We all carry fat in different areas of our body. If your extra deposits happen to give you that unwanted muffin top, you don’t have to live with it. Modern technology provides an easy solution.
What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical way to contour your body and smooth out those ignominious trouble spots. Who doesn’t want a nicely toned body? Board-certified physician Sherri Casey, MD, with Northshore Skincare in Covington, Louisiana, performs CoolSculpting as one of many aesthetic treatments that help you look your best.
You don’t have to go under the knife for liposuction or a tummy tuck to rid yourself of pockets of unsightly fat. Surgery always has risks, including scarring, infection, and more, as well as possible complications from the anesthesia.
CoolSculpting is the leader in body contouring systems, with more patients requesting it than any other similar procedure. More than four million procedures have been done.
What happens during a CoolSculpting procedure?
Dr. Casey cleans the site thoroughly and places a protective gel pad on your body in the area of treatment. She then uses a handheld device with an applicator that provides computer-controlled cooling. She moves the applicator over the targeted area, which gently pulls the skin just inside the applicator. Your skin is numb by this time.
It’s normal to feel some pulling or tugging during the CoolSculpting procedure. The fat cells are being frozen. You get a nice massage to the area once the applicator has done its work. The massage helps break up any lumps of tissue that are frozen.
How does CoolSculpting technology work to eliminate fat?
Fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than other body cells. When that happens, they lose their structural integrity. In the weeks after the procedure, your body naturally sheds the disintegrated fat cells through your lymph system. Because your other cells don’t freeze, they’re not damaged during CoolSculpting.
You can expect to see up to a 25% reduction of fat in a treated area. The muffin top is going to shrink.
What areas of the body can CoolSculpting improve?
You can rid yourself of unwanted fat in not one, not two, but nine different body areas with the CoolSculpting system. Following are areas that CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared to treat:
- Under the chin
- Under the jawline
- Fat along the bra line
- Upper arms
- Back fat
- Thighs under the buttocks
Plus, you can have two CoolSculpting procedures done in the same day on different areas of your body that you want to slim down.