It's chilly, but it's also non-invasive and extremely effective.
Liposuction has been the undisputed king of outpatient weight loss operations since it initially became popular in the late 1980s. But, since the fat freezing treatment known as CoolSculpting has now become the go-to alternative for those seeking a faster, safer, and more effective approach to reduce unwanted pounds than standard lipo could ever deliver, Winter is coming for the king's throne.
What is CoolSculpting and how does it work?
The mechanism of apoptosis - the freezing of the body's fat cells so that they will destroy themselves – is at the heart of CoolSculpting, or "fat freezing" as it is more generally known. Apoptosis is performed by a doctor utilising a low-power vacuum to freeze fat cells while the fat is held away from the body during the CoolSculpting procedure.
The body naturally processes the frozen fat and destroys the cells over time, resulting in a more trimmed and toned individual. Each procedure can take as little as an hour, and most people show improvements after just two or three visits.
Is CoolSculpting a Safe Procedure?
We are happy to report that there is no risk of hypothermia while having the CoolSculpting process done.
Fat freezing, on the other hand, has become known as the safest way to remove fat from the body, as it is performed without surgery or the need for anaesthetics during (or painkillers after) the procedure, attracting thousands of new patients who were previously afraid of the surgery and painful recovery associated with liposuction.
How Long Does CoolSculpting Take to Show Results?
Although results vary from person to person, the average CoolSculpting patient will notice a positive change in their body shape in as little as 8-10 weeks.
Because each session kills an average of 20% of the cells in the frozen targeted area, repeat visits are likely necessary to reap the full benefits of CoolSculpting – but because the procedure is painless, recovery time is minimal, and the cost is low, this fact hasn't slowed the rise in popularity of fat-freezing in the least.
How much does it cost to have CoolSculpting done?
Fat freezing costs vary depending on a variety of circumstances, but most sessions are approximately $1,000 or less. Insurance companies may reimburse some or all of the cost of the surgery if an individual's health is determined to be at risk as a result of excessive weight carrying. Before scheduling a CoolSculpting session or consultation, double-check with your insurance provider.
CoolSculpting is one of the few things in life that is truly as simple as it appears. The procedure's meteoric increase in popularity isn't owing to brilliant marketing efforts or unrealistic promises. Instead, fat freezing has supplanted liposuction as the method of choice for those trying to reduce weight quickly since it is simple, quick, and successful.