Up until recently, liposuction has been one of the most popular procedures for fat reduction, but with modern technological developments, there are more options available. One of them is a new treatment called coolsculpting which is a non-surgical and non-invasive procedure that uses cold temperatures to reduce fat cells from your body.
As such, coolsculpting is a great choice for many patients and if this sounds like something you might opt for and you need more information to understand it, keep reading.
Why choose coolscupting
Almost everyone has some insecurities about how they look but most people choose not to undergo invasive and painful procedures to have them fixed. However, diet and exercise aren’t always effective in getting rid of stubborn pockets of fat, so you don’t have control over those areas of your body and that can be a great source of frustration and self-consciousness.
With coolsculpting, you can target a specific area of your body and get rid of unwanted fat that won’t go away naturally. The treatment usually lasts between one and two hours and it requires no downtime for recovery. So, even if you’re on holiday in the Middle East, you can schedule your coolsculpting treatment in Dubai, and go back to shopping and leisure the very next day.
The most ideal candidates are the ones who lead a healthy lifestyle, have a balanced diet and work out, but they still have problems with subcutaneous fat that can be pinched between the fingers. In addition, coolsculpting is often used as an aid in weight loss programmes for curvier patients.
How does it work?
Coolsculpting should not be regarded as exclusively a weight loss device, but rather as a body contouring tool. Its main purpose is to target specific spots and help flatten stubborn fat, and not treat broader areas. It’s most effective when applied on the abdomen, postpartum belly fat, love handles and “muffin top”, whereas as inner thighs and upper arm fat aren’t the best choice for coolsculpting.
The process of coolsculpting involves cryoliposis in which the fat tissue is exposed to near freezing temperatures that leads to the death of the fat cells. During the treatment, the technician uses an applicator on your skin over the area with excess fat to cool it. The cold temperature penetrates the skin all the way down to the fat tissue causing them to die off but it doesn’t harm other body cells. This makes the procedure completely safe.During the first 10 minutes of the procedure, you may feel intensely cold temperature but the treated area will quickly go numb.
Over the next several months, your body will naturally eliminate those dead fat. After about three months, you’ll start to see progress and in six months, you will be able to see the full results. You can expect 20-25% in fat reduction in the treated area. However, there is one exception – if you gain weight during the treatment, you will have very poor results.
Coolsculpting treatment gives permanent results as once the fat cells are frozen, they crystalize and die and there’s no coming back. If you are serious and dedicated to getting your perfect body and you maintain a healthy lifestyle, you will have stable long-term results.
Coolsculpting side effects
Coolsculpting is a well-researched and safe procedure, but you need to bear in mind that every cosmetic procedure carries a certain risk and has side effects. The most common side effects of coolsculpting are tenderness of the area, bruising, swelling, numbness or tingling, itchiness and muscle cramping. However, in most cases, patients only report side effects in the first few days after the procedure.
There is a very small percentage of patients who experience a condition known as paradoxical adipose hyperplasia, which happens when the fat cells become larger instead of getting smaller. Doctors have still not determined the reason why this happens, but there is certainly no physical danger. It’s more of a cosmetic problem and it happens very rarely.
Coolsculpting is a gentle, non-surgical and non-invasive alternative to liposuction that targets only a designated area with stubborn fat. It works equally well for both women and men and it’s one of the least expensive and easiest ways to get rid of excess fat and boost your self-esteem.