Even though the days are still brisk and the tourists haven’t arrived, summer will be here soon, and that means it’s time to start thinking about bathing suit season. Instead of spending your lunch picking at lettuce and your evenings at the gym, try something different this spring — CoolSculptingⓇ. Using innovative fat-freezing technology, CoolSculpting targets diet- and exercise-resistant fat on those areas where it’s particularly hard to lose, like the hips and love handles.
Here at Dr. Mark Mathieson’s office, we encourage our patients not to wait until summer hits to start their body contouring, and that’s because right now is the perfect time to get it done. Although the noninvasive treatment works well, it doesn’t immediately eliminate the fat from your body, and you don’t want to be hiding behind cover-ups and beach towels when you could be comfortable and relaxed, feeling confident with your body and shape.
Fat Freezing 101
CoolSculpting is a safe and effective way to eliminate stubborn fat without surgery or liposuction. Instead, it uses fat-freezing technology to permanently destroy fat cells in targeted treatment areas, giving you a smoother, more contoured body, right where you want it. The FDA-approved procedure can address unwanted bulges:
- On your thighs
- On your abdomen
- On your upper arms
- Around your love handles
- Across your back
- Under your buttocks
- Beneath your chin
When you have a CoolSculpting treatment, the device administers precise cooling directly to your unwanted fat cells, causing them to crystalize and die. Once this happens, your body naturally processes and eliminates the fat cells from your body, leaving a smoother, more defined contour.
Because fat cells don’t regenerate, the cells that were frozen are not replaced, and you’re permanently left with fewer fat cells in the treatment area.
Each CoolSculpting procedure takes 35-60 minutes, depending on the area being treated. Once the pain-free treatment is over, you’re free to return to your normal daily activities with no restrictions and no downtime required.
A few weeks after your treatment, meet with your doctor to discuss how you responded to the CoolSculpting session and what results you’re hoping to accomplish. Depending on your specific needs, your doctor may recommend having multiple treatment sessions. These appointments can be scheduled 30-60 days apart.
Although we know you’re eager to see your body contour results, it takes some time for the results of CoolSculpting to appear. While you’re waiting, be sure to continue with your normal exercise program and eat healthy, as this will give you the best results.
As early as three weeks after your treatment, you may start to notice the preliminary results of your fat freezing, with significant results appearing at about two months. In four to six months after your treatment, you will see the maximum results.
The fat cells eliminated with CoolSculpting are permanently gone and won’t return. As long as you don’t gain weight, your body contouring results remain. If you do gain weight, the fat cells that remain in your treated area may grow, just like the rest of the fat cells in your body, but you’ll still have less fat there than in your nontreated areas.
Get ready for summer with CoolSculpting
Now that you understand how the CoolSculpting process works, you know why you shouldn’t wait to get your body contouring treatment. By planning ahead and having your fat-freezing procedure done now, you’ll be ready to rock that body you’ve always wanted this summer!