CoolSculpting® in Santa Barbara, CA
If you have pockets of fat that seem to resist all of your efforts to get rid of them, you may consider CoolSculpting®, an FDA-approved, non-surgical alternative to liposuction that works by freezing and permanently destroying fat cells in targeted areas. For patients that do not want to or cannot undergo surgery, this is a highly effective option for removal of unwanted fat.
Dr. Sara Yegiyants is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon who can expertly contour your body using an array of treatments and procedures. With an early academic career in art prior to her study of plastic surgery, she has a superior eye for what looks aesthetically pleasing and knows how to help you achieve it. Alone or accompanied by other treatments, CoolSculpting® can lead to an enhanced silhouette.
What Will My Consultation Be Like?
In our boutique practice, you will meet with Dr. Yegiyants directly during your consultation. We make sure that each patient is treated with utmost care, and we strive to keep wait times low, so don’t expect to have to wait long to be seen!
Upon physical examination, she can determine if you are a candidate for CoolSculpting® and whether you might benefit from the use of the other FDA-approved non-surgical treatment for fat, called SculpSure®. Combined, these two treatments are extremely effective in non-surgical fat reduction and Dr. Yegiyants is the only plastic surgeon offering both devices in the tri-county area.
During your consultation, she will extensively review your medical records and history, and discuss your ultimate goals for the treatments. She can also give you an idea of how many sessions you might expect to undergo in order to achieve your goals.
Dr. Yegiyants has advanced training in arts and aesthetics, and she will draw upon this skillset to study the natural shape of your body and make recommendations for beautiful body contouring. She will also take the time necessary to make sure that you know what to expect and are comfortable throughout the process.
Meet Dr. Yegiyants
Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in surgical and non-invasive procedures. Learn more about Dr. Yegiyants and why you should choose her for your next procedure.
How Does Coolsculpting® Work?
CoolSculpting®, also known as cryolipolysis, involves the freezing of fat cells under the skin; once they are frozen, they die and are removed by the body over time.
Once you have met with Dr. Yegiyants during your consultation, she will be able to determine the size and shape of the cryolipolysis applicator that will be used. A protective gel will be placed on your skin in the treatment area, and then the applicator will be put into place. You will experience a slight pulling sensation as a vacuum pulls your skin and tissue into the applicator, and the device will begin to cool.
The area will quickly become numb from the cooling, and the device will be left in place for approximately one hour. Once it is removed, your skin will be cleaned and the area lightly massaged for a few moments. Roughly 25% of the fat cells will die and be gradually cleared from the site; over the next few months, you will notice a reduction in the size of the fatty bulge. Some patients choose to have more than one treatment, or have concurrent treatment with SculpSure® for an even more effective fat reduction treatment.
If you have excess or sagging skin in your problem areas, a body lift or abdominoplasty may be a better option for you. Also, CoolSculpting® is best when performed for patients who are close to their ideal weight; changes in your weight can affect your results.
Z-Wave Performed with CoolSculpting®
Dr. Yegiyants also offers Z-Wave to enhance the overall results of non-surgical body contouring. This non-invasive technology firms and tightens the skin, and it is an excellent complement to CoolSculpting®. It requires no additional downtime and the treatment process is painless.
Schedule a Consultation
Ready to take the next steps towards booking a procedure? Schedule your consultation today to begin your aesthetic journey with Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS.
What Can I Expect During Recovery and Beyond?
CoolSculpting® is painless, and you can come in for treatment during a quick break from work; after the treatment, you can immediately return to work or any other daily activities. Because it is non-invasive, you do not need to make arrangements for recovery and should not expect any downtime.
It takes some time for your fat cells to die off and be removed after the cryolipolysis treatment. Because of this, your body will gradually change over time. Your final results should be visible after 3-4 months. You may also consider having additional treatments for further fat reduction.
The fat cells that have been destroyed through CoolSculpting® will not return once they are dead. However, weight gain may result in additional fat storage in remaining fat cells in the treatment area or in other areas of the body, so it is best to maintain a relatively stable weight after your treatments.