Advances in noninvasive body sculpting have made it possible to spot-reduce the stubborn bulges, rolls, and pockets of “pinchable” fat that stand between your current shape and your desired physique — without having to undergo an extensive surgical procedure.
If you’re trying to shed excess pounds or plan to lose weight soon, you may be wondering if a few CoolSculpting® sessions can help you get closer to your goal. After all, CoolSculpting can eliminate up to 28% of fat in a treated area, taking away the exact pockets of fat you’d most like to get rid of.
As a board-certified, fellowship-trained, plastic surgeon who offers a complete scope of body contouring options at Sterling Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Sarasota, Florida, Dr. Mark Mathieson is ready to answer all your CoolSculpting questions.
Here, Dr. Mathieson explains when CoolSculpting is — and isn’t — a viable choice, and how it can help you attain the body you’ve always wanted.
Cryolipolysis: An innovation in fat reduction
CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical fat reduction treatment that uses advanced, controlled cooling technology to target and shrink — or spot-reduce — the unwanted areas of persistent fat that are concealing your best body.
Specifically, it uses a fat-eliminating technique called cryolipolysis (fat freezing) to sculpt your body and help you attain the shape you haven’t been able to get through diet and exercise.
The CoolSculpting applicator combines light vacuum pressure with intense cold to crystallize subcutaneous fat cells, rendering them useless. Because adipose (fat) cells freeze at higher temperatures than epidermal (skin) cells, the treatment doesn’t affect your skin tissue.
When your lymphatic system recognizes that the crystallized fat cells are damaged beyond repair, it treats them as waste and begins to systematically flush them from your body. As the fat-flushing process unfolds in the weeks following your CoolSculpting session, you start to see noticeable slimming in the treatment area.
CoolSculpting is a body contouring treatment
Proven science and backed by real results, CoolSculpting is designed to get rid of unwanted areas of persistent fat — or any area of diet- and exercise-resistant fat that your body hangs on to despite your best body-slimming efforts in the kitchen and at the gym.
If you’re at or near your goal weight, but you’re still bothered by stubborn bulges of persistent fat along your midsection, thighs, back, arms, or chin that just don’t seem to respond to fewer calories or longer exercise sessions, CoolSculpting can get the job done and boost your body confidence. It’s FDA-cleared to treat persistent fat on your:
- Abdomen (belly)
- Flank (love handles)
- Thighs (inner, outer)
- Upper knees
- Lower buttocks (banana roll)
- Back upper arms
- Upper back (bra line)
- Chin and jawline
Simply put, CoolSculpting noninvasive body contouring makes it easier than ever to get rid of unwanted areas of stubborn fat safely, effectively, and without surgery.
CoolSculpting is not a weight loss technique
CoolSculpting can help you slim down unwanted areas of fat and attain your best body shape, but it can’t take inches off your waist, help you fit into a smaller size, or get you to your goal weight. In short, it’s not a weight loss tool or technique, and if you’re still working on reaching your goal weight, now isn’t the right time for you to consider CoolSculpting.
However, once you get closer to your goal weight, CoolSculpting can take care of those remaining areas of stubborn fat and give you the contoured physique you’ve worked so hard to attain.
To find out if you’re a candidate for CoolSculpting — or to learn what this gentle, noninvasive body contouring treatment can do for you — call Sterling Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Sarasota, Florida, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Mathieson today.