CoolSculpting: Achieve a Hot Body in a Cool New Way
CoolSculpting is now the #1 non-surgical fat reduction solution because of the incredible results patients can achieve. Over 4 million successful treatments have proven that it is fast, easy, safe, and effective. There is no downtime required, and best of all, the fat loss is permanent. Achieve a hot body in a cool new way by banishing stubborn and unwanted fat with CoolSculpting.
What is CoolSculpting?CoolSculpting is a branded, FDA-approved form of fat reduction treatment that utilizes cryolipolysis to freeze unwanted fat. CoolSculpting and other types of cryolipolysis use freezing temperatures to break down fat cells. The cold temperatures used do not damage any surrounding or underlying tissue, and there is no damage to the surface of the skin. CoolSculpting treatments take roughly an hour to complete, and there is no necessary recovery period. Following the procedure, it takes approximately 4-6 months for the frozen fat cells to leave the body naturally. In that time, the area of fat will decrease by an average of 20%. Results vary, but in general, patients report that clothing fits better, and the treated bulges are less visible about eight weeks post-treatment.
Does It Really Work?Studies have shown CoolSculpting to be an effective fat reduction treatment. A 2009 study looked at the clinical efficiency of cryolipolysis, and researchers found that cryolipolysis reduced the treated fat layer by as much as 25%. The results were still present six months after the treatment. The frozen fat cells then die and are extracted out of the body through the liver within several weeks following treatment. CoolSculpting can also reduce the appearance of cellulite on the legs, buttocks, and arms in addition to treating unwanted fat on the thighs, lower back, belly, and love handles. As a noninvasive treatment, there are several benefits to CoolSculpting over traditional surgical fat removal procedures.
Side Effects and ComplicationsWhile CoolSculpting is considered a relatively safe procedure, you may experience side effects following treatment. During the process, you may experience a tugging or pinching sensation, intense cold, aching, or cramping around the targeted area. In the days following your procedure, you may experience minor:
- Skin redness
- Pain or tenderness
- Skin sensitivity