CoolSculpting Specialist

Marina Village Medicine

Medical Clinics located in Alameda, CA

If stubborn fat pockets persist despite a healthy diet and regular exercise, a procedure called CoolSculpting® is a noninvasive way to eliminate excess body fat. Jagmohan Khaira, MD and the experienced medical team at Marina Village Medicine in Alameda, California, use an FDA-approved CoolSculpting device to freeze and eliminate fat cells in-office without surgery or downtime. To learn more about this revolutionary procedure and reduce fat in problem areas, schedule an appointment by phone or online if you live in Alameda, Oakland, Emeryville, Berkeley, San Leandro, Castro Valley, or Hayward.

CoolSculpting Q & A

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved procedure that eliminates stubborn fat effectively and safely by freezing fat cells without affecting other tissues. This technology delivers controlled cooling to targeted areas of fat in your:

  • Thighs
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Chin
  • Abdomen
  • Love handles

Once frozen, fat cells are destroyed, and your body naturally eliminates them over time. Results from CoolSculpting are long-lasting, and can be permanent when combined with a healthy lifestyle.

What should I expect during a CoolSculpting session?

To determine if you’re a good match for CoolSculpting, your Marina Village Medicine doctor goes over your medical history and examines problem areas. When the CoolSculpting device touches your skin, you’ll feel a cold sensation as your fat cells freeze.

Expect each CoolSculpting session to last about 35 minutes. During the first 5-10 minutes of treatment, you’ll feel intense cold as the treated area becomes numb. You might also feel some pulling, tugging, or mild pinching.

Does CoolSculpting cause side effects?

You may experience some temporary side effects with CoolSculpting, such as:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Numbness
  • Skin firmness
  • Stinging
  • Tingling
  • Mild pain

In some cases, you might notice redness at the treated area for several days or a few weeks, but this will eventually go away completely.  

What happens after the procedure?

After a CoolSculpting session, you can return to your normal daily activities and even go back to work the same day. You might experience some of the mild side effects listed above, but CoolSculpting is non-surgical, so there are no needles, no anesthesia, and no downtime.

Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting?

A provider at Marina Village Medicine lets you know if you’re a good candidate for CoolSculpting based on your weight, body composition, health, and lifestyle. If you’re at or near a healthy weight, but fat pockets persist despite nutritious eating and regular exercise, chances are you’re a good fit for the procedure. It’s a less invasive solution for fat removal than liposuction.

When you’re ready to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat once and for all, call Marina Village Medicine to schedule a CoolSculpting appointment or book one online today.