The new, innovative method of reducing stubborn or problematic fat is called Coolsculpting. This non-invasive procedure provides an alternative to more severe methods of fat reduction like Liposuction. Although this is less invasive, it can be very painful and may cause some downtime.
Coolsculpting may not be as well known as other weight-loss technologies. This is why we receive a lot more questions about Coolsculpting. These include what Coolsculpting looks like, how it works, and the expected results. Below are some questions to help you decide if Coolsculpting may be right for your needs.
How Does Cool Sculpting Work?
The FDA has approved Coolsculpting. This is a technique that permanently freezes and kills fat cells in stubborn places on the body. Although it isn’t a 100% weight reduction solution, Coolsculpting can still be used to aid patients in achieving their weight loss goals if they combine it with a healthy diet and regular exercise. Cryolipolysis could be the right option for you if you are struggling to lose the last 5-20 lbs.
Coolsculpting employs a vacuum-like device with cold plates. These plates are applied to the areas where fat reduction is desired. The common areas are the underarms and waist (including love handles) as well as the undersides of the chin. The cold plates cause damage to fat cells. These cells are permanently destroyed by the cold plates, which allow patients to improve their silhouette.
Begin by marking the desired areas with a marker and applying a clear gel pad. This is to protect your skin and give the applicator something they can hold on to.
The cooling process can then begin. Many people describe the cooling sensation as a cold or sucking sensation. These sensations should diminish as the cold causes the area to become numb. The average treatment takes about an hour, so you can now relax. Many patients prefer to read or watch television during this time.
Your Coolsculpting technician will then massage the area to break up any fat cells. This speeds up your body’s elimination process.
How Many Sessions Will You Require?
For optimal results, many patients require two to three sessions. These sessions should be spread over several months. Many factors influence how many sessions you need. Your technician can help you determine the best timeframe based on your needs. Although most patients see significant results within two weeks of their first session, it can take up to six months for the whole process. After one session, some patients see as high as 20% fat reduction.
Benefits Of Coolsculpting
Coolsculpting has been growing in popularity because it’s easy and seamless, and it can target stubborn pounds. Coolsculpting comes with many benefits.
While invasive fat reduction procedures can take some time to recover, Coolsculpting allows you to return to your daily routine in no time. After a Coolsculpt procedure, you will be able to go to the gym and continue your daily activities.
Non-surgical Coolsculpting might be the right choice for you if you are busy. It won’t interfere with your family or work schedule as surgical weight-loss options can.
While Coolsculpting patients may feel some tingling, tugging, or sucking sensations, they rarely feel any pain or discomfort. Some patients choose to sleep after their Coolsculpting procedure. The discomfort is so minor that they don’t even feel it. Coolsculpting is capable of minimizing or eliminating discomfort due to fat freezing at a temperature different than your other tissues (including your skin).
If you are looking to lose fat, it can be difficult to get anesthesia and go under the knife. Coolsculpting can be performed without the use of sedation. You will be able to function normally during each procedure.
Different people may react differently to sedation. Due to the physical toll of surgery and the recovery process, many people take up to two weeks to completely recover from weight loss.
Treat Multiple Areas At One Time
Coolsculpting does not limit you to treating one area. You can treat multiple areas at once using multiple apps. Coolsculpting can be applied to multiple problem areas simultaneously, so you can finally lose those last few stubborn pounds.