People practically worship the ideal body type! Right from Zumba, Crossfit, Sports, Running, Cardio and a range of ridiculous diets, we try just about anything to reach our goal weight. And some who are pushing their limits often have to opt for invasive surgeries.
But what if there was a fat removal procedure that helped us reach our weight goals in a fast and non-surgical way? Luckily, there is the Coolsculpting treatment.
Cryolipolysis is a US-FDA approved method to lose weight and reduce inches by freezing fat cells. This non-surgical procedure is usually used to eliminate the stubborn fat that’s difficult to get rid of, even with diet and exercise. So achieving your perfect look has now become a possibility!
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Also popularly known as coolsculpting, this treatment is suited to remove fat from the chin, belly, arms, thighs, love handles and even the buttocks region. As per Harvard, around 8 million people around the world have seen positive coolsculpting results post the procedure.
Who Is It For?
Coolsculpting treatment or body contouring can be undergone by anyone who wishes to look close to their ideal body weight. It is important to understand that coolsculpting arms, thighs or any fat-heavy part of the body is not going to reduce weight drastically. This is not a weight loss quick fix and should be seen as a method to remove stubborn fat from different parts of the body. So people who are within 9-10 kgs of their desired body weight are ideal for this treatment.
If you have severe sensitivity to cold temperatures and suffer from Raynaud’s phenomenon, or have cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, coolsculpting or body contouring is not meant for you. It is advisable to always consult with your aesthetician before undergoing a clinical procedure.
How Does Coolsculpting Work?
Coolsculpting treatment is designed to suit every individual’s body type and physique.
- Like any other cosmetic procedure, you start with the experts consulting you on the holistic approach and analyse your body from different angles before coming to the discussion on which parts would you like to eliminate fat from.
- It is important that you target bulge areas that bother you and are difficult to get rid of. A customised treatment for some people may include 1-6 sittings (although you will start noticing a difference from the first session). Based on your needs your physician will suggest if this is a suitable treatment for you.
- Coming to the main procedure, the coolsculpting treatment uses the science of cryolipolysis in which cold temperatures are used to freeze and destroy fat cells.
- With the help of a gel pad (over the targeted area) the doctor will move a handheld device (which resembles the nozzles of a vacuum cleaner) over the fat cells while administering suction and cooling technology.
Some common complaints are with slight discomfort and pulling & pinching sensation, but the treatment is mostly painless. Right after the treatment, the doctor will massage the particular area to break up any frozen deep tissue, this helps your body absorb the destroyed fat cells. These frozen fat cells are naturally processed and eliminated by the body.
With this coolsculpting treatment lasting anytime between 1-3 hours, people often carry on with their work like reading, working on the laptop, listening to music, etc. This procedure also requires very little recovery time which means you can probably head to the office right after it’s done and benefit from the coolsculpting results in no time.
What Are The Advantages Of Coolsculpting?
The best part about undergoing the coolsculpting treatment is that you can see noticeable coolsculpting results in no time.
1) Painless and Minimal Side Effects:
It is a painless procedure accompanied by a slight tugging or tingling sensation during the treatment. The minor side effect wears down overtime giving you the freedom to resume normal activities immediately.
2) Quick Results:
You can see coolsculpting results within two to three months of undergoing the procedure. The frozen fat cells get flushed out of the body automatically.
3) Non-Invasive and Certified Treatment:
The coolsculpting treatment is a non-invasive, FDA-approved procedure making it worth the time and investment.
4) Permanent Results:
It offers permanent fat reduction up to 30% of the body area. You are guaranteed to cut back on 9-10kgs post the coolsculpting treatment.
Are Coolsculpting Effects Permanent?
The fat cells that are destroyed during the process won’t come back. So, in a way, the results are permanent. Although, it is always recommended to maintain a healthy lifestyle to prevent the buildup of body fat again after body contouring.
What To Expect During The Treatment?
While undergoing this fat freezing procedure, you might experience a slight tingling sensation in the target area. That is completely normal as the equipment freezes unwanted fat cells in your body. With the constant sucking and tugging sensation, these frozen fat cells will get flushed out of your system over time, helping you drain out the excess fat naturally.
These feelings of intense cold, tingling, stinging, pulling, aching and cramping will subside normally, as soon as the body contouring process is complete. You can go back to your day-to-day activities almost immediately.
What To Expect After The Treatment?
After the fat freezing treatment is done, you can resume your daily work immediately. You will notice considerable changes in your body within two to three months.
The fat-flushing process, where dead fat cells are naturally broken down and flushed out of your body, will continue for up to six months after the initial procedure. The area where the fat cells are removed will not see new fat cells. Coolsculpting results are almost permanent.
It is also important to understand that you might go through some temporary side effects after fat freezing. These include,
- Redness, swelling, bruising, tenderness, aching, cramping, skin sensitivity and numbness.
- A very rare but serious side effect is paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (more likely in men) which results in the fat cells in the treatment site to grow larger rather than smaller. While this is a cosmetic side effect, it does not disappear on its own.
Is The Treatment Expensive?
At Bodycraft, the Coolsculpting treatment starts at a reasonable cost of 30,000 INR!
How Long Does The Procedure Take?
Depending on the target area, the coolsculpting treatment can take anywhere between 1-3 hours. You might also be called for some follow up sessions in the next few weeks to analyse your body and see if any more fat needs to be drained out of the target area.
You can ensure that the body contouring effects last longer if you stick to a healthy lifestyle to keep your physique naturally fit. Remember – it is always important to keep your body as well as your mind in shape. In fact, our team at Bodycraft has a team of experts who practice Coolsculpting. Well, with the information given, step into a Bodycraft Clinic near you and go for your consultation with our experts today!