Cool sculpting is the newest technology that has been introduced in the healthcare industry. Ever since its introduction cool sculpting has become hugely popular and now we can safely say that it is not a fad or a trend but is here to stay. As of 2018, more than 2 million people have opted for cool sculpting procedures. The reviews that we are getting are very positive and the patients really appreciate the results that they see. To take things a step further, cool sculpting has been reviewed in a wide variety of medical journals and they all have stated that it greatly reduces fat in the areas that were treated. Just make sure that you do your research and go to the best fat freezing clinic in town.
What is Cool Sculpting?
That is a good question. It has nothing to do with sculpture, per se, and everything to do with a toned and fit body without the extra fat hanging from it. Cool Sculpting is a cosmetic procedure that gives your skin a toned and tighter look. There are people who have lumps or bulges around their stomach or their thighs. They might have gone to gyms and tried other therapies to get rid of those bulges without any results. That is where cool sculpting comes into play. You can easily have smoother skin and the best part is that it is non-invasive. That means that you don’t have to face surgeries or the side effects that come with it.
1. Not for Heavily Overweight Patients
A lot of people think that since Cool Sculpting is all about reducing the amount of fat in various areas of the body and that it is a simple and painless way to get rid of the extra fat, they can easily do it. But the reality is that cool sculpting is not meant for people who are heavy or overweight. The reality is that cool sculpting can enable patients to lose a certain amount of weight, but it cannot get rid of a lot of fat. In fact, it is only meant for the people who are over 30 on the BMI scale.
2. Choose only the best practitioners
We don’t like to admit it but there are a lot of people out there who want to dupe you and take your hard-earned money without providing you with any relief from your symptoms. Right now, anyone can buy a ‘knock-off’ fat freezing machine form the market. This creates a potential threat for you as you don’t know if the person you are visiting is a certified cosmetic surgeon or someone who had the money to buy the machine. People are influenced by the low rates that these characters offer and the promises that they make. If you are lucky, the treatment will produce no results. If you are not so lucky, it can cause you a lot of harm and be highly disastrous for you.
3. There might be some mild discomfort and pain
Cool Sculpting is a totally non-invasive procedure and around 90 percent of the time the patients feel absolutely no pain or just a tiny amount of pain, swelling or discomfort. This can happen either during the procedure or sometimes after it. There are no scars as it is a non-invasive procedure and there is no surgery. But there are 10 percent cases when a patient might react to the procedure and they can get inflammation.
4. Treating mild skin laxity
As you may know that fat freezing treatment or what we call cool sculpting heals our body by activating the body’s response to cold therapy. When this happens, the body creates more and more collagen that can keep the skin hydrated and strong. That is why when you go for cool sculpting treatment, you also notice that your skin is much stronger and healthier than before. But don’t think that it happens to everyone. The proper thing is to consult your cosmetologist so that they can guide you through the process and tell you what you can and cannot expect.
5. Time Frame for Results
After cool sculpting, the body takes time to excrete the fat cells in the targeted area. Although this process is very effective, it is time taking. You may start seeing the results in 8 weeks or maybe more.
6. Common Side Effects
No procedure is without side effects. The common side effects of cool sculpting are:
- Reduced sensation in the targeted area
7. Extreme Cases
There are also some extreme side effects that can occur like:
- Extreme pain around the area
- Severe numbing on the skin
- Bloated along the area of contact
8. Coolsculpting Is An Art
Make sure that the surgeon you visit can work out a treatment that is unique to you. That way you can see the maximum results. The surgeon should also be able to tell you what you can look forward to.
9. Plan Your Cool Sculpting
As you know that cool sculpting takes time, you should plan out so that you can have the treatment and see the results afterward. If you have to attend an event or go somewhere, plan to have the treatment a couple of months before that.
10. Have Realistic Expectations
If you have gone to an exceptional surgeon, they will guide you through the process and help you determine the results and whether you are expecting the right amount of transformation or not. You also need to set realistic expectations about the time in which you will see the results. Don’t expect to walk out of the clinic looking different.
Although cool sculpting has shown a lot of promise and the various reviews that it has got in authentic medical journals around the world strengthen its standing, you should still consult with your plastic surgeon so that you know everything in advance and plan accordingly. Nothing hurts more than expecting something and then not getting it in the end. Keep the above points in your mind and discuss them with your plastic surgeon so that you can get the maximum result in the minimum amount of time.