Losing weight makes you feel great. It even helps you feel healthier. While you may see progress on the scale, you may think your body looks the same. Fat cells on your body are stored in fat pockets. Because of this, it’s harder to get rid of fat cells in those areas. For years, people who experienced weight loss had to deal with excess fat on the body. Now, Cincinnati Plastic Surgery offers CoolSculpting, a freezing technology that targets and eliminates stubborn fat cells.
The Science Behind It
Kiss those stubborn fat cells goodbye! With CoolSculpting technology, you can finally achieve the look of your dreams. The FDA cleared CoolSculpting to work on nine different areas of the body, including the jawline, stomach, and back. The process is non-surgical and requires little to no downtime after treatment.
The treatment process is called Cryolipolysis. Cryolipolysis targets the nine FDA-cleared places with cryo-technology that freezes fat cells and absorbs them into the bloodstream. Once the fat cells are in the bloodstream, your body gets rid of them naturally. You don’t need any anesthesia and no incisions are necessary. The Cryolipolysis technology targets only where it’s directed and doesn’t destroy other vital tissue.
The CoolSculpting Process
Each time you come in for a treatment, the process will be the exact same. First, a gel pad will be applied to the treatment area. The gel pad creates a barrier between the applicator and your skin. Next, the applicator is applied to the treatment area. During this time, you might feel a sucking sensation. As the treatment progresses, this feeling goes away as the skin gets numb. While your treatment lasts, you get to relax or catch up on anything you need. Feel free to bring a book or a friend to keep you company during treatment. Each treatment lasts around 30 minutes. Finally, at the end of the treatment, your provider will massage the treated area. This helps in breaking down the fat cells and distributing them to your bloodstream, where they are naturally disposed of.
How Long is Treatment
No two people are the same, so treatment times vary from person to person. However, the average person finishes treatment within 8 to 12 weeks. Each treatment is normally done on one area of the body. However, at Cincinnati Plastic Surgery, we have two CoolSculpting machines. Because we have two machines, two different parts of your body gets treated at once. This cuts down on the number of CoolSculpting treatments because you finish twice as fast.
If you’ve lost weight and stick to a healthy diet, you may be an ideal candidate for CoolSculpting. However, if you’re still in the process of losing weight, we suggest you wait until you achieve your goal weight before starting CoolSculpting treatments. CoolSculpting should not be used as a weight-loss tool. Rather, it’s used to remove stubborn fat from your body. Contact our office to find out current pricing and about any other questions you may have.