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MARINA DEL REY, CA, September 19, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marina Plastic Surgery has received the Crystal Award from ZELTIQ Aesthetics Inc., a medical technology company focused on developing and commercializing products, including the body contouring procedure called CoolSculpting. The plastic surgery and aesthetics practice, which offers CoolSculpting in Los Angeles, is recognized as the No. 1 medical location in North America offering CoolSculpting.
Dr. Grant Stevens, medical director of the Los Angeles plastic surgery practice, attributes the procedure's popularity to its effectiveness in targeting specific areas of fat.
"We are thrilled to be recognized with the Crystal Award," Dr. Stevens says. "Our patients love CoolSculpting, an excellent alternative to traditional liposuction. It's ideal for men and women who are at or near their target weight but continue to experience fat deposits on their flanks, abdomen and love handles."
CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling to reduce fat deposits. A non-surgical body contouring procedure, it's FDA-approved for non-invasive fat layer reduction. The body's natural cleansing process removes the dead fat cells, resulting in safe, gradual fat reduction.
"Because the procedure requires no incisions, anesthetic, pain medication or downtime, many of our patients choose CoolSculpting to achieve their cosmetic goals," Dr. Stevens says.
Those who undergo CoolSculpting typically begin to enjoy the toned, slimmer results three weeks after their treatment.
"Patients like CoolSculpting because there is no discomfort during the procedure and it only takes one hour to lose one inch," Dr. Stevens says. "Although this method does not offer the more extensive fat loss available from traditional liposuction, it is a great alternative for those with smaller areas of fat."
Marina Plastic Surgery offers both surgical and nonsurgical body contouring for Los Angeles patients. The surgeons and staff are known for customizing each treatment plan to address the individual patient's concerns and desired outcome. Dr. Stevens says busy lifestyles make nonsurgical options such as CoolSculpting particularly popular.
Dr. Grant Stevens is medical director of Marina Plastic Surgery in Marina del Rey, California. He is a diplomate of The American Board of Plastic Surgery and a fellow of The American College of Surgeons and The International College of Surgeons. Dr. Stevens is director of the USC Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship and Aesthetic Surgery Division, on the editorial board of Aesthetic Surgery Journal and on the board of directors of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. An international traveling professor, Dr. Stevens was recognized by his peers as one of America's Best Physicians in The Guide to Top Doctors. A former fellow of Dr. Stevens, Dr. Michelle Spring brings a unique set of skills and experiences to the practice as a female board-certified plastic surgeon at Marina Plastic Surgery. Having traveled and worked around the world through volunteer organizations, Dr. Spring is committed to developing a personal connection with each patient to achieve beautiful and natural-looking results.
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