Body sculpting methods have been popular throughout the centuries, from the corsets of times past to modern technological inventions.
One excellent and effective body sculpting method is CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting allows patients to achieve fat reduction without invasive surgical methods.
What Is CoolSculpting Non-Invasive Fat Removal?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat-loss procedure. Non-invasive means that CoolSculpting does not require any cuts, incisions, anesthesia, or instruments entering your body, unlike other fat-loss methods.
CoolSculpting has become increasingly popular over the years. In 2018, it was the most used body sculpting procedure in the US.
This process is known medically as cryolipolysis. Cryolipolysis is a cosmetic treatment that can help get rid of stubborn, excess fat.
Cryolipolysis works by freezing fat cells, effectively killing them and forcing them to break down. Over time, your body eliminates the dead fat cells, permanently removing unwanted, excess fat.
Cryolipolysis is an FDA-approved fat reduction method. During this process, freezing temperatures break down fat cells in your body. Fat cells are proven to be more reactionary to cold temperatures than other cells in your body. This means that the cold does not damage surrounding cells, such as your skin or underlying tissue.
Because the cold temperatures induced through cryolipolysis are attracted to fat cells, cryolipolysis is a safe and effective procedure for patients seeking fat reduction.
Why Is Fat So Stubborn?
Many individuals suffer from stubborn fat deposits, which refuse to go away even with careful diet and exercise. There are many different causes of stubborn fat, including some of the factors outlined below.
When you have a hormone imbalance resulting in increased estrogen, your body stores fat cells, increasing in size. Because of the rise in estrogen, your body may store more fat than what it actually needs for survival. This results in stubborn fat deposits forming on genetically-predisposed areas of your body.
Speaking of genetics, hereditary factors play a role in storing stubborn fat. Haven’t you ever wondered why two people of the same height and weight store fat differently?
Some people are genetically predisposed to hold stubborn fat around their waistline, while others are more likely to keep weight in their legs.
It can take a strict dieting regime to lose those last five pounds after significant weight loss. Your genetics tend to determine where that last bit of stubborn fat sits on your body.
It can be next to impossible to combat the inevitability of genetics, which is one of the reasons why CoolSculpting procedures are highly effective when dealing with stubborn fat.
Benefits of CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting offers plenty of benefits for patients seeking fat reduction, such as:
Permanent Fat Loss
CoolSculpting results in permanent fat loss. Over the course of four to six months post-treatment, your body effectively eliminates the frozen, dead fat tissues permanently.
As long as you support your CoolSculpting procedures with a healthy diet and lifestyle, you should not regain the eliminated fat.
You may wonder why it takes a few months for your body to eliminate fat. When CoolSculpting treatment “kills” fat cells, your body gradually begins eliminating those dead cells via your immune cells. Ultimately, the dead fat cells are eliminated through urine.
What to Expect at Your CoolSculpting Appointment
Your CoolSculpting journey begins with a consultation to evaluate your current physique and desired results.
We will ensure you’re comfortable before applying the CoolSculpting gel pad to the treatment site during your procedure. The actual treatment time will last about an hour with the use of the attached applicator.
CoolSculpting works via two functions. First, it uses a vacuum that draws in the fatty tissue, preparing it for freezing temperatures. Next, it uses cool temperatures to begin freezing the fat cells gradually.
Because CoolSculpting is a relaxing, non-invasive procedure, patients are encouraged to bring in some form of entertainment to enjoy. From reading to catching up on your favorite TV show to napping, your CoolSculpting procedure is a tiny sliver of self-care time!
Once the procedure is complete, we will massage the treated areas to help encourage results. After that, you are free to carry on with your regular routine and lifestyle, no downtime required!
How Many Sessions Does It Take?
Everyone’s body is unique, and everyone reacts to CoolSculpting differently. Most patients generally benefit from one to three treatment sessions per area of concern.
Generally, after one session of CoolSculpting, you will see a reduction of between 25 to 30% in fatty tissue from the treated areas. Although it takes your body some time to cycle through the fat elimination process, you’ll start to see improvement after a few weeks.
Who Is a Candidate for CoolSculpting?
Candidates for CoolSculpting include patients who are not overweight and maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine but have problems getting rid of unwanted fat.
CoolSculpting is a fat reduction method, not a weight loss procedure. Patients who have a significant amount of weight to lose are not good candidates for CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting can be used on many areas of the body, including areas notorious for storing fat like the abdomen. One limitation of CoolSculpting is that it cannot effectively diminish the appearance of cellulite.
Cellulite is a separate beast requiring its own methods to reduce and eliminate unwanted appearances.
Getting Started with CoolSculpting Non-Invasive Fat Removal
If you are interested in non-invasive fat removal with CoolSculpting, contact the Dermatology Laser & Vein Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, to learn more. Our expert providers will offer a consultation to help you determine whether CoolSculpting is the best method to help you achieve your desired results.