Has your abdomen lost its attractive contours recently? Or perhaps you’ve always dealt with stubborn belly fat. The amazing popularity of liposuction has triggered new innovations and non-invasive treatments that help to correct unwanted extra fat. A newly developed technique called CoolSculpting® has really caught on among those looking for techniques that safely and effectively remove fat without surgery.
What is CoolSculpting®?
The technique was discovered accidentally by the observations of two Harvard doctors who noticed that children eating popsicles formed tiny dimples later on. They came to realize that the frozen treats were eliminating small fat pockets and leaving the surrounding skin tissue unaffected. This led to the development of the CoolSculpting® treatment.
How Does It Work?
The CoolSculpting® treatment takes advantage of special paddles that create a vacuuming effect on your skin. The temperature in the paddles lowers enough to cause the fat cells underneath to crystallize and die. The surrounding skin tissue is left intact.
What Does It Treat?
CoolSculpting® involves the use of a special applicator that draws up fat between cooling paddles. This means that it is able to treat certain areas of stubborn fat pockets, including:
CoolSculpting® does not treat skin issues. Instead, it was created to selectively target fat cells only, leaving surrounding skin tissue intact.
Who Makes a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting®?
Although the treatment is quite effective at what it does, it is not for everyone. The procedure is for those seeking to lose stubborn fat that is unresponsive to diet or exercise. It should not be considered as an alternative to normal weight loss.
The best candidates for the treatment on the abdomen are those who are in good general health and at or very close to their ideal body weight. Good candidates have healthy, elastic skin and fat pockets that can be treated.
Where Does the Fat Go After the Procedure?
The procedure kills targeted fat cells. This fat is slowly expelled by your body over the following weeks. After the destruction of the fat cells, they are gone forever. They cannot grow back, although subsequent weight gain can increase the size of remaining fat cells.
If you would like to learn more about how CoolSculpting® can slim the contours of your abdomen, please schedule your consultation with our experts at New Image Body Sculpting in Glendale. Contact our office today to book your appointment and get started.