It’s currently approved for treating those unsightly fat bulges under the chin and jaw, as well as in the thigh, flank, and abdomen. It can also reduce love-handles, bra fat, upper-arm fat, and those fatty “banana rolls” that form under the buttocks.
The best way to get rid of your “stubborn fat” in Tucson
To some people, fat hangs on even when they do their best to shed it. That’s because the total number of fatty cells was fixed during childhood and changes very little in adulthood.
Although many people exercise, and nearly everyone watches calories, some stay fat despite their best efforts. Here in Arizona, lugging around a “spare tire” or other excess fat can seem even worse during the heat of summer.
It’s easy to blame fat on diet and lack of exercise, but scientific studies have shown fat loss isn’t a simple event.
That’s because some people may be harboring stubborn deposits of fat that are hard to reduce despite diet and exercise. The location of these pockets of stubborn fat may vary from individual to individual, and they’re often unsightly.
Cryolipolysis Freezes Fat
Fortunately, there’s now an FDA-approved treatment to reduce fat in certain areas of the body: CoolSculpting. It offers new options for the age-old problem of removing stubborn fat deposits that are locked inside cells.
The technical name for this medical advance is cryolipolysis. That’s a fancy way to say it freezes and kills fat cells.
After a fat-freezing treatment, the body automatically gets rid of now-dead fat cells. In a few months following the treatment, you’ll see a fat reduction of up to 25% in treated areas.
It’s not a weight-loss procedure.
Keep in mind that CoolSculpting isn’t a substitute for weight loss, exercise, or appropriate eating habits. You should consult with your doctor to learn whether CoolSculpting may be an effective treatment option.
What the treatment is like
During a treatment, a special handpiece is placed over the treatment area. You’ll feel a gentle suction as the device is placed into contact with the skin. Next, you’ll feel the signature cooling sensation.
You may also feel a sensation like pulling, gentle pinching, tingling, and a cold touch in the treatment area. These sensations quickly disappear as the treatment site becomes numb.
After the procedure, typical side effects include temporary redness or swelling, tenderness, bruising, itching, or sensitivity. At the end of each treatment, your therapist will gently massage the treated area. That helps break up and disperse fat globules to melt away the deep deposits of fat.
Before and after
Here are some photos showing how Cool Sculpting has helped real people achieve their goals.
Achieve your goals for fat reduction
Depending on the individual and area treated, you may see a reduction of up to 20 or 25% of the fat after only one treatment. Most importantly, our doctors can help you set and achieve the right goals.
Changes usually become visible within 1 to 3 months after treatment, and the best is yet to come: Long-term results may take as much as six months or more to appear.
Many patients have already experienced a significant improvement in their quality of life because of cryolipolysis therapy. Results are typically awe-inspiring for patients who are good candidates for fat-removal in the FDA-approved treatment areas.
Find out if CoolSculpting is right for you.
For people with active lifestyles and healthy eating habits, this treatment offers a safe, effective way to remove unwanted fat. We use it to help people achieve their goals.
Yet, it’s essential to understand that CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss treatment. It’s for people who are at or already near an ideal body weight, who wish to reduce fat in any of those nine treatment areas approved by the FDA.
We’re Tucson’s leading provider of CoolSculpting. To learn whether it may be the right treatment for you, contact us.