Trying to achieve fat loss can be frustrating. Even with a healthy diet and routine exercise, some areas on the body can seem difficult to reduce. A “muffin top” or belly bulge can persist even when the rest of your body is lean, or thighs, upper arms or hips can retain areas of fat. CoolSculpting is one option to remove those resistant fat cells for good and may have advantages over liposuction.
What Is CoolSculpting?
To remove fat cells without the need for surgery, a process called cryolipolysis can be used. The device and technique used together are called CoolSculpting and it is an FDA-approved method for fat reduction. The device uses vacuum pressure to target fat under the skin and tissue, then “freezing” the fat cells without damaging the surrounding tissue. The fat cells are destroyed and are absorbed by the body over the following weeks and months. Most patients see the full results in about 90 days.
Advantages of CoolSculpting over Liposuction
Both CoolSculpting and liposuction remove fat cells permanently and can reduce size and fat in the targeted areas. However, CoolSculpting has many advantages. There are no incisions, general anesthesia or other surgical techniques used – this makes the process quicker, with fewer risks, complications and minimal recovery. Patients have little downtime and the cost is much less, yet they can still achieve similar results to liposuction with this procedure.
If you have areas on your body that have been resistant to fat loss, consider the benefits of using CoolSculpting for targeted reduction. Talk to a local dermatologist that offers this procedure to learn more about freezing away your fat for good.