Are you ready to permanently remove unwanted fat that just won’t seem to go away?
One of the most demoralizing things about trying to lose weight is when you have already done everything you're supposed to do, but the flab just doesn’t seem to disappear. It can be depressing if you’re already eating the right foods and exercising over a long period, but are still not seeing any difference to your body shape.
Maybe you can’t stand the idea of going on a diet or working out in a gym, and are desperately looking for an easier way to remove that unattractive excess fat on your body.
Now, you can permanently remove the fat in certain areas by freezing it with a procedure called Coolsculpting.
What is Coolsculpting?
Developed by two Harvard scientists, Coolsculpting is non-surgical alternative to liposuction. The results are not as dramatic as compared to those seen after a traditional surgery of liposuction, but they are still noticeable and impressive for a non-surgical procedure. While it is effective, the treatment is not weight loss solution for obese people.
How and why does it work?
The fat-freezing technology of CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling, known as Cryolipolysis, to target, freeze and kill fat cells.
It works by “freezing” the fat cells where the fat is to be removed (but nerves and other body tissues are kept intact) using an applicator for 1-2 hours. Once the treated fat cells are frozen, they die and are naturally processed and eliminated from the body… and gone forever.
What does CoolSculpting feels like?
You may feel slight discomfort at the start of the treatment when the cooling begins, which may last for a few minutes. This gradually eases and many people proceed to sleep, watch videos or work on their laptop after.
Where are the possible treatment areas?
The CoolSculpting procedure is cleared by the US FDA for the treatment of visible fat bulges in different areas of the body.
Common areas that CoolSculpting treats:
- Stomach and abdomen
- Bra fats
- Back bulge
- Love handles and flanks
- Under Buttocks (Banana roll)
- Double chin
Who is a good candidate for Coolsculpting?
If you have love handles and other fat areas that won’t seem to go away no matter how much you diet or exercise, then you are the perfect candidate for Coolsculpting. Coolsculpting is also suitable for you if you are looking to remove fat and you don’t wish to go through surgery.
How many treatments are needed?
It depends on a combination of the following factors:
- How much fat reduction is required
- How your body responds to the treatment
- Your personal expectations
However, we recommend at least 8 to 12 weeks between sessions to achieve the best results.
When can I start seeing results?
Results will usually be visible within 1 – 5 months, although some patients have seen results after just 3 weeks. Typically results will peak in the 2nd or 3rd month.
Each session decreases the number of fat cells in the treatment area by about 20%. Each additional treatment will further enhance the results, giving you an additional 20% reduction per session.
Is the treatment painful?
The treatment will feel similar to a “pull and tug”. The Coolsculpting machine “pulls” the treatment area to the cooling panels of the applicator to “freeze” the fat efficiently. The discomfort is mild and most patients find it comfortable enough to read or work on their laptop.
Is there any downtime?
The area that is treated will most likely feel a little sore, but not too painful (similar to having done too many sit-ups). You should be able to resume normal activities immediately.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects are minimal. You may experience slight bruising which typically heals in a week.
What are the benefits of CoolSculpting?
- Natural-looking results
- Convenient and comfortable
- Performed by licensed medical professionals
What happens to the frozen fat cells?
Your body naturally and gradually sheds the frozen fat cells away over the course of six months. Unlike dieting and exercising, frozen fat cells actually die and are permanently gone from your body with the CoolSculpting procedure, leaving you with a toned and firm body.