Dr. Semira Bayati answers frequently asked questions about the liposuction alternative known as CoolSculpting®, a non-surgical body contouring procedure to help patients reduce excess fat deposits.
Newport Beach, CA – Many people struggle with excess fat in the abdominal area that is unresponsive to even the strictest diet and the most rigorous exercise routine. While liposuction is known to be an effective treatment for patients looking to eliminate stubborn fat, Newport Beach plastic surgeon Semira Bayati, MD says there are now advanced options available that can help patients achieve their goals without surgery and extensive recovery times. Dr. Bayati has been offering the CoolSculpting® technique at her practice for a number of years, and she says there are many reasons why the procedure is gradually becoming one of the more popular body contouring treatments among her patients.
CoolSculpting® is an FDA-approved treatment designed to eliminate excess fat cells in specific body areas. The procedure can accomplish this without the need for surgery. Dr. Bayati says inquiries about how the technology can do what it promises, when results will be apparent, and whether there is a recovery period are just some of the frequently asked questions about CoolSculpting® she regularly encounters. She notes that CoolSculpting® utilizes a technique known as cryolipolysis – a method of controlled cooling that targets excess fat cells in the abdomen, love handles, or other areas. A special device draws in the tissue in the treatment area and cools the excess fat cells to such a degree that they ultimately shrink and break down, where they are later filtered out of the body through natural metabolic processes. The fat loss is gradual over a period of about two to four months after treatment, says Dr. Bayati, with patients often noticing significant results during that time. Dr. Bayati notes that CoolSculpting® does not require surgical incisions, anesthesia, or even the use of needles, and most patients are able to return to normal daily routines right after treatment.
Dr. Bayati says another common question about CoolSculpting® she receives is whether the treatment can always serve as a substitute for liposuction. She says, while CoolSculpting® has many benefits and can be a remarkably effective liposuction alternative for some patients, the fact is that liposuction is often a better option for larger, more significant areas exhibiting excess fat deposits, as well as areas for which CoolSculpting® is not designed to treat. However, she notes, for patients who are candidates for the procedure, it offers them a way to reduce excess fat and recontour the body without the need for surgical intervention. The Orange County plastic surgeon also says patients do not often experience significant discomfort during the procedure itself – many people even use the time to take a nap or read a magazine.
According to Dr. Bayati, the best way for individuals considering CoolSculpting® to find out if it’s the right procedure for their needs is to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon for guidance. She says this treatment has proven to be a significant step forward in cosmetic enhancement, offering patients all over the world a new option to help them achieve their goals in a much less invasive way.
AboutSemira Bayati, MD, FACS
A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Semira Bayati is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Bayati is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and other organizations. She was accepted into medical school as soon as she finished high school, and graduated with honors from the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Bayati completed her residency at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Her practice offers a comprehensive range of plastic surgery and non-surgical aesthetic enhancement options. Dr. Bayati is available for interview upon request.
S. Bayati, MD, FACS
20311 SW Birch Street
Newport Beach, CA 92660