CoolSculpting: The Liposuction Alternative That Works

tenessee-body-contouring-dermatology-treatmentLet’s talk about a liposuction alternative that really WORKS: CoolSculpting.

This 60-minute body sculpting treatment gets rid of that stubborn fat once and for all. This is not a gimmick; this is not a sales pitch. It is the absolute truth!

CoolSculpting is a procedure that literally freezes, kills, and wastes away your subcutaneous fat, which is that pinchable tissue most of us have that sits on top of our muscle. This scientific term for what happens when the tissue is frozen and destroyed is called cryolipolysis. Fat freezes at a higher temperature than our skin or surrounding tissues, allowing CoolSculpting to be effective without risking damage to anything other than those problematic fat cells.

As adults, we pretty much have the allotted fat cells we will have for life. What that means is that once those fat cells are frozen and gone, they do not come back! It’s an amazing body sculpting process that leaves everyone slightly baffled, but ecstatic that it’s gone for good.

Most patients who come to our Nashville, TN, offices always ask how much weight they will lose or how many inches that might shrink. The way to actually look at is lessening the thickness of the fat layer. CoolSculpting is clinically proven to reduce the thickness of that fat layer by about 20% percent with each body contouring treatment! We always recommend patients have this body sculpting treatment done twice, for optimal results, one month apart. There is no real “limit” as to how many CoolSculpting treatments you can or should have done. As long as there is “an inch to pinch,” we can treat it with CoolSculpting!

What are the Advantages of Body Sculpting?

There are also many different areas that have been approved by the FDA that can be treated by body sculpting, such as the upper and lower abdomen, the upper and lower flanks or “love handles” as we call them, inner and outer thighs, and even the submental double-chin region.

One of my favorite things to tell patients getting, or interested in getting, CoolSculpting done is that there is NO DOWNTIME! None. Your only real instruction after CoolSculpting, to achieve optimal results, is that you drink lots of water. Eight to ten glasses a day helps your body to flush out the destroyed fat cells through your lymphatic system. You will also want to refrain from drinking alcohol for the next few days following body sculpting treatment. Realistically, you could come in for a body sculpting treatment on your lunch hour and head right back to work. You can hit the gym, go for a run, and go about all of your normal daily activities immediately following your body contouring treatment in Nashville. That aspect of body contouring is virtually unheard of with most treatments and is absolutely impossible with liposuction. With liposuction, you may have wonderful results, but those come with recovery, downtime, incisions, and risk of infection as with any surgical procedure. There is no risk of infection with CoolSculpting, mainly because there are no incisions! There is also no form of anesthesia needed with CoolSculpting whatsoever.

The Body Contouring Process

If you are thinking about having a body sculpting treatment, here is a rough estimate as to what you may expect during that CoolSculpting treatment visit.

Upon arrival, we would have you answer a quick but detailed questionnaire to ensure that you are, in fact, a good candidate with no contraindications that may keep you from being treated or having any adverse reaction to the cold. Once you complete the body contouring questionnaire, we will review our consent form with you to make certain you understand what the CoolSculpting treatment entails as well as answer any questions you may have regarding your body contouring treatment.

We will take before pictures to keep, secured in your medical record, for reference purposes. We like to have photos to track your progress during your course of body contouring treatments. The aesthetician will also get your weight and measurements for additional CoolSculpting tracking purposes. When it’s time to get started, we will find the correct applicator, draw a small diagram, and review the body contouring treatment area with you to determine we are treating your area of biggest concern. Then, a gel pad is applied to the treatment area for protection of your skin and the CoolSculpting applicator is applied.

The initial pull or suction of the applicator can feel intense at first, as it is trying to get full advantage of the cooling panel applied to the fatty tissue. After about three minutes, your tissue temperature has cooled quickly and you will more than likely feel nothing for the remaining time of your CoolSculpting treatment cycle. During the body contouring treatment, you may do work, read, watch television, or even turn the lights down and take this time to relax. Once your treatment is complete, we perform a two-minute massage, clean any remaining gel from the gel pad, and send you on to complete your day with our post care instructions. Easy peasy! Simple as that.

Learn more about CoolSculpting at the official CoolSculpting website.

Find Effective Fat Reduction Today

If anyone were to ask me, “Why would I not want to have CoolSculpting done?” my answer would be, “There is absolutely no reason not to.” Come by or call us at Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville, TN, to schedule your initial consultation and CoolSculpting treatment with us today!

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