From reviews in magazines like Allure, GQ, and Time, to personal accounts shared by people from New York to California and beyond, CoolSculpting is gaining a great reputation for rapid weight loss. As one woman who underwent CoolSculpting explained in a recent interview with Redbook, the procedure can bring back lost confidence.
“As a mother of two 10-pound C-section babies who are now in their 20s, I’m happy with my stomach for the first time in forever,” she told the magazine. “I just feel better about myself.”
So, is the procedure worth the hype? Here are a few things to keep in mind as you decide.
The CoolSculpting process and its respective devices have quickly been embraced around the world, but its roots are quite humble. CoolSculpting was first thought up after scientists at Harvard noticed that some children got dimples after eating popsicles. Thinking about that natural phenomenon led to the idea that cold can eliminate fat without harming the tissue that surrounds it.
CoolSculpting machines use suction and controlled, targeted cold exposure to eliminate stubborn fat. During the procedure, the machine will rest on the area you want to reduce. You’ll feel pressure and freezing temps, though most patients agree that these sensations soon lessen. In fact, as you receive the treatment, you can relax and catch up on reading or binge-watch a favorite show.
Many who undergo this non-invasive procedure report losing up to 20 percent their treated fat — a substantial loss regardless of your current size. Better yet, CoolSculpting means that these fat cells are gone forever. Seriously. With typical weight loss through diet and exercise, fat cells may be reduced, but they remain in the body. Through CoolSculpting, select fat cells are completely deleted — meaning they will never come back or expand again. Your body will continually eliminate any treated fat cells for up to six months following an appointment, though you may see changes as quickly as three weeks after your visit. After two months, you’ll likely notice a change in the way you look in the mirror and in the way that your clothes fit.
CoolSculpting is unique in that it is not limited to a certain body part. We can successfully apply the technique to a variety of areas, including the stomach, hips, and upper back, where fat can be particularly troublesome. We can even customize a plan that targets your most concerning spots (looking at your love handles!).
CoolSculpting is incredibly popular among women who are looking to be rid of those last few stubborn pounds, but don’t be fooled! This procedure is equally effective on men, and it should certainly be considered if you are a male looking to lose some extra weight.
We take patient safety very seriously. You might be surprised to learn that CoolSculpting is the only nonsurgical fat reduction method approved by the FDA. Additionally, because of its non-invasive nature, the procedure doesn’t have the recovery time and other standard surgical risks associated with bariatric surgery or liposuction. There will be no cutting or scarring — but you’ll still see results.
If you’re ready to give CoolSculpting a try, we’re ready to help. Call or book an appointment today to learn if you are a good candidate for the procedure.