San Francisco LipoSculpture Treatment & Procedure

San Francisco LipoSculpture Fat Removal Treatment. Non-surgical LipoSculpture for body contouring and sculpting. Learn LipoSculpture advantages and disadvantages from San Francisco’s finest non-surgical fat reduction experts at

What Is Tumescent LipoSculpture?

It’s possible to eat right, exercise regularly and still be saddled with stubborn areas of unwanted fat that prevent us from looking our best. Sometimes the only way to permanently remove fat bulges is with the assistance of body sculpting technologies. LipoSculpture has positioned itself as a milder, gentler version of traditional liposuction yet promises similar body contouring results with fewer risks and less downtime.

Tumescent LipoSculpture doesn’t require general anaesthesia and can be performed with oral sedation and localized injections of lidocaine. “Tumescent” means inflated or swollen, referring to the process of flooding the fatty tissue compartments with the anesthetic solution for easier fat removal. This allows physicians to work closer to the skin’s surface instead of going deeper under the skin. Liposculpture can be done on all the same areas as liposuction.

Drawbacks and Limitations

Tumescent LipoSculpture may claim to be gentler than liposuction but it’s still considerably more invasive than CoolSculpting which doesn’t require venturing inside the body with any tools or devices. LipoSculpture requires small incisions to be made while the fat is vigorously suctioned away using a cannula. For this reason LipoSculpture carries similar risks as its surgical cousin, including: excessive inflammation, bruising, possibility of infection, damage from the cannula, bumps and uneven results. Downtime is longer as well, with patients required to wear a compression garment during the recovery.

LipoSculpture vs. CoolSculpting®: Avoid the Risks of Surgery

The beauty of CoolSculpting is that it’s safe, non-surgical yet the results can be equally as impressive. While it may take 2-3 sessions to get the kind of fat reduction one would be happy with, the biggest benefit of CoolSculpting is that there’s no downtime and the chance of any complications is incredibly rare. The treatment itself is very comfortable. No anesthetic is required during the procedure although afterwards patients can take a Tylenol to ease any minor discomfort.

How does CoolSculpting® work?

CoolSculpting® is an FDA approved procedure for reducing fat around the stomach, love handles, inner and outer thighs, bra/back, arms, and under the chin. Through a process of cryolipolysis, destroying fat cells by freezing them, CoolSculpting® can get rid of 20-25% of the fat cells per session. The treatment entails placing different size applicators on the body using a light suction and slowly cooling the area to -11°C. Sessions can last anywhere from 35-80 minutes in duration. Once the fat cells have been frozen they are gradually eliminated by the body. Multiple areas can be treated in one day and full results can be expected 12-16 weeks later, although some improvement is noticeable after 8-10 weeks.

The cost of CoolSculpting® depends on the patient and the level of fat reduction they want to achieve. Like peeling an onion, each subsequent session removes more layers of fat. Usually 2-3 sessions should be sufficient to see visible improvement but some people can experience great results after only one treatment. For a personalized assessment and to determine if CoolSculpting® is right for you, we’d like to invite you to book an appointment to discuss how we can help you achieve your body contouring goals.

Book your personalized CoolSculpting treatment consultation with Azala Medical Aesthetics San Francisco today.

CoolSculpting before and after female patient with fat reduction in the back and bra area

CoolSculpting Before and After Back and Bra Area Female Patient



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