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July 11, 2020

What is CoolSculpting and Where Does the Fat Go?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_wiesman @ 3:45 pm

Woman with trim stomach after CoolSculpting in Chicago. Despite your routine exercise regimen and healthy diet, do you still struggle with unwanted body fat? If diet and exercise aren’t enough to get rid of your muffin top or love handles, you might be a candidate for CoolSculpting in Chicago. The revolutionary treatment freezes your fat, which your body will naturally eliminate to give you the trimmed physique you want. In a matter of minutes, you’ll be on your way to achieving your aesthetic goals without surgery or a lengthy recovery.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

CoolSculpting is a fat-freezing method that eliminates stubborn fat through an FDA-approved process called cryolipolysis. The innovative treatment came to fruition after scientists studied the effects frostbite has on body fat. They found fat freezes at a higher temperature than the skin. Using this information, a device was created to destroy body fat using a cool temperature without causing any damage to the surrounding tissues, including the skin.

This unique process doesn’t use any needles, scalpels, or sutures. Instead, the treatment area is placed between two cool paddles, which are left on the body for a specific amount of time. This allows 20% to 25% of fat cells in the area to be destroyed.

After your treatment, you won’t need to worry about a lengthy or painful recovery, but you may not see your final results immediately. Instead, you will continue to notice an improvement in your appearance over the next few weeks to several months as your immune system eliminates the dead fat cells.

Where Does the Fat Go?

CoolSculpting is an excellent alternative to traditional liposuction, which removes unwanted fat from the body through gentle suction. CoolSculpting works differently because your body will naturally remove your fat cells after your treatment.

After being exposed to the cool temperatures, the fat cells are killed, turning them into a waste product. Your lymphatic system processes them for removal of the body. This occurs gradually, which is why it can take several weeks to notice an improvement in your appearance. Rest assured, the cells won’t be regenerated. With a healthy diet and lifestyle, you can enjoy permanent results if there isn’t an onset of new fat cells.

Is CoolSculpting Right for Me?

If you already consume a balanced diet and exercise regularly, CoolSculpting can compliment your efforts for a healthy lifestyle. The treatment is recommended for patients who are near their ideal body weight but need help achieving their contour goals. It’s important to have realistic expectations about the results you’ll achieve because it is not a weight loss surgery; however, it can remove unwanted body fat without an invasive surgery.

You can eradicate the last obstacle in your way from achieving the contoured physique you desire with CoolSculpting.

About Dr. Irvin M. Wiesman

Dr. Irvin M. Wiesman is a board-certified plastic surgeon who provides revolutionary treatments and procedures to help his patients look and feel their best. If you’re interested in CoolSculpting, Dr. Wiesman has the qualifications and reputation you can trust. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.