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How Does Coolsculpting Work?
The main principle of CoolSculpting is the targeting of fat cells exclusively and the elimination of them in a totally non-intrusive manner. The procedure itself is performed without any form of anaesthesia (general or topical); during it, the doctor uses the CoolSculpting applicator (in essence, a cooling suction device) which demolishes the adipose (fat) tissue with cooling it just above the freezing point. By doing so, the lipolysis activity is set-off and fat cells are crystallized, a procedure which damages fat cells once and for all. Actually the fat cells are finally digested by the body! Optimum results are noticed 2-4 weeks after treatment! During the procedure, the patient is experiencing an almost pleasant sensation which numbs the treated area, while each treatment lasts for approximately 60 minutes and at least a couple of them is needed to deliver a 20-25 percent fat reduction on the treated area.
The video below shows the process we described above:
By choosing the CoolSculpting solution, a person with topical and resistant fat can receive a permanent solution (as far as the patient continues with a healthy diet and exercise after treatment). Owing to its non-invasive nature, CoolSculpting is designed to deliver fat elimination fat and excellent contouring without involving any kind of knives, suction hoses or needles, thusly ending up with no scars. Moreover, no surrounding tissues are affected by this method! The minimal recuperation time means that the patient can almost immediately get right back to his / her job and daily activities. Coolsculpting also treats cellulite, apart from removing fat!
Being non-invasive, CoolSculpting involves marginal side effects. Yet, some sort of discomfort may be experienced by several patients, especially during the very first minutes of a session, while the area is getting cold. In addition, following the treatment, many individuals might encounter mild bruising, redness or a needles sensation; yet, these secondary effects will almost certainly vanish within the following days.
Areas To Be Treated
The technology integrated by CoolSculpting is especially designed to target at body areas like waist, hips, thighs, buttocks, abdomens and specific, more compact spots like back fat, “love handles”, bra rolls and stomach rolls.
The average CoolSculpting pricing is $1,525 (as shown in Realself.com), making this fat removal solution a fairly reasonable and economical treatment (comparing to liposuction) that almost every individual can afford.
On account of its innovative technology, it is no wonder that a great majority of the individuals who decided to have this procedure are completely satisfied with the end result (72% positive at Realself). Users’ testimonials also report that at least two CoolSculpting treatments are essential in order to achieve the optimum results. Furthermore, a major part of these testimonials outline the importance of the surgeon’s track record, which, in general, is as vital as the technique itself for the final outcome.
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Before and After Photos
In conclusion, CoolSculpting is a great choice for fat elimination and an exceptional alternative to the various liposuction surgical approaches and laser lipolysis devices that are available today, delivering smooth body contouring without bringing about the risks that are usually connected to these methods. Don’t forget that it also treats cellulite. Even so, it is important for the potential user to remember that CoolSculpting does not work on obesity and does not trigger the fat-burning process; it is designed to perform its task on localized areas of fat, and it does that exceptionally. Therefore, the best candidates for CoolSculpting are men and women of good general health who do not have serious overweight issues but only localized areas of fat, or women who have stubborn bulges of fat left over from a pregnancy. Finally, a relatively balanced diet regime and probably some exercising are endorsed in order to maintain long-term results.
PS: Before Opting for an aesthetic procedure please read our article on the Ethics of Aesthetics!