CoolSculpting has rapidly gained popularity as a modern method for removing or reshaping body fat. Creating your ideal aesthetic is shockingly simple with the safe techniques used during your treatment. This body sculpting method helps your body eliminate unwanted fat without pain, incisions, or lingering scars. Our specialists at Mountain State Cosmetic Surgery in Beckley, WV, are highly trained in body sculpting treatments.
Mountain State Cosmetic Surgery professionals serve Beckley and surrounding areas, as well out-of-town patients. Many of our patients travel to the surgery center for the natural-looking results and dedicated patient care our specialists offer. Our team of medical professionals is led by a triple-board certified surgeon, ensuring patients receive the highest level of care. Now let’s discuss the details of this popular aesthetic treatment.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
CoolSculpting is a painless, non-invasive aesthetic treatment used to smooth and remove excess adipose tissue from targeted areas of your body. The process works through the extreme controlled cooling of the fat in the problem areas. The surrounding tissue remains undamaged and will feel slightly to moderately cool.
It is such a non-invasive procedure that some patients choose to come in on their lunch break and then proceed right back to their daily routine. This type of body sculpting is a phenomenal alternative to liposuction, which requires a minimum of three weeks of recovery time. This non-invasive sculpting has no such risks.
Design Your Best Body
Bodies are incredible, finely-tuned organisms, but sometimes the way they function can be confusing. Creating your ideal physique can be a difficult and often frustrating endeavor. Despite your most diligent efforts, fat loss may not always happen evenly across your body. Or you may have gained weight, but the distribution isn’t what you envisioned. Many individuals experience unhappiness with the places their bodies deposit fat.
In a cruel twist of fate, our bodies often store fat in the areas we wish they wouldn’t, creating a silhouette that isn’t their preference. Fat isn’t always a negative thing, though. Our bodies need fat to survive, regulate hormones, insulate organs, and help our brains function at their maximum capabilities. A uniform distribution of body fat is healthy and can contribute to an attractive body shape.
Create Your Ideal
When bodies store fat unevenly or in unwanted places, it can make dressing a challenge. It can also increase feelings of self-consciousness and insecurity. A consistent exercise routine and a healthy diet are fantastic ways to reduce your overall body fat percentage. Sadly, targeted fat loss through diet and exercise is not a feasible goal, as the fat loss will be more generalized, and you cannot pick and choose what areas to remove fat from with these methods.
You can do the work and burn the calories, creating muscle and a lean aesthetic. However, you may still be plagued with unwanted fat storage in certain areas, no matter your level of dedication. You can’t tell your body which fat deposits to burn first, even though late-night infomercials love to say otherwise. Body sculpting can help with these undesired adipose pockets. By smoothing out fat deposits, body sculpting can create a sleek symmetrical figure.
The Science of Sculpting
The concept was birthed by Harvard scientists Dieter Manstein, MD, Ph.D., and Rox Anderson, MD. These observant scientists noticed when cold treats, such as popsicles, were consumed by children; the children developed dimples. This observation caused the scientists to determine that there must be a relationship between cold temperatures and subcutaneous body fat elimination.
Research would prove that adipose tissue is greatly more susceptible to damage from cold than the surrounding tissue. Prolonged targeted exposure to cold temperatures causes the death of cells in only the subcutaneous fat tissue. During the weeks following the treatment, your body will remove the dead fat cells through the natural waste elimination channels. Cryolipolysis is the technical name of this process.
Since the discovery was made, continued progress has made the treatment safer and more effective. During each session, a gel or a gel pad is used to protect the skin. Then the fat is cooled with a handheld device, similar to a vacuum applicator, allowing for the cooling of maximum fat tissue during each session.
You can also talk to our professionals about additional treatments that can be added to improve the results. CoolSculpting treatments are a safe and painless way to achieve the body you want. This effective procedure is reasonably priced and takes a minimal amount of time, an actual dream come true for those looking for a practical way to create their ideal aesthetic.
Why Do Cool Temperatures Destroy Fat?
The science behind how this device freezes fat without damaging the local skin and muscle tissues is incredible. The cells’ chemical structure that makes up adipose tissue is different from the skin tissue’s chemical structure. Skin and other tissues contain a high percentage of water.
Fat lipids freeze at a higher temperature than water. By cooling the tissue to a lower temperature than body temperature but higher than freezing, crystallization occurs in the fat cells. This crystallization kills the fat cells. Cells composed primarily of water do not crystalize at this temperature, so the other cells and tissues remain free from damage.
What Is Treatment Like?
On the day of your appointment, your aesthetic professional will coat the area to be treated in a protective gel or gel pad. The gel or gel pad will form a buffer between your body and the applicator. Gently, the specialist will then affix the device to the prepared area of your body.
The application device looks similar to a small box with a rubber cover on the side that touches your skin. Both a cooling and vacuum element are featured in the applicator. These two components merge to simultaneously pull fat cells to the surface and cool them quickly.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
How long your treatment will take is determined by the size and location of the area being targeted. The most common length of time for a single treatment is between a half-hour and an hour. Your specialist may recommend completing treatments on numerous zones of your body at once. Or, they may wish to reaffix the applicator to an already targeted area and complete a second treatment.
Every patient is different, and you will not know how quickly or effectively the treatment will impact your body until you begin treatment. Treatment schedules are flexible, and you can fit them into your self-care routine effortlessly. Scheduling your appointment is a breeze and similar to setting up an appointment for a manicure or hair styling.
When Will You See Results?
Once the treatment has killed the fat cells, they must be excreted through normal elimination processes. In about two or three weeks, you should start seeing your first results, as it takes time for your body to absorb and expel the dead fat cells. Once you have started to see results, the fat loss will continue for nearly two months. Waking up every day feeling and looking slimmer is a joyful feeling you can expect with this treatment.
Are the Results Permanent?
Once existing adipose cells have been killed, they cannot return, so clients who stick to a healthy and active lifestyle can see long-term results. However, CoolSculpting will not keep your body from growing new fat stores, so commitment to healthy choices is vital to maintaining excellent results.
As we age and our hormone compositions change, it is common for our bodies to store fat in new places. You will likely have different target areas in your 60’s than you did in your 40’s. Body sculpting is a fantastic solution for removing fat from target areas, no matter when or where they appear.
Who Can Recieve Body Sculpting?
You’ll want to make sure you have realistic expectations before scheduling a body sculpting session. We do not suggest CoolSculpting as a tool to fight obesity or lose a high percentage of body fat. Body sculpting treatments are most effective on fit individuals who are near their goal body shape and have some problem areas that are resistant to exercise and diet.
The scientific principles at work in this type of body sculpting technique work on all subcutaneous fat. Where the fat is located is not an issue, as applicators come in a broad range of shapes and sizes. Stubborn areas that are resistant to typical fat loss methods are perfect for CoolSculpting.
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We all have parts of ourselves we wish we could improve. With age, hormone fluctuations may cause you to start accumulating fat in areas you’d never had a problem with previously. It is incredibly frustrating to stick to a low-calorie diet and work out consistently, only to dwell on the stubborn patches of body fat every time you look in the mirror. People of all ages and genders commonly deal with parts of their bodies that make them unhappy.
If you experience annoyance with fat deposits in certain areas, you are not alone in your struggle. Call Mountain State Cosmetic Surgery in Beckley, WV, and see how simple and stress-free it is to freeze that unwanted area away and enhance your natural physique. Let our trained CoolSculpting professionals help you create the contours you’ve always wanted!