Have you seen the television commercials about CoolSculpting or heard about it from your friends? Are you wondering if CoolSculpting is right for you? It is best to do some research and of course, consult with your dermatologic surgeon or CoolSculpting professional when making this decision.
What is CoolSclupting?
The CoolSculpting procedure uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. This unique FDA cleared procedure is a non-surgical fat reduction procedure that reduces the number of fat cells in the treated areas.
The treated fat cells die and are naturally eliminated by the body. The elimination of these fat cells prevents them from enlarging. While this provides excellent results for spotty areas of fat and creates a more sculpted and toned physique, CoolSculpting is not meant for significant weight loss.
Who Can Benefit From CoolSculpting?
No matter how hard you work out or watch what you eat, do you still have those annoying love handles or muffin top that won’t go away?
CoolSculpting is recommended for those who are basically physically fit, who even after diet and exercise, have small areas of fat deposits that are not severe enough to be considered for a more serious surgical procedure. Both men and women, who are in overall good health can benefit from CoolSculpting.
Have Realistic Expectations
Anyone undergoing this procedure needs to fully understand how CoolSculpting works and have realistic expectations for their potential results. While those stubborn spotty areas of fat can effectively be treated with CoolSculpting, it is not intended as an alternative to a weight loss program or a solution for obesity.
Potential candidates should have an honest discussion with their medical professional about the possible results for their specific body type and physical condition.
Additionally, you should not expect instant results. It typically takes 8 -12 weeks for full results and in some cases can require more than one treatment to achieve the results desired.
What to Expect
One of the most unique and convenient features of CoolSculpting is the procedure which requires no down time. A treatment lasts one hour after which you can immediately return to your normal daily routine. With no recuperation time needed, you can return to work, go shopping or even exercise.
While a mild pinching and chill may be felt, CoolSculpting is not considered to be uncomfortable. These sensations are not painful and there is no need for any anesthetic. You can relax and read a book or use your iPad during the procedure.
Are There Side Effects?
CoolSculpting may sometimes cause very mild bruising or minor skin irritation to the treated area. There are no permanent side effects. This completely safe, FDA cleared procedure does not harm healthy cells or damage the surrounding tissue.
Are Results Permanent?
With CoolSculpting the treated fat cells are gone for good, but if you over eat, your remaining fat cells can become enlarged. It is still necessary to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine after the procedure.
This doesn’t mean you have to eat nothing but salad or spend hours at the gym. Simply eat well-balanced, sensibly sized meals that leave you satisfied not stuffed. Include exercise in your daily routine even if you just take a nice long walk every day.
Vive Medical Weight Loss and Aesthetics is a unique medical practice, providing a much needed service to the South Jersey community. It is the first medical practice in the area, specializing on weight loss and aesthetic medicine. The office was built with this in mind, and with its spacious consultation and treatment rooms and modern décor, you will feel comfortable and relaxed the moment you enter the office. Schedule a consultation today and let us help you decide if CoolSculpting is the right option for you.