Do you have unwanted fat that you can’t quite seem to shake, no matter how disciplined you are with your diet and exercise routines? You’re not alone. It can be hard to get rid of stubborn fat from certain areas of the body, and diet and exercise alone aren’t always able to get you the results you need. Some people look to liposuction for answers, but now there is an option that is less invasive and just as effective: CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting — also called “cryolipolysis” or “fat freezing” — is an FDA-approved, non-invasive procedure that has been proven to gently and effectively remove fat from those stubborn body areas. The procedure was approved for use in 2010 and has been in very successful use ever since. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has stated that CoolSculpting is not just effective, but it is also safe and easy. No damage is done to surrounding skin cells or other body tissues. There are little to no side effects to worry about, and the results are very comparable to traditional liposuction, but with none of the discomfort associated with that older procedure.
The CoolSculpting procedure really is very simple and able to be done right in the safety and comfort of one of our three offices. Following your consultation with one of our medical professionals in order to determine that this is the right procedure for you, you are seated in a comfortable chair. A special cooling suction device is applied to the areas where the fat will be destroyed and removed. There is no anesthesia is required — the cooling action of the device is all that you need to prevent pain or discomfort. While the fat cells are being taken care of, all that you will feel is a cool numbing sensation.
Your full results will take some time to appear. The average is two to four months. Following the procedure, you may experience some redness, mild bruising, or irritation at the site where the cells were destroyed. But there is no recovery time to worry about — after your CoolSculpting session, you can return to your normal, everyday activities immediately. There is no downtime at all.
CoolSculpting is most effective for people who want to reduce small amounts of stubborn fat in targeted areas. This is not a weight-loss solution. It is meant to reduce the stubborn fat that has been resistant to a healthy diet and exercise in certain areas of the body, such as the back, hips or “love handles,” and the abdomen.
To find out if CoolSculpting is the right option for your stubborn and unwanted fat, call one of our offices today and make an appointment to speak with one of our cosmetic surgery professionals. They will be able to answer your questions, so you can find out if this is the right procedure to get you the results you want.