Is CoolSculpting right for you? Does the following scenario sound familiar? You do everything right—you eat a healthy diet, rich in fruits, vegetables, lean protein sources and plenty of water. You exercise daily with a mixture of aerobic and anaerobic activities. You limit your sugar, salt, processed food, and alcohol intake. Still, when you look in the mirror, you cannot help but notice your “trouble spots.” Your inner thighs might touch or your lower belly might be soft despite your efforts to tone. Is there any way to rid yourself of the stubborn bulge that just will not seem to budge?
The truth is, while you can control your overall health, body weight, and appearance, your fat distribution is largely determined by genetics. You may notice your body’s shape mirrors that of your parents or siblings, for example. Regardless of body weight, your fat deposits are localized in pre-determined areas of your body. For women, that means weight accumulates around the tummy, thighs, and glutes. For men, the abdominal region is the main culprit. Even at your lowest-ever weight, your trouble zones were likely the same as they are today.
CoolSculpting is a fairly new, yet proven, procedure that can rid you of trouble zones without surgery or invasive procedures.
CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved, non-surgical fat-freezing procedure. It is a non-invasive treatment to “sculpt” the body, targeting your trouble zones.
During CoolSculpting, fat is frozen and crystallized. Fat cells are then treated as waste by the body. CoolSculpting is a precision procedure, meaning that it can target parts of your body you are unsatisfied without disturbing the assets you love.
Following a one-on-one consultation, a CoolSculpting clinician will help you develop a plan to reshape your body. During treatment, a gel pad is applied to the areas to be sculpted, freezing the fat cells underneath the skin. The beauty of CoolSculpting is that you are fully awake throughout the procedure, leaving you free to write emails, read, or talk on the phone. Afterwards, most patients resume normal activities or return to work.
How Soon Can I See Results?
Some surgical procedures may have instant results, but they are accompanied by weeks or months of painful recovery and downtime. CoolSculpting, on the other hand, may not yield immediate results. However, three weeks to three months later, as the dead fat cells and their contents are processed and eliminated by your body, you will begin to notice the results. Your body will continue to eliminate fat cells from the target areas for up to six months following your procedure, although results may vary. All this occurs without a surgical incision or lengthy down time.
How Long do the Effects of CoolSculpting Last?
Unlike some weight loss procedures, CoolSculpting targets fat cells. Fat cells do not regenerate like organ or muscle tissue. That means that your targeted trouble areas can remain slim as long as you continue with a healthy lifestyle.
Am I a Candidate for CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting works best for individuals who are happy with their overall body weight, but still have a few target areas they wish to reduce. CoolSculpting is often used on areas such as double chins, inner thighs, outer thighs, lower belly, lower back, and glutes.
It should be noted that this treatment does not treat obesity and is not a weight loss surgery. CoolSculpting is a targeted fat reduction procedure for patients who are generally within 30 pounds of their ideal weight with stubborn trouble zones.
Is CoolSculpting Safe?
CoolSculpting is recognized as safe by the FDA. Some may experience cold, pinching, or pulling sensations during treatment. These symptoms will dissipate as the area becomes numb. Redness or tenderness may be experienced a week or so following treatment, but these symptoms are generally not severe enough to outweigh the long-term benefits of targeted fat reduction you can experience from the treatment.
CoolSculpting: The Bottom Line
CoolSculpting is a safe, non-invasive procedure that freezes fat from targeted areas. This method does not require surgery or anesthesia. It simply involves the application of a cooling gel pad that kills fat cells, leaving them to be processed and eliminated by your body’s natural processes.
If you are within 30 pounds of your ideal weight but are fixated on those trouble zones where stubborn fat resists healthy diet and exercise, you may be an ideal candidate for the CoolSculpting procedure. Schedule a consultation now for a personalized explanation of how this method can give you the results you have been looking for.