CoolSculpting® is making a name for itself in the world of non-surgical body contouring. This is a very unique treatment because even though it does not use surgery, it is still able to remove fat from your body. And what makes the procedure even nicer is that it is able to address localized pockets of fat.
This is an amazing alternative to surgical procedures such as liposuction. We are not saying that there’s something wrong with liposuction, because for some people, it’s quite effective. But there are a lot of downsides that come with a surgical procedure that don’t exist when you use a non-surgical or a non-invasive treatment like CoolSculpting®. CoolSculpting® is most often used on the center abdomen around the waist. This is because your love handles are the area where you are likely going to have excess fat that is resistant to diet and exercise.
Many people wonder where the idea for the CoolSculpting® treatment came from. It’s actually quite interesting. The process began when doctors noticed that children who habitually sucked popsicles were losing fat in their cheeks. For the longest time, doctors had no idea why a certain group of children in a hospital developed dimples on one cheek. But then after studying them, they realized that these children would hold their popsicles in their mouth on the same cheek multiple times throughout the day. The result was that the fat in that area died, and they were left with dimples. This observation was coupled with studies performed at Harvard laboratories. The result is the procedure known as CoolSculpting®.
CoolSculpting® has been used around the world for some time now. However, it was not until 2010 that the FDA gave approval for the use of CoolSculpting® in the United States. So, although this treatment has less than a decade of use within the United States, it has been used effectively all over the world for a considerable amount of time.
CoolSculpting® works because of the targeted destruction of fat cells with controlled cool temperatures. Your fat cells are susceptible to injury from the cold. Your fat cells can be cooled without anything penetrating your skin. Your fat temperatures can be cooled to a point where the fat cells are destroyed without causing any injury to your skin or to other tissues. This is a very powerful procedure that can help you get rid of stubborn fat you have on your body.