Do you need a little extra something to help you lose that pesky weight and get the body you want? Check out the best CoolSculpting in Alpharetta!
There’s fat, and then there’s stubborn fat. The fatty deposits that people have dubbed “love handles.” Those body areas that still have lumps and bumps in them, no matter the diet or exercise you do.
The worst thing is, you’ve already lost weight, but they keep hanging on (and over) your pants’ sides.
You’re not alone. Stubborn fat is as real as it can get, and many people have it and want to get rid of it. In fact, even your friends who look lean may suffer from it too.
The good news is, the best CoolSculpting procedures are here in Alpharetta. And they’re looking more and more likely to stay.
So, we’ve come up with this guide to help you understand this procedure better (and choose the right provider!).
What’s CoolSculpting All About?
CoolSculpting has become so popular since it’s launch in 2010. How popular?
About 6,000,000 treatments worldwide-popular. That’s how.
The primary reason for its continuous (and massive) growth in fame lies in its effectiveness and safety. Because the truth is, CoolSculpting works. And that it’s the only non-surgical procedure of its kind to have received FDA clearance.
This clearance should already tell you how safe and effective it is. But there’s more.
It’s no easy feat to get clearance from the Food and Drug Administration. But CoolSculpting has, and for various uses too!
First off, it has received FDA clearance for treatment areas like the “love handles,” butt, lower back, stomach, and thighs. But did you know that FDA also gave it a green light as a treatment for improving the appearance of lax tissue? Imagine seeing sagging skin rejuvenated.
And there’s also the clearance for treating double chin. Another huge concern among patients, especially since liposuction isn’t really a good idea for this problem.
All these said, you can already see how and why seeking the best CoolSculpting procedure can help you with your stubborn fat problems. And now that we’ve established that this isn’t a fat-removal gimmick, let’s proceed to how it works.
The Science Behind CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting essentially follows a procedure known as cryolipolysis. In layman’s terms? It’s a process that involves freezing fat.
At its core, the cryolipolysis applies cold temperature to the treatment areas. This then leads to the fat cooling down to a freezing point.
During the procedure, a paddle sucks up the treatment area (the skin and its fatty content). While inside the paddle with cooling panels, the freezing takes place. The fat cells undergo crystallization, leading to their “death.”
From there, the body excretes the dead, frozen cells at a later time through the liver. The treatment usually takes about an hour per treatment area.
Because it’s non-invasive, there’s no needle, knife, or any open wound involved. Although the procedure does freeze the fat cells, the surrounding areas (the skin, for example) remain injury-free. In a nutshell, you’ll have your fat cells frozen and like “melt away” without worrying about skin and tissue damage.
As for the results, you can notice a reduction of up to 25%. Note, however, that even the best CoolSculpting procedure isn’t a miracle fat-eliminator. You should still give it a few months to see the results take effect and become apparent.
What’s CoolSculpting Good For?
As mentioned above, CoolSculpting has received clearance from the FDA for several treatment areas. The most common though, is the belly area. And for good reason, since it’s one of, if not the hardest to eliminate stubborn fat from.
Don’t worry if you have other problem areas. The best CoolSculpting treatments can also work on the lower back, sides, and thighs. In fact, you can also have it done on your arms, buttocks, and legs.
There’s also the ultimate selfie-killer double chin. Since this treatment also has FDA clearance for the under-chin area, you can have the unwanted extra bulge there minimized too.
After-Effects of CoolSculpting
Another great advantage to the best CoolSculpting procedures is that they don’t have any downtime.
In other words, you can go back to your usual activities soon after the procedure. You can go back to work, sleep, shop, or whatever it is you need to attend to. It’s because of this that CoolSculpting ranks as a top “lunch-time procedure” throughout the globe.
In fact, for the most part, the entire procedure doesn’t cause any pain or discomfort that many patients can sleep during it! Some also use the time to work on their laptops or even catch up on the book they don’t usually have time to read.
All these doesn’t automatically mean there are no potential side-effects. Like any other procedure, it’s still possible to experience some side-effects right after the CoolSculpting session. Here are a few of them:
- A mild pinching sensation and numbness
- Buttersticks, which refer to raised and stiffened areas of the treatment location (after removal of the paddles) lasting for about 10 minutes
- Redness in the treated area (after the specialist takes the paddles off) lasting for around 20 minutes
- Tenderness and/or mild bruising on the treated area due to the vacuum pressure (should disappear within a few weeks)
- Numb feeling within the treatment area that can last anywhere from several hours to eight weeks after the session
Although not common, especially in patients who’ve received the best CoolSculpting procedures, you should still be aware of these potential side-effects. And in case you experience them, make sure you give your practitioner a call to schedule a check-up.
Setting Realistic Expectations with the Best CoolSculpting Procedure
After undergoing the best CoolSculpting treatment, your body excretes the dead fat cells through normal liver functions. Again, this will take weeks up to six months.
In other words, if there’s one thing you shouldn’t expect from this fat-freezing procedure, it’s seeing results overnight. A few weeks into the procedure though, you may already notice some level of fat reduction and even improved muscle tone and skin health in the treatment area.
The results become more noticeable after month two. But for the most visible results, you should set your expectations to see them within six months.
The Longevity of CoolSculpting Results
CoolSculpting kills off your stubborn fat cells. This means that once dead, they’re gone – permanently. So, in a way, you can say that procedure’s results are permanent.
This again doesn’t mean that you won’t see fat coming back. Or that you can just keep freezing them cells away and not watching your diet or keeping physically active.
Keep in mind that even the best CoolSculpting treatments don’t apply on all fat cells of the body. It’s effective on 20% to 30% of body fat – the ones that contain generous amounts of lipid. These cells are those most difficult to get rid of, even with proper diet and exercise.
Simply put, the long-term effects of CoolSculpting are promising. However, you still need to do your part in maintaining a healthy and fit lifestyle. Build your meals around nutritious non-fattening food and keep your exercise regimen in check, and you can avoid those extra layers of fat creeping back up.
Determining Your Candidacy for The Fat-Freezing Procedure
Despite the effectiveness and safety of CoolSculpting, it’s not a one-size-fits-all procedure. In other words, it’s not for everyone who wishes to get rid of extra layers of fat.
For starters, CoolSculpting isn’t a treatment for obesity. Although it can serve as a form of adjunct therapy. In this way, the procedure can aid in fat removal in the certain areas of the body prone to stubborn fat even with proper exercise and diet.
Also, some people who have certain health conditions may not benefit from even the best CoolSculpting programs. Those suffering from cold agglutinin disease, cryoglobulinemia, and paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria (PCH) are to name a few.
In a nutshell, you should have an in-depth conversation with a highly experienced CoolSculpting practitioner prior to undergoing the procedure. Be honest about the state of your health and your family history. This way, you can avoid complications and determine your candidacy for the procedure.
CoolSculpting is Effective but Not as a Permanent Weight Loss Treatment
One more thing: You can’t treat CoolSculpting as a permanent solution to weight loss. Indeed, its results are permanent, but only when you also do your part in maintaining a healthy weight.
It’s for this reason that you should also take a closer look at the after-procedure must-dos you need to incorporate into your lifestyle. Proper diet and regular exercises are key to preserving the great results you can enjoy with this non-invasive, highly-innovative fat-busting procedure.
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Give us a call to find out just how the best CoolSculpting treatments can help you finally say goodbye to all those stubborn fat areas.