Written by J. Dayne Petersen
Fat is dealt with in many ways. We try to run it off, eat differently to make it disappear and hit the gym to knock it out of us. The latest technology offers a new approach to losing that muffin top and flab: freeze it.
Developed by Harvard researchers, CoolSculpting utilizes the fact that fats and lipids freeze at a different temperature than the rest of the cells in the body. The CoolSculpting machine slowly freezes fat cells until they shrink and die, and then the body naturally eliminates them.
Because of its unique freezing point, none of the other tissues, namely nerves, muscles, etc., are affected.
This procedure is best for people who have stubborn bulges in their body’s form, like a muffin top, flabby arms or a spare tire, as they are called. Sometimes even consistent exercise and a good diet aren’t enough to change that unsightly curvature, and CoolSculpting may be able to put the finishing touches on all your efforts.
This is also a great procedure to consider for those who are a little nervous about other surgical fat reduction procedures, like liposuction. CoolSculpting is completely non-surgical and non-invasive: no knives, no scars, no anesthesia and no extended recovery time.
During the procedure the medical professional will just place a device on the area being treated. It uses a small amount of suction power to keep the device in place. Then the patient sits for about an hour while the sculpting takes place.
After many other fat reduction treatments, diets and exercise programs, fat always seems to come back. After Coolsculpting, as long as you continue whatever your current lifestyle is the results are permanent because some of the fat cells have been eliminated.
Remember that CoolSculpting isn’t an excuse to just forget good diet and exercise. It is effective for subcutaneous fat, which is fat that is normally visible, and just beneath the skin. Visceral fat, which is the deeper fat that surrounds organs, is lessened by a healthy lifestyle. However, Coolsculpting may be just what you need to target those stubborn areas that a other options like diet and exercise programs just can’t seem to eliminate.
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