CoolSculpting: What Is It and What to Expect

Despite countless hours in the gym and solid diet efforts choosing vegetables over junk food, many people find there are just some areas of the body where they just can’t shift fat from. If you’ve consistently tried hard, these unmovable pockets of fat can not only be frustrating, they can really hurt your self-esteem.

For many, surgical procedures to remove fat deposits are either too expensive or too invasive. Thankfully, these days there is a better option: CoolSculpting.

This relatively new procedure has been growing in popularity over the last few years, but what does it entail and why are so many people having it?

Let’s learn more about CoolSculpting and discover what you can expect from this revolutionary treatment.

What Is CoolSculpting?

It’s got a great name, but what exactly is CoolSculpting? It involves a process called cryolipolysis which basically uses very cold temperatures to target and reduce the presence of stubborn fat cells.

Sometimes referred to as ‘fat freezing’, CoolSculpting works because fat cells are more susceptible to the cold than other cells. This means that during treatment, the fatty deposits we target will break down, but your skin and other tissue will be perfectly safe.

How Is CoolSculpting Treatment Carried Out?

The first step in the CoolSculpting treatment process is for us to assess how your body stores fat to work out which areas to target so we can make sure we’re using the best applicator.

Prior to treatment, we’ll place a gel pad on you to protect your skin. Next, we’ll apply the applicator. The fat is then sucked into the applicator where the temperature will drop. This will numb the area. Although there may be some discomfort as the vacuum starts, this will soon end once the applicator becomes cold. 

The treatment usually lasts for between 30 minutes and over an hour. During your CoolSculpting session, you can relax and watch TV or read. We’ll make sure the experience is as comfortable and relaxing as possible.

Once we’ve finished with the applicator, we’ll gently massage the treatment area. To get the best results, several sessions may be needed. 

Following your treatment session, you may not notice any changes immediately. This is because the cells need to go through a process called ‘apoptosis’. This is the natural death of the cells. After a few weeks, the destroyed fat cells will be cleared from your body and you’ll start to see the effects of the treatment.

What Areas Can Be Addressed?

We can treat many different areas around your face and body including:

  • Under the arms (aka, bingo wings)
  • Around the bra
  • Double chins
  • Under the buttocks
  • The love handles
  • Back fat
  • Chest fat on men
  • Fat around the inner and outer thigh
  • Knee fat
  • Abdominal fat

Who Can Have CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a fantastic way of improving your skin tone and removing that last bit of fat that seems to be impervious to diet and exercise. It’s not a weight-loss technique. Therefore, if you’re more than 15 kgs over your ideal weight, this treatment isn’t going to be effective for you.

Additionally, to have CoolSculpting, your skin shouldn’t be loose.

What Is the Recovery Process Like?

You’ll be glad to know that following the treatment, you can go about your normal life without worrying about any downtime. You may experience some tenderness around the treatment area afterwards, and some swelling and bruising are normal. Severe pain following CoolSculpting treatment is very rare.

How Long Do the Benefits Last?

CoolSculpting differs from weight loss. Whereas diet and exercise will shrink the fat cells in your body, CoolSculpting actually destroys and removes them. This means that the results are permanent. 

That said, it’s important to maintain good health, as CoolSculpting cannot prevent you from putting weight on in the future. To maintain the amazing results of your treatment, enjoy a healthy diet and exercise regularly.

CoolSculpting In Buckinghamshire With Define Clinic

If you’re looking for CoolSculpting in Beaconsfield, you’ll be pleased to know that your treatment will be carried out by Dr Benji Dhillon who has carried out considerable research into fat loss techniques and has spoken internationally on behalf of CoolSculpt. 

To arrange your consultation, get in touch today.

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