Body fat tends to stick to certain areas and get in the way of a toned figure. Even though you work hard to tone your muscles and lose fat, you might not see the results you want. There is no way to spot-reduce body fat with exercise, but CoolSculpting does exactly that. So what is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical solution for stubborn body fat. This procedure eliminates fat on your belly, waist, hips, and back. CoolSculpting gives you a slimmer, more toned appearance without the extra fat weighing you down. If diet and exercise won’t get rid of your last few pockets of fat, CoolSculpting is the treatment you need.
How CoolSculpting Works
How does CoolSculpting work? It works by freezing fat cells in a process called “cryolipolysis.” Fat cells are especially sensitive to cold temperatures, making CoolSculpting an effective fat removal procedure.
The cold temperature kills fat cells, and your body naturally eliminates them after the procedure. Your skin, muscles, and other tissues stay perfectly healthy.
Fat Loss vs. Weight Loss
CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss procedure. It’s designed to slim down areas of your body with stubborn pockets of fat. This treatment is ideal for patients who are near or at their goal weight.
When you are overweight or obese, fat builds up around your organs. This is called visceral fat, and it can only be lost through diet and exercise. Subcutaneous fat is the stubborn fat that creates bra bulges, muffin tops, and love handles. CoolSculpting freezes and eliminates subcutaneous fat that hasn’t responded to your diet and exercise efforts.
It’s important to have realistic expectations for your CoolSculpting results. This treatment can create attractive contours and a more sculpted figure. However, it will not make you lose a significant amount of weight.
Comfortable Non-Invasive Procedure
Many patients love CoolSculpting because it doesn’t require uncomfortable, invasive procedures. This treatment is non-invasive and non-surgical. You won’t need sedatives or anesthesia. Most patients feel very comfortable and relaxed during their CoolSculpting treatments.
The process of freezing fat cells does not cause frostbite or cold burning sensations. Fat cells respond quickly to slight drops in temperature, so the device slowly extracts heat from them. Your skin shouldn’t feel cold or uncomfortable as the device cools down your fat cells.
Patients who get CoolSculpting treatments can expect a 20% to 30% fat reduction in the treated areas. This is a significant difference, but repeated treatments are necessary to get rid of all of the unwanted fat pockets. After several CoolSculpting treatments, your results may look similar to liposuction results.
You will see initial results after about three weeks. Optimal slimming and contouring results appear around two to four months after your CoolSculpting appointment. During this time, your body is breaking down the dead fat cells and removing them.
You should continue to eat healthily and exercise after CoolSculpting. This will help you keep unwanted fat off of your body. Once you hit the four-month mark after your treatment, you can enjoy a more toned, slimmer appearance.
CoolSculpting is non-surgical, so there aren’t many aftercare instructions for this treatment. You should continue practicing healthy habits so that you don’t reverse your fat loss results. There is no downtime immediately after the procedure, so you can go about your day as normal.
After some fat loss surgeries, like liposuction, patients need to wear special garments. This is not the case with CoolSculpting. Since it’s a non-invasive procedure, you shouldn’t expect any unpleasant side effects. All you have to do is wait for your body to remove the fat cells on its own.
FDA-Approved Fat Loss Treatment
For many patients, it is important to know that their treatments are science-based and safe. CoolSculpting has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for fat loss and body sculpting. It is one of the most reliable fat loss treatments we offer.
The FDA has also approved CoolSculpting for improving muscle tone and body contours. We focus on fat loss, but you will likely notice more visible muscle tone after losing the extra fat. You can have peace of mind knowing that you are getting a proven and tested fat loss treatment.
Multiple Treatment Areas
Many patients get CoolSculpting treatments for multiple areas of their bodies. For this reason, the cost of CoolSculpting varies between patients.
The size of the treatment area determines how much it costs. Prices for CoolSculpting may change over time, but it is very affordable compared to more invasive procedures. You can expect the cost of your treatment to be much less than you would pay for liposuction in the same area.
You see more noticeable body contouring and sculpting when you get multiple areas treated at once. For example, if you struggle with bra-area fat and love handles, your overall appearance will look more toned if you treat both areas with CoolSculpting. We will discuss your specific treatment plan during your consultation with us.
CoolSculpting at Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
At Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we perform relaxing, comfortable CoolSculpting treatments for patients seeking fat loss. From our office in Marietta, GA, we serve patients from Atlanta, Douglasville, Vinings, Woodstock, and surrounding areas.
We do an initial consultation with new patients to form an effective treatment plan for CoolSculpting sessions. We welcome you to book an appointment for a consultation; there is no obligation to get the treatment. You will simply learn more information to decide whether CoolSculpting is right for you.
If you live in Georgia and want to sculpt your figure by getting rid of body fat, visit us for CoolSculpting!