Most people have had a conversation with their bodies in the mirror that included an emotional discussion regarding fat. Muffin tops, banana rolls, spare tires, double chins, “problem areas” - we all have parts of ourselves we would like to change. Many of us have tried everything we could think of: fad diets, exercise programs, holistic treatments, “magic” supplements, you name it. Once you have done the hard work of weight loss - eating right and exercising, it can be incredibly frustrating when our body stubbornly resists losing those final few inches.
It is easy enough to lose some weight just by changing your daily routines and watching what you eat. Fat loss is NOT weight loss, however. Even the healthiest people can have curves and rolls they don’t want. Short of invasive surgical procedures, or insane workout and diet programs, most of us don’t know what to do to get rid of that last remaining fat. This is where coolsculpting comes into the picture.
Basically, what happens is fat freezing. Coolsculpting uses a method called cryolipolysis that literally freezes your fat cells. That may not sound like a foolproof way to address stubborn remaining fat, but a closer look at the mechanics of the treatment and how it affects your body makes it all clear.
What is CoolSculpting?
Coolscultping is a method approved by the FDA to reduce fat in targeted areas without surgery. A safe liposuction alternative, this procedure can be completed in as little as an hour. Using a targeted application of these freezing temperatures, only the fat cells are affected, and they effectively are destroyed. Since they cannot “refill” themselves like balloons the way they normally do after a crash diet, the effects are permanent.
After the procedure, the fat cells that had the freezing treatment leave the body, and as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle, you have a more contoured, leaner physique. It isn’t instantaneous, but the look that you have been searching for, that you didn’t think you could have outside of a Hollywood personal trainer visiting your home twice a week, can be yours.
According to Cynthia Cobb in Medical News Today, an analysis of 19 different studies of the effects of coosculpting showed an average loss of fat in the affected areas of around 20%. That is huge when you consider the time and effort people put into trips to the gym and sessions with trainers to get rid of those last few inches.
The research bears out that coolscultping is a safe means of fat reduction, and coolscultping costs are much less than plastic surgery or liposuction. This is purely a cosmetic procedure and does not affect necessary levels of lipids for normal bodily function. It is just an effective, proactive way to cause remaining fat to leave your body.
After just an hour of some numbness and not much more discomfort than an aggressive ab workout, you can be on your way to the you that you want to see in the mirror. The one without all the cute nicknames for stubborn belly fat. The one that will look back out at you from the mirror and show you what you have wanted to see for the longest time.