CoolSculpting in Sparks is a revolutionary technology that uses a precisely controlled cooling method called Cryolipolysis which targets, cools and eliminates fat cells. After a CoolSculpting procedure the body continues to break down the treated fat cells, now in a crystallized or frozen state, leading to fat cell death. Over the next two to four months they are naturally flushed from the body.
CoolSculpting procedure is designed to target and destroy 20%-25% of the fat cells in the treated area. Diet, exercise and other procedures may shrink fat cells, leaving an open opportunity to increase the size of those same fat cells from a lifestyle shift. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues. Cool Sculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. Over the course of the following weeks after your treatment, your body processes the fat and eliminates it from the body naturally. While dieting and exercise makes the fat cells smaller, this fat freezing procedure gets rid of them completely, allowing you to enjoy positive and long-lasting results of CoolSculpting!
Am I a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting in Sparks?If you haven't heard of CoolSculpting, it is a noninvasive procedure that uses cooling technology to target and crystallize fat cells. The crystallized fat cells gradually die off, then are naturally diminished from your body. In the weeks and months following the treatment, the remaining fat cells condense, reducing the fat layer. Sounds great, doesn't it?
It was pretty great and as weeks have passed I see my love handles slowly disappearing! So let me walk you through exactly how this went:
Step one: Consultation
Just like any procedure, you must attend a consultation, where the doctor goes over the procedure with you and explains the risks. I met with Dr. Sundin at MBody for my consultation. He looked at my flanks and determined that CoolSculpting was a good option for me to obtain the look I want.
CoolSculpting is not always a good option for everyone. According to the CoolSculpting website, "Unlike weight-loss surgery, the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight-loss solution for people who are obese. Good candidates for the CoolSculpting procedure have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of."
Step two: Schedule appointment
I excitedly scheduled my appointment for October 11 to say goodbye to those love handles forever.
Step three: Appointment time
Since this is a noninvasive procedure, you don't have to prep, you just show up ready to kiss your extra fat goodbye. Ps. If you plan on getting your love handles CoolSculpted, I suggest wearing sweatpants or yoga pants to your appointment. Your sides will be numb and it will feel very strange pulling up jeans after the treatment (I made this mistake).
Once inside your personal treatment room, you will be asked to put on very unattractive paper underwear and a hospital gown, this will protect your clothes from getting any goo on them.
Now it's time to get down to the nitty-gritty! Dr. Sundin put giant marks on the areas I was having treated and the nurse began the process.
Step four: Very cold gooey stuff
Before the CoolSculpting machine is attached to your love handles, the nurse sanitizes the area and applies a very cold goo like pad to the area (think ultrasound gel and honey mixed together and put in the freezer).
The machine is then suctioned on to your love handles. This sounds painful, but I swear to you it is not! It just feels like you have a light dumbbell resting on your side. Each side is treated for 30 minutes separately, so the procedure takes about one hour.
After the 30 minutes is up, the machine is removed and the nurse will then massage the area to break up the "fat crystals." When the machine was first taken off of my side, I was in a little pain, but once the nurse massaged the area it felt much better! My sides were numb for about three or so days, but this is totally normal! Some people can feel numbness for a few weeks.
I had my doubts going into the treatment, but those doubts are gone! When I look at myself in the mirror, I see a significant difference in the size of my love handles. I would say they have shrunk about 30 percent and it hasn't even been three months since the treatment.
If you are considering getting CoolSculpting, I would highly suggest it. The treatment is not only good for love handles, but can be used on the thighs, abdomen, bra fat, back fat, and underneath the buttocks.
Does Fat Freezing Work?
Explaining the Coolsculpting ProcedureDoes Coolsculpting procedure work? Truth is, this new form of non-invasive surgery is gaining a lot of hype. By why? Because Coolsculpting freezes FAT! Now doesn't that sound easy? Well it's said to be easier than the traditional liposuction that is invasive and has a much longer patient recovery...Research recently based on Zeltiq has shown that this machine is indeed effective. However, the science behind it has peaked a lot of curiosity in the Diet & Weight Loss Industries. Now, I can bet you're wondering "How does Cool sculpting Work?" It's pretty simple actually. First, you will have a specific target area, say your belly pooch or flabby thighs that you just can't seem to fix with your regular workouts. By targeting this section of fat cells the cool sculpting machine is placed over the area for approximately 1 hour. The fat cells become numb.
Unlike liposuction, the patient can get up following the 60-minute procedure and walk away without any real recovery other than a funny feeling of numbness. Over the course of six weeks, your body system recognizes that the fat cells are now dead. During this time period your metabolism works to detoxify and flush out these cells and hence shrinking the amount of fat and skin that once surrounded this problem area of your body. I'd say that if the coolsculpting reviews continue to show that it is indeed as effective as liposuction, or even better, then sure this new fad could turn quite popular. Did you know that cosmetic treatment can cause some patients to experience side effects as numerous as the following? Painful bruising, Uncomfortable swelling, Scaring, Numbness ,Limited mobility ,Dimpling of the skin. So, what about NON-SURGICAL weight loss? Let's not forget that NOTHING can compare to a healthy diet and exercise regime. The multitude of health benefits outweigh any of that of coolsculpting, liposuction, diet pills and the list goes on...Sure, these procedures may be quick, but they don't come without high RISKS. And they don't provide long-term results. Did you know that most people who get cosmetic weight-loss treatments don't even think to change their eating or fitness habits? The fat cells that were once "sucked out", (or frozen in the case of cool sculpting) only reproduce and at times come back with even uglier complications. Learning how to lose weight the healthy way is not only going to get your body in its best shape but you will also reap the rewards from all the extraordinary benefits to HEALTHY weight loss.