6 “Cool” Facts About Freezing Fat with CoolSculpting
- Posted on: Jan 5 2017
What’s the favorite non-surgical procedure that we offer? If you were to ask many of our patients, we bet that a lot of them would say “CoolSculpting,” without hesitation. Frankly, CoolSculpting is the best non-surgical body contouring procedure out there today. It can seem absolutely magical as stubborn fat just melts away after a treatment.
The thing about CoolSculpting is that not a lot of people know much about how it works. So, we thought that we’d tell you some very “cool” facts about CoolSculpting.
It Destroys Fat, Not Tissue
It turns out that fat cells are very susceptible to freezing temperatures in a way that your other tissue is not. That means you can subject areas of your body to intense cold energy without worrying that you’ll damage your skin at all. The procedure is formally called cryolipolysis (“cryo-” meaning “cold”), and that cold energy goes straight to the fat cells! Admittedly, you might be a little chilly during the procedure, but that’s about it.
How CoolSculpting was Discovered
There are actually a few stories about how CoolSculpting was developed. The first is that researchers Dr. Rox Anderson and Dr. Dieter Manstein noticed that children who ate a lot of flavored ice pops tended to have considerably less chubby cheeks. Considering the amount of sugar that’s in most ice pops, you’d expect the opposite to be true.
The other story is a lot more fun. In this story, there was a woman who was passionate about riding horses. She loved doing it so much that she would even ride them in the dead of winter. Naked. Yes, she would ride horses naked in the middle of winter! Apparently, she noticed a complete loss of fat in her inner thighs where they were pressed up against the freezing cold saddle. (We expect that sitting on a freezing cold saddle also probably have caused the loss of a few pounds in her bottom as well.) Too funny!
Thankfully, our method of CoolSculpting is far more comfortable, you can do it at any time of year, and you won’t even need a horse and saddle, or outdoor nudity.
The common thought about losing weight and fat is that you need to be very careful or it could come back. Believe it or not, this isn’t an issue with CoolSculpting. As the CoolSculpting process completely destroys fat cells, they can’t come back. Weight loss in areas treated will be permanent!
This doesn’t, of course, mean that you’re now immune to weight gain. If you don’t maintain a healthy diet and exercise, those pounds will come back in different areas of your body.
Not Invasive, No Scars
Liposuction can be a remarkably effective procedure for losing fat, but the bottom line is that it’s still surgery. It’s invasive. We have to make an incision, physically remove the fat cells, and then close up again. Although the incision would be as minimal as possible, odds are there will still be a scar where it was made.
There are no such scarring problems with CoolSculpting. As it’s completely non-invasive, you don’t have to worry about anything but reddish skin for about a day afterward.
No Pain, No Recovery Time
This is a big one. Again, liposuction can be fantastic, but it’s still surgery. And surgery is associated with recovery time. After liposuction, your body needs to adjust to the instant loss of fat, while also healing and rebuilding all of the damaged tissue caused by the surgery. This recovery can be very uncomfortable, with some pain, and can also take quite a bit of time.
Again, no such problem with CoolSculpting! Your skin might feel like it’s been a little freezer-burned for a few hours after the procedure, but that’s it. And since it takes a few weeks for your metabolism to reabsorb the damaged fat cells, your body won’t have the immediate shock of suddenly being pounds lighter. It will happen naturally, giving your body time to adjust.
Don’t Just Stand in a Meat Freezer!
For anyone out there who is thinking “Wait a minute, I have access to a walk-in freezer! DIY CoolSculpting, here I come!” – hold on for a minute.
Yes, cold energy does destroy fat cells, but CoolSculpting is a very precise procedure that requires a trained professional to administer. It uses a very technologically advanced applicator to directly target fat cells in stubborn areas like love handles or under the arms.
Locking yourself in a freezer in hopes of losing a few pounds will not work. Stick with the professionals and come to us for CoolSculpting!
If you’d like more information about CoolSculpting or any of our other procedures, please visit us at our website, www.azulbeauty.com, or give the office a call at (239) 415-7576. We’d love to see you and show you exactly how CoolSculpting can help you get rid of those stubborn pockets of fat forever.
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