Coolsculpting is a non-invasive treatment where fat is gotten rid of, in cases where exercise and the right diet have failed. Just as the name implies, the procedure involves a cooling technology that is used to freeze fat cells in stubborn regions after which the body naturally eliminates. While this procedure is just getting more appreciation as the days go by, many still have very many questions that often go unanswered. Below are the top 10 questions on Coolsculpting answered.
- Am I a candidate for Coolsculpting?
Technically, this fat removal procedure is ideal for those with stubborn fat in their thighs, abdomen, buttocks, or sometimes under the chin. The treatment is not meant to be an option for obese people. Furthermore, the procedure is highly not recommended for people with cold agglutinin disease, paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria or cryoglobulinemia. At Tunio Aesthetics in Dubai, you can get consultations with highly trained cosmetic surgeons to discuss the possibility of you being a candidate for the treatment.
- Is Coolsculpting safe?
With over a million cases performed all over the world, there have not yet been any reports of a procedure gone wrong. Some of the cases of complications which have arisen from the treatment are mainly attributed to negligence. The procedure is FDA approved and is the number one non-surgical fat loss program. The process is very selective as it only freezes the fat cells leaving behind other parts of the body untouched.
- Does Coolsculpting Hurt?
This process is generally not painful at all. However, just as the name suggests, the process might be a little bit chilly. The targeted fat is frozen by using controlled cooling through an applicator. The chilling sensation might cause a bit of discomfort at least for the first 5 to 10 minutes until the region gets numb. Some pulling or mild pinching might also be noticed due to the vacuum the applicators use to draw the fatty tissues into the applicator cup.
The results of Coolsculpting are permanent. Contrary to the popular belief that the fatty cells multiply and rejuvenate, this procedure has a long-lasting effect. The human body has the same amount of fat cells throughout one’s lifespan. These cells only expand and contract when one gains or loses weight respectively.
Coolsculpting helps in permanently destroying such fat cells. Once these fat cells have been frozen or crystallized, they go through apoptosis (cell death) before being processed and eliminated naturally from the body. Once these treated fat cells are gone, they are actually gone for good.
- How is Coolsculpting done?
If explained in layman’s terms, you might actually be fooled that it is a very simple technique. When getting Coolsculpting, you will be seated on a very comfortable reclining chair. Depending on the part you are getting the treatment done, you might also be asked to lie on your back.
A cool gel is applied to the part of the body where you want the process to take place. After that, a Coolsculpting applicator is applied. At this point, you will begin to feel the mild pinching, pulling, tugging, etc. The Coolsculpting applicator is left on the treatment areas for at least an hour.
At the end of it all, the service provider will massage the area to ensure that there is enough dissipation and the breakdown of dead cells.
- What are the side effects of Coolsculpting?
Unlike surgical fat removal procedures such as tummy tucking and liposuction, there are way fewer side effects of Coolsculpting. This is because it is a non-invasive procedure. Some of the common side effects include; bruising, redness, and swelling tenderness on the treated region. Furthermore, you should expect some numbness from the treated region due to the intense application of cold. In most cases, this numbness should dissipate within a week or two, even going for a month or more in some cases.
- How soon can you expect to see results?
Coolsculpting is a non-surgical procedure so the rate at which one person’s body works may not be compared to another’s. After the fat cells have been crystallized, your body will need to flush them out naturally, a process that cannot be hastened. Typically, most patients start to see results after three weeks since the procedure was performed. More dramatic results are usually experienced at any time within the first and third months after the treatment.
- Why should I choose Coolsculpting over Liposuction?
Although these two are both very effective methods of fat loss, liposuction involves some complex surgical procedures. It works well for many people but with the growing trends and introduction of liposuction, the wave has shifted in favor of Coolsculpting. This FDA certified procedure does not require any surgical procedures and poses fewer risks and downtime.
Moreover, when getting a liposuction treatment, you will be restricted to the number of activities you can perform while still in recovery mode. Coolsculpting patients can resume their normal activities immediately after the treatment. More so, this procedure can even be performed over lunch break!
- How do I prepare for Coolsculpting?
Since this is a non-invasive procedure, there are not many preparations required. There are no dietary restrictions, medications you should keep off or supplements. It is, however, advisable that you only take a light snack before the procedure and set aside at least two hours on the treatment day for the procedure.
- I want to lose about 10 lbs. Will Coolsculpting help?
Coolsculpting is not a weight loss treatment but is only used to eliminate tough and stubborn fat cells in some parts of the body. The procedure does not get rid of any visceral fat in the body so you should not expect to have a significant weight loss after the procedure. While this treatment is used for sculpting the body – just as its name implies, only exercise and diet can truly help in losing your weight. Talk to your doctor about it.
The Best Coolsculpting Clinic in the UAE…
In as much as it sounds like a simple procedure, Coolsculpting is a treatment which should only be performed by professionals. For the best and most affordable Coolsculpting treatment in Dubai, visit Tunio Aesthetics and enjoy the amazing results.