CoolSculpting® is a relatively new procedure that works to literally freeze fat cells off your body. It is not a weight loss treatment, and it won’t get rid of huge fat deposits. However, if your diet plan and exercise are working for some areas and not others, you’ll find the information on CoolSculpting® quite interesting. If you’re an adult struggling to get rid of annoying pockets of fat in the torso, on the thighs, or on the upper arms, this special fat freezing procedure might be just what you need.
This treatment involves the use of a special instrument that gathers up fat cells and cools them very quickly. The skin and other tissues aren’t frozen or harmed in any way. After several treatments, the supercooled fat cells lose their structural integrity and are flushed from the body. It’s an appealing alternative to liposuction and fat transfers.
Using Cold Air to Freeze Fat
If you remember how your cheeks dimpled and puckered when you ate a popsicle as a child, you already kind of get the idea behind this treatment: fat cells shrink and collapse when chilled.
During the procedure, a special instrument is used to cool down the fat cells. Refrigerant circulates through the device, and this draws heat from the body tissues. Fat cells are affected more than the skin, muscles, and other tissues. The treatment is quite simple to perform, but it’s important that you consult with us first so that we can design a customized series of CoolSculpting® procedures. We’ll look at the areas where stubborn fat deposits exist, and we’ll note their thickness and depth. This allows us to determine the amount of heat transfer necessary and therefore the strength of the cooling within the instrument we use.
Simple, Quick Procedure
The process is comfortable, and all you’ll feel is, of course, a cooling sensation. After the heat energy in the fat cells has been transferred to the instrument, the device is removed and the procedure repeated in the next area of concern. The idea is to achieve more pleasing contours, and although visual results aren’t immediately noticeable, you’ll likely see improvement within just a few weeks following the last treatment. Once this fat is gone, it’s gone for good. It doesn’t get redistributed.
Some Things to Remember
The treatment is designed for the removal of stubborn fat deposits in adults who are already close to their target weight. It helps to have realistic outcome expectations. Remember, it is assumed that you are continuing your current diet and exercise plan. Putting on weight during the series of treatments will offset the positive results.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
To learn more about the wonderful results people just like you are experiencing with the CoolSculpting® treatment, we invite you to reach out and make an appointment with Northstate Plastic Surgery Associates. At our convenient location in Chico, CA, you can get rid of those stubborn fat deposits once and for all, and you won’t have to go undergo surgery or face a lengthy recovery period in order to achieve the look you desire. Contact us today to set up your consultation and freeze fat away – we look forward to speaking with you!