With revised health and safety guidelines from the CDC, this summer will be full of opportunities for outdoor recreation. However, you may not be feeling quite as confident in your summer clothes and swimwear if you haven’t been able to stick to your normal gym routine during the pandemic. While you may be getting back to normal now, you might also be left with some problem areas that just aren’t responding to exercise like they used to. Perhaps you’ve thought about liposuction to sculpt and tone these areas, but there is a non-surgical alternative that may be just as effective: CoolSculpting.
The Basics of Cryolipolysis
CoolSculpting is a type of cryolipolysis, or fat freezing. Instead of physically removing fat via suction, this procedure uses targeted cold temperatures to destroy fat cells beneath the skin. Eventually, fat deposits in treated areas will shrink, and you’ll see finally the contours you’ve been working hard to achieve. In addition to being a completely non-invasive procedure, CoolSculpting is a painless treatment that only takes about an hour per session. You won’t have any downtime after your treatment, and your results will appear gradually. So, no one will even know that you had a little extra help toning your figure (unless you choose to share your secret).
Potential Treatment Areas
Patients are often surprised to learn just how versatile CoolSculpting is. Not only can it target common problem areas like the belly, hips, buttocks, and thighs, but it can also treat smaller fat deposits in the arms, lower legs, back, and even the chin.
Does CoolSculpting actually work?
A fat sculpting treatment with no surgery, no downtime, and no pain—it sounds almost too good to be true. However, that’s what CoolSculpting delivers. Without damaging the skin or surrounding tissue, this procedure targets and freezes unwanted fat and then eliminates it through the body’s natural healing process. We frequently hear patients raving about their CoolSculpting results, but it is important to remember that this isn’t a weight loss treatment. It’s only effective if you’re close to your goal weight and want to sculpt specific problem areas where fat just won’t budge.
How many times do you have to do CoolSculpting?
Multiple treatments are usually necessary to see full results, but the specific number of sessions may vary. Most patients see the results they want after 2-4 treatment sessions. Each treatment lasts about 60 minutes, and they will be scheduled several weeks apart. Even before you begin to see full results from follow-up sessions, you will likely notice an improvement within 2-3 weeks of your first session. The results will only get better from there.
How much fat can you lose with CoolSculpting?
One CoolSculpting treatment can target 25-30% of fat cells in a treated area. However, this only scratches the surface of how dramatic your results may be. Depending on where you receive CoolSculpting, you may lose up to a few inches on your figure, resulting in a smaller pant or dress size. Alternatively, you may simply see more toning in your arms and legs to give you the confidence to show off in shorts and tank tops all summer long.
How many years does CoolSculpting last?
Cryolipolysis permanently destroys fat cells, but there’s no guarantee that you won’t regain any weight over time. Typically, if your body tends to store fat in a certain area, that’s where you’ll see the effects of weight gain the most. In other words, if you have your belly treated with CoolSculpting, you may see more belly fat develop if you start to gain weight in the future. So, it’s important to continue following a healthy routine with a balanced diet and regular exercise. With the right maintenance routine, your treatment results should last indefinitely.
Is CoolSculpting Worth the Cost?
According to RealSelf, more than three quarters of patients report that CoolSculpting is worth the cost. However, at Perfection Plastic Surgery & Skin Care, we strive for an even higher rate of patient satisfaction by taking the time to make sure that you are pursuing the right treatment options for your individual needs. Are you ready to schedule a CoolSculpting consultation to see for yourself what all the hype is about? Book your appointment just in time for summer with Perfection Plastic Surgery & Skin Care. You can reach us in Tucson at (520) 323-7100 or fill out the contact form on our website to get in touch.