CoolSculpting® has exploded in popularity within the last few years, and this body contouring procedure has helped thousands of patients achieve their weight loss goals. Instead of using invasive tools to physically extract fatty tissue, patients can simply freeze their fat away. Within just a few appointments, this amazing new technology will tighten and tone your thighs, midsection, back, arms and neck.
Dealing with Stubborn Body Fat
Losing stubborn body fat is more complicated than most people realize. An individual will slowly begin to lose weight when they burn more calories than they eat each day, but they can’t choose which soft tissue will be metabolized. Depending on different factors such as your age and total weight, you might need to maintain a caloric deficit for months before you see any real changes to your body. Once you finally start to lose weight, the soft tissue that you metabolize might actually be muscle.
CoolSculpting is based on Cryolipolysis technology and a biological phenomenon known as apoptosis. This natural phenomenon allows your body to break down cells that are no longer needed. In many cases, those cells are damaged by the body to be used as energy. Over the last few decades, scientists have discovered that they can trigger apoptosis in the fat cells while leaving the rest of the soft tissue untouched. This can be done by quickly bringing the cells down to a very cold temperature with a CoolSculpting machine.
CoolSculpting has been approved by the FDA to treat a wide variety of cosmetic issues. It is generally used around the stomach and flanks, but many patients also have the procedure carried out on their thighs and buttocks. Another popular treatment site is the extra fat along the back of the arm. Even with a rigorous workout program and strict diet, it could take years to finally eradicate stubborn pockets of fat in those areas of the body. Multiple areas can be treated at the same time, and most patients require a few treatment sessions in order to achieve their cosmetic goals.
During and After Your CoolSculpting® Sessions
Depending on the targeted area, a treatment session could take up to two hours to complete. During that time, many of our patients listen to music, read a book or simply relax. During your initial consultation, our team will help you come up with a plan to make your treatment easy and comfortable. Even though you can immediately head back to work, patients often schedule their appointments at the end of the week so that they can relax at home for a little while.
CoolSculpting permanently destroys fat cells, which means the results can be permanent as long as you don’t gain more weight. During each additional treatment session, you will notice further improvements to your figure as the fat cells die off. You also have the option of scheduling additional appointments to continue shedding weight in other areas of the body.