It is always wise to ask a lot of questions and consider whether a particular procedure is right for you, especially a cosmetic one. CoolSculpting is a relatively new procedure approved by the FDA in 2012. It has proven to be safe and effective, but it is not for everyone.
Let’s find out if CoolSculpting is right for you by reviewing its benefits, some common side effects, and who are the best candidates.
What Does CoolSculpting Do?
CoolSculpting removes areas of fat which have been difficult to remove through exercise and dieting. It is especially beneficial for those who recently lost weight, but still have stubborn fat in certain areas.
CoolSculpting, also known as Cryolipolysis, freezes the excess fat cells just under the skin using a controlled cooling device without harming the surrounding skin tissue, nerves, or blood vessels. Freezing kills the fat cells, and they are flushed out of the body through the liver over a period of time. Full results are usually seen within three months, and the fat cells can never come back, even if you gain a little weight.
The procedure is now approved to treat the abdomen, thighs, under arms, the flank, under the chin, the back and buttocks. On average it reduces the fat in the treated areas by 25%.
Benefits Of CoolSculpting
Four million procedures have been performed worldwide with virtually no complications. The benefits include:
- A safe and effective medical treatment
- Non-invasive way to remove stubborn fat
- No cutting or incisions are required. so there is no chance of infection
- No recovery or downtime
- No scars
- No heavy medications needed
- Results are long term
CoolSculpting is the safest and most effective option among other fat reducing procedures.
Those in good physical health, and within thirty pounds of their optimum weight are good candidates for CoolSculpting.
It is not a treatment for weight loss or obesity.
Those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to get pregnant are not good candidates. Certain disorders can preclude you from the procedure like a weakened auto-immune system, some allergies and other conditions. Talk to your doctor for the full list.
Side effects are minimal including short term redness and pain at the treatment site which may be relieved by over the counter meds like Ibuprofen. In addition there may also be some swelling and bruising. On average these temporary side effects last approximately 3-11 days.
Final Thoughts About CoolSculpting
Thousands of specialists have undergone in-depth training and are certified to safely perform CoolSculpting.
If you are ready to remove that stubborn fat on your stomach or thighs, be sure to choose an experienced certified professional like Dr. Kardos to perform your procedure.