Winter has passed and now it’s time to celebrate! As we shed the layers of clothing that have been essential these past several months, we may start noticing some things all those sweaters and jackets were disguising. We might see a few extra dimples on the thighs or buttocks. An increase in waist or arm circumference. Excess fat in areas we’d prefer to look slim when we don our shorts and tank tops. If your excitement about a more socially-engaged summer is being diminished by excess fat, consider what CoolSculpting can do for you. If you start now, you can start to see a slimmer You within the next month and it only gets better from there.
What Is CoolSculpting®?
You’ve probably heard the name CoolSculpting and can reason that this body-shaping treatment works by cooling the temperature of fat. That is the foundational aspect of treatment. It is referred to as cryolipolysis. CoolSculpting is completely non-invasive. There is no anesthesia, now downtime, no scars from incisions. Still, treatment targets the same layer of stubborn subcutaneous fat that a surgeon would remove using liposuction. Some of the areas that CoolSculpting can slim for you include the:
- Double chin
- Bra line fat
- Back fat
- Upper arms
- Underneath the buttocks
What is Treatment Like?
CoolSculpting treatments are streamlined and typically take an hour or less. To begin, the provider places a thin sheet of gel-covered fabric against the skin. This prevents sticking as the applicators cool tissue to freezing temperatures. The cooling effect is greater on fat cells than on the skin, which makes CoolSculpting a very safe process of eliminating unwanted fatty deposits. It takes about 30 minutes for fat to freeze, resulting in gradual fat destruction. Each CoolSculpting treatment can remove as much as 25% of fat in a given area.
Are You a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?
Most adults can be good candidates for CoolSculpting treatments because there are so many potential improvements that can be achieved. The procedure is not performed for weight loss, so, if you’re not near your best weight, you may not achieve the best results from CoolSculpting for larger areas like the abdomen. You may, however, find this treatment ideal for a double chin, the backs of the arms, or other smaller areas. If you are close to your healthiest weight and have some excess fat in the midsection, thighs, or other area, you would likely be very pleased with the outcome of your treatment.
See how CoolSculpting can get you ready for summer. Call (203) 226-3600 to schedule a visit to our Westport, CT office.