CoolSculpting: Non-Invasive Fat Reduction
So many men and women in the United States are frustrated and unhappy with their body shape. In fact, in a 2018 survey, nearly 80 percent of Americans said that they were occasionally dissatisfied with how their bodies looked, and over 35 percent said that they felt dissatisfied with their bodies every time they looked in a mirror. While this increasing dissatisfaction could be blamed on many things, such as an increase in social media peer pressure and skinny role models that are found everywhere from the silver screen to the neighborhood magazine stand, the key is to find a way to accept your body or to increase body satisfaction. For many, body shape comes down to the curves created by fat cells beneath the skin. If you are unhappy with your curves because they have too many lumps and bumps, or because you have just a bit more padding than you would like, you will definitely want to learn more about CoolSculpting®.
What Is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is a unique method for getting rid of those lumps and bumps of fat that you have not been able to get rid of with diet and exercise alone. This treatment is not just a shot in the dark for your body. Instead, it uses proven scientific methods to freeze away your fat and sculpt your figure.
This treatment has been used in the United States for a variety of areas, and it is also used in numerous countries around the world. Since its inception, it has been an incredibly popular treatment for both men and women of all ages because of how effective it is. We love this treatment for our clients because we know that it will deliver exactly what it promises. Therefore, we can recommend it with confidence to clients who want to sculpt their curves to perfection or who want to look more youthful.
The CoolSculpting® machine provides unique, cutting-edge technology that lets us target the exact areas that you want to appear slimmer. A variety of treatment applicator sizes fit on a wide range of areas across the body. We have large rectangular ones for your belly, long, skinny ones for your inner thighs or the backs of your arms, and even mini ones for such small spots as your inner knees and chin. These applicators stick to your body with a bit of suction, and they do all of the work as you relax.
CoolSculpting® is technically called cryolipolysis. This name refers to the very cold temperatures that lead to the breakdown of fat cells. As the machine does its work, it rapidly cools the tissues lying beneath your skin. In fact, it particularly targets your fat cells without injuring your skin or other underlying tissues. Over the next hour or so, your fat cells will freeze and die. Over the next few months, your body will naturally excrete these dead cells, gradually leaving you with a more pleasing figure of which you can be proud.
A CoolSculpting® treatment is quite simple for even the busiest of adults. Because it is not a surgical procedure, you do not have the recovery period or the side effects that you would have with an invasive procedure. For example, you will not have any incisions or scars because the CoolSculpting® pads rest on your skin. You will not need an IV or any shots. In fact, you will not even need any local anesthesia because the very cold temperatures naturally numb your skin. This is the perfect body contouring treatment if you are looking for something that is incredibly effective yet fits with your needs and busy schedule.
You will find that your procedure time is quite quick and easy. We will start with a consultation during which we will assess your overall health and your body needs to ensure that you are a good fit for CoolSculpting®. We also use this time to listen to your perceived needs and goals. This ensures that we provide the treatment in the best location for you. Once we are ready to begin, you will be able to relax in one of our private, comfortable treatment rooms. We will attach the applicator to the desired location and turn on the CoolSculpting® machine.
During the first 5 to 10 minutes of your treatment time, you will feel intense coldness. However, as your skin and tissues are naturally numbed, you will grow increasingly comfortable and will even be able to relax with a book or take a nap if you desire. Most treatments last approximately 30-60 minutes. At the end of the treatment, one of our providers will remove the applicator and gently massage the treated area to break up the frozen fat cells. This helps them leave the body more quickly. Although you will probably not notice any results immediately, you should start seeing a slimmer body within a few weeks with continued results over the next couple of months. We usually recommend that most of our clients undergo a second treatment for the best results.
Does CoolSculpting® Really Get Rid of Fat?
Your first thought may be that CoolSculpting® sounds too good to be true. It does sound amazing that a non-invasive machine could create such amazing results beneath the surface of your skin. Therefore, you may be wondering whether CoolSculpting® actually gets rid of fat or if it just creates a slimmer look for a short time.
Your body is truly wonderful. During your childhood and teenage years, you develop a specific number of fat cells. In adulthood, this number does not change. If you put on weight, it is because your existing fat cells are growing and not because you are developing new fat cells.
When you receive CoolSculpting® treatments, you are targeting specific areas of fat cells in your body with incredibly cold temperatures to kill the cells. Once the cell is dead, it cannot regenerate itself. Your body will gradually excrete it through its usual, natural methods. Because your body does not regenerate new fat cells to make up for lost ones, you can consider these dead fat cells as gone forever.
You should be aware that although CoolSculpting® is considered to be a permanent fat reduction method, you can still put on excessive weight in the future if you stop caring well for your body. Overeating or under-exercising can lead to too many calories going into your body without enough calories leaving. If this happens, your body will store this extra energy in your existing fat cells. Your fat cells can increase in size in the future.
With your first treatment, you can expect up to a 25 percent reduction in the number of fat cells in an area. However, with two treatments, you may be able to achieve between 35 to 50 percent reduction in fat cells, giving you a significantly slimmer physique. Keep in mind that this treatment produces completely natural-looking results. You will still have gorgeous curves. You will just be saying goodby to the extra lumps, bumps, and padding that have bothered you for years.
CoolSculpting® is incredibly safe. It has been approved by the FDA to treat unwanted fat on different areas of the body. Numerous clinical trials have shown not only how effective of a treatment it is but also just how safe it is. We ensure that you are as comfortable as possible throughout your treatment time. Most people have very few if any side effects from this treatment. The most common side effect that you will notice is skin redness over the treated areas, which should improve within a couple of hours. If you have any other questions about what you can expect, be sure to talk to one of our experienced providers before your treatment. We would love to answer your questions and set your mind at ease.
Who Can Benefit from CoolSculpting®?
As with any cosmetic treatment, CoolSculpting® is not for everyone. However, it is an incredibly effective treatment that can help numerous people meet their body goals. Before you undergo your treatment, we will perform a complete assessment of your body while also looking at your past medical and surgical history to determine if this is the best as well as the safest treatment for your needs. We never go ahead with a treatment before determining that you are a good candidate for this procedure.
CoolSculpting® is a great solution for getting rid of fat cells on individuals who have stubborn pockets of fat hiding beneath their skin. These individuals have usually tried quite hard to get rid of these fatty deposits using diets and exercise. They may have used popular diets, counted calories, or met with a dietitian to create a nutritionally sound dietary plan with little to no success. They have also increased activity levels to burn more calories and reduce fat. If these usual fat reduction methods are not successful, CoolSculpting® may be the obvious choice. In addition, the right candidates are close to or at their goal weights and usually have healthy BMIs. The reason for this is that CoolSculpting® is not actually a weight loss method. You may not even see any change in the number on your scale following your treatment because it is only meant to smooth away areas of fat that are bothering you. However, you will probably see a reduction in inches around treated areas of your body.
CoolSculpting® is a great solution for men and women who struggle with these fatty deposits in a myriad of areas across their bodies. The most commonly treated areas include the abdomen, flanks, hips, and outer thighs. We can also treat the buttocks, inner thighs, inner knees, back, and upper arms. One of the newest areas to be approved for treatment is the chin, for which we use the mini applicator. Whether you are dealing with love handles, fat protruding over your pelvis, or a double chin, this procedure can be the right choice for you.
If you want a treatment that does not require incisions or downtime as a surgical procedure would, CoolSculpting® is also the right choice for you. It permanently gets rid of unwanted fat cells just as liposuction does, but it accomplishes this goal without ever breaking the surface of your skin. This is the smart choice if you want to avoid scars, if you are a busy adult who cannot take much time off from work or if you are looking for the quick and easy choice.
CoolSculpting® is the right fat reduction method for many people. We encourage you to visit aNu Aesthetics™ in Kansas City to find out if you are one of these individuals. We love to help our clients meet their goals and feel great about their bodies. Whether you want to look better in your clothes, long to feel confident at the beach or hope to find a more youthful body, our safe and effective treatments can help you achieve your goals in a minimum of time. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!