Plastic surgeons and patients have favored CoolSculpting technology for a few years now. This new and exciting approach to removing fat has allowed plastic surgeons to provide patients with a method of obtaining that ideal figure without going under the knife. Because this technology is so new, you may have a few questions about it.
1. What is it?
This inventive method of permanently removing fat was developed at Harvard Medical School. The technique involves using cold temperatures to destroy fat cells. While fat cells are eliminated through the exposure to cold temperatures, other cells in the body are not harmed.
2. What are the benefits of CoolSculpting?
This procedure delivers many of the same results as traditional liposuction without the recovery time, pain, and other risks associated with liposuction. Because this new technology is not a surgical procedure, patients do not have to spend any time recovering from swelling or bruising. While the patient may not see results for a few weeks, most patients can return to work the same day as the procedure!
3. Are the results really permanent?
Yes. When the fat cells are destroyed, your body metabolizes them naturally, and they never return.
4. Does CoolSculpting tighten the skin?
Yes again! As this method has become more popular with plastic surgeons and patients over the past few years, other benefits of the procedure are now being realized. Many patients experience a skin tightening effect as a result of their treatments. Nearly 25% of patients report experiencing this effect.
5. How much fat can one lose with this procedure?
A patient can lose up to 25% of fat thickness per treatment.
To find out more about this procedure and all of the benefits that it provides, you should schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon today. If you have any more questions or concerns about CoolSculpting, your plastic surgeon can tell you everything you will need to know during your consultation.