What is Coolsculpting?
CoolSculpting is a fat-freezing technique that destroys fat cells in different areas around the body to get rid of stubborn fat. Diet and exercise can’t target specific areas in your body where those ugly bulges appear. Whether you’re looking to improve your body shape, get free of stubborn fat, or just look and feel comfortable in your clothes again, CoolSculpting can be the answer!
- Firstly, CoolSculpting is FDA – cleared.
- Secondly, no surgery, no needles, no anesthesia, and no downtime.
- Thirdly, it is safe and effective.
- And lastly, Coolsculting has long-lasting and proven results.
With the world’s number one body contouring procedure, you can finally reshape your body and say goodbye to muffin tops, love handles, and saddlebags on the thighs.
CoolSculpting is a cooling process developed by scientists at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.
The figure on the left illustrates how CoolSculpting technology provides precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells (brown figure) underneath the skin.
The treated fat cells (blue figure) are crystallized (frozen), then die (shrunk blue figure).
With time, the dead cells are processed and eliminated by your body, resulting in a more sculpted you.
Coolsculpting: Fat Reduction vs Weight Loss
Most people believe that weight loss and fat reduction are the same. They are not.
When you lose weight, the fat cells in your body decrease in volume, but the number of fat cells stays the same. When you gain weight, the same fat cells grow in volume again.
On the contrary, fat reduction decreases the number of fat cells in areas of your body that CoolSculpting treated. Apparently, fat cells that are gone can’t get bigger.
Compared to weight loss surgery or other non-surgical weight loss procedures, results from the CoolSculpting procedure are long-lasting since the instant the fat cells are killed, they’re eliminated forever.
Whether or not you weigh less, you will get slimmer and you will feel and look better. Below figure shows before and after photo. The photo below is the result 10 weeks after the procedure.
How does Coolsculpting Works?
- A lot of us have stubborn fat even if we diet and exercise.
- The coolsculpting procedure makes use of controlled cooling (cryolipolysis) to target fat cells in certain areas of your body and kill them.
- After several weeks, fat cells will gradually disappear in your body.
- Coolsculpting results are long-lasting, as killed fat and disappear forever.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: Am I a good candidate for Coolsculpting?
This procedure is specifically engineered for individuals who have stubborn fat that resists diet and exercise. In contrast to gastric bypass surgery, Coolsculpting is not a weight-loss treatment for individuals who are obese.
However, it is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Good candidates have obvious bulges in some areas they’d desire to eliminate.
You can contact us through our no-cost virtual consultation and make an appointment with our Coolsculpting physician who will determine if this procedure is right for you.
Q2: How long is each session? How many sessions will I need?
The duration of a single session varies based on the number of areas getting treatment at one visit. It will usually take 60 minutes for one treated area. You and your physician will discuss your goals and come up with a treatment plan that includes the number of areas needs treatment.
Q3: What does it feel like?
As the cooling starts in the first few minutes, you will experience pressure and intense cold which will soon disappear. Most people read, watch videos, or even get some sleep during the procedure.
Q4: Is Coolsculpting safe?
Coolsculpting is FDA – cleared for the flank (love handles), abdomen and thigh. With millions of this procedure done around the world, it is a proven safe and effective solution for non-surgical fat reduction.
Q5: What Are the Side Effects of Coolsculpting?
During Coolsculpting, you may feel a certain amount of discomfort or numbness, pinching, and deep pulling. After the procedure, the usual side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain.
This procedure is not for everyone especially those who suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. Your physician will determine whether this procedure is right for you.
Q6: Where does the fat go? Are the results permanent for Coolsculpting?
The fat treated cells will disappear. And then processed and eliminated by a group of immune cells called macrophages. Once these cells eliminated, they’re gone forever.
Q7: Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
Yes, you can. There is no surgery involved so you can return to normal activities immediately. The numbness or discomfort, redness, and minor bruising are temporary and will resolve completely.
Q8: When will I see results after Coolsculpting?
You may begin to observe results as early as three weeks after treatment. The most impressive results will show after 2 months. In fact, your body will continue to clean out fat cells for six months after the procedure.
Q9: Are special supplements, diets, or exercises needed?
No special pills, supplements, diets, or exercises required. However, most patients motivated to make positive lifestyle changes after treatment. It’s just like getting a new body and desire to start anew by taking even more care of themselves.
Q10: What happens if I gain weight over time?
The remaining fat cells can increase in volume because of excessive caloric intake (weight gain). But, should you gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not only in the treated areas.
Take the first step and contact us through our no-cost virtual consultation. During this process, we will recommend options that will work best for you. Every client is different, so our virtual consultants and physicians tailor the procedure to match each person’s needs.