Coolsculpting fat reduction
Fat destruction in 1 hour no surgery no pain from harvard medical school
WHAT IS COOLSCULPTING
This is a novel system of liposuction that helps patients shape their bodies through the removal of fat. The device used appears like a clamp with metal plates. What happens is that the skin in the area to be targeted is pulled between the two plates by a vacuum and then clamped shut. Once turned on, the machine pumps cold water between the plates. The fat freezes, dies, and is then removed from the body naturally.
TCoolSculpting is the only fat-freezing procedure which is FDA-cleared,* non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. The results are proven, noticeable, and lasting—so you’ll look great from every angle.
THE BENEFITS OF COOLSCULPTING
- No pain
- No scarring or physical wounds
- Rapid recovery
Duration of Treatment
- 2 sessions – one per side of body
- 1 hour per session
NON-INVASIVE ‘COLD’ TECHNOLOGY
The device is called Cryolipolysis™ and though it is only FDA-approved in the USA it is currently used in Europe and Canada. The device is currently undergoing rigorous clinical trials to produce quantifiable data prior to commercial launch.
HOW IT WORKS
This procedure is generally performed in a medical setting under the supervision of a qualified dermatologist or plastic surgeon. No anesthesia is needed even though there may be slight discomfort, but there is no pain. The device works by pressing against the area to be treated and then becoming cold enough to target only the fat cells in that area. The body reacts with an inflammatory response which causes the body to naturally get rid of the damaged fat cells. After the treatment is completed, patients may immediately return to their normal activities including work and exercise.
RESULTS WITH COOLSCULPTING
A few days after the procedure, the cooled fat cells begin a process called “apoptosis”, cell death, and begin to shrink. These damaged fat cells are slowly digested over several months by our bodies and removed through the liver. Coolsculpting is highly effective and is producing consistent results for local areas of fat like the love-handles or ‘man-boobs’, though larger areas of fat may require more invasive treatments.
*Results may vary from person to person.
WHO IS AN IDEAL CANDIDATE?
CoolSculpting is ideal for people who are generally in good shape but have stubborn fat bulges which refuse to go away. It is in no way an alternative to healthy diet or lifestyle.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Side effects are usually mild and related to the cold of the device. Skin may be red for several minutes to several hours, if this persists for more than that you should contact your doctor. Other side effects may include temporary bruising, tingling, tenderness, temporary dulling of sensation or cramping.
WATCH OUT FOR COPYCATS
Recently there have been some reports about people creating cold “chambers” and placing people entirely in the chamber for a period of time as a treatment for body contouring. They claim this is akin to Cryolipolysis and charge people to do this. Currently, there is no scientifically credible reason to expect this to do anything to your body other than make you very uncomfortable for a period of time.