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Over the years, losing weight has become difficult as people find it almost impossible to lose body fat through the popular process which includes exercise and dieting. A lot of procedures have then been developed to help lose stubborn body fat. One of these procedures is liposuction. Liposuction is a type of cosmetic surgery that helps remove excess fat from under the skin by suction. But liposuction is not an overall weight loss method and it involves a host of risks such as infection and scarring. To then avoid the risk associated with liposuction, a new and better method is devised to lose body fat, this process is called coolsculpting.
Coolsculpting is a nonsurgical body contouring procedure. A devise is used to freeze fat cells under the skin and once the fat cells have been destroyed, they are gradually broken down and removed from the body by the liver. It is generally viewed as a non-invasive type of fat reduction surgery than traditional procedures, such as liposuction.
The Coolsculpting Procedure
Before contemplating the procedure, it is necessary for you to understand how the procedure works. First and foremost, it is imperative to know that coolsculpting is not for everybody.
During coolsculpting treatment, a combination of suction and freezing temperatures works to destroy unwanted, stubborn fat cells. During treatment patients sit in a comfortable position while an appropriately sized applicator is placed on the target area. At the start of the treatment, the applicator suctions up the area and begins to freeze it. Although you might feel a bit of tingling in the skin at the beginning, once that becomes numb, you won’t feel anything.
While the treatment destroys fat cells, the skin and other tissues in the region are left unharmed. The fat removal treatment works by targeting only the fat you want to remove. During an hour long treatment session, as much as 25% of the fat in an area like the stomach, hips or tights can be destroyed by the cold temperatures.
After the coolsculpting procedure, the doctors caution that unless you regulate your diet and exercise regularly, the body fat destroyed by the coolsculpting procedure can expand and grow again thereby increasing your body fat.
The side effects are based on a limited experience. Transient local redness, bruising and numbness of the skin are common side effects of the treatment and they are expected to subside over time.