The process of CoolSculpting feels cool like ice because this device is quite literally freezing the fat cells directly below it. Once they’re frozen, the fat cells drain naturally from the body. It can take 6 to 12 weeks to see the results, but a patient can lose half an inch from his or her waistline after just one one-hour treatment. You can treat the same area multiple times and you can return to normal activities just minutes after the procedure, as it requires no downtime and is noninvasive.
This procedure may not be for you if you have a great deal of fat left to lose, and people who need to lose great amounts of fat may want to consider a more invasive procedure such as liposuction or other more traditional surgeries. “These techniques are not substitutes for liposuction. They’re not for people that have large amounts of fat that needs to be removed,” Sadick said.
For CoolSculpting to work effectively, it must be combined with a well-balanced diet and regular exercise. As this is not only beneficial to your overall health to maintain a healthy diet and rigorous exercise routine, it can also help reduce the appearance of fat cells. That is why pairing these lifestyle choices with CoolSculpting will not only help target any stubborn areas, it will also freeze off the fat cells for good, which can be the biggest motivator of all to keep going without the invasive methods of traditional surgery.
Our office now offers the newest in cutting edge technology, with CoolMini and CoolAdvantage. The innovative designers of CoolSculpting have designed a mini-adaptor to the process. This new device, the CoolMini applicator, effectively addresses the pockets of fat on the neck and under the chin and in other smaller problem areas that are known as submental fat.
CoolAdvantage uses a lower temperature plus a newly designed shape to decrease treatment time from 60 minutes to just 35 minutes. And not only is time reduced and more surface reached, but a recent clinical study found comfort level increased by 45%, making for a better patient experience.
If you are looking to get rid of that last area of fat, want to tone your body, or rid your body of the final fat cells after a weight loss to get that last push of inspiration, call your doctor to discuss your options in regards to CoolSculpting.