat reduction. During cryolipolysis, body fat is cooled to a point where fat cells start breaking down, but other tissue is not damaged. Skin and muscle are not affected by cryolipolysis, while localized body fat is effectively reduced.
Newport Beach patients can enjoy the benefits of cryolipolysis through CoolSculpting ® at Plastic Surgery Body Contouring Center, under the cosmetic procedural care of Dr. Siamak Agha. Dr. Agha is a board certified plastic surgeon with a strong background in CoolSculpting ® and other means of fat reduction, such as liposuction.
Cryolipolysis technology is over 45 years in the making. Around 1970, scientists in Russia first noticed that groups of children who loved to eat frozen popsicles had a higher concentration of cheek dimples, than those who did not have a passion for popsicles. Later, at Harvard Medical School’s Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, two dermatologists picked up on this popsicle study and started researching the effect of temperature on subcutaneous fat.
These two doctors, Dieter Manstein, MD, PhD and R. Rox Anderson, MD, discovered the scientific principles of Cryolipolysis. They proved that under controlled temperatures, fat cells can be killed without damaging surrounding tissue. It was 2008, as part of published findings in Lasers in Surgery in Medicine, that the doctors’ findings led to serious attention for fat freezing as a method of reduction of body fat.
In essence, their research and published findings revealed that frozen body fat dies a natural cell death. This leads to the immune system’s release of enzymes, such as those called cytokines. These enzymes eliminate the affected cells. Those cells are then slowly carried by the lymphatic system, just as consumed fats in food are, for eventual elimination from the body as waste.
The deeper science behind Cryolipolysis is temperature control, limitations and safe use of freezing for constructive fat reduction. The objective was to find the right temperatures and means of freezing fat, without destroying desirable tissue. That was all determined and CoolSculpting ® technology was developed.
How Cryolipolysis Works for Stubborn Fat
Stubborn fat is fat, which cannot be easily or effectively reduced through diet and exercise. Scientists have recognized such fat to be resistant to those activities.
So, your fight with your body in trying to reduce your love handles or inner thighs is a common fight, which even the medical community acknowledges as difficult. In other words, when you venture off to the gym in Newport Beach, scientists understand the struggle you face. They have developed technology to aid in this bulge reduction. That technology is Cryolipolysis.
CoolSculpting ®, the device licensed and patented by Zeltiq for Cryolipolysis, is available to combat your stubborn fat and provide permanent reduction. Dr. Siamak Agha at Plastic Surgery Body Contouring Center serves Newport Beach through use of this amazing, non-invasive technology.
CoolSculpting ® targets those areas recognized as immune to diet and exercise. The abdomen, hips and thighs are the primary regions of focus for Cryolipolysis fat reduction. The CoolSculpting ® device is placed on the body and provides cooling while the patient reads, watches television or otherwise focuses elsewhere. Many patients even nap during the hour long session.
Targeted fat is cooled until its death is triggered. However, skin and surrounding muscle are not damaged at all. This is possible, because fat is killed at a warmer temperature than our protective skin and muscle.
Once CoolSculpting ® has been applied for an hour, the patient is able to go on with their day unaffected. Only the fat cells have experienced change. Those cells start to die and are normally removed in the manner for which the immune system was designed. When these dead cells are eliminated at between six and twelve weeks following CoolSculpting ®, the Cryolipolysis cycle is completed and the patient notices a trimmer body in the treated area. These positive results are permanent.