What is CoolSculpting?

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Imagine a world where you could effortlessly freeze away unwanted fat. That’s the revolutionary vision of CoolSculpting, a procedure that received FDA approval in 2010. Since then, it has undergone scrutiny in two major studies, both aimed at assessing its safety and effectiveness as a fat-reduction procedure.

The verdict? Both studies gave CoolSculpting a resounding thumbs up, confirming that it’s not only safe but also effective. There is only one chance in every 20,000 examples of CoolSculpting that it will have the opposite effect from what is intended, but the Food and Drug Administration deemed that an acceptable risk. So, if you’re ready to say goodbye to stubborn fat, CoolSculpting might just be the answer you’ve been looking for!

CoolSculpting in a Nutshell

CoolSculpting, which is also called cryolipolysis, involves using suction to draw the skin and its underlying fat cells into an applicator that is cooled to between 14 F and 42 F, depending on your specific case. Because the fat cells are more susceptible to cold than the surrounding skin cells, they slowly die off after the procedure. There is little pain and/or bruising, and the entire procedure is noninvasive.

CoolSculpting targets the following areas:

  • Chin
  • Jawline
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Bra fat
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Abdomen
  • Above the knees

The rule of thumb is, “If you can squeeze it, we can freeze it!”

The Ideal CoolSculpting Candidate

To be an ideal candidate, you have to be in decent physical shape and be within 20 pounds of your ideal weight. This is not a weight-loss procedure. 

If you’re assigned female at birth and are pregnant, or plan on becoming pregnant once or multiple times, then it’s a good idea to hold off on the procedure until after you are finished having children. You should also not smoke, but if you do, you should stop smoking four to six weeks before the procedure.

What to Expect Before, During, and After the Procedure

Unlike surgical preparation, there is little that needs to be done beforehand. Basically, you should eat something shortly before the procedure and have stopped any blood-thinning medication you’re on for a week beforehand.

During the procedure, you’ll notice little, if any, discomfort. Should you feel like it’s necessary, you can ask your doctor for a local anesthetic. On average, the procedure lasts anywhere between 30 minutes and a little over an hour.

After the procedure, you might experience mild pain, swelling, or bruising. When it comes to results, it’s not like liposuction. Rather than instant results, they take place over a period of months as the body reabsorbs the dead fat cells. Your doctor will monitor you for paradoxical adipose hyperplasia, which is what occurs in one in every 256 cases where the fat cells grow rather than reduce.

The CoolSculpting Experts in Lynchburg, VA

Despite CoolSculpting’s simplicity, it’s still a medical procedure that a specialist at Wyndhurst Medical Aesthetics and Hormone Clinic should do. When you have your consultation with us, we’ll get your list of current medications and medical history to see if there are any contraindications. Additionally, we’ll also go over any risks related to your particular case so that you can make a fully informed decision about whether to have the procedure done or not.

CoolSculpting at Wyndhurst Medical Aesthetics and Hormone Clinic is a good choice for people who want a noninvasive and nearly pain-free option for removing stubborn pockets of fat that won’t go away even with vigorous exercise. Although it’s a relatively new procedure, the FDA’s approval indicates that it’s tried-and-true with acceptable risks. Schedule a consultation with us now to learn more of what CoolSculpting can do for you.         

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