Young men and women are always on the lookout for non-invasive fat-reducing procedures. After all, not everybody has the self-control to go on a diet or hit the gym. Not to mention getting rid of stubborn fat can be incredibly difficult.
Dealing with excess body fat can easily take a toll on one’s self-esteem. This is especially true if you’re unable to fit in your favorite dress or are not pleased with the way you look. Fortunately, thanks to technology, there are several non-invasive ways you can get rid of body fat such as CoolSculpting.
In this post, we shall discuss CoolSculpting and whether you’re the right candidate for the non-invasive body contouring procedure.
What Is CoolSculpting?
Fat is incredibly temperature sensitive and CoolSculpting works on that very principle. In simpler terms, CoolSculpting, also known as cryolipolysis is a noninvasive, non-surgical body contouring and fat reduction procedure. This works by freezing and destroying fat cells under the skin. These cells gradually break down and are eliminated by the body via the liver.
This makes CoolSculpting a safer option compared to liposuction and is said to remove about 20% of fat from the designated area.
While the procedure may seem promising, not everybody is a prime candidate of CoolSculpting.
Who is the Ideal Candidate?
CoolSculpting is a good fix for people who are closer to achieving the weight they want but are unable to get rid of that stubborn pinch of fat. CoolSculpting can be an effective solution to getting rid of fat in the outer and inner thighs, the back of the neck and abdomen.
Patients who want to change body shape are also an ideal candidate for CoolSculpting. However, this procedure is not suitable for patients with an open hernia or for someone who wants to get rid of intra-abdominal or visceral fat.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
Unlike other cosmetic procedures that are painful and uncomfortable, CoolSculpting is performed in a comfortable environment and does not involve any painful incisions. Additionally, it does not carry the same number of risks as surgical procedures making it relatively safer to perform.
The procedure will take place in a comfortable environment without anesthesia. This ensures that you don’t have to worry about someone dropping you home after the procedure.
Here’s how it works: a specially designed suction device is placed on the skin. You may feel a slight pinch as the device will gently stretch the skin. Rest assured, the pain isn’t anything too intense and you’ll only experience it momentarily.
Additionally, you don’t have to worry about the device freezing your bones or tissues in the body. The machine has been designed to only affect fat cells in the desired area.
Can Anybody Get CoolSculpting?
As mentioned above CoolSculpting is more of a body contouring procedure as opposed to full-fledged fat reduction. To be a candidate, you must be close to achieving your desired weight, the procedure is also suitable for patients who are stuck in the middle of their weight loss journey.
Because the procedure involves freezing fat cells, candidates must not have a condition that makes them susceptible to the cold. These conditions include:
- Cold agglutinin disease
- Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria
If you suffer from any of above conditions, speak to your physician before getting an appointment for CoolSculpting.
What Are the Risks?
Like practically any other procedure out there, CoolSculpting may have a few side effects or risks, though there is nothing serious to be worried about. After the treatment, you may experience mild swelling, tenderness and bruising for a week or two. While experiencing sensitivity and tingling around the treated area is normal, you should always contact your doctor if the pain gets unbearable.
It’s only been a few years since the FDA has approved the CoolSculpting procedure hence these are the only reported side effects that have come out in the open so far.
Is CoolSculpting Safe?
Rest assured, CoolSculpting is a noninvasive cosmetic procedure that’s completely safe. This eliminates the chances of any kind of organ damage or serious side effects that can alter your life.
Unlike other cosmetic procedures, the CoolSculpting device creates a small vacuum to freeze fat cells, separating it from other muscle tissues and organs. As the muscle tissue is securely fixed to the skeletal structure, there is no risk of it getting damaged or torn during the procedure. Most patients return to their normal activities immediately after the CoolSculpting procedure.
We hope this detailed guide will help you determine if CoolSculpting is right for you. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask us in the comments below. If you’re serious about getting this procedure, we suggest you book a consultation right away. A qualified professional will guide you at every step of the procedure.