Naturally sculpting your ideal physique isn’t easy. In fact, in many instances, it’s downright impossible. That’s because losing weight through diet and exercise will always result in a uniform reduction of fat across the entire body. When significant pounds are lost, you’ll invariably grow smaller, but your physical proportions will remain largely unchanged. This is unsettling news for people who struggle with disproportionate stores of stubborn fat in select body areas. For instance, you might be waging an ongoing battle with love handles, or excess fat at the backs of your arms. Luckily, you now have the option of using a safe, simple, and totally non-invasive procedure called CoolSculpting® to quickly attain the body of your dreams.
Why Choose CoolSculpting®?
Liposuction has long been the go-to method for eliminating disproportionate stores of body fat. During these treatments, one or more small-sized incisions are made. Special instruments are then inserted into these incisions to gently excise fatty tissues. Although liposuction surgeries have continued to evolve throughout the years to entail less risk, less discomfort, and less downtime, these procedures are still invasive and inconvenient. This is especially true when they are compared to the veritable magic of CoolSculpting®.
With CoolSculpting®, the provider will not need to perform any cutting whatsoever. As such, there is absolutely no risk of post-treatment scarring, and absolutely no downtime for recovery. Rather than taking several weeks off of work for rest and wound care, you can carry on with your normal schedule immediately after a CoolSculpting® procedure. Apart from moderate redness and temporary hardening of the treatment area, you won’t have to contend with any major aftereffects. This makes it easy for people to have their unwanted fat professionally removed, without having to share their treatment decisions with the world. If you’re looking for an easy and inconspicuous way to sculpt and refine your physique, CoolSculpting® could be the perfect solution to stubborn fat across your major trouble zones.
How the Treatment Works
Freezing cells of any type often results in serious and sometimes lasting tissue damage. When it comes to fat cells, however, applying temperatures that cause cells to crystallize will eradicate them entirely. Once crystallized, treated fat will die off and be gradually routed out of the body. Over the weeks that follow a CoolSculpting® procedure, the treated area will become slimmer, sleeker, and far more toned in overall appearance. If you have been working diligently to trim your midsection with targeted toning exercises, the results of your CoolSculpting® session will allow your strong muscles and hard work to shine through.
Unfortunately, eliminating unwanted fat cells by freezing them to the point of crystallization isn’t as easy as placing an ice pack on your double chin or your inner thighs. CoolSculpting® is a carefully controlled and highly moderated process. After all, the overarching goal is to get rid of the tissues you don’t want, without causing harm to any tissues or other structures that surround them. Given that fat freezes at a much higher temperature than either muscle tissue or skin, it is possible to eliminate fat cells without creating any unnecessary damages. The equipment used in a CoolSculpting® procedures ensures optimum safety and effectiveness.
A Brief Look at the History of Fat-Freezing Technology
CoolSculpting®, or fat freezing, is a process known as cryolipolysis. Several decades ago, scientists realized that small children were likely to develop cheek dimples as the result of regularly consuming frozen treats. This showed that frequent and prolonged exposure to low temperatures had the power to trigger a die-off in fat cells. Over time, this discovery was gradually refined into a simple yet effective treatment for body sculpting. It is now FDA-cleared for the elimination of unwanted fats across the abdomen, at the buttocks, inner thighs, arms, under-chin area, and more.
What to Expect During and After a CoolSculpting® Treatment
When considering the pre-treatment and post-treatment challenges and demands that patients face with liposuction, having a CoolSculpting® procedure performed is a veritable walk in the park. These services are so easy and hassle-free, that many patients find them to be relaxing and even indulgent experiences overall. During this procedure, a small cooling paddle is placed right on top of the fat that you want to target. Over the course of approximately 30 to 40 minutes, this appliance will lower the temperature of local fats to the point of crystallization. Once this temperature is reached, the paddle will be removed and you can immediately go.
Most people spend the duration of their appointments reading books, using their phones, or engaging in other relaxing activities. You can use your session as a time for reflection, an opportunity to update your social calendar, or a chance to finish a few chapters in your favorite book. The affected area will feel hard and slightly warm to the touch immediately after your procedure. Within several hours, however, this hardness and reddening will abate, and your body will start the process of breaking dead fat cells down and removing them.
Is It Possible to Treat Multiple Body Areas at Once?
CoolSculpting® is a highly targeted fat removal procedure. There are times when patients wish to have multiple areas treated at once. When feasible to do so, the provider can address two trouble zones in a single session via the application of two separate CoolSculpting® paddles. Due to the placement of the cooling paddle and the need to remain in a relatively fixed position during these procedures, however, people who want to treat three or more areas will have to schedule several CoolSculpting® appointments. Coming in for a consultation will allow you to determine the best fat freezing schedule for your needs.
What Happens to the Fat That Gets Destroyed During CoolSculpting®?
When you lose weight by cutting calories and increasing your physical activities, fat cells throughout your body start to shrink. As these cells lose their volume, your body becomes smaller overall. Beyond being incapable of spot-reducing fat, natural weight loss also leaves dieters with fat cells that multiply at a far more rapid rate. This is why many successful dieters are plagued by the fear of regaining their lost pounds. With CoolSculpting®, however, unwanted fat cells are destroyed and permanently removed from the body. Once these cells have been broken down and routed out, they won’t ever be able to return. Although patients can still regain lost weight by reverting back to unhealthy dietary habits and sedentary lifestyles, it is possible to maintain the results of a CoolSculpting® procedure for a lifetime.
Push Past a Frustrating Weight Loss Plateau with CoolSculpting®
For many people, one of the hardest parts of dropping pounds is working through frustrating weight loss plateaus. These are times when adjustments in a person’s metabolism make additional weight loss seem impossible. Despite remaining diligent in their workout and diet plans, some people are unable to reach their goal weights for extended periods of time. CoolSculpting® can be the perfect solution to this all-too-common problem. If you are within 10 to 20 pounds of your ideal body weight, this procedure can help you refine your physique and shed disproportionate fat stores for a far better look and feel all-around. In fact, ideal candidates can be as much as 30 pounds away from their target body weights, and can still greatly benefit from these procedures.
Consider the Mental and Emotional Benefits
There’s nothing like working harder than you’ve ever worked before, only to find that your goals remain consistently out of reach. CoolSculpting® makes it possible for people to attain the bodies that they’ve long wanted, and without having to undergo any invasive surgery in order to get them. When it comes to keeping a new weight maintenance plan successful and on track, the sense of accomplishment and motivation that CoolSculpting® provides can certainly prove helpful. CoolSculpting® builds confidence, even as it helps push people closer to their targets. Once you’ve been able to balance out and optimize your physical proportions, you will look better and feel better everywhere you go. Best of all, you’ll be able to wear all of the skin-baring or contour-hugging clothes that you’ve been passing over, and can do so with pride.
Cryolipolysis Produces Entirely Natural-Looking Results
When performed incorrectly, invasive fat removal procedures can leave the treated area looking dimpled and uneven. In fact, with a seasoned eye, it can be quite easy to tell that someone has had liposuction performed before. This, however, is rarely the case with CoolSculpting®. Due to the innovative design of the cooling paddles used in these procedures, the application of freezing temperatures is uniform. This in turn allows for the uniform reduction of fat, and smooth, natural-looking results. Combined with the fact that weight loss from cryolipolysis occurs in a very gradual and natural-seeming way, most people will assume that you’ve simply been exercising more.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Like liposuction, CoolSculpting® is not considered to be a healthy or effective alternative to natural weight loss and natural weight maintenance. It is instead intended to be a supplementary tool for enhancing and refining the results of diligent self-care. As such, you should not expect to lose more than 8 to 10 pounds as a result of these procedures. Moreover, although you can sidestep the need for wound care and other post-treatment aftercare when choosing CoolSculpting® over liposuction, the results of this procedure are not immediately apparent. It will take several weeks for your body to break down and eliminate the fat cells that have been frozen in-treatment. It is only when this breakdown and removal process is complete or near-complete, that the full range of body sculpting benefits will manifest. As such, it is important for CoolSculpting® candidates to have realistic expectations for their treatment results.
CoolSculpting® is often used by dieters who have already lost a substantial amount of weight, and who are looking to further refine their bodies by addressing stubborn, remaining fat stores. There are also a number of cryolipolysis patients who are seeking to spot reduce fat due to genetic disposition to disproportionate fat storage in specific areas. No matter what your circumstances or goals may be, feel free to visit Ovation Med Spa in Houston, TX to learn more. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!