The heat of summer is one of the best times to consider Coolsculpting. Why? For one thing, you’re likely thinking about your body more in the summer months, when you’re likely to wear short skirts, shorts and a swimsuit. For another, the non-invasive nature of Coolsculpting makes it easy to squeeze into even the most jam-packed of summer calendars. Here are a few other Coolsculpting perks to consider.
Coolsculpting Perks: It’s Quick
One of the biggest perks of Coolsculpting is that the treatment is fairly quick. Treatment lasts an hour for each area. If you have two areas treated at once, you can double your results in the same amount of time. How many treatments you need and which areas should be treated is something you and your surgeon will decide.
Some people are only concerned about one area and so only need a single treatment. Others decide to treat the same area twice, to get the most of out of their results. Which ever option you choose, you can rest assured that Coolsculpting won’t really interfere with your regular life.
Coolsculpting Perks: Gets Rid of Stubborn Fat
Certain types of fat just don’t respond to weight loss or exercise. You might have noticed this if you have a muffin top, despite lots of core exercises and cardio, or if you have a double chin. Fortunately, that stubborn fat does respond to the freezing temperatures used during a Coolsculpting treatment.
Cold temperatures destroy those pesky fat cells. Over time, usually between two and 16 weeks, your body flushes the cells out, so that they never come back. There’s a Coolsculpting applicator for use on various parts of the body, from the abdomen and hips, to the inner thighs, buttocks and more. There’s even a mini Coolsculpting applicator for use on the chin. If you’ve got fat that’s hanging around and you’re at a healthy weight, Coolsculpting might be the best option for you.
Coolsculpting Perks: It’s Comfortable
You might be unhappy about your unwanted fat, but concerns about discomfort and a long recovery time keep you from seriously considering liposuction or another surgical method of fat removal. One of the many Coolsculpting perks is that the procedure is completely comfortable.
During Coolsculpting treatment, you sit in a private room. No anesthesia is required and the surgeon doesn’t make any incisions. Instead, the applicator is put on the area of fat to be treated and left to do its work.
Before the cold really kicks in and numbs the area being treated, you might feel some pulling and intense cold. But, that fades away quickly as the area is numbed. During an hour long Coolsculpting treatment, many people are able to sit back, relax, and read a book or play on their phone.
One of the greatest perks of the treatment is that there’s no recovery time needed. Once the applicator is removed and the surgeon tells you it’s OK to leave the treatment center, you’re free to return to work, school or whatever your day has in store for you. You may have some redness, swelling or bruising in the area that was treated, but those side effects usually fade quickly.
Coolsculpting Perks: It Works
One last Coolsculpting perk: it actually works. The idea for Coolsculpting was discovered when doctors noticed that toddlers sucking on Popsicles developed dimples on their cheeks. They put two and two together and realized that the cold from the ice pops actually destroyed the fat in the cheek area.
While Coolsculpting does work, there are a few things you should know about the treatment and results to help you manage expectations. First, it can take some time before results are visible. Some people are ready to show off their bikini body on the beach after just a few weeks. Others might need to wait a full 16 weeks, or four months, before they see noticeable results. It all has to do with how quickly your body metabolizes and flushes away the destroyed fat cells.
Finally, although Coolsculpting does permanently remove stubborn fat, it’s not an excuse to eat what you want and skip exercise. Eating too much or otherwise not taking the best care of your body is likely to cause the remaining fat cells to expand and grow bigger. You’ll get the best, most long-lasting results if you follow a healthy diet and exercise plan after Coolsculpting.
About Dr. Rubinstein
Coolsculpting is one of the many treatments Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein offers patients at Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, PC in Newburgh, New York. A board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Rubinstein will explain the benefits of Coolsculpting to you and help you decide if it, or another method of fat removal, is right for you. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Rubinstein, call 845-863-1772 today.