The number of fat cells in our bodies is set in childhood, and remains constant throughout adulthood in general. Even as we gain and lose weight, the number of fat cells stays the same- it’s the size of each cell that grows and shrinks.
So, when you have a “stubborn” area, you’re likely genetically predisposed to having a higher concentration of fat cells in that area. No matter how many exercises you do, or how thin you are in general, those stubborn areas just don’t seem to go away.
Liposuction is probably the best known method of fat removal, but now there are safer and more precise ways to get sculpted. Standard liposuction is invasive, requires heavy sedation, and typically has extensive downtime. Dr. Karlsberg performs and prefers micro (or tumescent) liposuction. It is performed using local anesthesia delivered tumescently, and it is far less invasive with much less downtime than standard lipo. The use of smaller cannulas means more precise sculpting capability, as well.
Coolsculpting is completely non-invasive, requires no numbing or sedation, and requires little to no downtime. Coolsculpting is designed to freeze fat cells in the treated area, causing enough damage to the cell to trigger your body to use the natural process of lipolysis to breakdown and remove the “dead” fat cells.
Dr. Karlsberg has over 20 years of experience in the art of body sculpting and shaping. Both he and Michele Ayans have been trusted by hundreds of patients looking for a change in their body shapes. They each have many hours of professional training and years of experience in body sculpting, and they carefully consider any treatment recommendations to be sure the most natural outcomes are achieved using the safest and most cost-conscious methods.