Millions of men and women in America attempt to lose body fat each year with a wide range of exercises, diets, and other techniques. Despite their best efforts, many still seek better results. In the past, surgical options like liposuction would be the next step. However, CoolSculpting® offers a non-invasive method to lose fat in troublesome areas. Without the need for surgical methods, this technique can reduce body fat and improve appearance in a short time. We are here to answer some common questions about this treatment.
What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® reduces fat by freezing fat cells. The cells are frozen using panels, which causes the cells to die. Over the following months, these fat cells are eliminated using the body’s natural processes, resulting in a slimmed-down appearance. This process is non-invasive, meaning that it does not pierce the skin or place anything into the body. It simply uses cold to freeze fat and then lets your body’s natural processes work to finish the job.
How Long Does the Treatment Take?
Treatment generally lasts anywhere from minutes to about an hour. During this time, patients can read, work on a computer, or even nap. Also, multiple units may be used on a patient at once, reducing the total number of visits required to treat the entire body.
How Many Treatments are Typically Necessary?
This is an extremely effective treatment. After one treatment, patients lose 20% of the fat in the treated area, on average. This produces a sufficient effect for many patients, and many are satisfied with a single treatment. This is much faster than many other fat reduction techniques which require a series of treatments. With that being said, many men and women benefit from multiple treatments.
Does CoolSculpting® Cause Any Discomfort?
This treatment is virtually discomfort-free. Patients feel comfortable enough to do other activities during the treatment and can continue onto their daily activities immediately afterward. This technique is FDA-approved and safe. Patients who are not good candidates for surgery may find this to be a good option for them.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
Various areas throughout the body can be effectively treated by this technique. Both the abdomen and the flanks can be treated, shrinking a gut or love handles. The thighs and upper arms also respond well to treatment. However, smaller areas can be treated as well.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Areas treated by this technique do not change immediately. Instead, the fat loss progresses over time and appears in a natural fashion. Most clients have been able to maintain these results when combined with a proper diet and exercise routine.
Is CoolSculpting® Right for Me?
If a non-invasive, long-lasting method for reducing fat seems interesting, learn more about CoolSculpting® by talking to the professionals at Hanna Facial Cosmetic Surgery in Hinsdale. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation!