The only FDA-approved method, CoolSculpting is the first true non-invasive technique for the most common cosmetic concerns like stubborn body fat, especially over tummy, waist or flanks , lower back, “bra bulges” on upper back, arms & inner thighs
Commenting on the procedure, Dr Grinto Davy Chirakkekaran, PT, says CoolSculpting owes its roaring success to its dramatic results. “Patients can expect an undeniable reduction of fat in the treated areas in as soon as three weeks following the treatment,” he says. Cryolipolysis is the technique behind the CoolSculpting is the most popular body sculpting procedure performed since 2012, representing 57% of all procedures performed and increasing almost 50%.
During the procedure, a non-invasive applicator delivers precisely controlled cooling to the treatment area to specifically target underlying fat, leaving surface skin tissue unaffected. When fat cells are exposed to extreme cold, a process of natural removal is triggered, which gradually reduces the thickness of the fat layer. The result is a visible reduction in fat bulges. Once eliminated, treated fat cells are gone for good. “This doesn't mean patients can't gain weight again, so it's important to continue a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise to maintain the results of CoolSculpting,” says Dr Grinto Davy.
The CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese, but it can be a non-surgical substitute for procedures such as liposuction. Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. A qualified doctor can determine if treatment is right for you during a one-on-one consultation.
One downside of procedures that use laser, sonic waves and surgery is the destruction of healthy tissue in the process by burning, shattering or extracting of non-fat cells besides a longer period of recovery. Here, CoolSculpting procedure doesn’t burn, shatter or extract any cells. The procedure has been cleared by the US FDA for flanks (love handles), abdomen and thigh. During the procedure, one may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness or slight discomfort. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness or swelling but most patients have reported temporary discomfort.
Unlike several other procedures, CoolSculpting takes very little time and is pretty simple to fit into your daily life. After your CoolSculpting treatment, you can typically get right back to your busy day. Each treatment lasts one hour – the same time you might spend at the gym. So you can easily fit your appointment into a lunch break.
CoolSculpting treatments are quick and require no recovery time. In fact, CoolSculpting is so quick that people can opt to have it done during their lunch break, as treatments typically take only about an hour. Each CoolSculpting procedure results in undeniable reduction of fat in the treated areas, and patients can start to see results as soon as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results occurring over a period of two to four months in most patients.
One must understand that CoolSculpting is not a replacement for any surgery or procedure but a great alternative that allows removal of the unwanted fat that many people struggle with — for a fraction of the cost; in many cases it is as low as one third of the surgical liposuction costs.
As the procedure gives a certain and noticeable life by trimming your layers of fat, leading to loss of kilos and inches, Dr Grinto Davy feels that nothing but a moderate, well planned lifestyle can give you a longer, happier and healthier life. “I would recommend obese individuals to make lifestyle changes before they could seek body contour or removal stubborn fat. Moreover, this is not a license to eat as much as you want. Any result from this procedure must last a life time for which, one needs to lead a healthy lifestyle,” he summarises.
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