Stubborn fat deposits can be withdrawn using liposuction, but this procedure often results in uneven contours. A simpler method of getting rid of these localized fat deposits is CoolSculpting®, a technique that literally freezes fat away. It’s an outpatient procedure that is performed in the comfort of our office, and although the results aren’t immediate, a shapelier figure is yours for quite some time afterwards. We highly recommend CoolSculpting® for our clients who complain of lingering areas of fat even when exercise is combined with diet.
The Ideal Candidate
Persons who are extremely overweight cannot benefit from the CoolSculpting® procedure. The technique is effective for small fat deposits, but it cannot be used to freeze away large amounts. The ideal candidate will be close to their ideal weight. So long as these fatty areas are not too far below the skin surface, CoolSculpting® may be the best possible treatment option.
How Does It Work?
When you suck on a popsicle, your mouth puckers and your cheeks dimple. This is because the tissues of the mouth condense slightly. It doesn’t harm the tissues because the popsicle is not absorbing enough heat energy for any real damage to occur. However, when heat is drawn in quickly from fat cells, they cannot hold their structure. Eventually they die, and the fat from the burst cells is redistributed to other areas of the body or flushed out along with other waste.
This technique, known as Cryolipolysis®, is the proven science upon which CoolSculpting® is based. The effect is one of rapid heat transfer, and the professional who administers this treatment is specially trained on how to calibrate the instrumentation to target the fat cells while leaving other tissues undamaged.
We will first consult with the client and discuss the problem areas. Depending on the client’s body shape, fat content percentage, and muscular build, a customized treatment plan will be designed. Because the fat cells are of a different density than the skin tissue, the skin isn’t harmed during the treatment. The instrument is used to deliver cold blasts multiple times in one area, and then it is moved to the next problem spot.
In the weeks following the treatment session, a more pleasing body contour will become noticeable. The removed fat won’t result in significant weight loss, but the overall appearance of the client will be much more youthful and healthy. This is a body contouring treatment, not a weight loss treatment.