CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure, approved by FDA, with the purpose of shaping their bodies. The fat relocation and subsequent removal contours the body, reducing the physical dimension of the area that is being treated. CoolSculpting follows a similar mechanism as cryolipolysis, in which cold temperatures are applied to the targeted areas of the body by freezing the fat cells to destroy them.
The procedure entails applying cold temperatures fat cells and leaving them to eventually die and be eliminated through the lymphatic system. As opposed to shrinking the size of fat cells, CoolSculpting reduces the number of fat cells, allowing the targeted area to lose the capacity of fat retention. This is significantly different than the mechanism of traditional weight loss methods.
The patient is prepared for this procedure by a simple application of a thin film on their skin that protects from any damage. This is followed by an applicator being applied to the fat by compressing it in between the plates. The treated area undergoes a cooling and numbing sensation which is easily tolerable. The process takes about an hour to complete depending on the treatment area.
What makes this method effective in body shaping is the fact that it specifically targets stubborn fat that does not significantly budge as we work out and perform regular cardio. The shape of our body has much to do with our genetic codes as it does with our eating and lifestyle habits. With exercise, we can accomplish a lot but some of us have to compromise on specific areas such as love handles and bulgy hips. Despite a good amount of weight loss, we can still be left with these areas’ fat bulges still protruding. This is due to the genes we inherit. Fortunately, CoolSculpting helps overcome this issue by at least 20 to 25 of progress.
The benefit of CoolSculpting is that it is completely non-surgical, and does not have any after effects that require recovery, causing us to miss out on our work schedule. Patients can return to work anytime after treatment.
Prospective patients that have concerns regarding unwanted fat content in areas such the abdomen and outer thighs are usually the candidates seeking this procedure. What they should expect is assistance in contouring the shape of their body and not some magical transformation. Regardless of the number of treatments they get from this procedure, they must allow at least 2 to 4 months for results to show. It is also not a weight loss procedure since minimal weight is lost during this treatment. Proper diet and exercise must also be incorporated into their routines to allow the destroyed cells to be burned off, or it’ll adjust itself in other areas of the body.
Dedication and steadfastness are key when it comes to achieving desired results. Solely relying on CoolSculpting for weight loss isn’t feasible but managing a proper lifestyle along with this procedure will show positive results. If you are ready to get rid of those stubborn pockets of fat, contact us today at The Medi Spa at Ridgewood Hill to schedule your consultation.