Are you looking to get rid of some fat to improve your physical appearance? If so, cosmetic techniques like body contouring may be in your future. But before making such an important decision, you will need some basic information about procedures like CoolSculpting® to help you meet your goals.
Losing weight has multiple benefits, both in terms of physical health and personal appearance. What many patients do not realize, however, is that weight loss can still leave behind stubborn pockets of unwanted fat in various areas. Body contouring can help by targeting this excess fat during a non-surgical procedure.
What is CoolSculpting®?
Medically known as cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting® is a treatment that kills fat cells through freezing. This FDA-approved treatment involves the use of an applicator that targets the treatment area. Cooling temperatures are then transmitted through the applicator, reaching temperatures that irreversibly damage fat cells. Once the fat cells are frozen, they will die off and be flushed from the body naturally over time.
What Areas Does CoolSculpting® Treat?
CoolSculpting® has been approved by the FDA for the reduction of fat in the upper arms, thighs, love handles, abdomen, and double chin. It is important to keep in mind that you must have adequate fat so that the applicator can adhere to the treatment site.
Would I Make a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting®?
The procedure is meant for patients with undesirable fat deposits in certain areas. The procedure works differently than weight loss surgery like gastric bypass because it is not meant for those who are currently obese. If you have noticeable fat bulges that you would like to get rid of, you would likely make a good candidate for a CoolSculpting® procedure as a non-surgical alternative to a liposuction treatment.
If you would like to learn more about what CoolSculpting® can do for you, we invite you to set up an initial consultation at Advanced Life Clinic in Huntsville. Contact us today to book your appointment.