You might have heard of CoolSculpting recently. If you haven’t, then you’re not alone. It’s pretty new and pretty different. If you don’t know what it is, then I’d understand if you thought it was some kind of art class involving making sculptures our of soft-serve ice cream. Yes, that would be pretty cool and definitely tasty. It would also result, inevitably, to what CoolSculpting actually involves: fat removal!
Now, there are many forms of fat removal that have popped up in the last few decades. The most commonly known one is liposuction. This is also, by far, the most invasive. With this procedure, you have to be put under anesthetic andthen quite literally have the fat sucked out of you! This procedure is effective but reportedly has had undesirable side effects.
Ultrasound has become another form of procedure that uses thermal waves to actually burn away the fat from inside your body and has similar results to laser treatment. These are gaining popularity, but also involve multiple sessions.
The latest fat removal technique is now to do the opposite of what the ultrasound and laser treatments do: instead of burning away the fat, CoolSculpting freezes it! So, does this new treatment work? The results of these treatments so far, say yes. It was FDA approved nearly a decade ago, but has taken a while to catch on.
Today there are many users of it today who do use it to reduce fat tissue around the belly, under the chin, upper arms, thighs, and several other areas. By freezing the fat itself, it destroys it. What happens to those frozen bits of fat? Your body actually flushes them out of your system over the next few months. The result is that you actually appear to lose weight for months after the treatment.
Is the treatment fast? The treatment itself will take about an hour, but you’re going to have to be patient with this form of body sculpting. And, be aware, this is not considered to be a big miracle, extreme weight loss treatment. It takes months for full results and is recommended to be used for people who are looking to take off no more than twenty pounds.
So, see this as the milder form of body-sculpting. There are also some mild side-effects like pain at the site of treatment. This is pretty normal and usually goes away after a few days. There might also be some mild redness or swelling. All in all, this has been viewed as a new and effective technique for body-sculpting, but anyone seeking major weight-loss treatments should probably look elsewhere. For anyone that is looking for that little something extra to slim down just a little bit and to specifically get a certain body shape closer to what they want, then CoolSculpting is probably for you.
As always, you should probably consult with your doctor before going for CoolSculpting treatment to ensure that it is a good option for you.