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What is CoolSculpting and how does it work?

What Is CoolSculpting And How Does It Work?

Is it truly effective?

 

CoolSculpting has been shown in studies to be an effective fat-reduction technique. CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical, noninvasive technique for removing excess fat cells from beneath the skin. It has various advantages over typical surgical fat removal treatments as a noninvasive treatment.

The popularity of CoolSculpting as a fat-reduction technique is growing in the United States. It was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010. CoolSculpting treatments have climbed by 823 percent since then.


What is the mechanism behind it?

 

Cryolipolysis is the process used in CoolSculpting. It works by putting a roll of fat between two panels that chill it to below freezing temperature.

The clinical efficacy of cryolipolysis was investigated in a 2009 study. Cryolipolysis reduced the treated fat layer by up to 25%, according to the study. Six months after the procedure, the effects were still visible. Within a few weeks of treatment, frozen, dead fat cells are expelled from the body through the liver, exhibiting full fat loss outcomes within three months.

Some CoolSculpting patients choose to treat many areas of the body, such as:

  • thighs, lower back, and sides of the belly
  • Cellulite on the legs, buttocks, and arms can also be reduced with this treatment. It’s also used by some people to get rid of extra fat beneath the chin.

Each targeted body part takes an hour to treat. To achieve results, you’ll need additional CoolSculpting procedures to target more body areas. Treatments for larger body parts may be more extensive than for smaller body parts.

The following are some of the probable CoolSculpting side effects:

  • When the doctor places the fat roll between the panels, it causes a tugging sensation at the treatment site.
  • two weeks after treatment, soreness, stinging, or aching at the treatment site that tends to go away on its own without any extra treatment short-term redness, swelling, bruising, and skin sensitivity at the treatment site redness, swelling, bruising, and skin sensitivity at the treatment site

CoolSculpting can cause a rise in the amount of fat cells in treated body areas in extremely rare circumstances. It’s unclear why this occurs, but it appears to affect more males than women. It occurs in less than 1% of casesTrusted Source. While this is a rare occurrence, it is important to be aware of the possibility. The majority of patients who experience this outcome, known as paradoxical adipose hyperplasia, choose for standard liposuction or other fat-removal procedures.


Who can benefit from CoolSculpting?

 

Not everyone is a candidate for CoolSculpting. It is not an obesity treatment. Instead, the approach is useful for removing little quantities of extra fat that are resistant to other weight-loss methods like diet and exercise.

Many people find CoolSculpting to be a safe and effective way to lose weight. However, there are a few persons who should avoid CoolSculpting. Because of the potential of serious consequences, those with the following conditions should not undergo this treatment. These are some of the conditions:

  • cryoglobulinemia
  • agglutinin sickness of the cold
  • Cold hemoglobinuria that comes and goes (PCH)

Whether or whether you have these issues, it’s critical to see your doctor before scheduling a treatment with a plastic or cosmetic surgeon.


How long will the effects last?

 

The effects of CoolSculpting should continue indefinitely. This is due to the fact that once fat cells are killed via CoolSculpting, they do not return. However, if you gain weight following your CoolSculpting procedure, the fat in the treated area or areas may return.


Is CoolSculpting a good investment?

 

To maximize benefits and limit the risk of side effects, CoolSculpting is most successful when performed by a competent practitioner with adequate planning and multiple sessions. Compared to standard liposuction, CoolSculpting provides a number of advantages:

  • No recuperation time is required because it is nonsurgical and noninvasive.

After your treatments, you can drive yourself home and resume your normal activities immediately away.

If you’re thinking about getting CoolSculpting, compare the advantages against the dangers and consult your doctor to see if it’s good for you.

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