Is CoolSculpting Right For You?
- Posted on: Oct 30 2015
Are you looking for a safe, non-invasive way to slim down without losing weight? CoolSculpting may be a good option for you. Keep reading to learn more.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSclupting is a safe, FDA approved procedure that is designed to eliminate stubborn fat on many areas of the body. This non-invasive procedure uses special cooling plates to target fat in a specific area of the body. The area being targeted is pulled in between two cooling plates and the plates are activated to freeze the fat cells in that area.
What areas can be treated?
CoolSculpting works best on areas of stubborn fat that haven’t responded to diet or exercise. It can be used to reduce fat on the abdomen, back, and thighs. In some cases it is also used to target love handles and improve the appearance of the arms.
Who is a good candidate for CoolSclupting?
CoolSclulpting can be a great option for some people, but it isn’t right for everyone. The best candidates for this procedure are healthy and close to their ideal body weight. It is also important to have healthy skin that hasn’t lost much of its elasticity.
This treatment is not a weight loss procedure so patients who need help losing weight should consider other options and consult their doctor about CoolSculpting after they’ve reached their weight loss goals.
If you are near your ideal weight, have healthy skin, and a little bit of pinchable fat that you’d like to eliminate, CoolSculpting may be right for you.
What can you expect during the procedure?
The procedure is non-invasive so patients can listen to music or read while the procedure is being performed. In general, it takes about one hour per area being treated.
What can you expect after the procedure?
After the treatment has been performed, patients can immediately return to normal daily activities. There may be some mild soreness or numbness, but it is not usually serious enough to require any medication or time away from work.
Results from CoolSclupting can be impressive, but it takes some time for the process to work. The treatment freezes fat cells so that the body can dispose of them naturally. This takes time. While you may notice results shortly after the procedure, your body will continue to eliminate fat cells for a few months, which means final results may not show up until later. Once the body has eliminated these fat cells, the results are long lasting as long as you continue to live a healthy lifestyle. To learn more about this treatment, contact Dr. Kathleen Behr.
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