One of the most common misconceptions about weight loss is that a few dietary changes will allow you to sculpt the body of your dreams. Sticking to a healthy diet and exercising as often as possible will eventually help you lose weight, but you can’t target specific pockets of fat. Many people maintain a caloric deficit for years before they are finally able to get rid of stubborn fat in certain trouble areas. If that sounds like your own situation, then you might be the perfect candidate for CoolSculpting®.
A Look at Cryolipolysis
Cryolipolysis is a non-invasive body contouring treatment that freezes fatty tissue. A few decades ago, a team of doctors discovered that children who regularly ate cold treats had smaller pockets of fat in their cheeks. That team then created a machine that allowed them to bring pockets of fat to an extremely cold temperature without damaging the nearby soft tissue. CoolSculpting® is based on this unique phenomenon, and it has allowed thousands of patients to finally destroy stubborn body fat.
The CoolSculpting® Procedure
CoolSculpting® is unlike any other body contouring procedure in the world, and it requires absolutely no incisions or anesthetics. After you arrive at the office, a small handheld device will be used to bring a pocket of body fat down to a very cold temperature. This device also utilizes suction to further break apart the fat cells and increase the effectiveness of the treatment. The total length of the session depends on a few different factors such as how large of an area is being treated. During that time, you can use your phone, read, or simply relax.
The Benefits of Freezing Fat
Many other non-invasive body contouring procedures don’t actually destroy the fatty tissue, and that means the results rarely last for more than a few months. CoolSculpting®, on the other hand, physically destroys the outer walls of the fat cells. As long as you stick to a healthy diet and don’t gain weight, the results could last for the rest of your life. There is also absolutely no downtime after the procedure. Within just weeks of your treatment, your stubborn body fat will melt away before your eyes.
Is CoolSculpting® Right for Me?
CoolSculpting® has become very popular over the last few years, but it isn’t right for everyone. We ask all of our patients to schedule a preliminary consultation to see if they will be good candidates for CoolSculpting®. The team at Plastic & Cosmetic Center of South Texas can make this determination. Dr. Jeneby proudly offers surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures to clients in San Antonio ranging from breast augmentation to BOTOX®. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!