CoolSculpting: A non-surgical procedure to eliminate unwanted fat cells.

Have you been working hard to lose stubborn fat for several months now and haven’t made any progress? You’ve tried following a strict diet regime and workout program, but nothing seems to help despite your best efforts. There is a suitable option like liposuction to ditch the stubborn fat, but some people fear to go under the knife. If you fall into this group, you can now smile because there is an innovative non-surgical fat-reduction procedure (CoolSculpting) to help you achieve the look you want. Well, CoolSculpting uses fat-freezing technology, which makes it one of the most effective and high-tech fat reduction options to get rid of stubborn fat. 

What is CoolSculpting?

This is the only TGA (therapeutic goods administration) cleared procedure that uses Cryolipolysis; a patented cooling technology to eliminate unwanted fat cells with no surgery or downtime. This treatment procedure does not involve the use of any aesthetics, and there are no incisions to be made. In fact, patients find it easy adjusting to their regular activities right after treatment. This is simply because the precisely controlled cooling ensures that your fat is safely chilled in order to damage the fat cells without causing harm to the surrounding tissues or skin. But where do these damaged cells go? Well, once you have undergone the procedure, the body starts to naturally process the fat and eliminates the damaged dead cells over time. The end result is a more sculpted and slimmer body. 

How CoolSculpting Works

Basically, the treatment usually involves placing a protective gel over the treatment area. Then, the surgeon will use the CoolSculpting device to create gentle vacuum pressure and deep cooling to treat the fat underneath the skin and crystallize your fat cells. The procedural setting is so relaxed that patients can bring laptops to watch a movie, surf the internet, or simply nap while the device works. In most cases, one treatment area usually takes about an hour. You will experience cooling sensations that eventually go numb during treatment. Also, the treatment area may be red after the procedure, but this will fade away after a few hours.  This non-surgical procedure can be used to treat the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, waist, arms, flanks, back, muffin top, and love handles. 

What Results Can I Expect?

CoolSculpting is a great option to treat smaller deposits of fat that cannot be eliminated by diet and exercise. Patients can get rid of 20 to 30% of the fat. However, this option is not ideal for effective treatment of larger areas as compared to tumescent liposuction.  The period taken to see the results varies from one individual to another, but the results appear gradually in a few weeks after the procedure. This usually depends on how your body uses the natural waste-removal system to get rid of the dead cells. Most men and women benefit from multiple treatments that are often scheduled over a few months. Therefore, it is very important that you discuss with your surgeon about the right number of treatments required to help you achieve the look you want.