What Is CoolSculpting and How Does It Work?

One of the biggest weight loss challenges people face is the excess bulge that won’t budge. It’s really frustrating to stick to a sugar-free, low-carb diet or burn many hours doing Zumba, CrossFit, yoga or any other fitness regimen just to lose that extra fat to no avail.

Thankfully, that is about to change. Modern technology has provided us with a minimally invasive procedure that will allow us to sculpt our bodies. One of those technological advances that anyone can take advantage of is CoolSculpting. Let’s dig a little deeper to get a better understanding of this procedure:

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure that helps you eliminate stubborn fat that doesn’t respond to strict diet and rigorous exercise. It’s an innovative solution that is cleared by the FDA for fat reduction. Because this process doesn’t involve slicing through the skin or any invasive techniques, you don’t need to ask for an extensive amount of time off, or worry about anesthesia or needles.

How Does the CoolSculpting Process Work?

This body-contouring procedure works by freezing fat using cold temperatures. The technician who will administer this procedure will use a vacuum-like applicator that has a cooling panel that will hold the fat. The plates will activate and freeze the fat until it weakens and dies. The machine crystallizes only the fat so the skin, nerves and other tissues will not be damaged.

The procedure takes about an hour per area to complete.  You can target several areas on your body so you can eliminate several areas of fat in one session.

Although you will have the same weight as before after you had your CoolSculpting procedure, you will see significant changes in the following days and weeks as the fat shrinks. About 20% of fat is eliminated after each session, which further burns as you continue with an exercise regimen and a healthy diet.

It’s a common misconception that CoolSculpting is a procedure that can help you lose weight. The truth is it aids in your weight loss efforts but only to eliminate stubborn body fat and bulges. This is usually done after weight reduction and you want to add contour to your body shape.  A healthy diet and regular exercise are still the best options to slim down.

Like liposuction, CoolSculpting works by eliminating fat to add shape to your body. However, they differ in many ways. Deciding on which one will also depend on your need. To learn more about CoolSculpting, and to schedule a complimentary consultation please contact Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg at 540-371-7730.