If you are trying to deal with unwanted fat that you can’t quite seem to get rid of, regardless of your diet and exercise regimen, you are definitely not the only one. Eliminating stubborn fat from certain areas of the body can be difficult, even for those who are extremely regimented in their diet and exercise routines. For a long time, liposuction was the only option, but now there is a treatment that is less invasive and just as effective: CoolSculpting by Zeltiq.
CoolSculpting is also known as “cryolipolysis” or “fat freezing.” This procedure is non-invasive (unlike liposuction) and has been FDA-approved for use since 2010. In fact, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery says that CoolSculpting is effective, safe and easy. It does no damage to surrounding skin cells or other body tissues, there are virtually no side effects, and you end up with results that are comparable to traditional liposuction with none of the associated discomfort.
CoolSculpting really is a very simple procedure that is done right in the safety and comfort of our office. First, you will come in for a consultation with one of our medical professionals so that we can determine if it is the right kind of treatment for the problem you are trying to fix. Once you and your doctor agree that it is, you come in and relax in a comfortable chair. Your doctor will use a special cooling suction device and apply it to the areas of your body where you are looking to destroy and remove stubborn fat. You don’t even need anesthesia because the cooling action of the device works to prevent any pain or discomfort. All you will feel is a cooling sensation as the fat cells are being destroyed.
Does Coolsculpting work? Full results from this treatment do take some time to appear. On average, it takes two to four months to see them. You may have some mild side effects after treatment, including the possibility of some redness, mild bruising, or irritation at the site where the cells were destroyed. There is no needed recovery time from CoolSculpting, however. You can return to normal activities right after your session is done, with no downtime at all.
This treatment is best for people who are looking to reduce small amounts of fat in targeted areas. CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss solution; rather, it is specifically intended to reduce pockets of stubborn fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. It also works best in only certain areas of the body, including the back, hips (aka “love handles”) and the abdomen.
Is this treatment the right option for your stubborn and unwanted fat? To find out, call one of our offices today. Come in for a consultation appointment and get all your questions answered about this or any of the other non-invasive treatment options we offer.
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