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CoolSculpting: Before and After Pics

27 Sep
I have been a huge fan of CoolSculpting for quite some time. Recently, we had a blogger try the procedure and report her findings. Here are amazing before and after photos to share with you. The story is below, but there are more photos on Stef’s website – here’s the link.  Thanks for reading my blog too! WGS

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I can finally share my before and after photos from my CoolSculpting appointments at Marina Plastic Surgery. They say “good things come to those who wait.” Good things in this case are a thinner chin and arms. And yes, both were very worth the wait!

I am blown away with my results. I had three sessions each on my chin and upper arms, with a six to eight week waiting period between each appointment. Here are three things I learned

CoolScuplting isn’t a quick fix. It took five months until I saw the full effect of the three treatments. (That includes the waiting period between each.) You need to give your body the time to process and eliminate the fat after each treatment. (Read more about that in my first post.)

CoolSculpting isn’t for quitters. Every person I spoke to who only did one treatment reported results ranging from the lukewarm “Meh” to the steadfast “It didn’t work.” I personally did see slight results after just one treatment, but the most noticeable results came after my second treatment and increased with my third. Listen to your practitioner when they tell you how many appointments you need.

CoolSculpting works. I mean, just look at those photos! There is no denying that my chin and arms are visibly thinner.

Can I just take a moment to say how mortifying it is to post those before photos for the world to see? I spent YEARS (honestly, years) hiding my arms and double chin. Working the angles in photos, strategically placing layers in my hair, sporting shrugs. To, quite literally, let it all hang out there is hard.

But I’m so happy with the results that it even gives me the confidence to show you where I started. I wore a tank top and a ponytail last week. Not to be too dramatic, but that’s major for me.As mentioned in my previous post, it doesn’t come cheap. Sessions with the CoolMini are $1000 a treatment and CoolSculpting is $700 per area (but Marina Plastic Surgery does offer discounts if you purchase multiple treatments). But knowing now how well it worked, I’d pay it in a heartbeat. (Well, not a heartbeat. But I’d skip my latte a day habit and totally start a savings account for it!)

If you have stubborn fat in areas that seem to be resistant to diet and exercise, I highly recommend CoolSculpting. If you go see Rachael (and, you should!), tell her we heart this sent you.

Happy New Year!

18 Jan

I’m looking forward to sharing some exciting developments in the plastic surgery and aesthetic field with you in 2016. Everyone loves before and after photos of procedures, so I plan to share more of those with you this year.  They tell success stories that mere words cannot convey.

First up are our CoolSculpting successes of which there are hundreds, if not thousands. Marina Plastic Surgery has more CoolSculpting machines than anyone else in the world! The basic treatment uses cold to freeze fat and kill the fat cells. It works on stomachs, love handles, double chins, thighs, upper arms, bra fat, etc.  You can read more about it here.

Here are some great photos that tell personal success stories.

Rachael’s client is a 26 year-old female who was uncomfortable in her bathing suit because of her “love handles.” She was treated three times on each side of her flanks with CoolSculpting and the patient is THRILLED with her results. She is now “Bikini Ready!”

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The mother of the bride wanted to trim down her tummy to look amazing at her daughter’s wedding. After Paulette’s treatment with CoolSculpting, the client is very pleased!

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And how about these stunning upper arm flab disappearing act with CoolSculpting.

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CoolSculpting is perfect for guys as well. Paulette treated this male client who listens to ESPN radio. He heard the guys talking about CoolSculpting and wanted to try it because he is concerned about his abdomen. He is so happy after seeing his results and definitely wants to be an inspiration to others.

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Photos don’t lie and they tell great personal success stories. If you are interested in finding out more about CoolSculpting, please call the office at 877-298-9915 to see if CoolSculpting is right for you.

Happy New Year!  WGS

The Skinny on Body Contouring After Weight Loss

24 Sep

Weight loss, as a result of exercise and dieting alone, or due to surgery, can be a wonderful and empowering thing. However, many people are under the impression that simply losing weight is all they need to do in order to achieve the aesthetic and health results they desire, and often, this is just not the case.

When the body’s tissues and skin are not elastic enough to fit your reduced body size, it can create sagging areas around the arms, drooping fat armsthighs, breasts and stomach. This sagging skin can hide your new, trimmer figure and create the unattractive appearance of extra weight, even when the fat is no longer there. For this reason, plastic surgery aimed at body contouring is more popular than ever, with tummy tucks and thigh lift procedures rising over 70% since 2000, and breast lifts (a top procedure since 2006), rising as well.

Body contouring surgically removes excess skin and fat, while also improving the tone and shape of underlying tissue. Roughly one in five, or about 20% of patients, who undergo weight loss surgery require some kind of body contouring afterwards. Sagging skin can be painful while exercising, and exercise is an important component of maintaining a healthy, toned body. It can also result in body image insecurities, despite any success of the initial weight loss surgery itself.

If you have lost a lot of weight, I recommend that you consult with a board certified plastic surgeon at an accredited facility to see if you might be a good candidate for body contouring. The more informed you are about your health and your body, the more satisfaction you’ll receive from any weight loss or cosmetic surgery. Connect with us today at Marina Plastic Surgery and come in for a consultation. Congratulations on the new you!

Cheers, WGS

Set Your DVR! We’re on “The Doctors”

10 Sep

We ‘re excited to demonstrate the latest CoolSculpting applicator called CoolSmooth.  You can see how it works tomorrow on the very popular TV show, “The Doctors.”  (Check local listings.)  In honor of this exciting segment, we are also giving our patients a screaming deal in facial rejuvenation fillers, with half off the second syringe.  Bring us the coupon below anytime this month, and say goodbye to wrinkles. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Cheers, WGS

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No Need to “Man Up” with CoolSculpting

3 Sep

ESPNListen to Steve Mason at ESPN Talk About CoolSculpting.

The one thing guys don’t like? Pain. So we have found a way to help men look great while feeling no pain. CoolSculpting (by Zeltiq) is a great way to contour body parts fast and easy using a freezing technique that targets and kills fat cells. We have seven CoolSculpting devices in my office, and we are the nation’s leading provider of this treatment. In fact, men have eclipsed women and now are the majority of my patients at 51 percent of the CoolSculpting practice.
Men hate pain, so they love the procedure because there is no downtime and no pain. We treat back fat, the gut, love handles and chest. Guys come in, lie down, read a book, listen to music or text while the treatment freezes the fat.

CoolSculpting treatments take one to two hours depending on the number of sites treated. If pockets of fat remain, guys can return for another cycle.
Ladies, if you want your man to look “hunky,” tell them about CoolSculpting. You can learn more at Freeze The Fat!

PS – Ladies love CoolSculpting, too!   WGS

Mother of the Bride or Groom? How to Look Amazing!

1 Jul

So much attention is focused on the bride looking spectacular at her wedding, that sometimes the mother of the bride or groom forgets how special she is as well.  You bought that gorgeous dress and maybe even a stunning hat to look just right when you walk down the aisle before your son or daughter, but what about treating yourself to something special to make you feel everything fits just right?

Modern Wedding Mom, a website devoted to the second most beautiful woman at a wedmodernweddingmomlogoding, you, interviewed me about CoolSculpting, a nonsurgical body contouring procedure that we do at Marina Plastic Surgery.  The procedure was developed by Harvard scientists and is based on the science of Cryolipolysis®, a process demonstrating that when fat cells are exposed to extreme cold, they die and are eliminated naturally from the body. Fat cells are gone for good, and patients can expect long-lasting results.

You can read all the facts here at Modern Wedding Mom.  To find out more, check out our website about CoolSculpting at FreezetheFat.com.

Happy wedding!  WGS

Meet Me at the Wedding Salon Event March 10th

7 Mar

UPCOMING_EVENTSJoin me this Monday for a live demonstration of CoolSculpting at the upcoming Wedding Salon Bridal Show, March 10, 4 – 8 p.m., at the Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles.  CoolSculpting, an FDA approved non-surgical body contouring procedure, is the latest most effective slimming craze available to men and women. Fast, easy and effective, our clients from all over the world can FREEZE THE FAT just like THAT!

We’re excited to demonstrate this amazing technology to brides and grooms, because it is the only answer for stubborn fat deposits that can be resolved with just an hour long office visit. Our patients love CoolSculpting, a safe alternative to traditional liposuction.  We’ve received several Crystal Awards from ZELTIQ® Aesthetics, Inc., the company that launched CoolSculpting.  And we are the number one medical location in the world offering CoolSculpting.

Because the procedure requires no pills, no anesthesia and no down time, brides-to-be choose CoolSculpting to achieve their cosmetic goals. Those who undergo CoolSculpting enjoy a better fitting wedding dress or tuxedo, two to three months after their treatment.  The procedure is quick and easy; patients can read a book, play with their smart phones, or simply relax and listen to music during the one hour procedure.

This is a great procedure for brides and grooms who have small problem areas that they want gone before their big day. Come and see out demonstration at the Bridal Show and say hi to me.  I’ll also be giving beauty tips to attendees.  Here’s the link for more information.

See you there!  WGS

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