At his plastic surgery practice in Orange County, Dr. Dan Mills is announcing the recent addition of a nonsurgical fat removal technique. According to Dr. Mills, a board-certified plastic surgeon, Coolsculpting by ZELTIQ™ allows him to precisely target fat cells through a patented process known as Cryolipolysis™, which breaks down the fat and leaves it to be metabolized by the body.
Dr. Dan Mills is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Orange County, CA. He is announcing the recent addition of an innovative alternative to liposuction, which allows him to target specific fat cells without the need for an invasive procedure. Coolsculpting by ZELTIQ™ uses a patented method known as Cryolipolysis™, which causes fat cells to crystalize and break apart, leaving the surrounding cells unharmed.
Dr. Mills says he uses the noninvasive applicator to gently draw the targeted area of skin between cooling panels that essentially freeze the fat. He adds that the procedure is designed to address stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise alone, such as the love handles, abdomen, hips, and thighs. Over a period of weeks following the procedure, the fat cells are metabolized by the body and eventually eliminated by the body’s natural methods for cleansing.
Because the ZELTIQ™ procedure is nonsurgical, Dr. Mills says there is no downtime or anesthesia required. Depending on the area being treated, the procedure takes approximately one to two hours, with full results appearing in roughly two to three months as the body continues to remove the damaged fat cells. However, Dr. Mills stresses that this new tool is not a substitute for traditional and ultrasonic liposuction, which is still the most effective way to remove larger areas of fat deposits. “Coolsculpting is a great alternative for those who cannot afford the downtime of surgery, or who wish to just have more subtle sculpting than liposuction would afford.”
Ultimately, Dr. Mills says Coolsculpting by ZELTIQ™ allows him to answer the growing patient demand for less invasive procedures, while maintaining his commitment to the safest and most effective treatments available. “I am always keeping an eye out for new procedures that have proven safe and effective and meet the changing needs of my patients. I am excited to add this new noninvasive procedure to our list of services.”
About Dan Mills, MD, FACS
Dr. Dan Mills earned his medical degree from the School of Medicine at Loma Linda University. He then completed an internship, as well as his general surgery requirements for a residency in plastic surgery at Wright University. Dr. Mills completed his plastic surgery residency at the Medical College of Ohio, as well as a fellowship in plastic surgery at Phoenix Plastic Surgery Residency. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Mills’ Aesthetic Plastic Surgical Institute is located at 31852 Pacific Coast Hwy., Ste. 401, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. The practice can be reached at (949) 234-6552, or found online at danmillsmd.com or facebook.com/danmillsmd?ref=ts.