CoolSculpting: Get Your Body into Holiday Shape
CoolSculpting: Get Your Body into Holiday Shape It doesn’t have to be bikini season to feel the urge to zap stubborn, unwanted fat. In fact, after the year we’ve collectively experienced, why not treat yourself to some grade-A self-love?
For some, pockets of fat on the inner thighs, arms and abdomen can be a bummer. They can also prove to be extra difficult to get rid of with diet and exercise alone. But what can you do if liposuction — or any other invasive surgery — just isn’t your cup of tea?
Well, my darling, look no further than CoolSculpting.
Okay, Sounds Great… But What is CoolSculpting?
Approved by the FDA in 2010, CoolSculpting is a non-surgical fat-freezing procedure designed to target the problem areas so many of us agonize over. The process uses applicators that literally suck in, freeze and destroy your fat cells, with your body expelling the dead cells between one and three months after the procedure. Which, in our opinion, is pretty cool.
Is CoolSculpting right for you?
CoolSculpting® treatments are for patients seeking a non-invasive treatment with long-lasting results. Both men and women love the procedure because they’re able to sculpt their ideal figure with little to no pain, side effects, or downtime.
Every CoolSculpting session is different – it all depends on your natural body shape and the specific areas of fat you are targeting. Your treatment is completely customizable, and your provider will work with you to create a plan tailored to your needs.
Results for this treatment are dramatic. Ideal candidates for CoolSculpting are people looking for a reduction of specific stubborn areas of fat. They are at or near a healthy weight and not significantly overweight. Most healthy people with fat problem areas can achieve great results from treatment with CoolSculpting.
Patience is the name of the game here, folks. Initial results will start to become evident in about 2-3 weeks. Continuous improvement will gradually occur throughout the coming months as dead fat cells are expelled from the body. You’ll see the final results about 12 weeks after your last CoolSculpting® session.
Another thing to keep in mind is that this is fat loss, not weight loss. Don’t expect to see a 15-pound drop on the scale.
It’s also vitally important to listen to your doctor and technician’s recommendations on the best course of action. They know what procedures will give you the results you’ll be happiest with.
Are there any risks?
The risks are mild, and your technician will discuss them with you upfront. At worst, you may experience superficial numbness (like an itch you can’t scratch), some tenderness to touch, and minor swelling – all of which subside within 1 to 3 weeks. Considering that you’re not going under for an invasive procedure, risks are relatively low.
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