Long gone are the days of struggling and stressing to lose that extra bit of fat that just won’t budge. What used to be an invasive procedure of going through surgery for fat removal has now been modernized into the FDA-cleared treatment that takes up to an hour and requires no surgery. Introducing CoolSculpting! This wonderful and not so new treatment has proven results across the world, with more and more people turning to get CoolSculpting treatment done. But if you are a non-believer or maybe aren’t sure if CoolSculpting actually works, we can assure you that yes, CoolSculpting does work. Our South Florida wellness services team shares answers to your big questions about CoolSculpting.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
According to Medical News Today, “CoolSculpting, or cryolipolysis, is a cosmetic treatment to remove areas of body fat. It works by freezing the fat cells from specific parts of the body. Similarly, to liposuction, plastic surgeons and other therapists use CoolSculpting to target areas of the body where it is more difficult to remove fat by diet and exercise.”1
CoolSculpting is noninvasive, meaning it does not involve surgery, cuts, or anaesthetic, so it carries fewer risks than liposuction. It targets areas on the body, like the thighs or belly, plagued by stubborn fat that has not gone away after exercise and diet. The CoolSculpting procedure starts by freezing the fat cells. Over time, the cells that are frozen will be naturally processed and die off.
Here at the biostation, we have seen a high success rate with CoolSculpting. Lifestyle and diet, however, play a big part in the end results of CoolSculpting. For example, a person who continues to eat unhealthily and remains sedentary while undergoing CoolSculpting can expect to see a less dramatic reduction of fat than someone who sticks to a healthy diet and exercise plan.
How Soon Will I See CoolSculpting Results?
In general, you can expect to see CoolSculpting results as soon as thee weeks after your treatment. Several months after treatment, your body will continue to flush out the fat cells and maintain its CoolSculpting look. The most dramatic results are typically seen two months after the first procedure. Around this time, the results are proven and noticeable. For more questions regarding the lasting results of this fat-fighting procedure, contact our medical team at the biostation.
What Does The Research Say about How CoolSculpting Works?
According to the National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health study on Cryolipolysis for Fat Reduction and Body Contouring: Safety and Efficacy of Current Treatment Paradigms, a 2015 review had concluded that “Cryolipolysis is a promising procedure for nonsurgical fat reduction and body contouring and presents a compelling alternative to liposuction and other, more invasive methods. This procedure appears to be safe in the short term, with a limited side effect profile, and results in significant fat reduction when used for localized adiposities.”1
So, what does that exactly mean? It means that there has been scientific research on how well CoolSculpting works, with proven CoolSculpting results. Whether or not this procedure is right for you is something to discuss further with our qualified Aestheticians. This is not a weight loss program, but rather a way for people to take care of that stubborn fat that just won’t budge after months of eating right and working out. If you are plagued by stubborn fat, contact our team to learn more about how CoolSculpting can work for you.
- Medical News Today – Does CoolSculpting Work?