Men and women often make lifestyle adjustments to improve their physique and look better in clothes. However, there are certain fat bulges or parts of the body that can be resistant to a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Rather than get frustrated and remain unsatisfied with their appearance, many patients are electing to eliminate excess fat with CoolSculpting. This non-invasive body-contouring procedure kills unwanted adipose cells without incisions, anesthesia, or downtime, and can help individuals target their trouble spots.
What Is Coolsculpting and How Does It Work?
CoolSculpting is one of the most popular non-surgical treatments for reducing fat on the abdomen, flanks, arms, hips, thighs, chin, and back.
Also known as cryolipolysis, it uses very cold temperatures to kill fat cells, which are naturally cleared from the body.
Why Do Men and Women Undergo Coolsculpting?
Many patients, both female and male, undergo CoolSculpting because they have stubborn pockets of fat that they cannot eliminate on their own. These individuals are often close to their goal weight and do not want the discomfort, risks, or recovery of a surgical procedure like liposuction.
Fortunately, CoolSculpting is a way for them to permanently destroy fat cells and finally achieve their aesthetic goals.
Is Coolsculpting a Weight Loss Treatment?
Although CoolSculpting can decrease up to 24 percent of subcutaneous fat in the treatment area, it is not a weight loss procedure.
In fact, maintaining a stable weight before and after the treatment is recommended to preserve CoolSculpting results.
What to Expect During a Coolsculpting Procedure?
Trouble spots are photographed and marked before an appropriately-sized applicator is used to vacuum the fatty tissue and begin freezing it.
Patients may feel some pressure as the applicator is placed, followed by a very cold sensation, and then some numbness in the treatment area. The skin and surrounding structures are not affected by the sub-zero temperature and a gel pad sits between the applicator and skin to prevent frostbite.
A CoolSculpting cycle can be completed in as little as 35 minutes, and most people read, listen to music, or watch tv during this time.
When Are Coolsculpting Effects Noticeable?
Patients can begin to note circumferential reduction in four-to-six weeks, but it takes 12 weeks for CoolSculpting results to peak. A series of one-to-two sessions is usually recommended for best outcomes.
For additional information on CoolSculpting away unwanted fat, please contact The West Institute today to schedule a consultation.