If you want to lose weight without dieting or feel you have some fatty bumps on your body that just won’t come off, CoolSculpting may be for you. You may have expected something like liposuction which uses a needle to suck out little lumps of fat. However, this procedure is much better in that it is far less invasive. In other words, there is no part of the procedure that breaks the skin open, leaving it prone to possible infection and the need to heal.
Rather, this procedure uses a process of cooling to freeze the fat cells in the treatment area. It takes about an hour to have it done and during this time there is no need for painkillers or anaesthesia of any kind, simply because the procedure is not painful and hardly even uncomfortable. You simply sit and read a book, listen to music or watch a DVD while it is being done.
After it is done your skin will feel cool and perhaps numb to the touch and there might be a small amount of bruising. This will disappear over time, so don’t let it worry you. You’ll be able to go straight back to work or do whatever you like, ensuring that your busy life will go on without interruption.
Of course, with such a non-invasive procedure you cannot expect instant results. While the fat cells have been destroyed, it takes your body some time to remove them. This is a natural process that the body does rather like the way it removes bruised blood from under the skin. Only because there is more fat to move than the small amount of blood in most bruises, it will take longer – 2- 4 months.
Once that time is over you will see what a difference has been made as your body is now free of lumpy fats such as is seen with love handles. It can be used on the stomach, back, arms and upper legs as well. Your body will have a nice smooth outline you can be proud of, all without any effort from you.
CoolSculpting is ideal for people whose weight is stable, but who have those small fatty deposits that just won’t respond to diet or exercise. It is not a permanent solution, so you will probably need to have it done again after 6-8 months. It is great to find a solution that does not require your body to be stuck with needles or overheated with a laser. You don’t need to have any skin taken off either.
However, it is not a suitable treatment for those seeking to lose a lot of weight – in fact, it is not really about losing weight, just about sculpting your body so it is a more elegant shape.