The idea of being able to freeze away unwanted fat may sound like something that is too good to be true. However, after a person sees the results that their fellow Sacramento residents are getting with CoolSculpting®, they see that stubborn fat can really be frozen way. If you have unwanted fat on your body, you may be wondering if this is a good option for you. We would like to discuss how the treatment works, the areas that can be treated, and how it can benefit you.
Not a Weight Loss Solution
The very first thing that you should know about this non-surgical treatment is that it is a body sculpting option. It is not something that people should turn to in order to lose a lot of unwanted fat. If this is your goal, you are very likely to feel disappointed with the results. In fact, you may not even qualify for treatment.
In most cases, a person needs to be pretty close to a healthy weight in order to freeze away their unwanted fat with this treatment. You can perform a simple test at home to have an idea of if you should continue to get information about this treatment or if you would do better with something else. Look at areas on your body where you have unwanted fat. Now pinch those areas between two of your fingers. If you can pinch at least an inch, you likely will qualify. If you can pinch more than three or four inches, this may not be the right option for you. Of course, you will know for sure about your candidacy for treatment when you come into our Sacramento office in order to go through a consultation with our doctor.
The thing about this treatment is that it does not provide overall weight loss. The idea is to damage certain fat cells from the body. This is going to sculpt certain areas. When you lose weight with diet and exercise, the fat cells in your body shrink. This leads to overall weight loss in most cases. That’s the frustrating thing about losing weight with diet and exercise though. You achieve overall weight loss, but you cannot necessarily control how much weight you can lose in certain places. This is why so many individuals are dealing with stubborn fat in areas like their belly, thighs, upper arms, and back.
In order to feel satisfied with a CoolSculpting® treatment in Sacramento, you need to have a good idea of the type of results that you will get. If you are looking to lose a lot of weight, you are going to feel disappointed. Realistically, you may walk away a few pounds lighter after the full results of your treatment are seen. If you want to lose 20 or 30 pounds, you will be disappointed in this treatment. However, if you are looking to sculpt a specific area, you will be satisfied.
Another benefit that you will experience is that your clothing is going to fit better. Just think of a woman who has a muffin top. She likely has to avoid certain clothing or feels embarrassed wearing clothing that emphasizes the muffin top. When this treatment is performed on the lower back and hip area, these areas can be sculpted. The woman will not walk away much lighter after treatment, but she will no longer have all of that fat that sits on top of her jeans.
You are going to experience the benefit of having more self-confidence after the recommended amount of treatment sessions. If you often hide your body when you go to the beach or on summer days when everyone is enjoying tank tops and shorts, you know how uncomfortable it is to be the only one wearing pants or a big T-shirt over your swimsuit. Having unwanted fat can lower your self-esteem and prevent you from engaging in fun activities with your friends and family, like swimming at the lake, playing volleyball on the beach, or even going out for a jog with friends. When you feel better about the way you look, your confidence will be boosted and you will no longer want to hide away.
What Areas Can Be Treated with CoolSculpting®?
When this treatment first came on the market, there were only two size devices that could be used to help individuals get rid of unwanted fat. This really limited where the body could be sculpted. Now there are other size devices that can help an individual to get rid of fat on almost every part of the body. Some of the devices are on the larger side, which means that they can be used for areas like the thighs, hips, and abdomen. There are smaller devices that can be used to get rid of unwanted fat from under the chin and under the arms.
Because of the advancements that had been made with this treatment in Sacramento, you can now use it to get rid of fat on many different parts of your body. When you visit us for your initial consultation, tell us about the concerns that you have. We will show you how we can customize a treatment in order to help you get the body that you have been dreaming of.
Who Makes a Good Candidate?
In order to qualify for this treatment, you first have to be in a position where you want to do something about the unwanted fat on your body. It has gotten to the point where diet and exercise are just not giving you the results that you want, and you are ready to try a non-surgical body contouring treatment. Since the results are going to be permanent in the sense that certain fat cells will be frozen and then eliminated from your body, you really want to think this decision through. It is not something that you want to do on a whim just because you feel frustrated with your body.
We have found that clients who feel the most satisfied with their treatments are those who have worked hard to achieve a body that they would feel satisfied with through diet and exercise but have not seen the results. They basically cannot make their body any more sculpted or attractive with their own personal efforts. When they finally have this treatment performed and they see fat disappearing in certain areas, they love the way their body looks.
Because the treatment is non-invasive, there are not as many health qualifications that a person must meet in order to have the treatment performed, especially in comparison to a procedure like liposuction. This treatment does not involve any sort of cuts, injections, or medications. The treatment involves placing the CoolSculpting® device on an area where you have unwanted fat and then letting its do its job. The fat will be frozen for about 40 minutes. The technician will then remove the device and massage the area that was treated. Then you get back to normal life. There is nothing to recover from.
One of the things that the doctor will ask you about is where you are on your weight loss journey. Many have found that this is a great option when they get closer to the end of the journey. If you are just starting and need to lose a lot of weight, now would probably not be the time for you to visit in order to have this treatment performed. You would probably do better waiting until you get closer to your goal and then using this treatment to sculpt areas where you have stubborn fat.
You do not need to worry about any recovery time after the CoolSculpting® session. This is one of the reasons why this treatment is so appealing, especially in comparison to a surgical procedure. Since the area is frozen and numb during the treatment and then returns back to a normal temperature after the device is removed, you may notice that the area is a little bit tender. However, the tenderness will go away in short order. Your skin may also be a little bit red, but this is also something that will go away on its own in just a day or two. You do not need to worry about your skin being harmed during the treatment process.
One of the amazing things about CoolSculpting® is that you do not need to worry about your internal organs or your skin being negatively affected during a treatment session. Your fat cells freeze at a higher level than your skin or internal organs. This means that we can control the cooling to bring the fat cells down to the right temperature where they freeze but all of the other tissue in your body is at a temperature where it will not be harmed.
You should know that you will not see immediate results from CoolSculpting® in Sacramento. After the fat cells have been frozen, it is going to take several weeks for your body to naturally remove them. Some individuals feel completely satisfied after one treatment session. Other individuals decide to return for another CoolSculpting® treatment if they would like to have more fat removed from a specific area.
You can treat multiple areas during one CoolSculpting® treatment session. We can use different size devices in order to help you get the body you have been dreaming of. This means that you can have the fat in your abdominal area treated at the same time as your double chin.
Individuals who have a lot of loose and sagging skin may not feel happy with the results they get after CoolSculpting®. This treatment does not do anything to tighten the skin.
Sacramento residents have been enjoying the many benefits that come from CoolSculpting®. Are you ready to see if this is the right treatment for you? If so, feel free to visit us at Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center in Sacramento, CA. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have. After the consultation, your treatment session can begin. Just a few weeks after the treatment, you are going to notice that areas that received treatment become slimmer. You will notice that you have better muscle definition and a more attractive physique. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!