If you spend any time watching commercials, you have likely seen an ad for CoolSculpting with before and after photos. They are enticing, to say the least.
But what is CoolSculpting, and what can you expect? Does it hurt? Are the results really that drastic?
If you have been curious about CoolSculpting, contact the experts at Afzal Clinic for a consultation. They have years of experience and strive to leave our customers satisfied and loving their new look.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a fantastic option for someone who is struggling to get the final look they have been working towards with diet and exercise alone. CoolSculpting is not liposuction or a tummy tuck; you should not expect to lose drastic amounts of weight in one session. CoolSculpting kills fat cells; it does not suck out fat to help you lose weight.
Scientists in Boston developed CoolSculpting from Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital. The technique relies on cooling technology that will eliminate fat cells. The major draw to this method is that there is minimal downtime, and you will not undergo surgery.
CoolSculpting relies on the fact that fat cells don’t like cold and freeze at a specific temperature. The cold technology freezes and ultimately kills the fat cells in a targeted area. Over the following eight to twelve weeks, your body will absorb those dead fat cells.
One treatment of CoolSculpting can remove 20-25% of the fat cells in the area you chose. Many patients choose to undergo more than one treatment to get the look they desire.
The results are not immediate. Because your body has to absorb the dead fat cells, you will likely not see the full effect of the treatment for two to three months. Unlike liposuction that has an immediate and visible result, CoolSculpting takes more time.
The treated area will be noticeably smaller and flatter, and the results are lasting. The FDA has cleared the procedure. It is a recognized method throughout the country as a safe and effective way to achieve your desired look.
If you are struggling to lose fat from stubborn areas, CoolSculpting might be an excellent fit for you. Imagine reducing your trouble areas without killing yourself at the gym or depriving yourself of food you enjoy.
Dr. Afzal and his team have the experience you need when it comes to your body. You can trust his knowledge and feel comfortable in his practice.
Science Behind CoolSculpting
You might not know that the number of fat cells you currently have hasn’t changed since you were a child. However, there can be some variation in adulthood. People carry their fat differently and in different areas.
Because you have an established number of fat cells, these fat cells expand and shrink throughout your life, depending on your weight. As you gain weight, the fat cells grow, causing areas with more fat cells to appear larger; this is where you get a double chin, love handles, jiggly arms, etc.
When you lose weight through diet and exercise, your fat cells shrink, and you get that slim look that so many desire.
You might notice that you tend to gain weight or carry fat in a particular area while your best friend or sister carries theirs in another. Your trouble area might be your chin while your partner might be struggling with stubborn fat under their arms.
CoolSculpting has been approved to treat nine specific areas. The FDA approved areas are under your chin or jawline, thigh, abdomen, bra line, flank, back, under your buttocks, and your upper arm. The scientific name is Cryolipolysis, which means fat freezing.
Your doctor will want you to be relatively healthy and typically have a BMI below 25-30%. You should be near your ideal body weight and want help with a stubborn area, not dealing with overall fat loss.
What to Expect
When you decide to have CoolSculpting, you will have an orientation session with Dr. Afzal. You will go over the procedure and where you want to have CoolSculpting performed.
At your CoolSculpting appointment, your provider will apply a gel pad will to the area you are treating. This pad will protect your skin and create a barrier between you and the cooling panel.
After the cooling panel is applied, you will feel sucking as it attaches to your chosen treatment area. Depending on the selected area for treatment, your provider will determine the appropriate size applicator. During the procedure, you will likely feel pulling, pinching, cold, tingling, or cramping at the site. Ultimately, though, the application area becomes numb.
Because the treatment can take around 60 minutes, you will have some downtime. Bring a good book, a computer or tablet to get some work done, or a friend to chat with during the procedure. After completing the treatment, you will get a massage to ensure the fat cells break up.
Believe it or not, that’s it. You will not have to recover from needles or incisions. There are no restrictions on lifting or returning to normal activities. You will go about your regular business.
As previously mentioned, full results can take eight to twelve weeks. However, you will likely notice a smoother or tighter look right away.
When it comes to the price tag, there is no set price. Your bill will depend on the provider you choose as well as the treatment area. While it is less than more invasive procedures like liposuction, you can expect to pay anywhere between $500 and $2,000 for each treatment.
Call Dr. Afzal
If you think you are a candidate for this fantastic technology, call Dr. Afzal and his highly qualified team today. The helpful staff will walk you through the booking and billing process, and Dr. Afzal will walk you through the procedure.
You won’t regret opting for CoolSculpting when you are showing off your smooth jawline or flat tummy. Let Dr. Afzal and his team give you the look you have been working towards but need a little help for the final product. Call them today, and you will have your own CoolSculpting before and after photos.