Lifestyles of most people nowadays are quite sedentary. That leads to the unwanted fat build-up in areas that people mostly flaunt in photoshoots. This is where people who aren’t quite averse to exercise would start a routine of jogging, walking or some sort of activity that would help them tone down the fat. Some serious ones would go ahead and join a gym to start burning calories. But not everyone is built for or have the time to exercise and get toned. Additionally, some areas of the body cannot and do not respond to normal exercise as readily. This results in those areas still retaining the fat you gained over time. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical process that helps you get rid of this fat or even fat on larger areas quite easily.
Also known as cryolipolysis, this procedure can be used to remove stubborn fat cells from areas that do not respond well to dieting or exercise. So, does that mean that this procedure can be used in lieu of traditional liposuction? Yes, it can be, but the costs are generally higher. But since it is non-invasive and doesn’t include any surgery, a lot of the processing time and pain is not involved.
So, how does this process work? In the procedure, the fat cells that are targeted to be removed are treated to freezing temperatures through controlled cooling, thereby crystallising them. Within a few weeks after the treatment, your body normally processes the fat and removes the dead cells. Thus, all the fat cells that are treated are removed for good. The best outcome of the procedure in the areas that are left untreated won’t be affected, thereby retaining their shape and mass. Normal weight loss or gain hardly reduces the number of fat cells in your body. Dieting or exercise just reduces the size of these cells. However, through cryolipolysis, the fat cells are destroyed. Through multiple treatment areas, the number of fat cells can be reduced by this procedure can be up to 27%.
What things do you need to keep in mind before opting for this treatment? Always remember, everybody has their own physiology. Thus, the number of fat cells also vary. Your doctor can prescribe you the number of treatments you need to get the best results as per your requirements. While the procedure does reduce fat cells, going back to your binging habits will create new fat cells as well. The procedure is often permanent, based on how you maintain your lifestyle. On the treatment day, a gel pad and an applicator will be used to provide controlled cooling to the areas that are being targeted. Since there is no surgery involved, patients can immediately get back to their normal routine almost immediately. Without surgery, since there are no incisions done, there’s relatively no pain. However, since your fat cells will be exposed to the cold and frozen, people might experience a bit of pulling and pinching due to the vacuum applicator being used. You might feel cold in the area, but as the nerves are numbed down due to the cold, that feeling won’t stay for long.
As a relatively new and painless procedure, it is a good idea to opt for cryolipolysis if you need stubborn fat removed.