If you have unwanted fat on your body, you may be thinking about using some type of fat removal solution. Before you make any final decisions, it is a good idea for you to look at the options that are available in our area and then determine the best one for you. CoolSculpting® is an extremely popular way to target stubborn fat on the body and get a curvier, thinner figure. We invite Lebanon residents to learn more about this treatment and to contact us to schedule a consultation to learn about their candidacy for it.
There are both surgical and non-surgical fat removal options on the market today. The most popular form of surgical fat removal is liposuction. This procedure involves making a small opening in the body and then suctioning the fat out through it. It is a quick procedure that produces fantastic results. However, it definitely has its downsides because of its surgical nature. For this reason, more and more people are looking at non-invasive or non-surgical ways to get rid of fat. Some of these non-surgical options use intense cold, heat, ultrasound, and other forms of energy to damage the fat cells and cause the body to remove them naturally without harming the skin or internal organs. These options usually do not produce immediate results but have the benefit of being non-surgical.
CoolSculpting® is among the more popular forms of non-surgical fat removal. You may wonder how it works, who qualifies for treatment, and the kind of results you can expect.
How the Treatment Works
When you visit our Lebanon office for the first time, you are going to go through a short consultation with one of our doctors. Our main priority is your health. For this reason, we are going to ask you about any health concerns that you have and do an examination of the areas where you would like to have the treatment performed.
This is a safe treatment that has received approval by the FDA to be used on various parts of the body. One of the main reasons why individuals turn to this treatment to get a more shapely body is because of its fantastic safety record.
If it is determined that this is a good option for you, the doctor will mark areas on your body where the CoolSculpting® devices will be placed. There are different size devices that can be placed on the body at the same time. This means that you can treat unwanted fat on your belly and on your upper arms at the same time. The larger devices can be used for areas like the abdomen, thighs, hips, and buttocks. The smaller devices may be used under the arms, under the chin, and even on some parts of the back. The great thing is that this treatment is versatile, so we can use it on many parts of the body in order to help you get the results that you are looking for.
After marking the areas where the device will be placed, we will get you situated in a comfortable position. Depending on the area that will receive treatment, you will either lie down or sit in a reclining chair.
You do not need to worry about experiencing any discomfort. After the devices are put in place, you are going to feel a cold sensation. However, this will not be uncomfortable. You will also feel how the fat is brought up into the device and is massaged. After just a few minutes, the area will be frozen. This means that it is going to be completely numb.
In most cases, the devices are left in place for about 40 minutes. During this time, you can just sit back and relax. Some of our clients even take a nap. If you want to bring your phone, tablet, or a book along with you, this may be a good time to get caught up on your favorite episodes of television shows or do other things to entertain yourself. In some cases, you may even bring along a friend to chat with while you have the treatment performed.
After about 40 minutes have passed, the technician will return. The device will be removed. The area will be massaged and brought back down to a normal temperature. You may notice that the area is a bit tender or a little bit red. However, you do not need to worry about any damage to your skin. One of the amazing things about this treatment is that fat is negatively affected at a higher temperature than the skin or the internal organs. So the fat can be frozen, but nothing else is harmed.
After the treatment, you are able to leave the office and get back to normal activities. You do not need to worry about going home to rest or doing anything to recover after the treatment. The doctor may give you some instructions on how to get the best results, like to drink more fluid. However, there are usually no restrictions as to what you can do. And you will not need to take any type of medication.
You will not see immediate results after the CoolSculpting® treatment. This is not like liposuction. You have to give your body some time to start removing the fat cells that were damaged because of the intense cold. The immune system reacts to these damaged fat cells by removing them. Some of our clients start to see results just a couple of weeks after the treatment. Others need to wait a bit longer. In most cases, you should see the full results after four or five months.
Depending on how much fat you would like to have removed, you can return for follow-up treatment sessions. It is common for individuals to return two or three times in order to reduce fat in especially stubborn areas. Other clients feel completely satisfied after one treatment session.
Is CoolSculpting® Permanent?
When you have this treatment performed, fat cells in targeted areas are going to be frozen. When these fat cells freeze, they will die. Your body will then remove them in a natural way. The fat cells that have been damaged during treatment will not return. And it is very unlikely that your body will ever produce new fat cells. So it is a permanent solution to unwanted fat.
This does not mean you can just eat whatever you want and never exercise again and expect to have a perfect body. You have to realize that not all of the fat cells in a particular area will be damaged. This means that if you have the treatment performed on your belly, you will still have some belly fat afterward. In order for you to maintain a slim appearance, you need to live a healthy lifestyle. You still need to exercise regularly, eat healthy foods, and live a balanced lifestyle in order to maintain the results of your treatment.
It is good for our clients to understand that this is not a treatment that is designed to help a person lose a large amount of weight. After the full results of one or two sessions are seen, a person may be a few pounds lighter. However, they should not expect dramatic weight loss.
This is more of a body sculpting treatment then a weight loss treatment. You are going to experience the benefit of having a more shapely appearance. You will have better muscle definition. You will notice that your clothing fits you better.
In order for you to feel completely satisfied with CoolSculpting®, you need to have a good grasp on the type of results that you should expect from the treatment. Let’s just say that you are interested in getting rid of some belly fat. You are pretty close to a healthy weight, but you have a few pounds of fat in your abdominal area that make it difficult for you to see your abdominal muscles. The frustrating thing is that you work out on a regular basis but never see those six pack abs that you have been working so hard to attain. After your treatment here in our office, you will finally be able to see that muscle definition. Your jeans and other clothing are going to fit a lot better. You may finally feel comfortable wearing a swimsuit. You may no longer have that bit of fat that hangs over the button on your jeans. However, you should not expect to walk away losing 10 or 15 pounds of belly fat.
It is also good to understand the type of fat that this treatment will address. It is not going to get rid of the fat that surrounds your internal organs. It will only address the fat that is found right under the skin. Of course, this makes sense because this is the only fat that we are able to suction into the device during your treatment session. You want to make sure that you live a healthy lifestyle in order to eliminate fat around your internal organs, which leads to a variety of serious health issues.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Are you ready to do something about unwanted fat on your body? If you feel that CoolSculpting® is a good option for you, you may wonder if you actually qualify for it. The great news is that since it is a non-invasive treatment, lots of people qualify for it. Even individuals who have health problems may be able to experience the benefits that come from this treatment.
In order to qualify for treatment, you have to be ready to do something about unwanted fat on your body. You have to have a desire to want to improve the way you look. It is important for our clients to be mentally and emotionally healthy as well. This should not be something that you are interested in in order to please others. You should be ready to make a change in order to boost your own self-confidence. If you are doing it for someone else, you will likely feel disappointed later on.
In most cases, a person needs to be pretty close to their ideal weight in order to benefit from this treatment. However, you have to have a sufficient amount of fat that can be brought up into the CoolSculpting® device. A quick test that you can do at home is to pinch the area where you have fat that you would like to say goodbye to. Can you pinch an inch or two? If so, you likely have the right amount of fat that can be addressed with this treatment. If you can pinch more than that, you may want to work with professionals to lose weight first and then use this treatment later to sculpt certain areas of your body.
Because this is not an invasive or surgical procedure, you do not need to rearrange your schedule in order to prepare for the treatment or in order to recover afterward. Our doctors will encourage you to live an overall healthy lifestyle before and after the treatment. As we mentioned above, there is no downtime with this treatment.
One of the greatest benefits that you are going to experience thanks to this treatment is a boost in self-confidence. Because you will feel finally feel satisfied with the way your body looks, you are going to feel a lot better about yourself. You are going to set yourself on a road to success. And the great thing is that since certain fat cells will be permanently removed from your body, you are going to be more resistant to gaining fat in certain areas. Even if you do gain some weight in the future, you will not gain as much of it in problem areas.
Get in Touch with Us for More Information
Are you ready to improve your body with CoolSculpting®? If so, we warmly invite you to each out and make an appointment with Tate Medispa. At our convenient location in Lebanon, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!