Orange County CoolSculpting ® Blog
CoolSculpting ® is an FDA approved fat-freezing, non-surgical procedure that reduces fat cells in the body. By using controlled cooling, this procedure eliminates stubborn fat that resists all other efforts, including diet and exercise. The results are proven, noticeable, and long-lasting.
How Does CoolSculpting ® Work?
Scientists Dieter Manstein, MD and R. Rox Anderson, MD at Harvard University noticed that when some children ate popsicles, they got dimples in their cheeks. The scientists made the connection that the popsicles were freezing and eliminating small pockets of fat cells. From this realization, they determined that cold can target fat cells and eliminated them without damaging the skin or surrounding tissue. This proven science is known as Cryolipolysis® and is what the CoolSculpting ® procedure is based on.
CoolSculpting ® is safe, precise, controlled and effective. It works by freezing and eliminating stubborn fat through a special and controlled process. The procedure safely delivers precisely controlled cooling that gently, but effectively, targets fat cells underneath skin. As a result, these treated fat cells are crystalized and die. Over time, your body will naturally process the fat and eliminate these dead cells. The result is a leaner and more sculpted look. The results of CoolSculpting ® are also long term because the treated fat cells are killed and eliminated naturally.
The science and technology behind CoolSculpting ® is proven. After many years of research by experts in the field, patients can feel confident moving forward with this type of procedure because it is based on sound science. In fact, leading researchers and doctors have published more than fifty scientific and clinical journal papers, medical meeting posters, and technical reports on this topic.
What Can I Expect from a CoolSculpting ® Treatment?
Before undergoing the CoolSculpting ® procedure, you will meet with one of our CoolSculpting ® staff and have a one-on-one consultation. Our trained CoolSculpting ® technicians have specialized training that is required to perform this type of procedure. Together, you will look at your body from different angles and determine where you want to eliminate fat. Our tehnicians will discuss your situation and offer realistic goals that you can expect to meet if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
With an individualized treatment plan that is tailored to your goals, our CoolSculpting ® technicians can then perform treatment on one to 4 areas simultaneously. For some people, more than one CoolSculpting ® treatment may be needed. During the procedure, a gel pad and applicator are applied to the targeted area. The CoolSculpting ® applicator will deliver controlled cooling to the targeted fat. There is no surgery, sedation, needles or downtime with CoolSculpting ®. You can even read, check email, or take a nap during the procedure.
How Is CoolSculpting ® Different From Losing Weight?
Did you know that reducing fat is not the same as losing weight? The main difference is that losing weight makes fat cells smaller, but it does not make fat cells go away completely. During our teen years, the number of fat cells in our bodies typically becomes a fixed number. Losing or gaining weight does not generally increase or decrease the number of fat cells. Rather, it changes the size of fat cells. Dieting, exercise and weight loss will help this set number of fat cells shrink, but you will still have the same number. When you gain weight, these fat cells will grow and become larger.
CoolSculpting ®, unlike weight loss, is a fat-freezing procedure that actually reduces the number of fat cells in treated areas by about 20 to 25 percent. The fat cells are killed and naturally processed and eliminated by the body. This means that they will not migrate to another area of the body or grow bigger down the road. As a result, the fat cells are gone for good. Stubborn fat bulges will begin to disappear and you will be left with a more sculpted body. Keep in mind that after a CoolSculpting ® treatment you may not weigh less. However you will look thinner, your clothes will fit better and you will feel better.
Please note that the CoolSculpting ® procedure will not help you lose weight and is not recommended for those who are obese. However, if you want to lose unwanted fat that diet and exercise will not get rid of, look slimmer and have your clothes fit better, CoolSculpting ® may be the right option for you. Contact Orange County CoolSculpting ® today to set up an initial consultation.