If you have tried diet and exercise and still have stubborn fat to lose, consider body sculpting, also known as CoolSculpting. Whichever body part you choose for treatment, CoolSculpting can freeze and destroy excess fat without surgery.
Below is more information about CoolSculpting and the best body parts to have the procedure.
CoolSculpting is the most popular non-invasive body sculpting treatment. It safely and effectively removes stubborn fat with cryolipolysis, which eliminates fat cells by freezing them.
CoolSculpting uses a paddle-like applicator applied to the skin surface to freeze the fat cells without penetrating the skin. The procedure uses an intense cooling process to target and destroy the undesired fat cells.
According to Dr. Aric Aghayan, “After they’re the fat cells are destroyed, the body will flush them away with natural metabolic processes. So the CoolScupting procedure has no downtime, and you can go back to work and your workout routine the same day.”
The procedure usually reduces the undesired fat layer by 20% per treatment; you may need two or three treatments for best results. However, many patients observe noticeable results after three or four weeks.
You may feel some pinching or pulling during your CoolSculpting treatment, but the procedure doesn’t involve significant pain.
Your doctor will usually massage the treatment area afterward to help to break up the fat. This aids the body to absorb the destroyed fat.
How Long CoolSculpting Results Last
After a body sculpting treatment, the treated fat cells are destroyed and cannot grow back. Over time, your body will flush away the eliminated fat cells after each treatment.
CoolSculpting results can last years because the fat that is eliminated during treatments won’t grow back.
However, remember that fat cells can swell in other areas of the body if you gain weight. So it’s essential to maintain a healthy diet and exercise after CoolSculpting.
Another benefit of CoolSculpting is your doctor can treat more than one part of your body at once. Some of the best areas for this procedure are:
As we age, the abdomen tends to collect fat as our metabolism slows. But fat on the belly responds well to body sculpting, even if your diet and exercise regimen seems to have no effect.
Many people are thrilled by how CoolSculpting can slim their waists, giving them the ability to wear whatever you want and look great.
And when summer comes, and you put on your bathing suit for the beach, you’ll look amazing and feel a boost of self-confidence.
Flanks Or Sides
Many men and women have fat bulges on the waist or love handles. But CoolSculpting can eliminate this problem in two or three sessions.
If you have extra fat under the chin, it can make you look heavier even if you’re near your goal weight.
But CoolSculpting can be the ideal treatment to slim the neck and chin. It may be superior to liposuction because it eliminates extra chin fat in a more controlled manner than fat suction.
Body sculpting using the CoolSculpting approach also can remove extra fat from the bottom, giving you a more aesthetically pleasing look in jeans or a bathing suit.
Some women develop extra fat around the bra on the back that can be treated effectively with CoolSculpting.
When you lose a lot of weight, you still may have loose skin and extra fat in the upper arms that are difficult to eliminate. While you can have an arm lift to eliminate this tissue, it’s expensive and leaves scars.
CoolSculpting can reduce the amount of fat in the upper arms to make you look much thinner and younger.
Side Effects And Risks
CoolSculpting was first cleared by FDA about 20 years ago and was only intended for body sculpting the abdomen and sides. But since 2012, FDA also has cleared it for other parts of the body.
It’s a non-invasive procedure, so it’s quite safe. The most common side effects are:
- Feeling of intense cold in the treatment area
These sensations should fade when the treated area is numb. You also can experience swelling, bruising, and tenderness for one or two days after treatment.
Best Candidates For CoolSculpting
If you think you want to reduce stubborn fat with CoolSculpting, ideal candidates typically have these attributes:
- Near your ideal weight: CoolSculpting isn’t for losing weight; it’s to eliminate stubborn areas of fat that don’t respond well to diet and exercise. So, the procedure works best when you’re within 10 pounds or so of your ideal weight.
- Have stubborn fat pockets: If you have a lot of fat all over your body, you still need to drop weight with diet and exercise. CoolSculpting is ideal for someone near their ideal weight but struggling with isolated fat pockets.
- Ready to maintain your weight: If you want your CoolSculpting results to last for years, you should be prepared to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen. That way, your slimmer results will stay with you for a long time.
If you’re ready to try to enjoy a slimmer shape and appearance, CoolSculpting could be perfect, so talk to your board-certified plastic surgeon about it today.