What is CoolSculpting and How Does it Work?
If you have problem fat areas that don’t readily respond to diet and exercise, call Cool MedSpa Miami for a CoolSculpting appointment.
Here is all you need to know about this “cool” treatment that is taking the country by storm.
What is CoolSculpting, Exactly?
CoolSculpting is a revolutionary treatment that was created to reduce fat with a precisely controlled cooling technology called cryolipolysis. The procedure is considered ideal for those who are already somewhat in shape but have small areas of fat that won’t respond to traditional fat-loss methods. As such, CoolSculpting is not designed as a stand-alone weight loss treatment. Rather, it should be used in conjunction with healthy eating habits and a regular workout routine.
The idea for CoolSculpting came about because of a phenomenon that sometimes occurs in babies known as popsicle panniculitis. “If you put a popsicle in [a baby’s] mouth, their cheeks will get cold, and then you end up with a kid with skinny cheeks. And that was kind of the hint that this would work,” said Dr. Rox Anderson, One of two inventors of the treatment, and professor at Harvard Medical School.
The treatment works by freezing the fat cells in your problem areas. The fat cells then “die” only to be metabolized by the body over the following several weeks.
That’s right. Cryolipolysis keeps working, even after you leave Cool MedSpa Miami. The process will continue working, and more fat cells will flush from your body over a typical span of 8 to 12 weeks. That means that you can continue waking up and seeing fat loss in the mirror for up to three whole months!
The wait is well worth it for many patients.
How Does CoolSculpting Compare to Liposuction?
Liposuction is among the top two most popular cosmetic procedure in America for both men and women, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). The thing about liposuction is that it is a surgery, which – like any surgical procedures – comes with some risk. Liposuction involves suctioning the fat away using a hollow instrument referred to as a cannula. The cannula is inserted under the skin before a high-powered vacuum is applied to “suck” the fat away.
While liposuction can help you lose dramatic amounts of fat, there is downtime and healing involved before the full effects of the surgery are experienced. In some cases, it can take up to six weeks before you are fully healed.
CoolSculpting is entirely different. With cryolipolysis, no surgery or downtime is required. There is no cutting or anesthesia.
CoolSculpting is, instead, a non-invasive procedure that uses safe and comfortable cooling pads.
The gel pads are transparent and act as a protector for your skin, nerves, and muscles. Like liposuction, a vacuum is attached to the pads to suck the problem fat bulge into a cup. That is when two cooling panels will begin freezing the fat cells permanently.
Within 30 minutes to an hour, the practitioner will remove the application cup and massage the problem area to break up even more fat cells.
Some people read or watch movies on their tablets while undergoing the procedure, and many people return to work when their sessions are complete.
How Long Do CoolSculpting Treatments Last?
Many patients find that they can arrive for their treatments and have the fat frozen away in as little as 30-minutes, depending on the area being treated. Some areas can take up to 60 minutes. Your times may vary, depending on how many areas you wish to treat in any given session.
How Much Fat Can CoolSculpting Help You Lose?
The natural fat loss experienced by CoolSculpting has been shown to reduce up to 25% of fat cells from any given targeted area, in most cases.
How Many Areas Can Be Treated in a Single CoolSculpting Session?
In most cases, two sessions are considered ideal for noticeable and long-lasting results. You may require more or fewer sessions to achieve your desired results.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Some patients can experience minor side effects, such as numbness or redness at the treatment area, as well as swelling and tingling. These side effects will be explained to you during your free initial consultation, where the purpose is to identify if you are a good candidate for this amazing weight loss procedure.
Are the Side Effects Worth Any Discomfort?
Absolutely! Dr. Ava Washko agrees. The doctor was skeptical before she opted for CoolSculpting on her midsection, but she said the effects were well-worth it.
Dr. Washko said she didn’t change her diet or workout, and that she only drank plenty of water to flush her system following the procedure. As for the results? She said, “I had definition I never had before, and it really got me motivated to get a trainer and take better care of myself.”
Top 6 Reasons to Consider CoolSculpting
1- Safe: CoolSculpting is the first slimming technology that effectively freezes fat away. The FDA-approved cooling effect only treats fat, not the tissues around the fat, which means that it is targeted strictly for excess fat loss.
2- Universal: CoolSculpting can be used by everyone, with rare exceptions. Those who have problem areas that don’t respond to diet and exercise will find CoolSculpting a welcome relief. The fat-freezing treatment can jump-start your weight loss, but that’s not all. For many people, the treatments kick off a better lifestyle, helping them adopt healthier dietary and exercise habits.
3- Slimming: If you have fat to pinch, CoolSculpting can freeze the excess weight for an ultra-slimming effect. Whether you wish to treat your love handles, muffin top, double chins, saddle bags, bra fat, jiggly thighs, or bat wings, those troublesome areas can be treated with this amazing fat-eradicating technology.
4- Everywhere: Cool MedSpa Miami is the only med spa in the area with all the CoolSculpting attachments necessary to freeze the fat from your whole body. From the chin and chest to abdomen, buttocks, and legs, we are where you want to turn when you want dramatic weight loss you’ll want to experience to believe.
5- Permanent: When the fat cells get frozen, they “die” and get flushed away completely. This means the effects are permanent with over nine years of clinical data to support that claim.
6- Affordable: Getting rid of your excess fat doesn’t have to break the bank. Low and no-cost financing options are now available. Ask at the front desk for details.
How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost?
CoolSculpting can cost between $500 and $1500 per site and per session. If you have trouble paying for your treatments, there are often payment plans and financing to help carry the load.
CoolSculpting Gets Celebrity Endorsements!
The Today Show’s Savannah Guthrie and Jenna Bush Hager decided to try CoolSculpting. The infectious pair underwent the procedure in front of millions of regular viewers.
Savannah had three applications on her arms while Jenna had two on her stomach.
Nine weeks later, they revealed the results.
To ensure no biases affected the reporting of the fat-freezing results, the co-hosts’ treatment areas were independently examined by Michigan plastic surgeon, Dr. Anthony Youn, and New Jersey plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Glatt. Both doctors reported “significant” fat reduction for both Savannah and Jenna on the areas that were treated.
Do You Need to Do Anything Before Your Treatment?
The only preparation you need for CoolSculpting is to contact Cool MedSpa Miami for a free consultation. If you engaged in diet and exercise before the procedure, that’s fantastic! Keep doing what you’re doing. In that sense, there are no pretreatment requirements, nor is there a bit of downtime.
We also recommend that you bring something with you to your appointment to keep you occupied while undergoing the procedure. Many patients bring a book to read, or they watch Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime while the fat cells are being crystallized.
Lastly, it’s not wise to eat a big meal before your appointment, especially if you are having your abdomen contoured. The suction involved might make the process a bit more comfortable than it needs to be if your belly is overly full.
How Do You Know if You Are a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?
During our initial consultation at Cool MedSpa Miami, we will listen to your body concerns before assessing your problem fat areas. Generally speaking, you need to be able to grab hold of at least a pinch-full of fat for the treatment to work effectively.
Once again, the treatment is not designed to help you lose excessive amounts of weight. However, if you have tiny bits of fat, exercise regularly, and you have not experienced any recent weight fluctuations, a CoolSculpting appointment might be for you.
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