Is Non-Invasive CoolSculpting Right for You?

Jan 24, 2022
Is Non-Invasive CoolSculpting Right for You?
Many people wish they could slim down without the need for invasive surgery or downtime. If diet and exercise simply aren’t working for you, then it may be time to try a new approach.

Many people wish they could slim down without the need for invasive surgery or downtime. If diet and exercise simply aren’t working for you, then it may be time to try a new approach. Body contouring procedures like CoolSculpting can help you reduce excess fat areas on the body quickly and easily. 

Could CoolSculpting be the right treatment option for you? Find out more about how this non-invasive fat reduction procedure could help you look slimmer. 

What Is CoolSculpting? 

CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved process that stimulates fat reduction in difficult-to-treat areas. Pockets of excess fat underneath the chin, around the waistline, and in the abdomen are much easier to treat with this non-invasive fat reduction technique. 

The process has been officially cleared to help in all of the following target areas: 

  • Abdomen and flanks
  • Bra fat or back fat
  • Double chins
  • Thighs
  • Underneath the buttocks (banana roll)
  • Upper arms

How does the procedure work? CoolSculpting utilizes cooling panels to freeze the fat cells in the targeted area. When they freeze, the cells go through a process known as apoptosis, or spontaneous cell death. A cell that has been crystalized through this procedure will be permanently killed off, never to return. 

As long as you maintain your weight, you will see long-lasting results with CoolSculpting. 

Keep in mind that flushing the dead fat cells from the body is not an instant process. They must be filtered out through the lymphatic system and the urine, so it can take some time, usually about one month, for you to start noticing the effects. Full effects are usually visible around the three-month mark. 

Depending on your body contouring goals, you may require more than one treatment. SafiraMD will help you develop a custom plan during an initial consultation to determine how many treatments you may need. 

Most patients find the entire procedure to be quite relaxing. They use this time to catch up on their reading, binge-watch their favorite television shows, or catch up on emails. Some even take a much-needed nap during their procedure. 

Benefits of CoolSculpting

When compared to more invasive fat reduction treatments, CoolSculpting has many benefits that patients can take advantage of. First and foremost, this relaxing procedure requires very little effort on your part, and you can feel free to unwind during your session. 

In addition, CoolSculpting can eliminate fat in parts of the body that are hard to treat through a healthy lifestyle. These areas include the abdomen and under the chin, among others.

Another benefit of this non-invasive fat reduction procedure is the lack of downtime. You will experience little to no downtime following your procedure. You can resume your normal activities as soon as the treatment is over. This makes it convenient to schedule your procedure during a long lunch break or on your way to run errands. 

It should be noted that CoolSculpting is not intended to help with weight loss. Instead, it focuses on improving the contours of the body through fat reduction. CoolSculpting is not a substitute for routine exercise or a healthy diet. While it can be quite helpful at eliminating stubborn areas of fat, it is not effectively used for weight reduction. 

Ideal Candidates for CoolSculpting

Do you think that this body contouring procedure could be the right fit for you? Knowing who the ideal candidate is can help you decide before setting up an initial consultation to discuss your goals. A consultation will address your unique concerns and determine whether this procedure is right for you. 

The best results are seen in patients who are within about 30 pounds of their ideal weight and would like to treat problem areas that are hard to target through diet and exercise, such as a double chin. 

Taking Before and After Pictures

Because fat reduction through CoolSculpting is not instantaneous, you may have a hard time identifying your progress. 

To keep track of how much your body is changing, we recommend taking before and after pictures of the treated area. Snap a few photographs of the treatment area before your first session so that you have them to look back on. 

Remember that results may not show up for one to three months as fat cells must be eliminated from the body through your urine. 

Once a month or two has passed, take a set of new pictures to see how much progress you can identify. You should see a noticeable difference in the fat of these areas, particularly if you have had multiple treatments.

Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle 

While the results of CoolSculpting are permanent, you can adversely affect the results if you do not keep up with a healthy lifestyle. This means maintaining your exercise routine and eating a healthy diet. While it is a non-invasive fat reduction procedure, CoolSculpting is not designed to be a weight loss procedure. 

To maintain your results, you will also need to maintain your health. Make sure to do your research on this body contouring procedure to ensure that you are a good fit for the treatment before signing up for your first appointment. 

A consultation is a great place for you to ask your questions and gain more insight into whether CoolSculpting is right for you. 

Book a Consultation

Does CoolSculpting sound like the right treatment choice to help you with your fat reduction? Treat those stubborn areas of excess fat with this unique procedure at SafiraMD in Alpharetta, GA. 

Contact us today to set up your first consultation, where we can help you come up with a customized treatment plan!