Have you ever noticed stubborn areas of fat deposits around your thighs, flanks, stomach or even neck area that just won’t go away with diet and exercise? Sometimes these stubborn areas are resistant to traditional weight loss methods, although you may be in good physical shape. Traditionally, those who wanted to perfect these areas of their body would opt for liposuction, an invasive, surgical procedure which would require downtime, keeping them away from their daily responsibilities until fully recovered.
Now, there is a new solution that people are raving about! CoolSculpting® is a cutting edge FDA-cleared technology that is an alternative to fat reduction surgery and can help you get rid of those stubborn fat deposits quickly and painlessly! The unique CoolSculpting® fat-freezing technology is a non-surgical, scientifically proven way to reduce pockets of fat in trouble spots on areas of the abdomen, flanks or under the chin in as little as one session.
The Science Behind CoolSculpting®
The technical name for CoolSculpting® is cryolipolysis, which is what medical professionals use to refer to the process of freezing fat cells in the body. The makers of CoolSculpting® spent years researching and developing this one-of-a-kind technology, which gives long-term results to the patients who receive the CoolSculpting® treatment.
The simple explanation for how CoolSculpting® works is that when fat cells are exposed to a certain cold temperature, they will freeze and die. Once that happens, your body will naturally eliminate those dead fat cells over a course of two to six months, resulting in up to a 20-25% reduction of fat cells in the treated area.
Can’t I just do more cardio and receive the same results?
Losing weight doesn’t always lead to a more sculpted appearance, but reducing fat can change the shape and contours of our body. The number of fat cells that are present in your body is set during your childhood and adolescent years. That number fluctuates as you get older, and as you start to gain weight as you grow, those fat cells expand which in turn causes areas of your body, like your waistline, hips, chin and thighs to expand.
When the expansion of these fat cells becomes unpleasant for a person, they can shrink these fat cells by exercising and eating a healthier diet. But, if those healthy habits don’t last, the fat cells will expand again, adding unwanted bulges of fat in various areas of the body.
With CoolSculpting® you can pinpoint exact trouble spots where you’d like to reduce fat – permanently. Because the specialized treatment freezes those fat cells, causing them to die and disappear through your body’s natural elimination process.
What can I expect from a CoolSculpting® treatment?
Men and women who are in healthy physical condition, are not obese, and have areas of unwanted fat on their bodies are good candidates for CoolSculpting®. A Greenberg Cosmetic technician will apply a clear gel pad to the treatment area, which will serve as a barrier between the cooling panel and your skin. You’ll then feel a slight sucking sensation as the applicator adheres to the area being treated. During the treatment you’ll be able to read, answer e-mails or chat with friends. After the treatment has completed, your provider will perform a brief massage on the area to break up the treated fat cells and enhance the reduction of fat in the treated area. Most patients experience little to no downtime after the treatment, and can resume normal activities right away.
CoolSculpting® has become one of the world’s leading non-invasive body contouring treatments, which millions of people benefiting from its cutting-edge ability to eliminate stubborn, unwanted fat from various areas of the body. Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery offers CoolSculpting® to our patients who love the lasting effects and many come back for additional treatments after seeing the incredible results from their first time.