We all know that if we want to get rid of our fats, we need to burn them from our body through rigorous workouts and choosing the right types of food as well. But have you ever considered trying freezing your fat to help you lose weight, so that you will be able to shape your body? This technique is fast becoming popular nowadays which isn’t surprising given that a lot of people are looking for ways that will help them achieve their desired results and fast.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting, also referred to as cryolipolysis, is a type of medical procedure that is designed to remove the excess fats under your skin. In this treatment, a plastic surgeon will insert a special tool into your body that will allow to cool certain parts using frigid temperature. The freezing temperature will kill off the fat cells that are present in the affected area. These dead cells are then flushed out from the body naturally.
Potential Risks and Side Effects
CoolSculpting does sound like an alternative to liposuction, but before you to consider this treatment to achieve your desired body shape, you need to understand the risks and side effects that come along with it. Here are some that you should take into consideration:
Stinging or aching sensation in the area being treated
Some patients experience a stinging or aching sensation where the cold temperature is being introduced. This usually begins at the start of the treatment, or at least two weeks after. The post-treatment pain may disappear on its own.
Your plastic surgeon will be placing a roll of fat between the cooling panel which can lead to that tugging sensation throughout the duration of the treatment. This will typically last 1 to 2 hours depending on the scope of the treatment that you are taking.
What You Should Know About CoolSculpting
Aside from knowing the potential risks and side effects, there are a few things you need to know about CoolSculpting.
It’s not for weight loss
There is a common misconception that CoolSculpting is for weight loss. However, this is not so. This is simply about putting the final touches to your body which you have achieved over proper diet and regular training.
Like it was mentioned before, the duration of the treatment varies from one person to the next. You shouldn’t compare yours with others because you have different needs.