With huge advancements in technologies, cosmetic procedures have become less expensive, less invasive, and more accessible than ever. Today, one of the most popular high-tech cosmetic treatments is CoolSculpting, a nonsurgical fat freezing procedure that is at the forefront of fat removal.
Formally called cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting isn’t necessarily new to the scene. It was first FDA approved back in 2010 and was considered a less invasive alternative to liposuction. Within the last few years it was even approved to work on new areas like fat under the chin, an area that is known for being hard to target. All together the tool is FDA approved to work on nine different areas from upper arm to lower back.
CoolSculpting works because fat cells are highly sensitive to cold temperatures. The machine uses cooling panels, shaped and sized to your desired area, to crystallize the stubborn fat. Depending on where you apply it, the procedure could take anywhere from 30 minutes to a couple hours. Most patients say the process was only mildly discomfortable or even just a little awkward. You will feel a suction and cooling sensation that eventually passes as you begin to go numb. After the treatment, the frozen area of fat is quickly massaged to break up the crystallized cells. While not painful, this can be a strange sensation for many.
Overall, the process doesn’t take long, it’s not invasive or harmful, and there’s no recovery time. You can knock it out on your lunch break and head right back to work if you have a busy schedule.
After the freezing process, frozen cells are now dead cells that your body naturally eliminates over the next one to three months. You will see a 20-25% reduction of fat in that area, giving you a massive head start when you’re trying to manage fat that just won’t go away.
CoolSculpting is not a weight loss procedure and it isn’t a treatment for obesity. It is used to remove small amounts of stubborn fat cells that are extra resistant to diet and exercise alone.
If you are already near your ideal body weight, but some areas just won’t shrink, it’s likely your genetics are working against you and this is an ideal procedure for you to take control. Everyone carries those pockets of stubborn fat in different areas of their bodies and while they say you can’t target weight loss in one area at the gym, you can with CoolSculpting.
There’s virtually no debate on whether the CoolSculpting method is effective. However whether you walk away feeling like it was a success, hinges on what you’re really looking for. It is not a replacement for working out and eating healthy but it is the perfect tool to push your results forward and eliminate those insecurity areas.
Since you can resume normal activities right away, it might be ideal for someone with an upcoming special occasion. Also those frozen cells will never return – in a matter of weeks your body permanently eliminates them after this nonpainful and convenient process.
For more information about CoolSculpting or to schedule a consultation, contact one of our experts. Our Green Hills location is conveniently located just minutes from the heart of Nashville or Brentwood.