The Science Behind CoolSculpting and Fat Freezing Treatment

Freeze those fat cells away!

Though you have tried every trick in the book to get rid of your post-pregnancy muffin tops, those stubborn fat cells are standing their ground. You have beat them back with diet and exercise, and now you need to bring in the big guns to help you win the war. Liposuction may be the heaviest hitter in the fat-reduction world, but your life is way too busy to deal with a long recovery. Fortunately, technology has brought about an effective alternative to that provides you with great results and no downtime. CoolSculpting is a fat freezing treatment that gets rid of stubborn fat deposits and provides noticeable, long-lasting results!

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved treatment that destroys fat cells with controlled cooling technology. This fat-freezing method does not require incisions or anesthesia, and there is no recovery time. Results take a few months to achieve, but gradually you will notice a reduction in fat deposits, leaving behind a slenderer, more aesthetically-pleasing figure.

How it works

Freezing away fat is possible with the remarkable CoolSculpting method. Fat freezes at a higher temperature than the surrounding tissues, so CoolSculpting uses a cryolipolysis device to target subcutaneous fat in trouble areas. This localized, non-invasive treatment gently freezes fat cells to the point of cell death, which is approximately 39° F. As the cells die, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates the dead cells through the normal metabolic process. Though it may take a few weeks or months to see full results, your body will become more sculpted over time. Once those treated fat cells are gone, they are gone for good!

Frequently asked questions

Does CoolSculpting hurt?

No, CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure. As the cooling process begins, you may feel pressure and intense cold, but the sensations will soon dissipate. Many people read, watch videos, or even take a nap during the treatment process.

Are there any side effects?

During the CoolSculpting procedure, you may feel deep pulling, numbness, tugging, pinching, or slight discomfort. After the procedure, you may experience minor side effects such as temporary numbness, swelling, tingling, bruising, redness, firmness, stinging, or pain at the treatment site.

When will I see results?

The CoolSculpting process does take a little time to show results, but you could start seeing changes in as little as three weeks with more dramatic results by two months. Your body will continue to flush out fat cells for four to six months after treatment.

If you would like to find out more information about CoolSculpting, talk to the knowledgeable and experienced team at Island Plastic Surgery today!

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