CoolSculpting is a relatively new type of treatment where the fat cells are broken down naturally in the body by being exposed to intense cold. CoolSculpting was developed for use as a cosmetic treatment after scientists at Harvard discovered that children who ate popsicles to deal with teething pain started to develop dimples in their cheeks.
The benefits of CoolSculpting
- Non surgical –
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical treatment, which means there are incisions made on your body. This is a big benefit since you avoid scarring and don’t have the associated downtime that comes with surgery.
- Natural looking results –
The results you achieve from CoolSculpting are very natural. This is because the fat is broken down by the body naturally over time. It’s important to note that CoolSculpting is a fat reduction treatment that should be used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise regimen; and not as an alternative to them.
- Safe and effective –
CoolSculpting is a very safe and effective fat reduction treatment. Because there are no incisions made, there is no risk of infection and the technique used is safe for the vast majority of patients.
- Long-lasting results –
With CoolSculpting, the fat cells are removed permanently from your body. This doesn’t mean you cannot gain weight again of course, but if you do, you should find it’s more evenly distributed and that the treated areas no longer have a disproportionate amount of fat.
CoolSculpting Vs Liposuction
CoolSculpting and liposuction are often seen as being competing treatments. This is true to some extent since they’re both spot fat reduction treatments. However they also differ in a few ways. The most obvious way that liposuction is different to CoolSculpting is that it’s a surgical treatment, where the fat is sucked out of the body instantly, rather than being broken down over time.
Which treatment you opt for will depend on how quickly you want to see results and your budget. Liposuction gets much faster results but does come with a scar and costs more than CoolSculpting.
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