Every person has weight fluctuations throughout life due to stress, change in lifestyle, pregnancy, or other factors. Eating healthy foods and exercising regularly can help you return to a healthy weight once you feel settled. 

But sometimes, you have areas of your body that do not respond to diet and exercise. Fat accumulation in your tummy and thighs can get frustrating when you stay consistent and hit other goals. 

That’s where CoolSculpting comes in. CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved solution to identifying fat cells and eliminating them from your body by freezing them. CoolSculpting is not recommended for obese people. 

Instead, CoolSculpting is effective for people who want a jumpstart on sculpting their bodies. Often, people choose CoolSculpting and feel motivated by the results enough to eat healthier and exercise even more than they did before. 

How Does CoolSculpting Work? 

CoolSculpting is a form of cryolipolysis, the method of eliminating fat by freezing the fat cells. Two professors at Harvard developed cryolipolysis, and it has proven to be an effective form of fat loss. 

This is how it works. Fat cells are more sensitive to freezing temperatures than other cells. Therefore, you can use subzero temperatures to freeze the fat cells. The cells then crystallize and die, leaving the body to eliminate the dead cells naturally. 

CoolSculpting is recommended for areas of the body with lingering fat after diet and exercise. Use this method of fat loss in areas of the body that have an accumulation of fat, such as: 

  • Under the chin and jawline
  • Under the butt
  • Thighs
  • Love handles
  • Belly
  • Upper arm
  • Bra line

Do not apply CoolSculpting on areas with the potential for nerve damage, rashes, or varicose veins. If you have sensitive skin, talk to a doctor before CoolSculpting.

The most noticeable results show up a few months after the procedure once enough time has passed for the fat cells to leave the body. Average results show a 20% decrease in fat from the treated area. 

The CoolSculpting Procedure

CoolSculpting takes about 35-60 minutes. The practitioner uses a CoolSculpting tool to suck up a pinchable area of fat. Once the tissue is lifted into the rectangular applicator, cold temperatures are introduced. 

You may feel the coolness at first, but the feeling goes away quickly as your skin numbs. The procedure is not painful; pulling and tugging are the most common sensations reported.

The CoolSculpting tools are designed to make the patient feel at ease during the process. Once the applicator is removed, the procedure is over. Your skin will be cool to the touch. The practitioner will massage the area until the skin blends back in with your body and returns to a normal temperature. 

After the Procedure

You may notice a small improvement in the area right after the procedure. But the most significant results will show up a few months after the procedure when the dead fat cells have left the body. 

You can return to normal activity immediately after CoolSculpting. This fat-removal method is so popular because you do not have to undergo surgery or anesthesia to remove fat from your body. The quick and non-invasive procedure requires no pain or recovery time. 

What Results to Expect from CoolSculpting

Most patients experience a 20-25% fat reduction after the treatment.

It takes about 3 weeks to notice significant results. 

The most noticeable results appear 2-3 months after the procedure.

As the dead fat is eliminated naturally, you will continue to see results for up to months.

You can repeat the procedure on the same area of skin after waiting a recommended amount of time. 

CoolSculpting is recommended for people with healthy lifestyles. You will see reduced results if you are sedentary in the months after the procedure. 

What Are the Side Effects of CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting does not require going under the knife. It is not damaging to your liver or any other vital organs. The most significant side effect reported is reduced sensation in the area treated. You can also experience swelling, redness, bruising, and tenderness. 

These side effects are temporary. 

Is CoolSculpting Right for You? 

If you are ready to sculpt your body and achieve your desired results after practicing a healthy diet and consistent workout routine, it’s time to try something new. CoolSculpting may be just the push you need to take the next step toward a toned figure. 

Get rid of pesky fat that does not seem to go away no matter what you try. CoolSculpting will eliminate the fat and remove it from your body permanently. It does not require surgery. You do not have to undergo anaesthesia. You do not have to worry about side effects from weight loss medication. 

CoolSculpting is not a weight loss solution. In fact, the scale may not change at all. Instead, this cryo-lipolysis method will reduce fat by 20% and leave your body looking shapely and defined. Learn more about CoolSculpting in Columbus Ohio by scheduling an appointment with our experienced team.