Why CoolSculpting is the Right Procedure for You

Posted on April 5, 2021

CoolSculpting is one of the best, innovative and non-invasive ways to reduce stubborn fat. It involves no surgery and works by removing excess fat cells from beneath your skin. If you prefer to avoid invasive surgical procedures in order to shed unwanted pockets of fat, CoolSculpting may be the best option available to you. The treatment is increasing in popularity quickly, is FDA approved and works.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

CoolSculpting works through a process known as cryolipolysis, which involves freezing cold temperatures working on fat in order to freeze the fat cells. A study performed in 2009 on the technology found that the cryolipolysis method was effective at reducing the amount of stubborn excess fat by 25 percent and that the results still held six months after treatment. After the fat cells are frozen and killed, they are eliminated from the body through the liver after around six weeks. At around three months after treatment, you can enjoy seeing the full results of the procedure.

Certain bodily areas are commonly treated with CoolSculpting. They include the following:

• Abdomen
• Lower back
• Sides or flanks
• Thighs

CoolSculpting is also effective at improving the appearance of the arms, legs and buttocks by eliminating cellulite. It can even be used to target excess fat deposits under the chin if a person has a double chin.

Treatment takes around an hour for each bodily area addressed. If you wish to treat more than one area, you need additional sessions. Also, the larger the bodily area, the more treatments are required.

Who is a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a great option for eliminating excess stubborn fat you haven’t been successful at shedding through dieting and exercise. However, it’s not appropriate for everyone. It cannot help if you are obese; individuals with healthy BMIs who have already lost weight or who are at their goal weight are the best candidates.

Certain people shouldn’t get CoolSculpting treatment. Individuals who have the following conditions face the risk of serious complications:

• Cold agglutinin disease
• Cryoglobulinemia
• Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria or PCH

Even if you don’t have these medical conditions, you should always consult with your doctor before opting to get plastic or cosmetic surgery.

How Long Do Results Last?

Results of CoolSculpting should last for years and years. Fat cells don’t return once they are killed off. However, it’s important to work toward maintaining your weight after your treatment to continue enjoying your CoolSculpting results.

Is CoolSculpting Worth It?

You may wonder if CoolSculpting is truly worth it. If you have an experienced doctor who is professional and understands how the treatment works, you can enjoy excellent results. You will also have a minimal risk of side effects. CoolSculpting is a great alternative to invasive surgical procedures like liposuction due to being non-invasive, non-surgical and having no downtime for your recovery.

If you are located in the Chicago, Illinois area and are interested in getting CoolSculpting to target stubborn fat, contact the Center for Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine for a consultation.