Different CoolSculpting Areas to Consider For Your CoolSculpting Procedure
Debuting in 2008, CoolSculpting technology changed the game for fat reduction procedures. The first and only FDA-approved treatment for fat reduction, CoolSculpting uses patented cool technology to freeze away unwanted fat and get results. Many people have questions when it comes to ‘cool’ or cryolipolysis technology – like how does it work? Is it safe? What are the best areas to treat? Am I a candidate? While our technology allows for CoolSculpting to work on most if not all areas of the body, here is a breakdown of CoolSculpting — what it is and does, how it works — followed by a quick rundown of the most popular places for treatment!
Does The CoolSculpting Procedure Work?
It sounds almost too good to be true. A non-invasive, cooling technology that reduces the number of fat cells in treated areas by 20 – 25 percent? Yes, please! But with no surgery, no changes to diet and/or exercise, does CoolSculpting actually work? In one word, yes. CoolSculpting takes advantage of how we naturally eliminate fat in our lives by amplifying our performance in places where fat reduction is difficult.
Traditionally, we reduce fat and sculpt our bodies by dieting and exercising. By living a healthier lifestyle, we shrink the fat cells in our bodies to get our body to sculpt the way we want it to. The key? We can only shrink our fat cells. They do not disappear; but rather, they lie dormant in our bodies, just waiting. If we gain weight again, these shrunken fat cells expand all over again, effectively undoing all the hard work we’ve done to shrink the fat cells in the first place. One important thing to note is that while we are able to shrink fat cells, one of the walls we face in our journeys are the pockets of stubborn fat cells. Even though fat cells are able to shrink significantly, some gather in pockets of our body and we can’t get rid of them, no matter how hard we try.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
When looking into CoolSculpting areas, it helps to know what CoolSculpting targets exactly. During a CoolSculpting procedure, the equipment is placed in a way so that it targets the pockets of shrunken fat cells that diet and exercise cannot otherwise affect. During the procedure, you relax while the cool technology crystallizes the fat cells until they freeze and die. CoolSculpting results are not typically seen until around three weeks out, with the most dramatic results seen one to three months after treatment. Why? After the frozen fat cells are killed off by the CoolSculpting procedure, the body takes some time to locate dead fat cells, break them down and naturally carry them out of the body. It’s this natural elimination process that takes a bit of time – so be patient!
CoolSculpting leverages how the body naturally pockets fat cells and naturally carries out dead cells, and uses it to our advantage. It’s important to remember that the CoolSculpting process works best for people with “fit fat”, or stubborn fat that diet and exercise alone can’t fix. CoolSculpting is meant to complement a healthy lifestyle — not serve as the way to get to it.
Is CoolSculpting Safe?
This is a fair and important question to ask about any procedure. While it might sound dangerous to kill off fat cells, do not be alarmed. CoolSculpting is the only FDA-approved non-surgical way to eliminate unwanted fat. It’s clinically proven safe and effective. CoolSculpting is the treatment doctors use most often for non-invasive fat reduction. In fact, with more than 7 million CoolSculpting procedures performed to date, it’s the World’s #1 non-surgical fat reduction treatment. As a non-invasive procedure, you can safely and precisely sculpt areas of the body with no knives, no anesthesia, and little to no downtime.
How Long Do the Results Last?
As long as you stick to a healthy lifestyle and regime, your long-term CoolSculpting results should remain stable. Once the treated fat cells are eliminated, they’re gone for good. Even if you were to slip up (as we all do now and then), the pocketed fat cells are already dead and gone, so they pose no risk of growing again.
Best CoolSculpting Areas of the Body
Convinced yet? While CoolSculpting was introduced in 2008, advancements in the cool technology and our own expertise have made it even more effective. A personal consultation can provide you (and us) with a guide to your goals and the ideal target areas for treatment. But while only a consultation can narrow in on the best treatment area for you, here’s a rundown of the most popular areas to CoolSculpt:
- Chins and necks: CoolSculpting technology can contour your neck and chin and get rid of stubborn double chins.
- Love Handles: Dealing with stubborn pockets of fat like love handles and back fat? CoolSculpting can effectively sculpt your body in this area!
- Arms: Dealing with what women refer to as bat wings or bingo wings? CoolSculpting can safely reduce fat so you can show your arms with confidence again.
- Tummy: A very popular place for treatment! The tummy is an excellent place to get contouring with CoolSculpting.
- Thighs: CoolSculpting is able to treat the thighs and buttocks area to get rid of bumps or bulges where bumps and bulges shouldn’t be.
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While there are a handful of extremely popular options, a personal consultation is always ideal for figuring out the best course of treatment to meet your goals. Schedule your free consultation to see if CoolSculpting is right for you.