If you’re looking for a safe and effective way to get rid of stubborn bulges on your belly or flanks, CoolSculpting may be right for you. CoolSculpting is one of the most in-demand body contouring procedures on the market because it is minimally invasive and requires no downtime.
What Exactly is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat reduction technology that eliminates fat cells using a system of controlled cooling. The procedure is FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration) approved for reducing fat on the abdomen, flanks, back, arms, under-buttock area (often called the banana roll), thighs, and below the chin (double chin).
CoolSculpting is a unique treatment that freezes and breaks down stubborn fat cells. CoolSculpting reduces the number of fat cells in the treated area by 20-25%, and these cells are permanently removed.
How CoolSculpting Works to Reduce Fat
CoolSculpting reduces fat based on a process known as Cryolipolysis. Cryolipolysis is a fat reduction technique that involves controlled exposure to cold temperatures. The technique was developed by scientists at Harvard University and is based on cooling the fat cells to a specific temperature for a fixed period of time.
The CoolSculpting device has a suction applicator. The applicator is placed on the area being targeted for treatment and then sucks in the skin and fat. There is some initial discomfort in the first few minutes but the area soon becomes numb.
The low temperature kills fat cells below the surface of the skin by targeting and freezing them. The cold only affects the fat cells, as they are more susceptible to the cold temperature than other tissue. As a result, the surrounding skin, vessels, nerves, and muscles are not damaged in any way by the procedure.
The fat cells that are treated with Coolsculpting are naturally eliminated by the body over time, resulting in a more contoured physique.
An after treatment massage is often done in order to enhance the results of the CoolSculpting procedure.
Some changes in the body can be seen as quickly as 3 weeks after treatment. However, the most dramatic results can take up to 3-4 months as the body slowly gets rid of the fat cells.
The procedure is done on an outpatient basis and takes about 60 minutes to complete.
Since Coolsculpting is a completely non-invasive procedure, there is no downtime. However, patients may experience some swelling, bruising and tenderness that can last for up to 7 days.
Most patients require one CoolSculpting treatment to achieve the desired outcome. However, there are times when multiple sessions may be needed to get maximum results.
Who is a good candidate?
If you have stubborn fat cells that are resistant to diet and exercise, and you are near your ideal weight, you may be a good candidate for CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting is the ideal treatment for men and women looking for a minimally invasive procedure to shape and contour their body. It contours the body by diminishing fat cells in the targeted area.
CoolSculpting is not a weight loss solution and is therefore not intended for individuals that have a lot of fat they need to remove. It is designed to get rid of isolated pockets of stubborn fat.
CoolSculpting Results Are Permanent
The results gained with CoolSculpting are permanent. However, although the fat cells are gone for good, doctors recommend that patients adopt a lifestyle of regular exercise and healthy eating in order to maintain results.
Benefits of CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting is a relatively simple procedure that has no adverse effects. This is why it has quickly become one of the most popular non-invasive body contouring techniques.
With CoolSculpting, the natural death of the fat cells takes place over time and produces consistent, natural looking results.
CoolSculpting treatment can be customized based on the specific goals of each patient, and the positive body changes are a great confidence booster.