Freezing Fat to Lose Weight: Is CoolSculpting Worth the Hype?




People are always looking for ways to lose weight and it hardly matters what way it is. As long as it gets results, people are willing to give anything and everything a try. Keeping this in mind, it should not come as a surprise that CoolSculpting is becoming increasingly popular. From personal accounts to reviews in popular magazines, CoolSculpting is gaining a reputation for itself, and a good one at that.

If you have never heard of CoolSculpting, or are not sure what the procedure is all about, here is everything you need to know about this weight loss method.

It’s Origins

CoolSculpting and its respective devices have come to be highly respected around the globe. What is interesting is that this process has humble origins.

The process was discovered by Harvard scientists that noticed children got dimples by consuming popsicles. Taking the phenomenon into account, it was proposed that cold can actually eliminate fat without harming the tissue surrounding it in the first place.

Understanding the Procedure

With the help of CoolSculpting machines, specific parts of the body are targeted using suction and controlled cold to get rid of stubborn fat. If you opt for the procedure, the applicator will be placed on the part of the body you want to tone.

Do keep in mind, you will feel freezing temperatures, but the sensation does lessen after some time. The good news is you don’t have to sit there waiting for the procedure to complete. You can rest easy by reading a book or watching your favorite TV show.

Effectiveness of CoolSculpting

Now the real question here is whether the procedure is effective. Fortunately, it has been noted that people that opt for the procedure have lost a staggering 20% of their fat. It may not seem like much, but it is a substantial loss no matter your body size. Additionally, once these fat cells are dealt with, they will be gone for good.

The typical weight loss program does allow you to reduce your fat cells, but they remain as they are. But with CoolSculpting, they will never return! Yes, this means they will never come back nor will they expand.

Basically, your body will keep removing treated fat cells six months on from the time of your appointment. In fact, you may even see the changes take form in the first three weeks. If all goes well, you should see a considerable change when you see yourself in the mirror and in how your clothes will fit you effortlessly henceforth.

Is it Versatile?

If you are wondering if this process is restrictive in any way, you will be pleased to know it is not. The procedure is in no way restricted to treating a certain body part.

The technique can be applied to a vast variety of areas, including and not limited to your upper back, stomach, and hips. However, it is best suited for areas where fat cannot be eliminated easily.

Does Gender Matter?

Agreed, the procedure is popular among women, but that does not mean it is not effective for men. It is not only just as effective on men as women, but it does wonders for those that do not want to go under the knife.

Is it Safe?

Since the procedure does not involve any kind of surgery at all and because it has been approved by the FDA, there isn’t a shadow of a doubt that it is completely safe. Since the procedure is non-evasive in nature, you won’t have to worry about risks or recovery time associated with alternative procedures like liposuction or bariatric surgery.

Basically, you will get all the results you dreamed of, without having to deal with procedures that involve cutting and scarring.

The Verdict

If you weren’t able to decide whether you should opt for the procedure, the aforementioned information will allow you to make an informed decision.

It is worth noting though the procedure does not suit everyone. It can work for some while others may not be that lucky. For this reason, it is a good idea to speak to a board certified plastic surgeon to ensure your skin can handle CoolSculpting.

Even if your body can handle what CoolSculpting throws your way, you should still do your homework to make sure you do not damage your body in the process. Only when you are absolutely certain, only then opt for this procedure. When you are ready, find a board certified plastic surgeon who is familiar with the procedure, unless you want your body to look uneven or your skin to have a bumpy look.

If you want the results you want, you will need to go through a bit of a hassle. In the end, CoolSculpting will be worth your time and money, especially since it is not as costly as liposuction nor do you have to worry about risking puncturing your organs.


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