Since receiving FDA-approval in 2010, CoolSculpting has quickly become one of the most in-demand body sculpting treatments.
In fact, it’s often hailed as a safe, effective, and non-surgical alternative for men and women with localized fat deposits.
Despite these benefits, some still question if CoolScupting is right for them and if it really works.
Keep reading to learn all about the treatment, its results, and what patients can expect should they decide to undergo CoolSculpting.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment for diet and exercise resistant fat on the abdomen, love handles, upper arms, inner and outer thighs, and chin.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
The procedure suctions adipose tissue into a curved applicator and then freezes it with two cooling panels. As a result, CoolSculpting destroys subcutaneous fat cells, which are then eliminated from the body via the lymphatic system.
Who Is CoolSculpting Suggested For?
Ideal CoolSculpting candidates are those that want to address stubborn fat bulges and look and feel better in their clothes.
Other factors that should be considered prior to CoolSculpting are an individual’s age, skin quality, and if tissue is pinchable enough to be suctioned by the device.
What to Expect in the Form of CoolSculpting Results?
For optimal outcomes, most patients require one-to-two CoolSculpting sessions. Treatment results become evident within four-to-six weeks and peak after 12 weeks.
At this time, patients can experience a slimmer waist, less bulging, and better proportions.
Will CoolSculpting Help Me Lose Weight?
CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment and is meant to target pockets of unwanted fat. In fact, the treatment yields the best results for patients that are at a stable weight and unable to reduce the area of concern through diet and exercise.
Are CoolSculpting Results Permanent?
CoolSculpting can produce up to a 24 percent reduction in subcutaneous fat in the treatment area. These results are permanent as long as patients maintain their weight.
However, if they gain a significant amount of weight, they will note fat cells in other areas of the body expanding.
When Should I Have the Treatment?
Because it takes up to three months to see full effects, it’s recommended to undergo CoolSculpting three-to-six months prior to an event or vacation.
If you’re not having CoolSculpting in preparation for a special occasion, the treatment can be performed at any time and requires zero recovery.
For additional information about CoolSculpting, please call our office today to schedule a consultation.