6 Things You Should Know About CoolSculpting®
There’s no shortage of ways to lose weight and get rid of stubborn fat— whether it’s diets, workouts, fitness apps, or tracking every calorie you can think of, you’ve probably tried at least a few ways to achieve your ideal figure. It can be extremely frustrating when you can’t achieve fat loss on certain areas of the body, even with the most targeted toning exercises. These areas often include the stomach, chin, and upper arms. It can be easy to give up hope when nothing works.
Enter: CoolSculpting®. This option is one of the best available for contouring your favorite areas without downtime or hassle— and you’ll enjoy long-term results when it comes to busting up fat and achieving the figure you’ve been working toward. Here’s six things to know about CoolSculpting and how it can help.
1. CoolSculpting is safe and effective
On the surface, CoolSculpting sounds too good to be true. It’s nonsurgical, safe, effective, and achieves long-term results. But CoolSculpting is one of the most popular body contouring options available, and for good reason. That’s because it works! The FDA has labeled CoolSculpting as safe and effective for reducing stubborn fatty pockets on the body. It has a huge backing in the cosmetic community with millions of procedures having been performed around the world already. With peer-reviewed evidence backing it and a nearly 86% patient satisfaction rate, CoolSculpting is one option worth knowing about.
2. Who’s a good candidate?
The key to great a CoolSculpting experience lies in the word “sculpting”. It shouldn’t be considered a way to lose weight— rather, you’ll lose inches of fat in areas where you have trouble reducing subcutaneous fat, or fat underneath the skin. Some areas famous for this include the waist and hips, the stomach, the arms, and the chin. That being said, it’s important to hit a few key points if you’re considering CoolSculpting. You should be at or near your target weight. You should also be generally healthy and have good habits in place for keeping off weight gain. And finally, you should have realistic expectations of what CoolSculpting can do for you and your fitness goals.
3. What is CoolSculpting?
With all the hype about CoolSculpting, it can be easy to get confused about what exactly it is and what it can do. It was first developed from an observation that children who ate lots of popsicles would develop dimples as a result of the fat cells in the cheeks being exposed to cold temperatures. This led to an understanding that fat cells are more sensitive to cold temperatures than the skin and muscles. CoolSculpting uses this process to treat fat cells with controlled cooling energy, resulting in a reduction of fatty tissue.
4. What to expect
Each CoolSculpting treatment can take around thirty to forty-five minutes, and you can even catch up on your book or show while you wait. There’s virtually no pain or discomfort involved— you’ll simply sit and let CoolSculpting do the work for you! After each treatment, your body will begin to flush out the damaged fat cells through its natural pathways. You can get right back to your normal schedule and even to your exercise regimen immediately after!
5. When will I see results?
Because it takes time for your body to process the damaged fat cells, it can take at least one month before you begin to see your final results emerge. Most patients benefit from a package of a few treatments for best results. With each treatment, you can expect about 25% reduction in fat in the treated area— and you can treat more than one area at the same time for even better results.
6. CoolSculpting is not the same as liposuction
Liposuction has been the standard for fat removal for many years— however, it’s perfectly understandable to prefer a nonsurgical approach. Although liposuction also removes stubborn fat, it requires tiny incisions and a small amount of downtime. CoolSculpting is not the same! CoolSculpting requires no incisions, no downtime, and no anesthetic. Although there are cases where liposuction might be a better option, CoolSculpting can achieve great results for the right patient.
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CoolSculpting is one of the best options on the market for reducing stubborn fat. To learn more about your options and discuss the right CoolSculpting package for you, meet with our expert team during a consultation. We invite you to get started by calling our Cary office or filling out our online form.