No matter how healthy your diet may be or how many hours you sweat at the gym, those bulges of stubborn fat remain unscathed. Unfortunately, they are called stubborn for a reason. When diet and exercise just aren’t enough to achieve that desired bikini body, many look to alternative courses of action. However, many options require time off from work or involve invasive surgeries and procedures that not only limit daily activities, but also demand an adequate healing time. Luckily, there is CoolSculpting® – a non-surgical approach that can get you looking hot this season without the downtime and hassle.
What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® was developed by a group of scientists at Harvard Medical School and is distributed by a company named Zeltiq. With this new technology, fat is reduced by literally freezing the fat cells away. With some pressure and intense cold, this cooling process targets unwanted fat cells without damaging the surrounding tissue. As the initial symptoms of the procedure ease into a numbing sensation, the frozen fat cells are no longer viable and become crystallised. Within two to four months, the dead fat cells are naturally eliminated by the body, and the results become distinct.
For the time spent at the gym during a single workout, one could squeeze in a treatment of CoolSculpting®, and the results will be far more noticeable. Each treatment lasts approximately one hour and can easily be done over someone’s lunch break. Most patients multi-task during the treatment by working on their laptop, reading a book, watching television, or simply resting. Without any incisions, needles, or suction hoses, patients can immediately resume their daily tasks without having to allow any downtime for recovery. Better yet, most patients only require one treatment for each targeted area. On some occasions, however, additional treatments may be necessary to achieve optimal results. With an average fat reduction of 22 – 25%, results become apparent after just a few weeks but are most appreciable within two to three months after treatment.
Who is a good candidate for CoolSculpting®?
More than a trend, this non-invasive procedure allows patients to strip away those muffin tops, love handles, belly pooches, and other trouble spots that exercise and diet can’t seem to touch. Someone with a good exercise regimen and a healthy diet that struggles to get rid of those stubborn pooches of fat is a good candidate for CoolSculpting®. However, CoolSculpting® is not a treatment for obesity or excess amounts of fat, in which case patients may consult with a cosmetic surgeon to seek out other available options.
If your desire is to look hot this holiday season, CoolSculpting® may be just the right gift for you. Dr. Jeffrey B. Wise is a cosmetic surgeon who looks forward to helping you acquire the appearance you desire. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Wise, please call (888) 295-6933 or conveniently fill out our online contact form today. We look forward to meeting you!