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CoolSculpting: Discover the Skinny on Freezing Your Fat

With non-invasive, non-surgical procedures becoming a more significant part of cosmetic medicine, plastic surgery centers are continually looking for approaches which offer convenient treatments with little downtime and successful results. CoolSculpting fits this mold as a body contouring procedure which requires no incisions, no downtime and can be done in the convenience of a clinic while the patient relaxes with little to no discomfort. 

Find Something that Works

Although many are involved with the recent body-positive movement, many of us seek to rid ourselves of unwanted fat in all sorts of ways. Fad diets, the latest in exercise regimens or equipment, and maybe some hormonal treatments which swear they will give you result within a short time. And many of us fail when these promises fall short. However, the latest in fat reduction science is proving Coolsculpting is giving patients what they want, a sleeker body outline by addressing their trouble spots. 

In a study from 2009, the science behind Coolsculpting, cryolipolysis was found to reduce 20 to 25 percent of fat in patients. Individuals experience full results in three to six months, with many patients reporting improvement within a few weeks. What this means is that your fat pads will diminish over time, improving week after week. 

Summary of Treatment

CoolSculpting treatments are a surgical alternative which crystallizes fat cells and processes them through the body. When the cooling begins, there may be some pressure and coolness which will dissipate quickly. The session duration will depend on how many areas you treat and the amount of fat necessary to remove. Multiple sessions may be required. 

Long-Lasting Results

Although CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment, body sculpting outcomes are not only quick and convenient; they are permanent as well. Because the body does not regenerate fat cells, the science ensures that those destroyed will never come back. The shape will remain the same, and if weight remains consistent, a slimmer outline will stay with you for a lifetime. 

Trouble Spots Treated

If you have ever considered liposuction to remove excess fat from trouble spots that diet and exercise have failed to address, then you know the areas CoolSculpting can fix. These include:

  • Abdomen
  • Waist
  • Hips
  • Back
  • Love handles
  • Arms
  • Banana rolls
  • Muffin top

A quick assessment by a board-certified plastic surgeon can recommend what areas will qualify for this fantastic body contouring treatment. 

Where Does the Fat Go?

Your body will flush out the dead fat cells over time. Unlike surgery, where the fat is removed using suction, CoolSculpting destroys fat cells with focused low temperatures that won’t affect adjacent tissue. Once the cells die, the body will efficiently dispose of them naturally.  

Is It Right for You?

If you are close to your healthy weight and you are seeking to eliminate unwanted fat bulges that seem to stay around after dieting faithfully and making daily visits to the gym, board-certified Dr. Stephen Montante can help. Contact him today to see if CoolSculpting is a good fit for you. 

Call us today at (804) 325-4795 to schedule a consultation