Posted on May 25, 2015 in

San Jose, CA—While liposuction can be an excellent method to remove fatty tissue, not all patients are comfortable with undergoing a surgical procedure to achieve this goal, explain San Jose plastic surgeons Jerome H. Liu, MD and Tom S. Liu, MD. Fortunately, they indicate that CoolSculpting®, an innovative non-invasive fat reduction technology, typically can provide sufficient body contouring to suit the needs and desires of many individuals.

FDA-approved CoolSculpting®, Dr. Jerome Liu explains, is designed to spot reduce targeted areas of diet and exercise resistant fat by delivering freezing cold energy into the treated area, typically the stomach, hips/flanks, and thighs. The cold temperature induces the body into breaking down and eliminating the fatty deposits, which usually results in gradual, natural-looking fat reduction and body contouring, he adds. This method is completely non-invasive, and he says downtime and side effects are minimal.

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Candidates for CoolSculpting® should be at or close to their ideal weight, as this is not a weight loss procedure, Dr. Tom Liu reveals. He notes that between four and six sessions, called “cycles,” typically will be required to achieve the desired level of fat reduction. Furthermore, he suggests that patience is necessary, as the process can take several months to complete. Individuals who desire faster, more dramatic results may wish to consider liposuction, he advises; however, CoolSculpting® may be right for people who prefer a minimally invasive non-surgical option.

Ultimately, the San Jose plastic surgeons believe that well-informed patients are happy with their results.  Liu Plastic Surgery seeks to provide a helpful resource on all the available fat reduction methods to help individuals determine which one may be right for them. They add that individuals seeking to reduce fatty tissue from “trouble” areas may benefit from CoolSculpting® treatments, especially in the event that they prefer a non-invasive approach. They recommend scheduling a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon to establish candidacy for this procedure and to develop a customized treatment plan.

About Jerome H. Liu, MD, MSHS

Dr. Jerome Liu received his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, where he also completed his general and plastic surgery residencies. He is the co-founder of Liu Plastic Surgery, which has been serving patients in the San Jose, Los Gatos, and Palo Alto area since 2010. Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, he is also a member of several esteemed medical organizations, including the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Jerome Liu is available for interview upon request.

About Tom S. Liu, MD, MBA

A board-certified plastic surgeon and co-founder of Liu Plastic Surgery, Dr. Tom Liu graduated from Northwestern University with his undergraduate degree and the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine with his medical degree. He completed both his general and plastic surgery residencies at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center and completed a Fellowship in Aesthetic and Microsurgery at the Aesthetic Surgery Institute/Buncke Clinic. The recipient of numerous accolades, he is also an active member of several prestigious medical associations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Tom Liu is available for interview upon request.

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