Have you worked hard to lose weight but ended up frustrated by stubborn fat pockets that never seem to go away? Are you disappointed that your body shape remains the same, even when you shed pounds? If so, a form of body sculpting known as CoolSculpting may be just what the doctor ordered. The Doctors MedSpa in Little Rock, AR offers premier non-surgical cosmetic and skin treatments, including CoolSculpting.
Why Diet and Exercise Do Not Always Work
Fat cells become larger as you gain weight. When you lose weight, fat cells get smaller. Regardless of whether you gain or lose weight, your total number of fat cells remain about the same. This is why body sculpting may meet your needs.
The number of fat cells in our bodies are fixed from our childhood. The formation in which they are disbursed through our bodies helps to make every individual’s body shape unique.
Areas where fat cells are densely packed are known as areas of stubborn fat. When you lose weight appropriately with diet and exercise, your fat cells get smaller, but areas with more fat cells remain proportionally larger than areas with no stubborn fat. As a result, you can lose weight through diet and exercise without fixing stubborn fat areas or changing the aspects of your body shape that you dislike.
The Difference Between Weight Loss and Fat Reduction
Healthy weight loss involves the shrinking of fat cells in your body. A person can lose a lot of weight and greatly improve their overall health, but the number of fat cells in the body remains the same.
Fat reduction, on the other hand, is the elimination of fat cells from your body. Fat reduction is not a weight loss technique; instead, it is a fat reduction method that expels fat cells from stubborn fat areas. A fat cell in your body can get larger, shrink, and get larger again, but once a fat cell has been killed and dispelled from your body it is gone forever.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a branded version of an FDA-approved method of fat reduction known as cryolipolysis. CoolSculpting breaks down fat cells in particular areas of the body by freezing the cells. The skin on the area of the body to be treated is vacuumed into an applicator where the cells are frozen.
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment, meaning it never breaks the skin. CoolSculpting kills fat cells beneath the skin without damaging the skin itself.
In that sense, it is very different from surgical fat reduction procedures such as liposuction. However, liposuction and CoolSculpting share the characteristic of being able to reduce fat in isolated locations to craft a desired body shape.
Does CoolSculpting Really Work?
The science behind cryolipolysis is pretty straightforward. Freezing temperatures kill fat cells, and once fat cells die, they are broken down gradually and expelled from the body by the liver.
How effective the treatment is for each individual depends on a number of factors. CoolSculpting is not a weight loss technique. It is a fat reduction and body sculpting technique. Patients should not try to use CoolSculpting as a weight loss mechanism. In fact, it is best that CoolSculpting patients should already be close to their target weight loss goal before beginning any sort of cryolipolysis.
Patients more than 20 pounds overweight often have less success with CoolSculpting than those with less than 20 pounds to lose. Also, individuals who participate in regular exercise and a healthy diet are more likely to be successful. While body sculpting can do some things that diet and exercise cannot do, it is not a replacement for diet and exercise. All these things must work hand in hand for the best results.
Where Is Body Sculpting Effective?
Most areas of the boy can be treated with cryolipolysis. Some of the most common areas include:
- Love handles
- Double chin
- Upper arms
- Bra fat
Is It for Me?
You already know the best candidates for CoolSculpting are those near their target body weight. But what else could indicate that you may be a good fit for fat reduction?
Stubborn Fat Frustrations
If you have pockets of stubborn fat that do not go away, even when you lose weight, you may benefit from CoolSculpting. Remember, the number of fat cells in those areas will not decrease from diet and exercise. Removing some of the cells in stubborn fat pockets may help to shape those areas.
Good Overall Health
While CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment, almost any medical treatment is better for patients in good health. Be sure to give an honest summary of your medical history when you have your consultation with a medical professional.
You’re Not Expecting
There is not a lot of good research covering the effect of body sculpting on pregnancies. Regardless, pregnancy does a lot to change your body, and it is not an ideal time to undertake a treatment such as CoolSculpting.
You Understand the Ins and Outs
It is important to have a thorough understanding of the CoolSculpting process including how it works, what to expect, and other aspects of your decision. For this reason, it is important to schedule a confrontation with a medical professional.
Find Out More
Contact the professionals at Doctors MedSpa in Little Rock, AR to get all your questions answered and find out more about how CoolSculpting can help you!