What is CoolSculpting?
Despite being healthy and at their ideal body weight, there are hundreds of thousands of people who are struggling with fat deposits in certain areas that refuse to budge. These are unsightly bulges and bumps that are stubborn, despite a healthy lifestyle. If you are also struggling with love handles, fatty thighs, back fat, or fatty arms, you may already be looking for a cosmetic enhancement procedure. However, not everybody seeking a cosmetic intervention wishes to undergo a surgery. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive alternative to a surgery that works on the principle that extreme controlled cooling can get rid of fat cells without any harm to the surrounding tissue.
CoolSculpting – not a weight loss program
Weight loss is principally different from CoolSculpting. When you lose weight, the fat cells in your body simply become smaller in size, and when you consume excessive calories, they grow in size once again. With the CoolSculpting procedure, the fat cells are killed without any harm to surrounding tissues. Your body naturally eliminates these dead fat cells over the next few months, reducing the stubborn spots you were struggling with.
Are you a good candidate for CoolSculpting?
If you are struggling with stubborn fat in areas like the back, under the chin, sides, thighs and abdomen, you may consider CoolSculpting. The best candidate is about 30 pounds near their ideal weight. Once you book a consultation with an experienced surgeon, he will evaluate your skin and body concerns and consider your expectations before determining if you are a good candidate for the procedure. If you qualify for CoolSculpting, the procedure will be explained in details to you and also, the number of treatments required to achieve your goals will be determined.
What is the procedure like?
During your treatment, you will lie down while the device will be used on the area of treatment. The cooling will work on your fat cells while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed. The fat cells collapse or shrink and they will be naturally eliminated from the body in the weeks to come.
What are the side effects of the procedure?
Even though CoolSculpting is safer than undergoing a surgical procedure, you may experience some side effects. Some of these are bruising or a mild pulling or tightening sensation. If you get CoolSculpting in the chin area, you may feel fullness behind the throat as a side effect. Most of these resolve on their own after sometime, but if you feel any of these side effects are persistent, you should contact your surgeon immediately. Any cosmetic procedure must be undergone on the recommendation of your surgeon and also performed by a board certified and well-experienced physician. This ensures that you get the intended results.
Effects of future weight gain on your results
Once you achieve improved contours with a cosmetic procedure, it is enough motivation for most people to follow a healthy lifestyle and retain their results. However, if you do gain weight in the future after your CoolSculpting procedure, you will not do so in the treated areas. The reason for this is that the fat cells are destroyed with the procedure and not merely shrunk like it happens with weight loss. When you gain weight again, the fat will be evenly distributed.
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