Have you finally reached your ideal weight yet you find yourself struggling with small deposits of fat? It can be frustrating when no matter how strict you are with a maintenance diet or how much you work out, they just won’t go away. Does dealing with residual fat deposits like muffin top, love handles or that annoying double chin have you thinking about liposuction? It has been a popular solution to eliminating stubborn fat deposits for more than thirty years. Still, many people don’t like the idea of under going unnecessary surgery and find themselves looking for alternatives to liposuction.
This revolutionary treatment is quickly becoming one of the most popular non-surgical alternatives to liposuction. CoolSculpting is FDA approved and is proven to be effective on many of the common trouble spots. It’s a good option for those who have reached or are close to their target weight but want to get rid of small, localized fat deposits on the hips, abdomen, thighs or under the chin.
How does CoolSculpting Work?
One of today’s popular alternatives to liposuction, CoolSculpting can get rid of those annoying areas of unwanted fat without going under the knife. The procedure, known as cryolipolysis, safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin.
The Coolsculpting applicator freezes the fat cells without affecting the surrounding tissue. Treated fat cells are crystallized or frozen then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, providing you with a more sculpted physique.
Once the cells are frozen and eliminated, they are gone for good. Those stubborn fat deposits will only reappear if the dead fat cells are replaced with new ones, resulting from returning to an unhealthy diet.
The Evolution Of CoolSculpting
The cryolipolysis technology was exclusively licensed to ZELTIQ Aesthetics in 2005 and the CoolSculpting system was developed to non-invasively reduce subcutaneous fat. In 2010, CoolSculpting received FDA clearance in the US for non-surgical reduction of fat in the flank area and for the abdomen in 2012. FDA clearance followed for the thighs in 2014, and for the submental area underneath the chin in 2015. CoolSculpting is approved for fat reduction in over 70 countries worldwide, throughout Europe, and including Canada, Brazil and Australia.
Each newly approved treatment area brought with it a new CoolSculpting applicator and there have been improvements to some of the applicators along the way as well.
CoolADVANTAGE is the redesigned CoolSculpting applicator which reaches a lower temperature than the original design. The CoolADVANTAGE may be slightly colder than the original CoolSculpting applicator but treatment time is greatly reduced.
CoolADVANTAGE has three interchangeable contours ideal for the abdomen, flanks, and inner thighs. There is the CoolCore Advantage, the CoolCurve+ Advantage and the CoolFit Advantage.
The CoolCore Advantage is specifically designed to treat the abdomen while the CoolCurve+ Advantage is designed to target fat cell deposits in the flank area, often referred to as muffin top. The CoolFit Advantage features a flat applicator design ideal for longer, vertical areas of fat, such as the inner thighs.
There is also the CoolSmooth PRO applicator which is effective on the outer thighs. To make sure you look your best from head to toe, there is the CoolSculpting Mini designed specifically to take care the submental area or double chin.
With Coolsculpting there is really no down time. After the treatment, you may feel some tingling as the area is massaged for 2 or 3 minutes. It is a virtually painless procedure during which many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap. CoolSculpting is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Patients often return to work on the same day once a treatment is completed.
End the Search for Alternatives to Liposuction
For many people, CoolSculpting is the solution you’ve been looking for. While it is not effective for those who still have a large amount of weight to lose, it’s a great option for those who have reached their goal. For those who still have a ways to go on their weight loss journey, CoolSculpting could help with a few finishing touches when you get there.
Although Coolsculpting has been approved in many countries around the world, you don’t have to travel to take advantage of the most effective of all the alternatives to liposuction. Vive Medical Weight Loss and Aesthetics is a unique medical practice and a CoolSculpting provider. It is the first medical practice in the area specializing in weight loss and aesthetic medicine. Dr. Pinto and his highly qualified staff can help you decide if CoolSculpting is the right option for you. Schedule your consultation today