Although there are surgical body contouring treatments available as well, including abdominoplasty and liposuction, CoolSculpting® offers a unique nonsurgical alternative. Here are just some of the many reasons why you might want to consider CoolSculpting® to help you achieve your body contouring goals.
1. It’s Noninvasive
One of the biggest benefits of CoolSculpting® is that it is a noninvasive, nonsurgical procedure, meaning that you won’t have to worry about extensive downtime afterwards. It works using a treatment method called cryolipolysis, which freezes fat cells in the targeted area while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed. Then, your body naturally eliminates those cells over the next several weeks, leaving you with the leaner, more contoured figure you want.
Although some side effects such as redness, swelling, bruising, itching and minor discomfort are common, these are typically mild in nature and should gradually resolve themselves as your body continues to heal.
2. It’s Quick and Simple
The length of time that your CoolSculpting® procedure takes will depend on the size of the area being treated. However, most treatment sessions generally last about 35 minutes, making this procedure relatively quick and easy to work into your busy schedule. You can also expect to be able to return to work or your normal daily activities shortly after your CoolSculpting® session.
If you’re planning on having multiple areas treated, DualSculpting® can help you save even more time by using two CoolSculpting® devices during a single treatment session.
Another way to see your results even faster is to talk to your plastic surgeon about the possibility of using the CoolAdvantage™ applicator, which provides the same excellent results as traditional CoolSculpting®, but at a lower temperature. This means shorter treatment times and faster results.
3. Treats Nearly Any Area of the Body
The most common areas of the body that people choose to treat with CoolSculpting® are the stomach, hips, love handles and thighs, although just about any area of the body can be improved using this nonsurgical body contouring alternative.
This is another reason why so many people turn to CoolSculpting® to help them get the body contours that might not be possible through diet and exercise alone. When you exercise, there is no way to pick and choose which areas of your body lose fat and which do not.
While you’re not able to target fat loss in your love handles during a workout, for example, you can target this area of your body with CoolSculpting®.
4. Offers Natural-Looking Results
The goal of any cosmetic procedure is to help you look like yourself, just enhanced. CoolSculpting® offers very natural-looking body contouring results that will gradually reveal themselves over several weeks, just like you would gradually tone your body through exercise. And because it doesn’t require surgery, you won’t be left with any scarring.
5. Keeps You Motivated
While CoolSculpting® isn’t a replacement for adopting healthy eating and exercise habits, it can help to enhance your results. In fact, many men and women find that seeing the transformation that CoolSculpting® can help them achieve is yet another motivating factor to stick to their healthy diet and exercise routine.
It’s important to keep in mind, too, that maintaining healthy lifestyle choices is key to maintaining your same great results. Although CoolSculpting® permanently eliminates the fat cells that it targets, it is possible to gain new fat deposits in the future.
6. Boosts Self-Confidence
It’s no secret that when you look good, you feel good, and that’s exactly what CoolSculpting® can help you do. You may be feeling discouraged if you’re just not seeing the kinds of dramatic results you’d expected from your great diet and exercise plan, but this likely has nothing to do with your work ethic. In fact, we have very little control over where our bodies choose to store and lose fat, which can make our efforts in the gym seem to fall short.
CoolSculpting® can make your clothes fit better and help you see the transformation that you’ve been looking for. For many people, this boost of self-confidence fosters a more positive body image and even an improved quality of life.
7. It’s Long-Lasting
You will notice a gradual improvement in the way you look and feel over the course of the next 2 to 4 months, although it can take up to 6 months to see your final results. At this point, you can expect to enjoy those results long-term, provided that you keep up your healthy lifestyle.
Even if you do gain some weight in the future, though, because CoolSculpting® has permanently removed the fat cells in the targeted trouble spots, you should notice that any new fat is more evenly distributed throughout your body.
Taking the Next Step
If you’re bothered by the appearance of stubborn pockets of exercise-resistant fat anywhere on your body, but aren’t ready for a surgical procedure, CoolSculpting® could be right for you. Many men and women have already found that it is an excellent alternative to opting for a more extensive surgical procedure.
Even though it is a nonsurgical procedure with little to no downtime, however, it’s still important that you work with an experienced plastic surgeon or other trained and knowledgeable professional to ensure you have the best possible outcome and absolutely love your new look.