4 Surprising Facts about CoolSculpting
Despite your dedication to working out and eating right, some localized pockets of stubborn abdominal fat could be keeping you from reaching your ideal body shape. But many men and women aren’t interested in surgical procedures to address this issue, so they think that they’re simply stuck with their plateaued progress.
If this sounds like you, CoolSculpting might be the perfect body contouring solution. What often surprises many people about this procedure is that it’s a highly effective, FDA-approved treatment for exercise-resistant fat deposits that doesn’t require surgery. And if that fact surprises you, you might want to consider these four additional CoolSculpting facts that you may not already know.
1. It Freezes Fat Away…Literally
One of the most frequently asked questions about CoolSculpting is, “How does it work?” Simply put, it destroys fat cells for good using a process called cryolipolysis. Cryolipolysis relies on cooling techniques to target and freeze fat cells in the desired area, thus disabling them. These cells and their contents are then flushed out of your body over time through natural processes, getting rid of those fat cells permanently (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery).
Keep in mind, though, that CoolSculpting and other body contouring procedures shouldn’t be used for significant weight loss, but rather to achieve a smoother, sleeker figure once you’ve already reached your target weight.
2. It Doesn’t Address Skin Laxity
Although CoolSculpting can offer excellent fat loss results, it doesn’t address loose or excess skin. Therefore, the best candidates for this procedure will be very close to their ideal weight and have minimal excess skin in the area to be treated. For those who are also concerned with skin laxity, CoolSculpting may be combined with other procedures to help firm the skin (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery). In some cases, a surgical procedure may be necessary to help improve areas with larger amounts of excess skin.
3. You May Only Need One Treatment
Depending on your individual needs and goals, you may be able to achieve the results you want with just one CoolSculpting treatment session. Many men and women begin to notice their slimmer figure taking shape within three weeks after treatment, although it can take up to two months for your results to fully reveal themselves (American Society of Plastic Surgeons).
It is possible, however, that more than one session may be necessary to optimize its effectiveness, but this is something that can vary from person to person. To get a better idea of how many sessions might be most appropriate for you, schedule a consultation with an experienced professional.
4. CoolSculpting Can Offer Long-Lasting Results
Because of the way that CoolSculpting works–by destroying and eliminating the fat cells from a particular area of the body–its results can be very long-lasting. The fat cells that were removed during this procedure cannot reappear, despite some myths. Of course, to maintain the same smooth, sleek results, it is important to continue getting regular exercise and following a healthy diet, as new fat can still form as a result of poor lifestyle choices.
Taking the Next Step
If CoolSculpting sounds like the nonsurgical solution that you’ve been looking for to help you reach your body contouring goals, the next step is to find the right practice to perform your procedure. While CoolSculpting is minimally invasive and relatively quick and easy, it still needs to be performed by a skilled and trained professional to ensure your safety and high-quality results.
At Acqua Blu Medical Spa in Pittsburgh and Wexford, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Ana Busquets has ample experience with CoolSculpting body contouring techniques and would be happy to sit down with you to discuss your specific needs and goals and help you determine if CoolSculpting is right for you.
If you’re ready to finally get the smooth, toned body you’ve always wanted, contact us today at (724) 933-1800 to schedule your consultation and take the next step toward absolutely loving every inch of your body.