I was skimming through the television channels this morning when I caught my first glimpse of the new Baywatch movie. The skintight, bright red bathing suits took me back to my younger years. Seeing their toned, muscular bodies gave me the jumpstart I need to get in the best shape possible for beach season this year. But even with the best intentions, getting rid of that last little bit of fat is always the hardest, right? Don’t worry, there is good news! CoolSculpting is an amazing, non-surgical option to finally get rid of those stubborn deposits of fat that diet and exercise never seem to be good enough for!
You don’t have to try on countless bathing suits, hoping to find one that hides that extra pouch that you don’t want anyone to see. In just a few short sessions, you can transform those areas and rock the bikini that you have always wanted, but never been brave enough to wear!
Before I start my glowing dialogue about CoolSculpting, I have to state this disclaimer: CoolSculpting is not a weight loss mechanism. If you are overweight, have dense core fat that cannot be pinched or have excessively sagging skin that has little to no fatty tissue, then CoolSculpting is unfortunately not for you.
Are you a good candidate for CoolSculpting?
Who CoolSculpting is for are the men and women who have stubborn fat bulges that do not go away with normal diet and exercise. How can you tell if CoolSculpting is right for you? Find your problem area/areas that you would like to sculpt. It can be your tummy, flanks, arms or thighs. Now, take your thumb and first finger and pinch the area (not hard, we don’t want you to hurt yourself!) Are you able to get a pretty good amount of skin and fat between your fingers? Is the area of concern obvious to you and to others? Have you been trying to get rid of it through diet and exercise and it is just not working? If so, then CoolSculpting should work for you.
How is CoolSculpting going to get you beach ready?
Now that we have established who will benefit from CoolSculpting, let’s talk about how it is the answer to our bikini nightmare. CoolScuplting is a FDA-approved body contouring device that uses a controlled cooling device to freeze fat cells. Once frozen, the fat cells will die and your body will naturally eliminate them. After they are gone, you are left with a firmer, smoother and tighter (insert area you have trouble with here).
The benefits of CoolSculpting over traditional procedures like liposuction include:
- No surgery
- No scars
- No anesthesia
- No recovery time
- No needles
What you do get is a safe and effective treatment that will have you looking fabulous in a few short weeks. Why is the effect not instant? The body needs time to eliminate the fat cells after they die. You will begin to see improvement around the three-week mark, and you will see the most dramatic results at the eight-week mark. If you have a larger area of excess, you may need more than one treatment to get the look you desire.
Are there any risks?
The device that is used during the CoolSculpting procedure is designed to control the cooling effect on the skin, making sure that it targets the fat cells while leaving the skin and the surrounding tissue alone. Since it is non-invasive, you do not run the risk of infection or problems with anesthesia. The side effects are minimal and include redness of the area treated, swelling and bruising. Most people will go about their normal activities as soon as their treatment is over.
Ok, now let’s talk about results!
Once the fat cells have died and been eliminated, that is it. They are gone forever! As your body rids itself of the cells, you will begin to see a difference. Your problem area will be less noticeable, you will no longer be able to pinch the fat and you will look amazing in your mirror! This new look will be permanent if you take care of yourself and follow a healthy diet and exercise plan. To learn more about CoolSculpting and how it can work for you, contact our office today!