Millions of men and women in America attempt to lose body fat each year with a wide range of exercises, diets, and other techniques. Despite their best efforts, many still seek better results. In the past, surgical options like liposuction were the only option. However, CoolSculpting offers a non-invasive method to lose fat in troublesome areas. Without the need for surgical methods, this technique can reduce body fat and improve your appearance in a short period of time.
What is CoolSculpting?
This treatment reduces fat by freezing fat cells. The cells are frozen using panels, which causes the cells to die. Over the following weeks and months, these fat cells are eliminated using the body’s natural processes, resulting in a slimmed-down appearance. This process is non-invasive, meaning that it does not pierce the skin or place anything into the body. It simply uses cold to freeze fat and then lets your body’s natural processes work to finish the job.
How Long Does the Treatment Take?
Treatment time varies depending on a number of factors. During the session, patients can read, work on their device, or even nap.
How Well Does It Work and How Many Treatments are Typically Necessary?
This is an extremely effective treatment. After one treatment, patients lose 20% of the fat in the treated area on average. This produces a sufficient effect for many patients, and many are satisfied with a single treatment. However, some patients require a series of treatments to achieve the best results.
Does CoolSculpting Cause Any Discomfort?
Unlike many invasive treatments, this treatment is virtually discomfort-free. Patients feel comfortable enough to do other activities during the treatment and can continue on with their daily activities immediately afterward. This technique is FDA-approved and safe. Patients who are not good candidates for surgery may find this to be a good option for them.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
Various areas throughout the body can be effectively treated by this technique. Both the abdomen and the flanks can be treated, shrinking a gut or love handles. The thighs also respond well to treatment.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Areas treated by this technique do not change immediately. Instead, the fat loss progresses over time and appears to happen in a natural fashion. Most clients have been able to maintain these results when combined with a proper diet and exercise routine. This is not a technique that creates instant results–this is a slow and steady change that looks natural.
Is CoolSculpting® Right for Me?
If a non-invasive, long-lasting method for reducing fat seems interesting, talk to the professionals at Northstate Plastic Surgery Associates, Inc so that you can get all the facts about CoolSculpting®. Contact us today to book your consultation at our office in Chico!