CoolSculpting is a relatively new procedure in the medical world. It involves using cooling technology to essentially “freeze away” fat cells. Today we’ll discuss five things that you may not know about the CoolSculpting process.
#1: FDA Approved
The Federal Drug Administration has approved nine areas on the body for CoolSculpting. These areas include visible bulges under the chin and jawline, thigh, abdomen and flank, bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks, and upper arm. These are common areas that cause problems because it can be tough to exercise and tone these areas.
#2: Not a Weight Loss Treatment
At first glance, CoolSculpting may sound like a weight loss treatment, but it doesn’t help you to lose weight. In fact, there is a list of factors that determine if you are an eligible candidate for CoolSculpting. One of these factors includes if your weight is in a healthy place according to your BMI.
#3: Fat Loss isn’t the same as Weight Loss
A lot of people meet their weight loss goals and still are not happy with the way their body looks. This is because weight loss doesn’t always guarantee a more “contoured” look to the body, specifically in the areas approved by the FDA. When you target certain areas on the body, you will be able to reduce the amount of fat in a certain area which will help you to achieve a contoured and defined look.
#4: A Simple Outpatient Treatment
When you first hear about CoolSculpting, you may think it sounds like a surgical procedure. However, CoolSculpting is a simple treatment that takes place in outpatient facilities. There is no anesthesia required and the process is quick! If you have a busy schedule, you can be in and out on your lunch break.
While CoolSculpting seems like a magical treatment, you won’t see results overnight. The procedure itself is fast, but you’ll need to be patient before you see results. Most patients see results in 2 – 6 months or more. The results are not immediate because it takes the body time to naturally eliminate the dead fat cells. The time it takes for these cells to be eliminated will vary from person to person. Once the dead fat cells are eliminated, you’ll see the results that you have been waiting for.