Ask anyone, and they will tell you about that one body part they would like to change. Usually, it is stubborn localized fat pockets that don’t go away with diet and exercise. If you are like most people who dread the idea of going under the knife, you will be happy to know that Coolsculpting® Santa Monica can help you achieve your dream body without trauma to surrounding tissue. It is a non-surgical procedure that uses low temperatures to reduce fat deposits in body areas like the inner and outer thighs, upper arms, upper back, abdomen, and lower back. Read on to learn more about this fat-reduction procedure.
Fat freezing started with a popsicle
Years back, researchers at Harvard studying the effects of eating a popsicle on teething discomfort noticed dimpling on the subjects’ cheeks. The cause of dimples was discovered as fat cell reduction in the cheeks due to the cold temperature of the popsicles. Eventually, the scientists established that the popsicles were freezing and eliminating small pockets of fat cells inside the cheeks, and soon after that, cryolipolysis was born.
It is a non-invasive procedure
Fat freezing or cryolipolysis offers a safe way to reduce or eliminate fat pockets in certain body areas. The procedure involves no incisions and uses an applicator with a hollow opening to suction or vacuum the fatty bulge. You will feel a pulling or tugging sensation as the applicator applies suction, but you should not experience pain. The procedure typically takes an hour, but this varies depending on the extensiveness of the treated area. Because there are no needles or surgery, you don’t have to worry about scarring. Furthermore, unless you choose to tell them, no one will know you had your fat cells frozen.
It has minimal side effects
As previously discussed, fat freezing involves no needles or incisions, meaning it is pain-free and safe. However, during the actual procedure, patients report feeling mild tugging, pinching, and intense cold. Other possible sensations during fat freezing include stinging, aching, tingling, and cramping; these usually reduce within five to ten minutes as the skin loses sensitivity during the cool-down process. Swelling, skin discoloration and bruising can also occur and persists for a few days to weeks after treatment. If you have pain or any other discomfort, your doctor may prescribe an analgesic medication.
It is not a weight loss treatment
Coolsculpting may be an option for individuals who have tried to eliminate fat in certain body areas with exercise and diet without significant results. The procedure does not aid in weight loss and is therefore not approved for overweight people. An ideal candidate for fat freezing should be in good general health and within ideal weight. If you are above your healthy weight, your provider may recommend shedding extra pounds before you can freeze fat cells in your body. Remember that weight gain is possible after undergoing coolsculpting, so you want to maintain a healthy lifestyle even after treatment.
If you would like to eliminate stubborn fat in certain areas of your body, book an appointment with your specialist at Self Care LA.