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MARINA DEL REY, CA, September 10, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- CoolSculpting by Zeltiq, a non-invasive alternative to liposuction in Los Angeles, has recently been approved by the FDA. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Grant Stevens has been a pioneer with this technology, performing the CoolSculpting procedure for himself and his patients at Marina Plastic Surgery Associates (www.marinaplasticsurgery.com). He has first-hand experience of the benefits of the procedure.
"Zeltiq is a non-invasive treatment that I've been offering to my patients for quite some time," states Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon Dr. Stevens. "In fact, I like this treatment so much that I have used it on myself and would recommend it to family and friends. Now that it's approved by the FDA, I hope that more people can experience what it has to offer."
Dr. Stevens explains that CoolSculpting is appropriate for patients who are close to their ideal body weight, have a healthy diet and exercise regularly, but cannot remove stubborn fat deposits. The procedure is simple and effective, and works by using the technique of Cryolipolysis, which employs carefully controlled cooling to reduce fat deposits. After a patient is treated with Zeltiq, the body will gradually eliminate fat cells through its own natural cleansing process. Results look natural and surrounding tissue is not damaged.
"I have many patients who are slim, active, and healthy, but have fat deposits that they would like to see reduced," says Dr. Stevens. He continues, "While procedures like liposuction or a tummy tuck in Los Angeles may be effective for some people, they aren't always appropriate for someone who is within 10 to 15 pounds of their desired weight."
A CoolSculpting treatment usually lasts about 1 to 2 hours and is comfortable for patients - many of whom read, work from their laptops, or even take a nap during treatment. Downtime after the procedure is minimal; patients can resume normal activity, including vigorous exercise, immediately.
"With this quick, safe, and effective procedure, my patients who do not have the time to recover from surgery can still enjoy attractive body contouring results," states Dr. Stevens. "As one of the first practices in the nation to offer this procedure, our patients know they can trust in our experience. We can provide beautiful results with CoolSculpting."
At Marina Plastic Surgery Associates (www.marinaplasticsurgery.com), board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Grant Stevens and Dr. David Stoker offer innovative plastic surgery procedures including breast augmentation, face lifts, and abdominoplasty. After earning his medical degree with honors from Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, Dr. Stevens trained extensively in both general and plastic surgery before establishing his successful Los Angeles plastic surgery practice. Dr. Stoker graduated with honors from Stanford University and the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery and plastic surgery residencies at New York University Medical Center. Dr. Stoker and Dr. Stevens have both published extensively in clinical research publications showcasing some of the latest developments in plastic surgery procedures, and have gained recognition as pioneers in new techniques for procedures including liposuction and breast reduction.
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