CoolSculpting® is an effective, safe and non-invasive treatment for stubborn fat, and unlike many popular cosmetic treatments, it doesn’t require surgery. The main reason why many patients prefer this procedure is because it targets the stubborn fat that is difficult to eliminate with diet and exercise. When compared to other non-invasive treatments, CoolSculpting® is different because it safely kills the fat cells in the target area by freezing them.
A Look at CoolSculpting®
Before considering this procedure, you should understand how it works, and you should also know if you can benefit from it. After hearing that it’s possible to permanently remove stubborn fat without surgery, many patients think this procedure is too good to be true.
Since CoolSculpting® uses a process called cryolipolysis to eliminate the fat cells in the target area, it’s able to remove fat deposits and keep them from coming back. The treatment involves cooling plates, and the plates are used to deliver extreme cold beneath your skin.
Once the cold energy hits the fat cells, it causes them to freeze, and over time, your body’s natural metabolic processes remove the dead fat cells. After the fat cells are dead, you don’t have to worry about them coming back, so long as you maintain your results through proper diet and exercise.
What Happens When the Procedure is Finished?
Once the treatment is finished, the crystalized fat cells die off, and over the span of the following months, your body will slowly remove the cells. It takes months to see the full results because your body needs plenty of time to dispose of the dead fat cells.
Some patients will notice a major improvement after a single treatment, but depending on how your body handles CoolSculpting®, you might need additional treatments. The major advantage of CoolSculpting® is that it permanently destroys the fat cells in the target area, and many alternative treatments only empty the contents of the cells.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Although CoolSculpting® is very good at eliminating unwanted fat, it’s not designed for significant weight loss. As implied by the name, CoolSculpting® is great for sculpting your body, and if you’ve already lost a significant amount of weight, it can help you lose those last few inches and obtain your dream body.