When it comes to reaching a very specific set of weight loss goals, regular diet and exercise can be extremely frustrating. Not only do these efforts take a considerable amount of time to produce results, but they also fail to effectively streamline the physique. That’s because natural fat loss is uniform. When you lose weight, all parts of your body become smaller in relation to the others. This is bad news if you have love handles, lumpy deposits of fat at the backs of your arms or a pudgy midsection. If you’re looking to create a sleek and perfectly sculpted physique, the fastest and surest way to get it is through surgical intervention. Fortunately, CoolSculpting® offers a safe and non-invasive solution for strategically slimming troublesome areas.
What Is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is the only non-surgical fat-freezing method that has been cleared by the FDA. With this procedure, no scalpels or lasers are used to surgically cut away unwanted fat tissues. Instead, a small cooling unit is used to freeze select fat stores across the body. As these cells freeze, they gradually die and get broken down and removed by the body. While this method of fat removal takes more time than liposuction, it involves far fewer risks and necessitates far less recovery time. In fact, most people are able to resume their regular schedules immediately after their CoolSculpting® treatments have been completed.
Best of all, this unique treatment can be safely performed across many different areas of the body. This makes it the most effective strategy for creating the coveted hourglass figure or for eliminating stubborn pockets of fat that have proven resistant to even the most rigorous and targeted toning exercises.
Is CoolSculpting® Right for You?
Cosmetic procedures for streamlining and toning the physique are not meant as a substitute for regular, healthy forms of weight loss. During liposuction, a doctor will rarely remove more than a few pounds of fat at any one time. This is also true for CoolSculpting®. Reputable, ethical surgeons use these procedures to help people fine-tune their physiques, rather than to eliminate massive amounts of unwanted body fat. As such, it’s generally recommended that patients be at or near their target body weight before scheduling CoolSculpting treatments.
The best CoolSculpting® candidates also have realistic expectations concerning their treatment outcomes. After all, it will take several weeks for the body to break down and eliminate the fat cells that have been targeted throughout the procedure. This treatment can be the ideal alternative to more invasive treatments that involve cutting, significant tissue removal and extended recovery times. If you’re currently considered too high-risk for liposuction due to bleeding or clotting issues or other chronic health problems, CoolSculpting® could be a suitable solution to your unwanted fat stores.
We are pleased to offer CoolSculpting® for interested patients at The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center in Cincinnati. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and find out if this treatment is right for you!