Sometimes, despite a flawless diet and a regular exercise routine, fat just won’t budge. In these instances, plastic surgery is sometimes recommended, but it isn’t necessary in every case!
CoolSculpting® is a completely non-invasive procedure that targets stubborn fat that diet and exercise won’t get rid of.
What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is a method that essentially freezes your fat away. The device applies strict, controlled cooling to fat cells beneath the skin so they freeze, shrink, and are absorbed by the body.
This allows for slow body contouring, preventing the skin from sagging because it can’t keep up with the rapid fat loss liposuction causes. Once the targeted fat cells die and are absorbed by the body, they are naturally removed.
What is the Recovery Like?
There’s no recovery associated with the CoolSculpting® procedure. There are no incisions, or invasive aspect to it at all.
You can visit us at the Cosmetic Plastic Surgery of Maryland during your lunch break and go right back to work afterwards.
The areas where the CoolSculpting® instrument are applied may be slightly red afterward, but this is temporary.
Who Makes a Good Candidate?
The procedure isn’t considered a weight loss method. Instead, it needs to be seen as fat loss procedure. It’s only meant to help you lose stubborn pockets of fat, not create loss all over the body.
Areas that respond the best to the treatment are parts of the body that have noticeable fat bulges like the chin, the hips, and the abdomen.
Are there Any Side Effects?
Numbness, tingling, and redness around the treatment sites are the only typical side effects. People who bruise easily may experience some bruising.
How Long Does It Take to See Results?
Because the fat cells need time to die, shrink, and be absorbed, results aren’t going to be immediately apparent.
On average, you can expect to see visible results about several weeks post-treatment, but you may not see maximum results until after a month or so.
Your body will continue to absorb fat for the next several months, so it’s important to maintain your fitness routine and keep eating well in the meantime.
CoolSculpting® can be an effective addition to your healthy lifestyle, and it’s the only way to get rid of unwanted fat without any surgeries.
If you have stubborn pockets of fat, contact Cosmetic Plastic Surgery of Maryland today to learn more about the results you could see with the procedure.
If you are in the Hanover, MD area, contact us today.