Many people struggle with stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to even strict diet and exercise regimens. While some may be interested in more dramatic treatments, there is an option for non-invasive fat reduction to help with these trouble areas. That treatment is CoolSculpting Elite!
If you think that CoolSculpting might be the right treatment for you, there are a few things you should know about the process and its benefits.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
The non-invasive CoolSculpting procedure uses cold temperatures to freeze and dissolve fat cells, otherwise known as cryolipolysis. It is an FDA-approved process that can address stubborn fat in several areas of the body, including:
- Underneath the chin and around jawline
- Inner and outer thighs
- Flanks (“love handles”)
- Bra or back area
- Underneath the buttocks (“banana roll”)
- Upper arms
This non-surgical fat reduction procedure is not painful at all. In fact, it can be quite relaxing, and many patients are able to check their emails, take naps, or read books while receiving treatment.
The first part of the session will involve your medical professional placing two CoolSculpting applicators on your target areas, which you’ll determine during your consultation. Once the applicators are set, you’ll sit back and relax as CoolSculpting Elite freezes and kills the fat cells in these areas.
One of the benefits of CoolSculpting is that it treats the unwanted fat cells but leaves the skin and surrounding cells unharmed. After the fat cells freeze, they die and naturally flush out of the body. The fat cells that remain in the body will condense in size, developing your smaller figure over time. Of course, the results look very natural一because they are!
Do Fat Cells Grow Back?
The short, simple answer is no! Let us explain. Once you reach adulthood (18+), your body stops creating new fat cells. That means once you kill them off with CoolSculpting Elite, they’re gone! They don’t regenerate, and they don’t travel to other areas of the body.
That being said, if gaining or losing weight does impact the size of your body’s remaining fat cells. Gaining weight enlarges or expands your fat cells while losing weight shrinks them. That’s why post-procedure fitness and health maintenance are key!
Is There Downtime After the CoolSculpting Procedure?
The best part about a CoolSculpting procedure is that there is little to no downtime after the treatment. You can immediately return to work or run your errands with no pause or delay. There is also no sedation required during the treatment session, which means you will be able to return to the road as soon as your procedure ends.
CoolSculpting Elite Results
When it comes to fat reduction treatments, many people want to know when they will start to see the benefits of their procedure. Because body fat contouring results are designed to look natural, you may not see the benefits right away.
According to clinical trials, 100% of CoolSculpting Elite patients noticed results within one month. However, while patients may notice a difference in their figure in as few as three weeks after their initial treatment, you will likely need to wait three months from your latest session to see the most significant changes and results.
Are CoolSculpting Results Permanent?
Out of all of the benefits related to CoolSculpting results, perhaps the best one is that the results are permanent. As we said before, if you freeze and kill off fat cells as an adult, your body won’t create more. As long as you maintain your current weight with healthy lifestyle choices like diet and exercise, you should never experience a resurgence of these cells or regain the fat bulges you treated with CoolSculpting Elite.
You can see a 20% to 25% decrease in the body’s fat cells in the 90 days following your initial procedure.
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
As with many cosmetic procedures, results vary from patient to patient. With that being said, this state-of-the-art fat-reduction technique is highly effective, and many reach their personal goals in just a single CoolSculpting session.
It is common for individuals to have two or more sessions to eliminate the stubborn fat in a given treatment area. If you have multiple areas to address or significant amounts of stubborn fat, it may take a series of treatments. We help every patient to customize a unique treatment plan that allows them to reach their personal goals regarding body reshaping.
Are You a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?
Do you want to tighten and tone your physique? Are you ready to start eliminating stubborn fat pockets from your body? Fortunately, there aren’t many health-related restrictions, and most adults are great candidates.
You should not be treated with CoolSculpting Elite if you have:
- Cold agglutinin disease
- Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria
You may need to consult with your doctor about CoolSculpting if you have any medical conditions such as the ones above. If you have had recent surgery or a hernia, please share this information with your provider. Sensitivities and allergies should also be discussed in detail before moving forward with the treatment.
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Are you ready to shed that stubborn body fat in your arms, legs, abdomen, or under the chin? CoolSculpting Elite may be the solution you’ve been looking for. Radiant Reflections Weight Loss Clinic & MedSpa can help you develop a personalized treatment plan for non-invasive fat reduction that targets all of your trouble spots. Contact our Hattiesburg, MS, office today to schedule your complimentary consultation!