Despite dedicated efforts, sometimes stubborn belly fat just won’t budge. Even with a dedicated diet and targeted exercise, it’s possible that abdominal fat needs some extra encouragement to hit the road. The CoolSculpting® procedure is a non-surgical alternative to traditional liposuction methods and provides quick results that are guaranteed to last.
How Does the CoolSculpting® Procedure Work?
This procedure essentially freezes fat away using a controlled cooling process called cryolipolysis. This process specifically eliminates only fat cells without damaging the surrounding tissues. The fat cells die when they’re frozen and then they’re naturally reabsorbed by the body over the next six months.
Unless new fat cells develop because of a high-fat diet or lack of exercise, the results are permanent. Once the fat cells are frozen, killed, and absorbed, they won’t ever return.
Because it’s a non-surgical procedure, there are no needles, cutting, medications, or anesthesia involved. Patients report feeling intense cold, numbness, tingling, or pressure during treatment but the feelings dissipate quite quickly and there is no major discomfort. Many people read books, work, or watch TV as they’re being treated.
Patients who undergo a CoolSculpting® procedure can return to work, exercise, and their regular activities as soon as they leave the office.
What Are the Results Like?
Results aren’t immediate, but they can appear as quickly as three weeks post-treatment. Patients will see the best results two months after their treatment, but the body will continue to flush out the dying fat cells for up to six months after the procedure.
What Makes a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® procedures aren’t a treatment for obesity because it’s designed for fat elimination, not weight loss. The ideal candidates for the treatment already eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and simply desire to eliminate fat in stubborn areas of the body, particularly the belly, thighs, and under the chin.
CoolSculpting® should be used as a supplemental treatment to a healthy, active lifestyle and not as the only tool used in fat loss.
How Many Treatments Are Required?
There is no set number of treatments to see results with CoolSculpting®. Patients with less fat see results with fewer treatments while patients with stubborn fat or larger areas to treat will require more procedures.
To ascertain how many treatments will be needed, schedule a consultation with Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center today. We offer a variety of services to help patients achieve their ideal look. Patients longing for a flatter belly should consider CoolSculpting®. With no recovery time, quick visits, and long-term results, this procedure could be the answer to years of battling the belly bulge.