5 Things You Should Know About CoolSculpting

It can be frustrating to have pockets of fat under your waistline, love handles or a muffin top when you are determined to live a healthy lifestyle. It is worth considering CoolSculpting if you want to target those trouble spots without going under the knife. If you are looking to find a specialist in CoolSculpting in Bowling Green, we have good news for you. At Kentucky Skin Cancer Center, Robert Skaggs, MD, FAAD and his team are dedicated to achieving your desired look.

This fat freezing or cryolipolysis procedure helps permanently destroy targeted fat cells, with results of up to 25% reduction of fat deposits. The device is clamped on to the targeted area to freeze the fats for close to an hour. This procedure has no incisions, cuts or stitches.

1: CoolSculpting Permanently Gets Rid of Fat Cells

CoolSculpting is designed to freeze and kill fat cells permanently and does not harm the skin cells of the surrounding tissues. This is because fat cells freeze at much lower temperatures than the other tissues and die once they are frozen. After freezing, your body will naturally eliminate the dead cells. 

2: CoolSculpting is FDA-Approved

FDA has approved this procedure in the treatment of fat in various parts of the body including:

  •       Bra fat
  •       Under the chin
  •       Flank
  •       Abdomen
  •       Under the jawline
  •       Thigh
  •       Upper arm
  •       Back fat
  •       Underneath the buttocks

3: CoolSculpting is Not a Weight Loss Treatment

While CoolSculpting lowers the number of fat cells in the targeted site, the method is not a weight loss program. The treatment is designed to help if you are close to achieving your healthy weight or are already there, but want to get rid of localized bulges of fat. The treatment will not work for you if you have excess fats. During the consultation, Robert Skaggs, MD, FAAD, will assess your candidacy for the procedure and let you know if a surgical procedure for body contouring is required for optimal results. 

4: CoolSculpting Has No Instant Results

While fat cells will die during your CoolSculpting treatment, it will take time before the body can get rid of the dead fat cells so that results can be manifested. Final results can take one to three months. You may require multiple sessions if your treatment area is large.

5: CoolSculpting Does Not Prevent You From Gaining Weight in Future

Your body has a unique number of fat cells, which is established when you reach adulthood. Your fat cells expand when you gain weight and shrink when you shed weight. Your body gets rid of dead fat cells after you have gone for CoolSculpting, which helps reduce their number. The remaining fat cells are capable of expanding when you gain weight, making it critical for you to lead a healthy lifestyle including exercising and eating a balanced diet to enhance the results from CoolSculpting.

Schedule Your CoolSculpting Consultation

CoolSculpting is a great way to take care of unwanted fat without electing surgery. Schedule a consultation with your experienced doctor to learn how CoolSculpting can fit your beauty goals.