No one has a perfectly sculpted body without putting in the hard work to achieve it. Unfortunately, stubborn pockets of fat may remain no matter how much you try to naturally get rid of them. When this happens, there are cosmetic procedures that can get rid of that excess fat. However, most of these options require surgery and downtime. If you are looking to eliminate fat without having to commit to surgery, CoolSculpting is a great option.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a body contouring procedure that eliminates excess fat. It does this by using advanced fat-freezing technology, which will expose the fat to extreme temperatures while keeping the surrounding skin and tissue safe from harm. Once the fat has been frozen, it will then be naturally expelled from the body throughout the following weeks. This procedure can get rid of up to 25% of targeted fat cells and is a great alternative to invasive fat-reduction surgeries.
How Is CoolSculpting Different from Other Procedures?
Unlike other fat-reduction methods, CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment option. Procedures like an abdominoplasty, often referred to as a tummy tuck, take weeks to months to recover from and can leave scars. Even compared to a procedure like liposuction, which requires anesthesia and a small incision, CoolSculpting is far quicker and more comfortable. Anesthesia is not required for this procedure, and best of all there is no downtime. CoolSculpting gives you the results you want without all the concerns that come with an extensive surgical procedure.
How Long Will CoolSculpting Results Last?
The results of your CoolSculpting treatment will not start to show right away. It will take a least a few weeks before you notice any visible signs of fat reduction. At around the eight-week mark, about 90% of the targeted fat cells will have been eliminated. For some, the results of the CoolSculpting process can continue for up to six months. For patients with more than one area being treated, multiple treatment may be required to produce the best results. This process will take a bit longer but is very effective in the long run.
CoolSculpting is a permanent solution to destroying targeted fat cells. Once the cells have been eliminated, it is impossible for them to move or regrow. However, this does not mean that you will never gain weight again. To keep your results, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen after your CoolSculpting treatment is complete.
Who Is a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is designed to help those looking to get rid of stubborn fat and should not be used as a weight loss treatment. Instead, CoolSculpting is best for a patient who is near their desired weight, but having trouble shedding those stubborn pockets of fat.
Overall, if you have a healthy and active lifestyle but have targeted areas of fat you want removed, then CoolSculpting may be right for you. Additionally, if you are someone who wants to avoid an invasive treatment and have reasonable goals and expectations, then this procedure will help to give you the best results possible.
Schedule a Consultation
CoolSculpting treatments create amazing, lasting results. At Kwan Dermatology, we can help you determine if CoolSculpting is right for you. To schedule a consultation, call us at (415) 569-3868 or contact us online.