Sometimes, despite how often you go to the gym, how many heavy weights you lift, and how well you eat, your body contouring goals remain elusive. Stubborn fat sometimes refuses to go away, and you’re unable to achieve that sleek, toned look you want.
Some surgical procedures, like liposuction, have been around for years as a body contouring option, but what about if you don’t want surgery? That’s where CoolSculpting comes in.
What is CoolSculpting? How does CoolSculpting work? At Premiere Aesthetics, we love educating our clients on the procedures we offer and their advantages so you can find the right treatments for your needs.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive body contouring treatment that relies on controlled cooling technology to kill stubborn fat cells, which your body later eliminates on its own. CoolSculpting is effective on various areas of the body. We perform CoolSculpting belly treatments, CoolSculpting chin treatments, and everything in between!
The goal of CoolSculpting is to provide you with a sculpted and toned appearance. CoolSculpting helps achieve these goals without the need for anesthesia, incisions, or downtime. This benefit is why more people are turning to CoolSculpting for body contouring over surgical methods.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
Fat cells in the body are more susceptible to damage from extreme cold than other cells are. This is the premise upon which CoolSculpting technology (formally called cryolipolysis) is built.
CoolSculpting targets fat cells (without affecting the surrounding skin), freezes them, and destroys them. Once they’re destroyed, your body eliminates them gradually so that those fat cells are gone for good.
During CoolSculpting treatment, we place a gel pad and applicator onto the targeted area. The applicator delivers strategic cooling to the fat cells beneath the skin so they’re effectively crystalized. Over the weeks following CoolSculpting, your body will gradually eliminate these cells, and you’ll notice your newly sculpted physique.
What are the benefits of CoolSculpting treatment? Let’s take a closer look.
A Non-Invasive Alternative to Surgery
One of the main advantages of CoolSculpting is its ability to achieve impressive results without the need for surgery. Surgery is certainly an effective way to achieve your body goals, but not everyone can or wants to go through surgery.
Comfort and Convenience
Since CoolSculpting is non-invasive, it’s quite comfortable and convenient. We perform CoolSculpting treatment at our office, and each session usually lasts between 35 and 60 minutes. During treatment, you can listen to music, catch up on your current reading, scroll social media, or simply lay back and relax.
Another major advantage of CoolSculpting is the fact that there’s no downtime. After CoolSculpting treatment, you can return to your regular activities immediately, which is especially advantageous for parents, busy professionals, or anyone who simply can’t afford the recovery time needed with surgery.
While CoolSculpting results aren’t immediate (since it takes time for the fat cells to die and be eliminated), they are long-lasting. You might notice results as early as three weeks following your procedure. But you can expect the most dramatic results to be visible after about three months. You can expect your CoolSculpting results to look natural, similar to what you’d get from diet and exercise.
CoolSculpting vs. Surgery
If you’re considering CoolSculpting but want to compare it to surgical procedures like liposuction, you should consider the following:
- Your personal goals
Surgery can, in some cases, provide more immediate, dramatic results, but it requires a lengthy recovery period. On the other hand, CoolSculpting provides impressive results in a safe and non-invasive alternative without required downtime. The results may take a bit longer to appear, but the benefits include no scars, the ability to target specific areas, convenience, and comfort.
Is CoolSculpting Right for You?
Since CoolSculpting is non-invasive, it’s a versatile treatment beneficial for many types of people. CoolSculpting is a fat-loss, not weight-loss, procedure, so it’s particularly well-suited for you if you’re near your ideal body weight but struggling with those last few stubborn areas of fat. If you require significant weight loss, you should start there before you move forward with body contouring methods.
If you already have a balanced lifestyle marked by healthy eating and regular exercise, CoolSculpting will likely be beneficial for you. If you are looking to chisel and define your belly, chin, or another area, CoolSculpting can help.
In order to keep your CoolSculpting results, however, you will need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Yes, the fat cells removed through CoolSculpting are gone for good, but you can still experience new weight gain. Eat a balanced, nutrient-dense diet and exercise regularly.
Have realistic expectations. Understand that CoolSculpting isn’t a substitute for a healthy lifestyle, and you still need to put the legwork in to eat well and move your body regularly. As long as you do these things, you’ll be able to enjoy your CoolSculpting results long-term.
CoolSculpting Treatment in Fort Myers, FL
Your CoolSculpting journey will start with a personalized consultation where we’ll assess your health and discuss your aesthetic goals. The consultation is an opportunity for us to create a personalized treatment plan for you, which is the cornerstone of our practice. No two clients’ bodies are the same, so no two treatment plans should be, either! Whether you need CoolSculpting chin treatments or CoolSculpting belly treatments, we have you covered.