Do you have stubborn belly fat that doesn’t seem to respond to diet and exercise? If you want simple and natural-looking fat removal results, CoolSculpting may be the right choice for you. This body sculpting treatment is an excellent alternative to liposuction and surgical procedures because it has no downtime. At Urban Allure in San Francisco, CA, we offer this body sculpting treatment for our patients’ fat elimination needs.
9 Facts to Know Before Your First Session
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a body sculpting technology developed by Allergan to remove stubborn fat without invasive surgical procedures. The treatment is FDA approved for fat removal in five areas of the body.
Recovery time after the treatment is much shorter than with a tummy tuck or liposuction procedure, and most patients return to their normal routine immediately with no downtime. The treatment can supplement your diet and exercise by helping you remove those last pockets of stubborn fat.
How Can You Shed Stubborn Belly Fat?
CoolSculpting is designed to remove stubborn fat deposits like belly fat through the process of Cryolipolysis. This process freezes the fat cells and destroys them. The body naturally removes the fat as waste over the next two to three months. Patients can expect a flatter belly after the treatment and may even lose an inch or two from their waistline.
Can You Treat Other Parts of the Body?
The treatment can remove fat from nine areas of the body. These are areas where stubborn fat deposits are difficult to remove with diet and exercise alone. The doctor administering the treatment can choose between several handheld applicators to remove fat from different parts of the body. The body parts where fat can be removed are:
- Flanks or “love handles”
- Inner thigh
- Outer thigh
- Bra strap area
- Upper arms
- Submental fat or “double chin”
Can the Treatment Help Me Lose Weight?
The body sculpting treatment is not designed for weight loss. The treatment is excellent for the removal of stubborn fat from the body, but patients will not notice a significant loss of weight. Fat does not weigh much compared to muscle. The resulting fat loss is still pleasing to most patients, with each treatment session removing 20% to 25% of fat cells. The treatment is not meant for significant fat removal or treating obesity.
How Many Sessions Are Needed?
Most patients will require only two sessions to reach their desired goal, and some patients only need a single session to reach their goal. The session takes as little as 35 minutes to complete, with more time needed for larger areas of the body or multiple parts of the body treated in a single session.
Patients needing more than one session will have sessions spaced at least one month apart so the treated fat can be eliminated before the second session. Patients will see noticeable results one or two months after the treatment. The results are not sudden and appear to be natural. Patients reach their goal within four to six months, with a majority of patients in clinical studies being satisfied after four months.
Are the Results Permanent?
The results from treatment are long-lasting and may be permanent for those patients who continue to pursue a healthy lifestyle. Patients are encouraged to eat well and exercise regularly leading up to the treatment and after the treatment for the best results.
The fat cells that are treated are destroyed permanently and cannot be restored. Fat cells on untreated parts of the body can still grow if patients do not remain health-conscious. Patients will notice that the treated area does not become fat as easily.
Is Treatment Painful?
The treatment is not painful. Most patients can pass the time during a treatment session using a mobile device or reading a book. Patients may notice tingling or numbness and may feel pulling from the suction provided by the device. Treatment should not interfere in your work or normal routine.
Who Is the Treatment Recommended for?
Healthy patients of all ages, skin types, and genders can enjoy body sculpting results. The treatment does not require much time to perform and patients quickly recover without downtime. Patients should be close to their ideal body weight before treatment and may need to lose weight before treatment can begin.
During the consultation, a doctor will determine if it is safe to proceed with treatment. Patients should remain within 10 pounds of their weight at the consultation when they return for treatment. The treatment is an excellent alternative for those who want to avoid invasive surgical procedures.
Who Is the Treatment Not Recommended for?
During the consultation, a doctor will review your medical history. The treatment is not recommended for patients who have a condition that makes them susceptible to cold, such as cold agglutinin disease. Allergies, recent surgery, or a pre-existing hernia may also be a reason to avoid treatment. The treatment is also not recommended for pregnant or nursing women.
Shed Stubborn Belly Fat Today
If you are ready to treat your belly fat, visit Urban Allure in San Francisco, CA today for an initial consultation. CoolSculpting can provide you safe and effective fat removal in as little as one 35-minute session. You can reach your ideal body in only four months with this body sculpting answer.