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Charles A. Messa, III, MD, FACS

Is Non-surgical Fat Removal Worth the Hype?

Posted November 02, 2020 in CoolSculpting®

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Woman in bathing suit with surgical lines drawn on abdomen, wintery feelNon-surgical body contouring procedures have gotten more attention in recent years as a quick solution to fix problem areas on the body, and CoolSculpting® is at the top of many people’s wishlist.

CoolSculpting® is popular among healthy adults who have minor pockets of fat in areas like the abdomen. However, because this is such a popular word-of-mouth treatment, it can sometimes be challenging to know if the actual treatment can live up to the hype that surrounds it. 

So, is non-surgical fat removal really worth it? 

What Is CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting® is a type of non-surgical body contouring that targets stubborn pockets of fat resistant to diet and exercise. Sadly, you can’t always target fat loss through natural remedies like exercise. That is where a solution like CoolSculpting® comes in.

How Does CoolSculpting® Technology Work?

Fat cells are more sensitive to cold than other types of cells in your body. By deeply cooling an area, you can target and damage the fat cells to the point of killing them without damaging surrounding cells. The targeted area’s fat is placed between two machine panels, and the targeted area is cooled to a freezing temperature. 

Your technician then massages the area to break apart the fat cells.

The treatment is not painful and can achieve impressive results.

Vector demonstrating how cryolipolysis like CoolSculpting works.

Who Is CoolSculpting® Right For?

An ideal candidate for CoolSculpting® is generally healthy and near their ideal weight but has had issues with localized pockets of fat. CoolSculpting® offers results for a targeted area, not weight loss as a whole.

CoolSculpting® is an excellent solution for individuals who aren’t ready for surgical procedures, such as liposuction, or for patients who want noticeable results without a lengthy recovery period.

Does CoolSculpting® Have Limitations?

When performed on the right patient, CoolSculpting® can provide dramatic results—it is estimated that patients can see up to a 25 percent fat reduction in the treatment area.

However, it’s important to understand that CoolSculpting® is not an alternative to liposuction and cannot match liposuction results. People who are overweight will not be able to achieve drastic results with CoolSculpting®. Additionally, people with a fluctuating weight will want to wait until their weight is stable before considering CoolSculpting® as the results can disappear if you gain weight.

CoolSculpting® does not have any effect on skin quality and will not tighten or tone lax skin. If you require skin tightening, you will need to consider a traditional plastic surgery procedure, such as tummy tuck surgery, arm lift surgery, or body lift surgery.

Interested in Learning More?

If you are looking for CoolSculpting® in Weston, Florida, Weston Cosmetic Surgery Center is your top choice. CoolSculpting® treatments can give you outstanding results with pain-free treatment and no recovery time. Results appear gradually and will improve over the weeks and months following treatment.

If you have any questions or concerns about the procedure, please book a consultation with our clinic. Dr. Messa will be happy to walk you through all the details and help you decide if CoolSculpting® is the right choice for you.

Book an appointment today by calling 954-659-7760 or filling out this online form.

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