CoolSculpting Safely and Effectively Eliminates Fat Cells
So many people struggle with those little stubborn areas that just won’t go away, such as love handles and muffin top. They can cause embarrassment and make you feel less confident. However, there is something you can do without resorting to invasive surgery. A CoolSculpting procedure from Nassif MD Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, is a great way to safely eliminate that fat once and for all. If you are unfamiliar with this new and exciting treatment, check out a little bit about CoolSculpting.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a revolutionary new treatment that actually freezes away your fat without exercise or dieting. It was developed by scientists from Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital when they realized that cold could target fat cells. This lead to the idea of using CoolSculpting as a way to kill fat cells and shrink waste lines.
The procedure works by freezing the unwanted fat cells. Eventually, this causes the fat cell to actually die. Your body processes the fat and deposes of the dead cells. The procedure is safe because it doesn’t harm any other tissue, such as skin or muscle, and it is FDA-approved.
Why Have a CoolSculpting Procedure?
You exercise and you diet, but sometimes, it just isn’t enough. Because of your age or genetics, you may have stubborn areas that simply won’t shrink as much as you want. This is common in the stomach, thighs and buttock. In the past, invasive surgery to remove the stubborn fat may have been your only hope, but now, you can choose safe, non-invasive CoolSculpting to kill those annoying fat cells that are resistant to exercise and diet. Because the procedure kills them, they don’t just shrink. They are gone for good.
CoolSculpting has many advantages. For starters, it is a non-invasive procedure that will leave no scar, requires no anesthesia and is usually nearly painless or completely painless. Plus, because it actually destroys the fat cells, they are gone for good, making it a long-term solution. Some non-invasive procedures that promise to shrink your waist line only provide short term results. Also, you don’t have to follow a specific diet or exercise regimen to improve the results.
Your CoolSculpting Procedure typically begins with "before" photos, so you and the doctor can get a better picture of your results. Once the procedure begins, the doctor may mark the area to be treated. A gel patch is placed over the skin to protect it during treatment. The doctor will then place the appropriate applicator on the area. If you are treating a big area, expect a big applicator. The applicator sucks your bulge like a vacuum to isolate it and then freezes it.
Are You a Candidate?
You are a good candidate for CoolSculpting if you have been unable to lose the last few pounds you need to reach your desired body shape and weight. It is not an ideal option for people who want to lose large masses of weight. It’s best if you are within 30 pounds of your ideal weight, but have fat deposits in the stomach, love handles, thighs or buttocks. While CoolSculpting is a long-term solution that actually eliminates fat, a good candidate is devoted to continuing to eat healthy and exercise or face the risk of having the fat re-accumulate.
While CoolSculpting is a great way for people looking to drop those last few pounds, it isn’t the right option for everyone. It is a safe treatment, but doctors may not want to provide CoolSculpting if you are pregnant, suffer from auto-immune disorder or have a history of bulimia or anorexia in the past year.
Cool Sculpting FAQs
Q: How Long Will the Procedure Last?
A: The actual procedure only lasts about one hour. However, your session may last longer. For example, if you are treating your love handles, you’ll want to treat both sides of your waist at the same time. Each side is one treatment, which lasts one hour. You can choose to have other areas treated too, but that will lengthen your session time. Similarly, it may take a few visits to get the results you need, or it may only take one visit. Your doctor will meet with you for a consultation and create a plan that is tailored for your needs. At minimum, however, reserve at least one hour for each treatment.
Q: What Can I Expect After the Procedure?
Right after your procedure, you may have some numbness in the area that has been treated, and the area may look more prominent. Don’t expect to see your results within minutes. The process doesn’t kill the fat cells immediately and eliminate them. It takes time before you see results as your body naturally disposes of the dead cells. Most people start to see results after three weeks, but it takes three or four months before your body has completely eliminated the dead fat cells.
Q: Are There Risks?
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical way to remove fat cells, so it doesn’t have the same risks as surgery, such as infection. You may, however, experience some mild side effects, which include pulling, tugging, numbness or discomfort during the procedure. After, the area may be red, swollen and bruised. This usually only lasts a few hours, but in rare cases, it can last up to two weeks.
Q: How Soon Can I Return to Work?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that has no downtime. Typically, you can return to work right after your treatment. In fact, if you have time, you may be able to come in during your lunch, get treated, and return to work immediately.
CoolSculpting is a completely non-invasive alternative to fight stubborn fat. It is safe, effective and actually eliminates the fat cells instead of just shrinking them. The long-term effects can last with you the rest of your life if you continue to exercise and eat right. If you’ve worked hard, but still don’t have the body you desire, CoolSculpting can help. Contact Nassif MD Plastic Surgery in Beverly, CA, to request your consultation today.