You’ve tried it all. Targeted exercises, vigorous workout routines, restrictive diets. Yet the fat deposits you see on various parts of your body simply refuse to go away. You might be wondering if there are any options for eliminating fat for good besides a surgical procedure and significant downtime. The good news is that a revolutionary, FDA-approved treatment option can help permanently reduce fat deposits in just a few weeks with no downtime required. Body sculpting with CoolSculpting is proudly offered at The Bougainvillea Clinique in Winter Park, FL and can help you get the body you’ve always wanted.
What Is Body Sculpting?
Several years ago, the developers of CoolSculpting determined the perfect freezing temperature to kill fat cells. Since then, this non-surgical, fat-reducing treatment has become one of the safest and most effective ways to target natural subcutaneous fat, which sits directly underneath the skin and can be nearly impossible to eliminate through diet or exercise. These fat deposits can appear on people of all ages, regardless of how frequently they exercise, how healthy their diet is, or how healthy they are overall.
Only fat cells are affected by the freezing process, which means that your surrounding skin and tissue won’t be damaged. After treatment, your body expels dead fat cells over several weeks, leaving you with a slimmer silhouette and a significant confidence boost.
How Does It Work?
Body sculpting with CoolSculpting applies targeted, freezing treatment to your areas of concern. A specialized tool that uses cooling panels and suction delivers treatment. As your fat cells reach the optimal freezing temperature, they begin to crystallize and die. Thanks to the gentle nature of CoolSculpting, this process is virtually painless. After treatment, the dead fat cells are expelled from your body, literally melting away those stubborn fat deposits to leave your body slimmer and smoother than before.
Thanks to its non-invasive nature and simple, straightforward treatment process, body sculpting can be customized to fit the needs of almost every patient. Many patients see their ideal level of success in just 3-5 treatment sessions, but you can continue to pursue treatment if you wish to see further fat reduction results. Your doctor can help you decide on a personalized treatment plan to fit your needs during an initial consultation.
Which Parts of My Body Can It Treat?
This treatment is most often used to treat the midsection, the thighs, the flanks, the buttocks, and the arms. However, it’s safe for most parts of your body and can deliver great results, even on challenging areas like your neck and underarms. Your doctor can evaluate your areas of concern to help you determine whether CoolSculpting could be the ideal treatment for you.
How Is It Different From Liposuction?
You might be surprised to learn that liposuction and CoolSculpting aren’t complete opposites. Both are designed to permanently remove fat cells and shape your figure to match your ideal image. However, the ways these treatments deliver results are very different, and it’s important to be informed before pursuing either treatment to eliminate fat deposits.
Liposuction uses aspiration to surgically remove fat cells from the body. This procedure requires an intensive preparation for surgery, sedation during the procedure, and significant downtime in order to allow your body to recover. However, results from liposuction are instant, and it is the best choice to address large amounts of fat.
Alternatively, CoolSculpting is a non-surgical treatment which is ideal for reducing fat deposits on generally healthy people close to their ideal weight. It requires several weeks to deliver final results but is the perfect option for those who wish to avoid surgery and still see comparable results.
This treatment carries significantly fewer risks thanks to its non-invasive nature. Most patients report no pain or discomfort during treatment or recovery. Those who experience any discomfort while recovering are able to address it with a mild pain reliever like ibuprofen. Preparation for treatment is easy, and the recovery process is minimal for most patients. Considered a “lunch break treatment,” it allows you to return to your normal routine immediately after your appointment, which means that it can easily fit into even the busiest schedule.
With the ability to deliver results comparable to liposuction, body sculpting with CoolSculpting can transform your body in just a few weeks. You’ll watch fat deposits reduce and disappear, leaving you with a smoother silhouette. Best of all, you’ll feel more at home in your own skin as you stop worrying about the appearance of unwanted fat and enjoy the more important things in life.
Although it is a non-invasive and relatively risk-free treatment, body sculpting should always be overseen and administered by a trained, experienced professional. Your doctor will evaluate your candidacy for treatment, help design your personalized treatment plan, and ensure that the process proceeds as planned. In addition, they’ll be available to answer any questions you may have about the treatment, recovery, or anticipated results. You should plan to follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to ensure that you’ll see the best results possible at the end of your treatment plan.
Before you say goodbye to unwanted fat, it’s time for an initial consultation with your doctor. The main purpose of this appointment is to allow your doctor to examine your areas of concern in person to determine whether body sculpting is the best treatment choice for you. If they determine that CoolSculpting will be able to address the issues you experience, they’ll explain the treatment in detail and answer any questions you may have. They may also mark or indicate the areas on your body which the treatment will reduce over the next weeks.
During this appointment, you should be prepared to disclose your health history, medications, and any past procedures or treatments you’ve had to reduce unwanted fat. In addition, your doctor may ask whether you’re planning to become pregnant in the near future or if you wish to lose weight. In general, this treatment is ideal for those close to their ideal weight and who are not planning to become pregnant, as it is difficult to maintain results with a fluctuating weight.
In general, there is virtually no required preparation for a CoolSculpting session. Your doctor may give you specific instructions, which you should follow carefully before treatment. It may be advisable to avoid anti-inflammatory medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen since this treatment involves a suction device and blood-thinning medications could cause the treated area to bruise noticeably after treatment.
Your doctor will be available to answer any last-minute questions you may have on the day of your appointment. They will indicate the target areas, then begin treatment by applying the cooling panels to your skin. You will feel suction and notice the area becoming cold, but the experience is described as painless by most patients. In fact, it’s a good time to relax with a quick nap, watch a show or video on your phone, or read a book. A typical session takes between 35-60 minutes, depending on the size of the target area and how many areas your doctor treats in your appointment.
Once the cooling treatment is finished, your doctor will remove the cooling panels and massage the treated area to break up the crystallized fat cells, resulting in quicker expulsion of the dead cells. After this step, your appointment is complete and you’ll be able to return to your normal activities with no downtime.
For the first 24-48 hours, you may experience a minimal amount of tenderness or discomfort in the treated area. This is most often the result of mild bruising in the area from the suction of the CoolSculpting machine and is completely normal. Any discomfort or bruising should subside over the first 1-2 days, after which point you should feel back to normal. Your crystallized fat cells will be broken down and eliminated by the liver over the next several weeks. You probably won’t notice any change for the first few weeks as this process can’t be felt while it occurs.
While your body recovers and eliminates the dead fat cells, you should eat a healthy, nutritious diet and exercise regularly to enhance the results of your CoolSculpting treatment. These practices will continue to be essential after your treatment plan is complete. Results can only be maintained within the context of a healthy lifestyle. If you have any questions about how to make changes in your life in order to retain your results, speak to your doctor for tips and strategies to maintain your ideal image.
Unlike liposuction, results from this treatment are not immediately visible. The body takes several weeks to expel dead fat cells from the treated area. Most patients begin to see their results appear 1 month after their appointment, but final results are not visible until 2-3 months after the treatment. Typically, patients see a 20-25% decrease in fat in their target area. This translates into a noticeably reduced amount of subcutaneous fat, which means that bulges and rolls should be smoothed and your silhouette should be trimmer.
Once your final results are visible, you should feel more confident in your body. Depending on your area of treatment, your results should be visible to those around you. These can include a smaller, flatter abdominal area, thinner thighs and arms, and a reduced double chin. You should feel more comfortable in social situations and more self-confident in every season and every outfit.
For most patients, the fat they wish to eliminate is subcutaneous fat, which can’t be addressed by diet and exercise. In order to reach their ideally sculpted body, most patients require at least 3-5 appointments depending on the size of the areas treated and the amount of fat present. In total, this involves approximately 4-8 months of treatment in order to fully address the areas of concern.
The number of treatments you’ll need and the results you will see depend on factors like your physique at the beginning of treatment, your metabolic rate, and whether you’re able to enhance the results of treatment with diet and exercise. With the oversight of your doctor, you’ll be able to add more appointments to your treatment plan in order to reach your ideal results.
Once you see your final results and are happy with the outcome of your treatments, you’ll be able to live life to the fullest in a body you love. The fat cells frozen and expelled during treatment will not return. This means that your results are permanent if you maintain them with an intentional, healthy lifestyle.
Plan to avoid gaining weight or becoming pregnant after treatment in order to maintain your results. Your doctor can help you determine the best choices for you in order to live a healthy life and keep your ideal body. Further body sculpting treatments in the future are possible if needed.
Unlike most medical offices, the Bougainvillea Clinique’s CoolSculpting Suite offers patients the unique opportunity to have CoolSculpting treatment performed on two target areas at once. The office is equipped with two machines and can accommodate patients who wish to have twice the CoolSculpting treatment and see twice the results in half the time. Two machines enable you to see your final results more quickly and keep your schedule hassle-free with one easy appointment to address your areas of concern.
Am I an Ideal Candidate?
CoolSculpting is an excellent fat-reducing alternative to surgery for men and women who are near their ideal weight and wish to see the last stubborn fat deposits on their body disappear. It’s a viable option for those who cannot pursue surgery or who wish to avoid surgery for any reason. It’s best for those who can commit to a personalized treatment plan and understand that results will take several weeks to appear. This treatment may not be ideal for you if you have large amounts of fat you wish to address.
In addition, it cannot affect loose or sagging skin. This aesthetic concern needs to be addressed by separate treatment, which can be recommended by your doctor. This treatment should be pursued by those who are generally healthy and is not a quick or effective way to lose any large amount of weight. Finally, it is not recommended for those who are currently pregnant or who plan to become pregnant in the near future. Results are best maintained with no future large weight fluctuations. You should speak to your doctor about whether you are an ideal candidate for this treatment.
Areas of stubborn, unresponsive fat on your body can affect your entire self-image. These areas are difficult to conceal and can cause you to feel insecure in social settings as you wonder how fat deposits impact the way others see you. CoolSculpting helps you feel like the best version of yourself by reducing fat deposits on various areas of your body over several weeks, giving you that smooth, sleek silhouette you’ve wanted. As a result, your self-esteem will grow and you’ll love your newly transformed body.
The best part of this treatment is that it has the potential to last permanently with a healthy diet and exercise regimen. If you’re ready to say goodbye to unwanted fat for good, contact the professionals at The Bougainvillea Clinique in Winter Park, FL to schedule your initial consultation today! We look forward to serving you and helping you reach your aesthetic goals!