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Coolsculpting is the treatment du jour today for those who do not want to go under the knife for a tummy tuck or liposuction.  What is Coolsculpting?  This is a treatment which uses intense cold to break down fat cells and allows your body to process and discard them.

The treatment is performed using a hand-held device to target specific areas of the body.  A person may see results in 6-12 weeks and may take one session with no downtown.  Depending on the area and the amount of fat to be dissolved, multiple sessions may be required.  Treated fat cells are frozen and then they die.  Once the fat cells die, they are gone for good.  Untreated areas will not change in fat cell distribution.  How cool is that?  A great way to lose fat without dieting or exercise!

What can you expect?

Every person’s body is different and a treatment plan is customized for your individual goals.  You can discuss with your physician the areas you want to target and they can recommend different plans that may cover more than one area.

Will you lose weight as a result of Coolsculpting?  With dieting you retain the number of fat cell, however, they are smaller.  When weight is gained, fat cells get bigger.  With Coolsculpting you can reduce an area 20-25% and the fat cells are gone for good.  Once you have the procedure fat cells in the targeted area collapse and other cells consume the dead fat cells and eliminated from the body by natural means.

What the cost?

Some individuals have reported costs can start at $1,600 an area.  Again, speak with your physician regarding package deals and payment options.

To read more on this topic, click on the following links:

Charlotte’s Book. (2017). “A Painless, Laser-Based Fat Zapper – This is How SculpScure Really Works”, retrieved March 6, 2017, from https://www.charlottesbook.com/011017-sculpsure-body-contouring/

Coolsculpting. (2017). “Fat Reduction vs. Weight Loss”, Retrieved, March 6, 2017, from http://www.coolsculpting.com/what-is-coolsculpting/fat-reduction-vs-weight-loss/