The blistering cold of winter is behind us, and now our minds are ready for the warmth of spring and summer. This means days spent at the beach, sitting alongside a swimming pool, or just taking a jog in summer clothing.
While our minds might be ready for the summer, our bodies may still be carrying some excess pounds we accumulated during winter. You may be on the last leg of a weight loss journey that has been many months in the making and just needs that additional push to get your body beach-ready. If so, CoolSculpting may be the answer you are looking for.
Determining Whether CoolSculpting Is Right for You
At Cosmetic Plastic Surgery & Laser Center of Maryland, our goal is to help you find the cosmetic treatments that are right for you. CoolSculpting may be right for you if you are within 10 or 15 pounds of your ideal weight and wish to achieve your ideal body contour.
As the name implies, CoolSculpting sculpts away those extra pockets of fat that you could not make disappear with diet and exercise. Remember that CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss procedure and isn’t suitable for patients who are 30+ pounds outside of an ideal, healthy weight range. However, if you have stubborn pockets of fat that are not responding to diet and exercise around your midsection, your upper arms, your bra line, or your knees, then CoolSculpting may be the nonsurgical treatment you need.
What Is the CoolSculpting Treatment like?
One of the most common questions Dr. Salman Ashruf and his team get asked about CoolSculpting is whether it will hurt. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical treatment. It is comfortable and does not require you to undergo anesthesia or use any pain medication. For some, the treatment is so relaxing that they fall asleep or spend the time watching a movie during it.
CoolSculpting treatments work by using controlled cooling to cause fat cells to die and eventually release their fatty content. This fatty content is removed from the body through your body’s natural waste removal process.
During the treatment, the treated area will be subjected to controlled cooling. During the first few moments of the treatment, you may feel the cold. However, after a couple of minutes, the treated area becomes numb. While the controlled cooling can kill fat cells, it does not negatively affect your skin, muscles, or other tissues.
How Long Does CoolSculpting Last?
CoolSculpting is a permanent treatment. Your body has a finite number of fat cells. When you put on weight, it’s not because your body has more fat cells. Instead, the fat cells have become larger.
When CoolSculpting destroys fat cells, they are removed permanently. Most people are so happy with the results of the treatment that they are motivated to exercise and maintain their results. However, if you return to a lifestyle that causes you to gain weight, the remaining fat cells in your body may enlarge over time. You will likely find that you store weight in other areas through the body.
Schedule a Consultation
The Cosmetic Plastic Surgery & Laser Center of Maryland invites you to contact us today to learn more about CoolSculpting. Let us help you get the beach body you want.