Do you find it nearly impossible to lose stubborn body fat, no matter what diet or exercise you try? This problem concerns millions of Americans. Although the issue is frequently genetic, it does not mean that there is no hope! At Tarola Plastic Surgery in Murfreesboro, TN, you can permanently eliminate unwanted fat with CoolSculpting.
Does CoolSculpting Really Work?
Many people find it hard to believe that you can permanently lose stubborn fat. The FDA-approved treatment we offer is both effective and risk-free. Harvard scientists developed the technology we use, which has aided millions of Americans in achieving the bodies they desire.
What Are the Advantages of This Treatment?
CoolSculpting is popular because it’s so much more safe and convenient compared to surgical methods. When you choose to get the treatment, you won’t need to spend hours or days recovering. There’s no need for painkiller shots or incisions, either. It’s non-invasive and non-surgical, but it produces incredible results.
Why Does CoolSculpting Work So Well?
To understand why this breakthrough technology works so well, you must first understand how it differs from diet and exercise. You can reduce body fat with the right lifestyle changes, but it doesn’t always work for everyone. Even when we burn fat by working out, sometimes the fat cell does not die––it only shrinks.
Why Is It So Difficult to Get Rid of Stubborn Fat?
When a fat cell is stored, it can stay in place for a long time, even when the energy it contains has been utilized. To lose stubborn fat, we must destroy the entire fat cell, which is what CoolSculpting does.
What Is CoolSculpting and How Does It Work?
The treatment is based on cutting-edge technology designed by Harvard University and Zeltiq Aesthetics. Researchers realized that fat cells start to collapse when the temperature is down to about 54 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature is low enough to eliminate fat without damaging the skin and other nearby organs. Experienced practitioners, such as our medical team, can safely target fat cells and remove them permanently during a sculpting session.
“Freezing” Fat Cells
The treatment process begins with the use of uniquely engineered cooling applicators in the treatment area. When the applicator is held near these areas, cooling technology works on the subcutaneous fat. The temperature of these fat cells is reduced over the course of a treatment session.
Breaking Down Fat Cells
Many fat cells will not recover after being exposed to the cooling technology and they will eventually die. The cell dies in this process, which is also known as cryolipolysis or apoptosis. When a fat cell dies, the body recognizes that it is no longer useful and removes it permanently from the system.
Permanent Elimination of Fat Cells
The process of eliminating the fat cells is not instantaneous, but it is effective. Over the course of several weeks, your body flushes the frozen fat cells. A few weeks after your session, you should start to notice small changes, which will become more noticeable as time goes on. The results will be more apparent after 12 weeks, with an average person experiencing a 20 percent to 30 percent fat decrease in the treated area.
How Much Is the Cost of the Treatment?
Due to the difference in each patient, the price of the entire treatment course varies. The areas you want to treat and the number of sessions needed to achieve your goals are the most important factors to consider. We can develop a customized payment plan to help you afford the treatment during your initial consultation.
FAQs About the Treatment
What Areas Can the Treatment Help Me With?
When it comes to fat freezing, we’re thrilled to let you know that there are various options. Zeltiq’s technology has improved and refined over time. Different-sized applicators have been invented to work with multiple parts of the body.
The region around the belly or abdomen, also known as “belly fat,” can be treated. You can also work on the love handles, thighs, and arms. We can even focus on other areas in some instances, so tell us about your personal objectives!
Can This Treatment Help Me Lose a Lot of Weight?
Although sculpting is an excellent way to remove stubborn fat, it is not a complete solution if you want to lose a significant amount of weight. The ideal candidate for the treatment will be close to, or slightly higher, their ideal weight.
Is There Downtime After a Session?
One of the best things about CoolSculpting is that you can get back to your everyday routine right away! You won’t have to take any time off from work to complete the process. Visit the clinic, receive the treatment, and then leave the rest of the fat elimination to the body’s natural processes.
How Long Does It Take to Complete the Treatment?
A typical session will last less than an hour and, in some cases, even less than 30 minutes. Of course, it depends on the location for which you are being treated. Some patients prefer to work on various areas, while others prefer to concentrate on a single area.
Is It Possible to Undergo Multiple Sessions?
A patient may wish to see extensive results from their treatment sessions sometimes. In this case, after some time has passed, we can perform a second and even third treatment on a specific area.
What Is the Amount of Fat That Will Be Removed?
Depending on how your body responds to the treatment, the amount varies. The results may be influenced by your initial level of fitness and the area being treated. After 12 weeks, the target area usually loses 20 percent to 30 percent of its fat.
When Can I Expect to See Results?
Three to four weeks after the session, the first results are usually visible. The body has begun flushing some of the damaged fat cells by this point. By 12 weeks, the process will have progressed to the point where the most significant changes will be visible. However, even after this stage, you may still notice further fat loss.
Is This a Safe Treatment?
Yes, the treatment is completely risk-free! The FDA has approved it, and millions of patients have benefited from it. The process has undergone extensive testing and development to ensure that it only targets fat cells while leaving the skin smooth and undamaged.
Does the Weight Return?
The fat cells that are removed during treatment do not return––they are gone for good! However, it is important to understand that the treatment is not a substitute for a healthy, physically-active lifestyle. If a patient does not maintain a healthy weight, the body may still produce new fat cells. However, if a patient does gain weight in the future, the fat appears more evenly distributed.
What Happens to the Fat That’s Been Removed?
The body breaks down the fat and eliminates it, but you won’t need to worry about unnecessary metabolic waste. Cell death is an entirely natural occurrence. The body continuously removes old cells that are no longer functioning properly, and damaged fat cells are no exception.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
The best candidates will typically live a healthy lifestyle but find it nearly impossible to lose fat in specific areas. Furthermore, if you live an active lifestyle, you will find it much easier to keep your outcomes long after treatment.
When Is It Not Advisable to Seek Treatment?
It is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Anyone looking to lose a significant amount of weight may also consider other options.
What Other Alternatives Does Your Clinic Have?
Do you think CoolSculpting might not be the best treatment for you? We are happy to recommend various other options. Botox, Ultherapy, and Kybella are two of our other specialties.
Ultherapy As an Alternative Option
Ultherapy is for people in their thirties or older who have mild to moderate facial and neck skin laxity. Ultherapy can also be used in conjunction with laser skin resurfacing for a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation.
Kybella As Another Treatment
Kybella is an injectable treatment designed to eliminate moderate to severe fat beneath the chin. By injecting deoxycholic acid into the lower face’s fatty tissues, the treatment prevents fat cells from storing or accumulating in the future. Kybella gives the lower face a firmer, more elevated, and youthful appearance.
How Do I Begin the Treatment Process?
Do you wish to learn more about this fantastic treatment? Please get in touch with our office staff! We can schedule a meeting for a one-on-one consultation. You can ask any questions you have about the treatment process. We’ll also talk about your body goals and medical history to ensure that the treatment is right for you. After that, we’ll design your custom treatment plan to help you see the results you expect!
Make an Appointment With Us Today!
Do you think it’s time to eliminate excess body fat? Contact Tarola Plastic Surgery in Murfreesboro, TN today to learn more about CoolSculpting and how it can help you achieve your personal goals.