The arrival of the holiday leads many people to pack on the pounds. If you’re already worried about swimsuit season, you’re not alone. Many of our patients have complaints about being unable to get rid of the last bit of their winter fat before summer arrives.
Even if you live a healthy life by eating well and exercising frequently, it’s sometimes difficult to lose stubborn areas body fat. Even among people who succeed at losing weight, most still have problem areas that refuse to give up the fat, no matter how hard you try.
The most common of these areas are the abdomen, flanks, arms, thighs, chin, and buttocks. We know it can be frustrating, but before you decide to go under the knife to rid yourself of your problematic fat, we may have another option for you: cryolipolysis, also known as CoolSculpting®.
What is CoolSculpting?
This procedure, developed by scientists at Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital, is a noninvasive way to eliminate fat without surgery. The goal of CoolSculpting is to remove fat cells from your body, which is different than weight loss.
When you lose weight due to diet and exercise, the number of fat cells in your body doesn’t actually change. Rather, the size of them changes. Unfortunately, this means they are still there. As soon as you stop your exercise and diet regimen, they can enlarge again, causing you to gain weight. The processing of micro-targeting fat cells in specific parts of your body makes CoolSculpting a great option if you only have a small portion of your body to treat.
How does it work?
CoolSculpting freezes fat cells on your abdomen, arms, legs, and even under your chin. Our trained aestheticians use a CoolSculpting device to contour your body by targeting the fat cells directly in your problem areas without damaging the skin or surrounding tissue.
This process has been proven to actually reduce the number of fat cells in treated areas by about 24% in as little as a single, hourlong CoolSculpting session.
How long does it take?
Because your body no longer recognizes those cells as fat, they’re gradually eliminated from your body. You should start seeing results within the first few weeks, but because the fat elimination takes some time, you’ll continue to notice results over the course of several months.
Unlike some other methods of weight loss, you’ll see permanent results with the CoolSculpting method because the fat cells are gone for good. Even better, there’s very little, if any, downtime because the surgery is noninvasive.
Is CoolSculpting right for me?
CoolSculpting is an ideal method for many people simply because it’s an alternative to surgery and is permanent, unlike other nonsurgical methods. Everyone’s body is different, so when you come in for your consultation, we’ll examine you and listen to your concerns about specific areas of your body. Then we can create a treatment plan based specifically on your needs.
If you have only a few problem areas and don’t have underlying health issues, CoolSculpting may be a perfect option for you.
We understand that you work hard to lose fat and get a shapely body. Before you order pills or decide to go under the knife, consider your other options. If you’re tired of the lack of results from your diet and exercise regimen, schedule a consultation to see if CoolSculpting is right for you.
Our trained aestheticians can have you slimmer and more confident in almost no time and with little disruption to your normal routine.