For most people, the onset of winter is a season that forces us to put away our swimsuits, get back to work, and wait for Mother Nature’s eventual return to life. For those struggling with body image issues, on the other hand, the first cold days are met with a sigh of relief. They signify not having to worry so much about looking good in tank tops or being invited to beach parties. They herald a return to comfort.
If you have bulges of fat that just won’t budge (no matter how hard you try to eat healthy and exercise) then you’re probably eagerly anticipating covering up with jackets and sweaters. What if you didn’t have to mask it anymore? What if you could find body freedom without going under the knife? You can—through a procedure called CoolSculpting.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a FDA-approved body contouring procedure that uses cryolipolysis to remove unwanted fatty deposits. In simpler terms, CoolSculpting “freezes” fat cells. As it turns out, fat cells dislike the cold even more than your average beach bunny does: When extreme cold is applied directly to them, they become so damaged that the body is forced to excrete them. The result? Patients see a 24% reduction in fat cells in treated areas.
This process is as safe as it is effective. In fact, you won’t even know the fat cells are being excreted. The body’s lymphatic system and liver can effectively turn them into waste products without issue. Meanwhile, you’ll also face no risk of scarring or infection because CoolSculpting doesn’t require the making of any incisions. The CoolSculpting applicator won’t harm your skin, either.
Like all cosmetic fat reduction procedures, CoolSculpting is not intended to be used for weight loss in lieu of leading a healthy lifestyle. The amount of fat removed by CoolSculpting will not produce significant results on a heavily overweight person. Instead, CoolSculpting is meant to be used on patients who are a healthy weight but still struggle with stubborn fat deposits. Genetics, aging, and hormonal and metabolic factors can all cause people to develop stores of fat that will not respond to diet and exercise. For these “problem areas,” CoolSculpting is ideal.
What are the Benefits of CoolSculpting?
In addition to being a very low-risk procedure, CoolSculpting has a number of unique advantages. Some of the perks of CoolSculpting are outlined below:
- You won’t have to factor in any “down time” after you have CoolSculpting. The nonsurgical nature of CoolSculpting means that patients don’t need to take any time off work in which to heal. You can return to your usual activities immediately after your CoolSculpting treatment is complete.
- You can use CoolSculpting to target more than one area of your body. CoolSculpting is one of the most versatile nonsurgical fat removal treatments on the market. While most people use it to remove belly and back fat, it can also be used to freeze away fat on the thighs, flanks, arms, and even under the chin.
- CoolSculpting produces very even, natural-looking results. No one will know you’ve had CoolSculpting performed on your body unless you tell them!
The only thing to be aware of before you get CoolSculpting is the fact that the results of this treatment are not immediate. It usually takes a few weeks for post-procedure swelling to subside, and it may take your body up to two months to completely excrete all of the damaged fat cells. In other words, if you want to see results by the time winter ends, you should get started now.
So, why not take the plunge and book a CoolSculpting consultation? If you decide that this procedure is right for you, you’ll have something new to look forward to this spring: Surprising everyone when you debut your slim new body.