Let’s face it — eating healthy and exercising don’t always work as promised. You have dedicated your time and energy to following a healthy lifestyle, yet you still have little bulges of fat in the most unappealing places. These problem areas have little to do with how hard you are working and more to do with the different types of fat in the human body. There are two types of fat – the fat that develops around your internal organs that is easy to reduce and subcutaneous fat that is much more difficult to reduce. This is where CoolSculpting in Atlanta can help.
You may have heard a little bit about CoolSculpting and be wondering if it really works. To put it simply, it does. The technology behind CoolSculpting was discovered by accident by two medical researchers. They noticed that cool objects created a dimpled effect in the skin. So how does CoolSculpting work exactly? The process of freezing fat cells causes the outer membrane to break down. This releases the contents inside the cell to be used as energy or removed by the body.
When you reduce fat through diet and exercise, you are just shrinking the fat cells. These cells can regain size, which is why you may notice that you lose fat in areas only to have the fat return. CoolSculpting destroys fat cells. You may gain fat around the treatment area, and some people do develop new fat cells, so we recommend that you continue to diet and exercise. Unlike liposuction, CoolSculpting is non-invasive. You can reduce fat without surgery, downtime or scars. The treatment takes 30 to 45 minutes.
CoolSculpting can be used on almost any part of your body, such as:
CoolSculpting is a very comfortable treatment. The CoolSculpting device is placed on the treatment area. You will feel a cooling sensation that indicates fat cells are being frozen. Some treatment areas require a suction mechanism to pull the skin into a freezing chamber. The area will feel numb for a little while, and then you may notice some tingling as the feeling comes back. You may need a series of treatments to reduce the fat.
CoolSculpting is recommended for people who have maintained their ideal weight for at least one year and have small areas of stubborn fat. Find out if CoolSculpting is right for you! We encourage Atlanta plastic surgery patients to contact Astra Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation.
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