You’ve heard the saying, “The fat is just melting off,” and while this imagery is simply figurative, what if there was a way to shed fat easily, without having to keep pounding the pavement and starving yourself? We have good news: there is. At Tarola Plastic Surgery in Murfreesboro, TN, we offer CoolSculpting as a way to freeze fat and help those who can’t lose those last few pounds on their own finally reach their body goals.
CoolSculpting FAQs: Can I Really “Freeze Fat” Off?
There is a way to sit back and relax while a device does the work to freeze fat off, and the treatment is called CoolSculpting. This treatment is an example of one of the rare instances in life where something sounds too good to be true, but it is true and it does work. It has given millions of people real results, results so incredible that they may have never thought possible before their treatment.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a treatment designed by Harvard-based scientists that uses a patented process called cryolipolysis. This process uses a device to freeze the stubborn fat cells that exist in those hard-to-target areas. Once the fat cells are damaged, they die and the body eliminates them so that they are gone permanently.
How Does It Work?
Cryolipolysis happens during CoolSculpting when the device is placed in the target area. The cold temperatures freeze the fat cells before freezing the muscle or tissue, so the surrounding areas remain unaffected. The fat cells, once frozen, die, and the body begins the process of eliminating them from the body over several months.
What Areas Does It Treat?
Stubborn fat typically falls into categories of commonality. These categories are areas where most people tend to hold onto stubborn fat and find it very hard to lose, despite diet and fitness efforts. This treatment is designed to target and freeze that stubborn fat. It can freeze fat cells in most areas of the body, but the most common areas of treatment include:
- Fat beneath the chin that creates a double chin
- Fat pockets that form along the jawlines
- The inner and outer thighs
- The abdomen
- The flanks
- The upper arms
- Back fat
- Bra fat
- Fat beneath the buttocks
What Does It Feel Like?
During treatment, you will lie back in a reclined or semi-reclined position. Your technician will place the cooling pad and proper device head on the area you have chosen for treatment. Once the cooling process begins, you will feel an intense feeling of cold for a short time. This feeling will soon disappear as the area becomes numb. You can relax, read a book, use a tablet, work remotely, browse your phone, or even catch up on your sleep during your treatment.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The total number of treatments necessary to achieve optimal results varies from one person to the next. Some people require multiple sessions to reach their aesthetic goals, while others are happy with their results after one treatment. During your initial consultation, our expert staff members will review your health history and discuss your concerns and help determine how many treatments will be necessary to reach your aesthetic goals.
When Will I See Results?
The results that come from CoolSculpting are gradual. This is beneficial for those who don’t want anyone to know about their treatment or appear as though they had something done. Results begin to show up in the months following your treatment as the body begins to eliminate the dead fat cells. Patients usually see a 20-25% reduction of fat in the area treated within one to three months post-treatment.
Who Is a Candidate?
The best candidates for CoolSculpting are healthy, relatively fit individuals who are at or near their goal weight, but have problem areas with stubborn fat that just won’t respond to lifestyle changes. When diet and exercise don’t create the change in those areas that hold onto stubborn fat, you need another solution. CoolSculpting is that solution that will give you the results you didn’t dream possible.
Who Isn’t a Candidate
Another important aspect of understanding how CoolSculpting works are knowing what it can and what it cannot do. CoolSculpting can freeze fat off of those who are at a healthy weight and have problem areas with stubborn fat. It is not, however, a solution for those who need to lose a significant amount of weight. It cannot help those who are obese lose weight, because it was not designed to work that way.
If you are obese, once you do lose the weight necessary to reach your goal weight, you can undergo CoolSculpting to help you get further, more dramatic, body contouring results.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
If you are ready to experience what it is like to freeze fat off, don’t wait any longer. You can finally achieve the body goals that you may have thought were completely out of your reach with this revolutionary treatment. Contact us today at Tarola Plastic Surgery in Murfreesboro, TN, and schedule your initial CoolSculpting consultation. Don’t forget to ask us about what our Botox injections can do for you, too!