CoolSculpting in La Jolla

Freeze Fat Away

CoolSculpting Fat Freeze in San Diego, CA

Searching for Coolsculpting in San Diego? Drs. Dennis Bucko and Farid Mozaffari of Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center believe patients should have a choice in their cosmetic treatment. Some patients desire body sculpting treatment, but are not keen on the idea of surgery and the associated downtime. These patients are excellent candidates for a non-surgical fat reduction treatment called CoolSculpting if excess skin is not a problem.

The FDA-cleared CoolSculpting system uses advanced Cryolipolysis technology to freeze and destroy fat cells and sculpt the body’s curves and contours without needles, incisions or anesthesia. It is clinically proven to reduce excess body fat. Thanks to leading plastic surgeons like Drs. Bucko and Moz, millions of people around the world have enjoyed noticeable, long-lasting body contouring results with CoolSculpting.

Why Belladerma Patients Love CoolSculpting

La Jolla Coolsculpting DoctorCoolSculpting is popular with Dr. Bucko and Dr. Moz’s patients because it is effective and minimally invasive. Treatment does not require anesthesia, needles, incisions or injections. Patients can relax (or even nap) during treatment without any pain. Multiple areas of the body can be treated during a single appointment for a dramatic transformation.

What Body Areas Can CoolSculpting Treat?

Patients can get CoolSculpting done in La Jolla, San Diego by Dr. Bucko or Dr. Moz and reduce selective unwanted fat cells in specific areas of the body, including:

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks (i.e., “love handles”)
  • Back
  • Inner or outer thighs
  • Underneath the buttocks (i.e., banana roll)
  • Upper arms
  • Neck

Ideal Candidates for CoolSculpting

Ideal candidates for CoolSculpting are individuals who:

  • Are within about 30 pounds of their ideal weight
  • Have stubborn areas of fat that are resistant to diet and fitness efforts
  • Do not have excess skin

CoolSculpting is not a weight loss solution and it is not appropriate for people who are obese. In addition, individuals who suffer from cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria should not undergo CoolSculpting.

Dr. Bucko and Dr. Moz meet with every candidate individually and create a personalized plan of treatment based around the area(s) of concern. They may recommend additional treatment sessions in order to meet the patient’s goals.

Procedure Details

During a CoolSculpting procedure, excess fat is held between two cooling panels. The panels deliver controlled cooling to crystallize (freeze) selected fat cells under the skin, without disturbing the surrounding tissue or skin. The fat cells die, and the body naturally processes and eliminates them through its natural waste-removal system. This is not painful, and post-operative side effects are rare. There is no downtime after a CoolSculpting session. Patients can return to work, exercise and their regular routine very soon after treatment.

Results are not immediately obvious, but become apparent as the body flushes out the dead fat cells. This generally occurs around the four to six week mark, but it can take up to three to four months for optimal results to appear. The treated area looks slimmer, firmer and smoother, clothing fits better and the patient feels more confident. Once the fat cells are gone, they will not return.

To enjoy long-lasting results, Dr. Bucko and Dr. Moz recommend their CoolSculpting patients maintain their weight with a healthy diet and regular exercise. This is usually easy, because patients experience a burst of motivation after seeing their results from CoolSculpting treatment.


After CoolSculpting, are fat cells gone forever?

Once the treated fat cells are crystallized and eliminated from the body, they cannot regenerate or return. It is important to note, however, that future weight gain is still possible as the remaining fat cells in the treatment area and other body areas not treated by CoolSculpting can expand. Should you gain weight after your treatment, it will be more evenly distributed on the body.

When do results begin to show?

Results can be seen as quickly as three weeks after treatment, once the body begins to naturally flush out the eliminated fat cells. The final results will appear three to four months after treatment.

Do the results of CoolSculpting last forever?

The results of CoolSculpting are considered to be permanent. But we do recommend that you maintain a healthy and stable weight by eating a well-balanced diet and exercising regularly in order to enjoy your slimmer and more attractive physique long-term.

When can I return to normal activities?

One of the benefits of CoolSculpting is that there is no downtime. You can exercise or return to work the same day as your treatment session.

Does CoolSculpting hurt?

CoolSculpting is not considered to be painful. During treatment you will feel some pulling and numbness as suction is applied. This is tolerable by most patients. In fact, some patients are so comfortable that they read, listen to music, nap or work on their laptop during their treatment. After treatment you may feel some soreness or tingling in the treatment area but this is only temporary and should subside quickly.

Do I have to come in more than once for one body area?

Several treatment sessions may be needed to obtain the results you desire. Dr. Bucko or Dr. Moz will determine the number of sessions you need based on the amount of fat present and your desired results. They will work closely with you to create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals.

How long does treatment take?

Treatment with CoolSculpting typically takes 30 to 60 minutes to complete, depending on the size and number of areas being treated in one session.

Learn More about CoolSculpting

For more information about Coolsculpting in La Jolla & San Diego, please schedule a consultation. Contact Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center to make an appointment with Dr. Bucko or Dr. Moz and freeze away your unwanted fat.