Our team at Mountain State Cosmetic Surgery in Beckley, WV, is proud to offer a fat freezing treatment that can get you great results. A balanced diet and healthy exercise routine can help tone the body, but it won’t always get you the results you were hoping for. If there are areas you want to trim down, but you don’t want to resort to more invasive treatments, CoolSculpting might be what you’re looking for.
CoolSculpting FAQs: Does Fat Freezing Really Work?
1. Will This Treatment Actually Give Me Results?
This fat freezing treatment has proven its worth through rigorous clinical studies. CoolSculpting is able to give clients results that are measurable and easily noticeable. After treatment, you should be able to see an increased improvement over the first two to four months. In some cases, you may benefit from a follow-up treatment to really solidify your results and reach your goals.
2. How Does It Work?
When people hear about this treatment, a very common reaction is one of confusion and skepticism. When you think about toning your body, using cold as a sculpting tool isn’t usually what comes to mind. The science behind CoolSculpting is fascinating and can help our clients understand how and why this treatment is so effective.
The goal of this treatment is to target your fat cells in a specific area, a process also known as Cryolipolysis. By delivering a deep-cooing effect in very precise and localized ways, the targeted fat cells are crystallized. Once the cells are crystalized, your body will kick into gear and these frozen fat cells will be safely processed and eliminated. The end result is that the treated areas will have a more “sculpted” appearance.
3. How Does It Compare to Surgery?
Surgery used to be the only known way to sculpt the body, but that doesn’t have to be the case anymore. This treatment can offer comparable results to surgery without any of the downtime associated with it. This treatment is FDA approved, making it an option that is widely considered both safe and effective.
Unlike surgery, the results won’t be immediate since the body will need a few months to carry away all of the frozen fat cells. So, if you don’t want surgery and you’re willing to wait and watch your results continue to improve, this could be the treatment for you.
4. What Can I Expect During Treatment?
During your treatment, our highly trained team will use a handheld device that is placed on the areas of your body you want to have trimmed down. We will apply a controlled cooling effect to freeze the fat cells under the skin of the targeted area.
You won’t need anesthesia for this treatment. It takes about an hour, so we recommend downloading an episode of your favorite show, listening to music, or bringing a good book to pass the time. Since there isn’t any downtime associated with this treatment, you can swing by after your shift at work or on a weekend, and still enjoy the rest of your day afterward.
5. How Does the Cooling Device Work?
The applicators used for this treatment have a supervising system that controls the temperature output. The applicator is what will be placed on your body. The sensors in the applicator ensure that the treatment is consistent as heat is extracted from the fat cells.
The control panel that the sensors are attached to will monitor the cooling constantly throughout the process and can give our team feedback during treatment. This feedback will allow us to make any necessary adjustments, and the system will also make it clear to us when your treatment is done.
6. What Areas Can I Treat?
When you come in to visit us, you can let us know your goals and we’ll give you information on what areas we treat and what you can expect from your individual results. In general, we recommend this treatment for the flanks, abdomen, and chest or bra area.
If you want fat freezing done on multiple areas of your body, we can do that in a single session for you! Results can be remarkable after a single treatment, but when a few months have passed you can still let us know if you want a follow-up treatment. Our team would be happy to work with you and create the perfect treatment plan to match your needs.
7. Is It a Safe Option?
In addition to FDA approval and clinical testing, this treatment has been used on millions of people across the globe. It’s considered a safe treatment option for clients who don’t want to go through surgery.
8. How Do I Maintain My Results?
When a few months have passed, you can schedule an assessment of your results. You can let us know if you’re satisfied with the results, or if you’d like a follow-up treatment. Once the body has been sculpted, you should be able to maintain your results through a healthy diet and exercise plan.
9. Will I Need To Take Supplements or Change My Lifestyle?
You don’t have to adhere to any special diet or take any supplements after your treatment. This treatment isn’t really meant to be part of a diet program, and it doesn’t require you to make drastic changes in your lifestyle.
Of course, having healthy habits in place will serve to improve and maintain your results, and many patients find that CoolSculpting has motivated them to seek out a more active lifestyle.
10. If I Gain Weight After My Treatment, What Will Happen?
Understanding the Difference Between Weight Loss and Sculpting
Stress, age, hormonal shifts, and even something as simple as changing jobs can lead to weight gain. One important thing to understand about fat freezing is it’s not weight loss. It’s meant to tone and give a more sculpted appearance to certain areas of the body.
When you lose weight, you can’t always control what areas of the body fat is reduced from. Fat freezing can target areas that are resistant to even your best attempts at toning through exercise.
Results Can Last Even When You Gain Weight
The number of fat cells in the body won’t change too much throughout our lives, but these cells can shrink or expand. Areas of the body that have been treated should remain resistant to weight gain. So even if you gain weight, your sculpting results may still help the treated areas stay firmer than they would be on their own.
However, if you’re concerned about the longevity of your results we would be happy to have you come back to visit us. We can give you recommendations on whether or not another treatment may help. In general, supporting the health of your body is the best way to encourage lasting results.
11. Do I Need To Reschedule Activities After Treatment?
You shouldn’t need to reschedule anything around your treatment! You can come in for the treatment and then get back to whatever you had planned for your day.
12. Am I a Good Candidate?
People of any gender can experience the benefits this treatment has to offer. The best candidates for this treatment are patients who have areas of their body that they want to be firmer, and haven’t been able to get the results they’re looking for through diet and exercise.
13. What Are the Alternatives?
We love this treatment, but we understand it may not be the right fit for everyone. That’s why our office offers multiple treatment options so you can pick the right fit for your needs and goals.
We offer Avelar Abdominoplasty, which is a less invasive alternative to traditional tummy tucks. It targets the lower abdomen, so it’s a popular option for clients who struggle to naturally tone that area of the body. It can also be used to reduce midsection fat. Any gender can seek out this treatment if they’re looking to sculpt their abdominal areas.
Liposuction has been around for a long time, and there’s a good reason for that. It’s been proven to effectively remove fat cells and help tone the body. You can focus on a particular area, or you can show us multiple areas you’d like to be treated. The buttocks, hips, thighs, and abdomen are the most common areas that are treated with liposuction, and there are a couple of different kinds of liposuction, with tumescent being the most common.
With tumescent liposuction, a medicated solution is injected into fat cells, and the fat cells can then be easily removed. The laser-assisted option, on the other hand, liquefies fat cells for removal. Both treatment options can be effective and a good fit depending on your needs.
Want More Options? We Have Them
In addition to CoolSculpting, tummy tucks, and liposuction, we offer several other treatments to help our clients reach their goals. If you’re ready to learn more about how we can help you achieve your desired result, reach out to our team at Mountain State Cosmetic Surgery in Beckley, WV, today for a consultation!