CoolSculpting is a new weight loss technique that has recently gained popularity in the United States. This new fat removal technique uses a vacuum like device to suck out fat spots from the body and target only the unwanted fat cells. It is designed to make your results permanent by helping you to burn more calories than before. CoolSculpting is approved for use on both thighs, butt, arms, stomach and other areas where there is excess fat which will not appear to disappear even with regular exercise and dieting.
The two most popular coolsculpting treatments are the CoolSculpting ThermoFlex and the EasyLipo treatment. Each coolsculpting treatment is intended to be performed in a medical office or spa. You can either choose to have the treatment performed alone or with a friend or relative. Most medical spas or offices will offer the treatment for a set price and some even offer it for an hourly rate. However, before receiving either treatment you should let your physician know of any medical conditions you may have such as diabetes, heart problems, high blood pressure, or even asthma.
In the process of having either CoolSculpting ThermoFlex or EasyLipo treatment done you will be given a series of injections into the targeted fat cells. These injections are designed to shrink the fat cells and allow them to be absorbed by the lymphatic system. The coolsculpting doctor will instruct you on what type of pain you may be experiencing before, during and after the procedure. This treatment may be painful but it is a necessary step in order to ensure the effectiveness of the procedure. Some of the side effects of the treatment include swelling, bruising, nausea and a small amount of pain.
When it comes to coolsculpting the most common area that is targeted is the abdomen. The procedure is most effective at sculpting the muscles of the abdominal area. The coolsculpting doctor will typically make several incisions in the abdominal area in order to target the subcutaneous fat cells. During the procedure the cool sculpting doctor will inject the fat with a steroidal agent that has a prescription only be given by a physician. In addition to this the cool sculpting doctor will place a special liposuction mesh implant behind the fat in order to hold it in place.
The coolsculpting procedure is performed over three to four months on average. The treatment can take anywhere from six to eight weeks to be fully effective. The results can be seen after just one to two weeks of treatment. You will need to wait at least ninety days before you can begin your normal workout regimen again. The cool sculpting process is not recommended for anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding.
You can ask your plastic surgeon about any possible side effects of coolsculpting. Unfortunately there can be some very serious side effects such as swelling, bruising, and nausea. These side effects are much less likely to occur with coolsculpting than they are with other cosmetic surgery procedures. In addition to side effects coolsculpting can be extremely expensive. You should also take the time to check with your health insurance provider to see if they will cover the cost of coolsculpting.