Cool sculpting is one of the newest ways to have non-surgical fat removal with fast recovery time and minimal side effects. It is best for people who have noticeable bulges in certain areas of their body, but is not to be used as a weight loss solution. Like most types of body sculpting, including liposuction, Cool Sculpting should not be seen as a way to lose weight or an alternative to proper diet and exercise. Instead of burning or extracting fat cells, it uses a cooling process that will kill the fat cells below the skin. They are frozen and eliminated. This helps the healthy skin cells to remain where they need to be.
Reasons to Get CoolSculpting
There are certain people that make better candidates for cool sculpting. Some reasons to get cool sculpting include if you have some stubborn fat that exercise can’t get rid of, you need some minor sculpting just before your vacation or special event, if you are of average weight but have minor bulge in your abdomen and love handles.
The CoolSculpting Procedure
The cool sculpting procedure takes about 1-3 hours, depending on how many areas of your body you are getting it performed. It begins with the device being positioned over the area to be treated. This device uses a pressure system to draw up the extra bulge in between two cooling panels. During the procedure, you will feel some pull and pressure sensations as this occurs. The bulge remains between the panels for an hour or so. You only feel the intense cold feeling for the first few minutes, then it eventually goes away.
Recovery from CoolSculpting
There is very easy recovery time after cool sculpting, allowing you to get to your normal activities right away. You will generally start seeing the results within three weeks, and continue seeing the fat melt away up to 4-6 months after having it done. Currently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it for the love handles and abdomen. You may experience some temporary pain or discomfort, bruising, swelling, cramping, redness or itching.
As a needle-less procedure, this is a great way to sculpt and get rid of small amounts of fat in your love handles and abdomen area. You may also be able to get your arms and thighs done so if the FDA approves it for these areas.Tweet