Do you have problem areas on your body that you would like to improve? Maybe you are too nervous to even think about plastic surgery or you can’t devote the proper amount of time for recovery that surgery would require. If this is the case, then you will be interested in a non-surgical procedure which requires no downtime. This FDA-cleared procedure is known as CoolSculpting, and we deliver CoolSculpting in Beverly Hills to help patients wanting non-surgical fat reduction.
CoolSculpting evolved from observations made by Harvard researchers several years ago. They noticed that children who frequently ate popsicles developed dimples in their cheeks. From this they learned that the popsicles were freezing fat cells and once the fat cells died off, dimples developed. If you have tried losing fat through diet and exercise with little to no results, you know how frustrating that is. CoolSculpting is the only non-surgical procedure approved by the FDA to use controlled cooling to freeze away stubborn body fat.
You can be comfortable that CoolSculpting is safe since it was cleared by the FDA. Over one million CoolSculpting treatments have taken place worldwide so you can rest assured the risks involved are very low.
It is a non-surgical procedure. Therefore, there’s no need for a recovery period. You are able to resume your normal activities after every Los Angeles CoolSculpting treatment. Since no invasive surgery is involved you have no risk of developing an infection. You will also not be subjected to anesthesia which has its own risks.
CoolSculpting reduces the amount of fat cells in the treated area by 20 to 25 percent. This is completely different from weight loss. When you lose weight, your fat cells become smaller, but the amount of fat cells you have doesn’t change. When you gain weight, the fat cells become bigger. Once treated, the fat cells are processed naturally by the body instead of migrating to other areas of the body. Also, there is no change to the fat cells in untreated areas. Your CoolSculpting clinician will develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. You will be able to target areas where fat bothers you the most. You will be able to achieve the desired results and get the shape you want by eliminating stubborn fat.
It was discovered that fat freezes before skin and other tissue . Therefore, during the CoolSculpting procedure, fat is frozen without damaging any of the surrounding tissue. During your Beverly Hills CoolSculpting procedure, you will sit comfortably while the CoolSculpting device is placed on the treatment area where controlled cooling is applied. You can sit back and relax while you read a book, listen to music, or you can even take a nap. With CoolSculpting the fat cells will become crystalized or frozen and die. Your body will eliminate the dead fat cells through a natural process. You may feel some pressure and extreme cold as the treatment begins. However, these sensations should disappear after a few minutes. After the procedure you may experience swelling, tingling, coldness, and pain. It is possible that less common side effects may occur. Since CoolSculpting involves no invasive surgery, it is very safe. You will start to see results in as little as three weeks after the procedure. However, you will see more dramatic results in two months. Final results could appear as many as four to six months after treatment as this is how long it could take your body to eliminate the dead fat cells.
While CoolSculpting is generally a safe procedure, it is not for everyone. If you suffer from rare disorders, such as paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria or cryoglobulinemia, then you should avoid CoolSculpting. If you are obese, you will need to discuss your health and options with your physician. CoolSculpting is not a treatment for obesity.
The length of the procedure depends on how many areas are being treated. You should expect one hour per area treated. The FDA has approved treatment in the areas of the love handles, stomach, and thighs. So for instance, if you’re treating three areas, you should set aside three hours to complete the procedure. A treatment area is about the size of your hand. So if you are getting both love handles treated, then that is two treatment areas that will take up to two hours to complete.
Since CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure, you don’t have all the risks associated with surgery and anesthesia. However, if you suffer from rare disorders, such as paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria or cryoglobulinemia, then CoolSculpting may not be for you. Keep in mind that CoolSculpting is not a treatment for obesity. This procedure targets specific areas where stubborn fat accumulates and can help you achieve a desired shape by reducing fat cells. If you are obese, you will need to talk with your healthcare provider to determine which treatment is best for you.
Immediately following the procedure you may experience redness, bruising, numbness, tingling, swelling, tightness and pain in the treated area. As far as expected results just remember that the CoolSculpting procedure crystalizes fat cells, causing them to die and leave the body naturally. This process does not happen overnight. It will take weeks or even months to see the desired results. However, once these fat cells are gone, they don’t come back. Therefore, you should be able to retain your desired shape. If you do gain weight in the future, you will probably see weight more evenly distributed as fat will not be able to build up again in the problem areas that were treated.
Most people return to their normal activities immediately following the CoolSculpting procedure. Since you can have some temporary side effects which may be uncomfortable you might want to take it easy. But, for the most part, as long as you’re feeling up to it, you can resume your daily schedule after you leave the doctor’s office.
Avoid the frustration caused by dieting and faithfully exercising with no results. Why be plagued with stubborn fat when you could let our Los Angeles CoolSculpting help you get the shape you want? You should be able to look in the mirror and feel good about yourself. If you’ve been thinking about CoolSculpting or you have more questions, please call 310-275-2467. You will be able to discuss your options and get your questions answered by a skilled professional.