For many adults, losing those last few pounds of stubborn belly fat or smoothing out bumpy contours are common goals. Liposuction used to be the standard treatment for stubborn fat deposits. But most people would rather not undergo invasive surgery with a lengthy recovery time just to trim off a few pounds.
At Rock Creek Wellness in Leawood, KS, we are proud to provide a non-invasive alternative to liposuction known as CoolSculpting. Learn everything you need to know about this popular body contouring treatment here.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved method of reducing excess fat on the body. CoolSculpting is most commonly used on the abdomen to target belly fat, love handles, and back fat.
However, this versatile treatment can target several other areas too, including your:
- Upper arms
- Upper and inner thighs
These stubborn areas are notorious for storing unwanted fat cells and being unresponsive to diet and exercise. This is what makes them ideal for CoolSculpting treatments.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
The science behind CoolSculpting is well-established. CoolSculpting works through a process known as cryolipolysis (“cryo” means extreme cold, and “lipolysis” refers to the destruction of fat cells). In other words, CoolSculpting works by using extremely cold temperatures to freeze and destroy unwanted fat cells.
Once the targeted fat cells are frozen and destroyed, your body recognizes them as waste and disposes of them through normal metabolic processes.
5 Benefits of CoolSculpting
If you look at CoolSculpting reviews online, you’ll see many of the same benefits mentioned again and again. From helping achieve significant weight loss to a speedy recovery, the following benefits make CoolSculpting stand out from other cosmetic treatments.
1. Provides Clinically Proven Fat Loss
One of the biggest benefits of CoolSculpting is its ability to provide clinically proven fat loss. In clinical studies, CoolSculpting has been shown to result in significant fat reduction — up to 25% — in the treatment area. Such a reduction should help your clothes fit more comfortably or even help you go down a size or two.
2. Refines and Accentuates Your Natural Contours
Rather than dramatically changing your figure, CoolSculpting smooths, refines, and accentuates your natural contours. Many women are concerned about bulging bra rolls or lumpy contours around the stomach, thighs, and hips that become more pronounced with tight clothing.
CoolSculpting belly and body treatments help streamline these problem areas to create a better-balanced and more refined silhouette.
3. Delivers Long-Lasting Results
Another major benefit of treatment is that CoolSculpting results in permanent fat destruction. The fat that is lost as a result of CoolSculpting is permanently destroyed and removed from your body. This means the same fat cells cannot return or increase in size.
However, it’s important to note that your body can still make new fat cells. That’s why a healthy diet and lifestyle are essential to maintaining your CoolSculpting results.
4. Consists of a Simple, Non-Invasive Treatment
CoolSculpting is a simple, straightforward, non-invasive, and comfortable procedure that doesn’t require any anesthesia, injections, or incisions.
During treatment, we will place the CoolSculpting device on the treatment area and leave it for the appropriate amount of time. You will remain awake during the entire procedure, which only takes 30 to 60 minutes to complete.
5. Does Not Require Downtime
Once your CoolSculpting session is over, you are free to return to work or home and go about your normal daily routines. CoolSculpting does not require any downtime or special aftercare. This makes it a great option for people looking to squeeze treatment sessions into their busy schedules.
What Does a Typical CoolSculpting Treatment Plan Look Like?
We customize every CoolSculpting treatment plan based on what areas you want to treat and the amount of fat in those areas.
In general, it usually takes two to three treatment sessions per treatment area to see your desired results. Areas with small or mild deposits of fat are usually sufficiently treated with one or two sessions, whereas moderate deposits of fat will likely need the third session to meet your cosmetic goals.
Appointments are scheduled at least 30 days apart. However, we typically wait closer to three months so we can get a better idea of your progress.
When Will You Start to See CoolSculpting Results?
Like with all non-surgical body contouring treatments, CoolSculpting results are not immediately visible. It’s important to be patient following your CoolSculpting treatment while your body works to flush out the destroyed fat cells. This isn’t an overnight process. You can expect to see results 8 to 12 weeks after your treatment session.
Most people begin to see the effects of CoolSculpting after just one or two treatment sessions, with each subsequent treatment providing more results.
Who Is CoolSculpting Right For?
Reading online CoolSculpting reviews may not give you enough information to know who the treatment is right for. The good news is that it’s right for most adults who are in good overall health. Ideally, you should also be within 15 to 20 pounds of your goal weight for the best results.
CoolSculpting is not an obesity treatment and is not suitable for individuals with medical conditions like cold agglutinin disease, cryoglobulinemia, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. We will review your medical history during your consultation to ensure that you’re a good candidate for treatment.
Start Your CoolSculpting Journey Today
The first step on your CoolSculpting journey is to visit Rock Creek Wellness in Leawood, KS, for a brief, complimentary consultation. Contact us today to get started by booking your personalized CoolSculpting consultation.