Stubborn fat around the midsection is one of the most common aesthetic complaints, affecting both men and women of all ages. Even with a healthy diet and intense workout regimen, you may find yourself struggling with excess fat on the stomach, thighs, buttocks, and any other problem areas.
When diet and exercise fail to help, turning to a body contouring procedure can be an effective solution.
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical body contouring procedure that can help patients drop unwanted fat and get a more sculpted figure. Chetco Medical and Aesthetics provides CoolSculpting as a fat reduction treatment. To learn more about CoolSculpting and body contouring procedures, continue reading this complete guide.
Body Contouring Procedures
Non-surgical body contouring procedures are outpatient cosmetic treatments that aim to sculpt the body. These procedures use innovative technology to rid the body of excess fat, enhance underlying muscle tone, or tighten loose skin.
There are a number of body sculpting treatments available, each of which uses a different technique to combat unwanted fat. Some procedures use intense radiofrequency energy to burn fat, while others use deep cooling power to destroy fat cells. One such cosmetic treatment is CoolSculpting.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses cooling energy to sculpt the body.
The innovative CoolSculpting device delivers intense, controlled energy deep into the tissues to freeze and destroy fat cells. Once these cells are destroyed, they are naturally removed from the body through the lymphatic drainage system.
The Benefits of CoolSculpting Non-Surgical Fat Reduction
As a body contouring procedure, CoolSculpting offers numerous cosmetic advantages. After their CoolSculpting sessions, patients can experience the following benefits:
- Reduction in overall body fat
- Enhanced underlying muscle tone
- Flatter abdomen
- Slimmer midsection
- Sculpted buttocks and thighs
- Thinner upper arms
CoolSculpting is a beneficial aesthetic procedure because of its simplicity. You can receive CoolSculpting treatment in under one hour and return to work immediately afterward.
Since CoolSculpting is non-invasive, there are no sutures, scarring, or recovery time involved. This has helped make CoolSculpting one of the most popular outpatient fat removal treatments.
The Best Candidates for CoolSculpting Fat Removal
CoolSculpting is not a weight loss procedure. The ideal candidate is someone who is within range of their healthy body weight but struggling to drop stubborn fat from isolated areas. CoolSculpting technology will not remove excess weight; instead, it will destroy unwanted fat cells in targeted areas.
What to Expect During a CoolSculpting Treatment
Before your first CoolSculpting session, you’ll attend a consultation appointment with one of our cosmetic medicine professionals. The purpose of your consultation is to make sure that CoolSculpting is the best treatment to meet your needs. If not, you will be informed of other aesthetic options that can produce your desired outcome.
Your consultation appointment will also be used to determine which areas need treatment. We will examine your figure and assess which regions will most benefit from treatment. For most patients, this is some combination of the stomach, buttocks, thighs, back, and arms.
After your consultation, you will be able to schedule your first CoolSculpting session. Receiving CoolSculpting treatment is fast and easy. The entire procedure takes about 45 minutes to one hour, depending on the areas being treated.
During your CoolSculpting session, you will be able to sit or lie back in a reclined position. This provides optimal comfort during your treatment. Our cosmetic provider will set up the CoolSculpting device and place the applicator on your treatment area.
The device will then begin to deliver intense cooling energy deep into the skin. Many patients find the procedure to be relaxing, giving them time to read or listen to music while it’s performed.
Once your CoolSculpting session is complete, you will be able to return home and resume normal activity. There is no downtime required afterward. CoolSculpting involves no recovery process. You can partake in all of your normal activities while the effects of your CoolSculpting treatment take effect.
You will begin to see results about three weeks after your first CoolSculpting session. The fat cells that were frozen during your treatment will begin to break down and move through the lymphatic drainage system.
Around one month after your session, these cells will be drained completely from the body, and you will start to see the final outcome of your procedure.
Are Multiple CoolSculpting Sessions Needed?
While most patients see results after their first CoolSculpting session, some patients will need multiple treatments to experience the optimal results. Every patient is different and has their own unique needs. The number of sessions you’ll need will be discussed during your consultation appointment after your desired outcome has been discussed.
To maintain the outcome of your CoolSculpting procedure, you may need to have additional treatments performed down the line. This treatment will destroy the fat cells you have at present. If new fat cells develop afterward, you will need to have further treatments.
In order to maintain your outcome and minimize the need for additional treatments, patients should follow a healthy diet and get regular exercise.
Non-Surgical Body Contouring at Chetco Medical and Aesthetics
Do you have stubborn fat around the stomach, thighs, back, or buttocks? You may benefit from a non-surgical fat reduction treatment like CoolSculpting! CoolSculpting uses intense freezing energy to destroy fat cells and remove them from your problem areas, creating a more contoured figure.
Chetco Medical and Aesthetics in Gold Beach, OR, provides CoolSculpting and other aesthetic procedures to help patients achieve their cosmetic goals. Contact us online or by phone to schedule your body sculpting consultation!