What is CoolSculpting?

By on February 26, 2019 under CoolSculpting

There are many people across the globe who are fit and healthy yet struggle with small pockets of extra fat on certain parts of their body. Even with diet and exercise these spots can stick around.  For most people, these deposits such as love handles, back fat, or fatty thighs affects their self-confidence. However, not everybody who wishes for cosmetic enhancement wants to undergo surgery, this is when CoolSculpting makes a great alternative. The procedure is based on the proven fact that extreme controlled cold can get rid of fat cells without harming the surrounding tissue.

CoolSculpting is not a weight loss program

During weight loss, your fat cells simply get smaller but do not leave your body. When you consume excessive calories, these fat cells once again grow in size. However, when you undergo the CoolSculpting procedure, your fat cells are destroyed without any damage to the surrounding skin. These dead fat cells get naturally eliminated from your body over time. This helps to finally get rid of those stubborn areas of fatty tissue.

Who is a good candidate for CoolSculpting?

Anybody who wants to reduce fat from certain body areas like the buttocks, abdomen, back, sides, under the chin, and thighs can consider undergoing the CoolSculpting treatment. The right candidate should be within 30 pounds of their ideal weight with a few stubborn fatty deposits. At a consultation appointment, your surgeon will determine whether you are a good candidate for the procedure or not. Once you qualify for the treatment, the entire procedure will be explained to you as well as the number of treatments needed to reach your desired look.

During the procedure, the cooling device is used on the treatment area while you lie down. The cooling specifically targets the fat cells, so no damage to surrounding tissue is done. The fat cells are destroyed and then consumed by the surrounding cells and naturally eliminated from your body.

Are there any side effects of CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is safer than any surgical procedure you may undergo for eliminating fat deposits. However, you may still experience certain side effects including mild tightening and pulling sensation as well as bruising. If you get the treatment in your throat area, you might experience a feeling of fullness behind the throat. If any of these symptoms seem serious and there are unwanted side effects, you should contact a healthcare provider right away. Even though CoolSculpting is a safe procedure, it should always be recommended by your doctor.

Common areas of treatment

The most common areas treated with the CoolSculpting procedure include the double chin, love handles, flanks, and back. Some other areas you can treat are your lower and upper abdomen, chest, inner thighs, arms, and hips. In fact, CoolSculpting can be used in any area of the body where you suffer from fat deposits.

What happens when you gain weight in the future?

Once you have completed your CoolSculpting treatment, the stunning results will be motivation enough for you to continue with a healthy routine to avoid weight gain. However, if you do gain weight, it will not return in the areas treated with CoolSculpting. This happens because the treatment does not merely shrink the fat cells but kills them. All future weight gain will be distributed evenly in your body.

Your CoolSculpting results

CoolSculpting is a great alternative to liposuction, which is another fat reduction method. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical treatment and you do not have to take time off work. You get a chance to live a better life with CoolSculpting. Your results will not be visible right away but will come with time as your body continues to eliminate the frozen fat cells.

No allergy concerns

Most people can achieve their desired results with just one treatment. So far research has not shown any allergic reaction to CoolSculpting treatment. It is the most popular non-surgical procedure for fat removal. However, you must review the procedure and its risks carefully before choosing to undergo the procedure.

With CoolSculpting, you will be able to eliminate those unattractive and stubborn fat bulges without having to undergo an invasive surgery. You can opt for the procedure at a weight loss center or a MedSpa; however, ensure that you consult a qualified physician for your treatment.