In a world of hot yoga, Whole30, Ultimate Crossfit, and no added sugar allowed, how is it we still have fat on our bodies? Truth be told, no matter how much junk you cut from your diet or how many hours you spend at the gym certain fat cells just won’t budge. That doesn’t mean you should cancel your annual membership to Orangetheory. It suggests you are like millions of people who face a similar struggle: persistent fat bulges. At times it can feel like a losing battle, but there is a solution called Coolsculpting.
Thanks to Harvard University scientists, Dieter Manstein, MD and R. Rox Anderson, MD, the geniuses behind Cryolipolysis, we can now have our cake and eat it too!
CoolSculpting is the coolest-most innovative non-surgical fat reduction treatment and alternative to Liposuction. It is not intended as an overall weight-loss method or a weight-loss alternative, but it does permanently freeze away stubborn fat from areas of the body that don’t respond to diet and exercise such as the abdomen, legs, arms, back, chin and chest. This revolutionary technology targets and cools unwanted fat cells in the selected area to induce a noticeable, natural-looking reduction in fat bulges without needles, cutting, stitching, anesthesia, or recovery time. It is safe, FDA-cleared and effective.
The concept that cold can selectively affect and eliminate fat cells without damaging the skin or surrounding tissue was the insight behind Cryolipolysis, the proven science on which the CoolSculpting procedure is based. CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), then die.
Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you. The results look natural and can be seen as early as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results after one to three months. Keep in mind, your body is still flushing fat cells and will continue doing so for up to four to six months after treatment. The results should remain stable long-term as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Both Liposuction and CoolSculpting eliminate fat cells permanently, but CoolSculpting requires no medical preparation, surgery, medications prior to treatment or health risks. Patients who undergo CoolSculpting treatment often spend procedure time watching Netflix, reading, checking emails, or just relaxing. During the procedure, a gel pad and applicator is applied to the targeted area. The vacuum applicator draws the tissue into the cooling cup for controlled cooling to the targeted fat. The sensation is a firm pull and pressure. Treatment time is 35 minutes, depending on your needs. There is no bruising, health risks or downtime for recovery associated with CoolSculpting and no need to take days off of work.
With Liposuction, you would need to take several days off from work and from daily activities to recover, as it is an invasive surgical procedure that does require cutting, stitching, and sedation with general anesthesia. There is also a preparation period that may include medication along with a medical evaluation and lab tests prior to surgery. The Liposuction process involves a plastic surgeon making a small incision and using a long, narrow suction tool called a cannula to vacuum fat out of a specific area of your body. The surgery can take several hours with multiple days of recovery time and skin bruising for up to two weeks.
Liposuction involves risks such as bleeding and a possible reaction to anesthesia. Other complications specific to Liposuction include contour irregularities in which your skin might appear bumpy or withered due to uneven fat removal. There is also a chance of permanent damage to the skin caused by the thin tube used during the Liposuction procedure resulting in a spotted appearance. In some cases, fluid accumulation can occur and might need to be drained with a needle. Patients may experience temporary numbness throughout areas of the body.
More severe and rare cases associated with Liposuction surgery include fat embolism in which pieces of loosened fat break away and become trapped in a blood vessel and gather in the lungs or travel to the brain. A fat embolism is a medical emergency and can be life-threatening. Kidney and heart problems are also a concern as shifts in fluid levels while fluids are being injected and suctioned out can cause severe kidney and heart problems.
If you generally like your shape, but you want to get rid of a persistent fat bulge like annoying love handles without surgery or downtime for recovery, CoolSculpting is your best option. For 5 years in a row, CoolScultping won New Beauty magazine best non-surgical fat reduction treatment. It is a safe and convenient alternative to Liposuction with more than 7 million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide.
Call 267-388-4692 today to set up your consultation to see if you’re a good candidate for CoolSculpting. During your consultation, we will assess your area of concern and create a custom treatment plan that will give you the best results. We are proud to announce our office won the “Best Weight Loss Center in Bucks County” by the Intelligencer 2018, and we specialize in medical weight loss and body contouring. Dr. Michael Luciano is Board Certified in Obesity Medicine and helps patients lose weight and reach their body goals.
We are conveniently located in Ivyland, PA near the surrounding cities of Newtown, Willow Grove, Dresher, Warrington, Chalfont, Warminster, Jamison, Warwick, Doylestown, and in Montgomery County and Bucks County.
Be sure to ask about our CoolSculpting specials. And, you can use and earn Brilliant Distinctions loyalty points for your CoolSculpting treatment. Not a Brilliant Distinctions member? We can sign you up and have you start earning BD points to start saving on your CoolSculpting treatments.