These days, many people are interested in finding out how to eliminate fat without the use of surgery. If you’re interested in facilitating fat loss in this manner, it’s important to note that Coolsculpting® might be the right procedure for you.
At Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we offer our patients a variety of treatment options and procedures to help them get the look they want – including Coolsculpting®. Our team will work with you to determine how to most effectively get you the results you want. Contact Georgia Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Center today to schedule your consultation.
What Is Coolsculpting®?
Coolsculpting® involves utilizing advanced technology to safely deliver a controlled, precise cooling effect to specific regions of the body in order to target fat cells that lurk beneath the surface of the skin. The fat cells will then crystallize and die. Over the course of time, the patient’s body will naturally process fat and eliminate dead cells. The end result is a leaner, more sculpted physique. This fat-freezing procedure is FDA-approved for the flank, thigh, and abdomen. It also involves no surgery or downtime.
How the Procedure Works
Once we determine which region(s) will be treated, the medical device is then positioned on the body. Throughout the application of the controlled cooling, you’ll be free to check email, nap, read a book, etc. The Coolsculpting® procedure enables you to reduce fat on several regions of your body. To optimize the process, you may be interested in attaining additional results. Your treatment plan will be customized to ensure that it helps you attain the specific effect you want.
Fat Reduction vs. Weight Loss
In thinking about the value of Coolsculpting® and how it can assist you, it’s important to note that fat reduction and weight loss are not the same thing. When people lose weight, their fat cells shrink. However, their number of fat cells is the same. When an individual gains weight, the fat cells grow larger again. In the event that an individual opts to attain a Coolsculpting® procedure, the number of fat cells in targeted regions will be reduced. These fat cells are no longer present, meaning that they cannot grow larger. In short, the Coolsculpting® procedure results are lasting because the fat cells have been permanently eliminated.
Throughout the procedure, patients may experience deep pinching, tugging, numbness, pulling, or discomfort. After the procedure is completed, the most common side effects include stinging, tingling, firmness, bruising, swelling, redness, pain, and numbness. There are also other rare side effects.
The Coolsculpting® procedure is not an ideal solution for everyone. For example, Coolsculpting® is not intended as a weight loss solution. Candidates choosing this treatment should be in good health and close to their ideal weight. Coolsculpting® works best for those who lead a healthy lifestyle, but still have areas of stubborn body fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you’re interested in eliminating fat from your body without surgery, you should know that Coolsculpting® may be ideal for you. To determine whether this procedure will help you realize your personal goals in terms of appearance and body shape, contact Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery today.