Who doesn’t want to show off a perfectly shaped bikini body in the summers? Those ideal curves with no saggy skin protruding from various parts of your body is the dream of most of us.
Cool sculpting famously known as fat freezing is one of the non-invasive body procedures that is suitable to get a small adjustments in your body to achieve that perfect summer body. In recent years this procedure has gained popularity because people prefer non-surgical options over surgical ones; mainly due to the lengthy recovery period, cost and pain. Now let’s see what cool sculpting actually does.
How does Cool Sculpting work?
In simple words, cool sculpting freezes the excess fat that is than removed from the body. Another term commonly used for cool sculpting is cryolipolysis. “cryo” means cold “lipo” means fat and “lysis” means destruction.
During the procedure, the nurse applies gel pads on the target areas. And these are then passed over with a device. In some clinics, an applicator cup is used with a vacuum to extract the tissue in the cup. The aim of the procedure is to treat the body with very low temperature to destroy the fat cells underneath the skin. The destroyed fat cells just don’t vanish overnight. It may take up to months for all the fat to be removed.
Cool Sculpting for small body adjustments
Not a weight loss procedure
Some people consider cool sculpting a method for reducing weight. Well this is not true! According to the director of cosmetic and clinical research in the dermatology department at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Department of Dermatology in New York City, during cool sculpting when the body is subjected to low temperatures, these only penetrate to the upper layer of fat under the skin. They don’t dig deep into the fat and hence are not effective as a weight loss treatment.
Ideal for small body adjustment
If your body doesn’t have bulks of fat that needs to be gotten rid of the best option is cool sculpting. According to a small study conducted in 2018, cool sculpting is the best procedure for body contouring.
According to FDA 9 treatment areas have been approved for treatment using cool sculpting. They are:
- Under the jawline
- Under the chin
- Upper arms
- Back fat
- Bra fat
- Love handles
- Under the buttocks
The target of cryolipolysis is subcutaneous fat that is found under the layer of skin. So if there is some extra body fat found here and there and you need your body contoured, this is the best option for you to get rid of it. This procedure is the alternative of liposuction which use surgery to get rid of that fat.
How long does the procedure take?
Cool sculpting can take up to an hour per treatment area. Some advanced technologies in used have cut down the time to as less as 35 minutes. In one session, 4 target areas can be treated which means that the session will last for about four hours depending on the technology being used. So, depending on your treatment plan, and how many areas are being targeted in a single session it can take from 1 to several hours.
Who is the ideal candidate for Cool Sculpting?
An ideal candidate for Cool sculpting is anyone who:
- Wants to get rid of localized fat pockets that are stubborn to diet and exercise
- Have low levels of fat that is they are not obese
- Have normal kidney function
- Have no history of neurological or skeletal problems
- Are in good health
- Are in 15 to 30 pounds of their ideal weight
What are the results?
In a single session 20-25% of the fat cells are destroyed in a single area. Some patients see results after the first session while others require additional treatment to see visible results.
Within 3 weeks to 3 months after the procedure you will observe the procedure’s results. With time the treated area will evolve and results will get better. Your body will get a toned and contoured look.
The frozen fat may take six months to completely get out of your body.
To wrap it up
Cool sculpting permanently freezes the fat cells but you will require to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine in order for the results to last. Drink more water, if possible lemon water is better as it can speed the elimination of fat cells from the body.
If you are looking for small adjustments in your body with the aim to achieve a contoured and toned body, cool sculpting is the best option for you. Wait no more and book your appointment now.