Coolsculpting: What You Need To Know
Removing fat is a popular desire for people who look into plastic and cosmetic procedures. There are many choices available to remove unwanted fat in different areas of the body. There is a traditional liposuction procedure, which involves incisions and surgery. There is a newer injectable treatment called Kybella that breaks down fat under the chin by injecting synthetic deoxycholic acid over a series of 2-5 sessions. For those that are looking for a less-invasive option, Coolsculpting is recommended. Coolsculpting is a revolutionary method of fat removal with no downtime, no injections, and no surgery. Our team at Heartland Plastic Surgery offers CoolSculpting, but is it the right option for you? We can help you find out.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is an advanced fat removal procedure that uses cooling technology to freeze fat cells. The cooling technology is called cryolipolysis. This uses cooling temperatures that target fat cells in a treated area. These cells are then frozen and killed. The body uses its natural processes through the lymphatic system to dispel these dead. CoolSculpting has been clinically proven to reduce fat in a treatment area. After just one session, patients noticed a reduction of fat, but most people would benefit from at least two CoolSculpting sessions. CoolSculpting can be used in areas like the arms, back, stomach, abdomen, hips, butt, and chin.
What to Expect During the CoolSculpting Treatment?
This treatment is well-managed by patients. It is a very safe treatment since it is noninvasive. The CoolSculpting session only takes about 30 minutes to perform. You will lie down in a comfortable position, then the CoolSculpting applicator will be placed on the treatment area. The treatment will begin. It is normal to feel cooling sensations along with some pulling, tugging, and numbing. Our patients are usually so relaxed that they read, watch tv, or sleep during the treatment. Once your CoolSculpting session is over, we will remove the applicator and massage the area. You will notice some change immediately but will see the best results within a couple of months once the fat cells have been expelled from the body.
Who is a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?
If you are looking for a quick-acting, fast-results type of procedure, this is not the one for you. It can take 3 months or longer to see the optimal results from CoolSculpting, so this treatment requires some patience. Also, CoolSculpting is not meant as a weight-loss procedure or one to get rid of large amounts of fat. It is more for fine-tuning. If you are overweight, this may not be suitable for you. Patients should be near their ideal weight, committed to a healthy lifestyle, and have some stubborn areas of fat.
If you are ready to get rid of those small, stubborn fat pockets and reach your ideal body then CoolSculpting is a great option that requires no surgery and no downtime. So, it can easily be fit into your lifestyle.
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To learn more about CoolSculpting, it’s benefits, and what it can do for you, contact Heartland Plastic Surgery in Cape Girardeau, MO. To make an appointment call the office at 888-512-2847 or fill out an online form.Back to Blog home