Stubborn fat is difficult to treat. It seems to hold on and not let go no matter how clean you eat or how fast you do your interval spreads. However, there is a noninvasive solution that will give you the results you’re looking for without any downtime, pain, or recovery time. At Franklin Skin and Laser in Franklin, TN, we offer CoolSculpting sessions that are quick, effective, and will get you the results you’re looking for.
Why Should You Choose CoolSculpting Over Liposuction?
Both CoolSculpting and Liposuction are methods that will help those who are near their goal weight get rid of the stubborn fat that simply will not budge, despite diet and fitness-related efforts. However, while both of these methods share a common goal, they couldn’t be more different. When you compare them, from what’s required beforehand to the actual treatment to the aftercare, these two treatments are almost polar opposite.
If you are looking to get rid of stubborn fat and can’t decide between CoolSculpting and liposuction, there is a method that will effectively give you the results you are hoping for without the preparation, the pain, or the recovery time required of liposuction.
When you choose liposuction, while you do need to undergo an initial consultation, you need to prepare as you would for any other surgical procedure. You will need to enlist help following your appointment, you’ll need a ride to and from your procedure, and you will need to get your home in order so that you will be able to recover well in the days that follow.
The preparation process for CoolSculpting is much simpler. Aside from your initial consultation, all you need to do to prepare is to schedule your appointment, show up, and bring something with you to do during your treatment such as a phone, tablet, book, magazine, or you can even sleep if you’d like. You can drive yourself to and from your appointment and will not need to enlist any help or prepare meals ahead of time.
The process of liposuction and its noninvasive alternative couldn’t be more different. Liposuction is a surgical procedure and requires that you are put under anesthesia during the whole process. During CoolSculpting, you will be completely awake, and will not need any medications or anesthesia to experience the treatment. Liposuction involves incisions and an invasive method of suctioning out the fat from the body.
CoolSculpting, on the other hand, simply involves the use of a cooling pad and a device head. You will simply lie back in a comfortable, semi-reclined position, and relax as your technician applies the cooling pad and device head to your area for treatment for the required amount of time.
After liposuction, you will have a recovery period that involves downtime. You will need to rest for several days, take time off work, and avoid your normal daily activities while you heal.
With CoolSculpting, there is no downtime. Once your treatment is over, you can drive yourself home or continue with your day as planned, knowing that the fat burning process elimination process has begun and now all you have to do is wait for your body to do the rest.
While both of these methods of fat removal remove fat cells, one requires invasive measures and the other doesn’t. Results from liposuction are immediate but they are not without a cost. You will have to spend several weeks healing from your surgical procedure before you can enjoy your results. When you choose CoolSculpting, all you have to do is wait for your body to do the work and you will see your results appear, almost like magic, within the weeks following your treatment, all without any downtime.
With liposuction, it will be obvious that you had something done unless you go out of your way to hide during downtime, but your slimmer body will be obvious, even if in a good way. With the noninvasive alternative, your results appear gradually and naturally over time, so no one will ever guess that you underwent any type of treatment.
What Is CoolSculpting?
How Does It Work?
Cryolipolysis works because it freezes fat cells. When fat cells freeze, they die and the body responds by naturally eliminating them over the weeks following treatment. Fat cells are the first cells to freeze, so when you undergo this treatment, the skin, the muscle, and the surrounding tissues are not harmed in any way.
What Areas Does It Treat?
The benefit of this treatment is that it can target multiple areas and has specialty applicators specifically designed to fit different areas of the body containing stubborn fat.
During your initial consultation, you can ask our experts about the area that you want to have treated and they will determine if this treatment is an effective solution for your targeted areas. The most common areas of treatment include:
- The abdomen
- The inner and outer thighs
- The arms
- The love handles
- The neck
- The “bra roll” that forms on the back
How Soon Will I See Results?
This treatment requires patience since the outcome relies on the body’s ability to eliminate the dead fat cells from the body to see a reduction of fat in your target areas. However, once you see results, you’ll realize that they were worth the wait. Typical results begin to show up within five to twelve weeks of treatment.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Fat reduction through this treatment is permanent. Once your fat cells are frozen and they die, the body will eliminate them, and they will be gone for good. You can experience permanent results from your treatment when you maintain your commitment to a healthy diet and regular exercise program.
This treatment will not prevent the development of future fat cells, but it will target and remove the ones that are there.
What Happens During a Treatment?
Typically, this treatment targets one area at a time. However, in our office, we have an innovative process called Dualsculpting that allows us to treat dual areas to get the best results in multiple areas, as quickly as possible. For example, if you want to target both your abdomen and your back, we can do so with Dualsculpting. This is an effective way to get results without having to schedule separate appointments for different areas.
Before your appointment, you will undergo an initial consultation to determine the area that you want to have treated. During your appointment, the cooling pad and handheld device will be placed on the area of treatment to freeze and kill your fat cells. You will simply relax during the process and then leave as soon as it’s over.
How Long Does a Treatment Take?
The benefit of this treatment is that it is quick. Most treatments take as little as 35 minutes in total. People love their results so much that they often come back to have a second area treated to remove fat and further contour their bodies. The relatively short treatment time makes this an accessible treatment, especially if you need to treat multiple areas for the best results.
You won’t have to spend hours at a time at your appointment, but you can easily schedule it at a time that works best for you and then get on with the rest of your day.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The total number of treatments required for optimal results varies from person to person based on their ultimate goals. Some people experience results from one treatment, while others need multiple sessions to reach their goals. During your initial consultation, we will develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your needs so that you can contour your body and get results you may have never thought possible.
Once you experience your results from your initial treatment, you will love them so much that you may want to come back again to target a different area. Whether you choose to target two areas during your initial visit or wait and come back, we can accommodate your needs and help you reach your aesthetic goals. Efficiency and effectiveness are our goals.
What Does the Treatment Feel Like?
You can rest assured that our experts will do everything possible to make you feel as comfortable as possible during your treatment. When the treatment begins, you will feel an initial sensation of intense cold, and after a few short minutes, that wall feeling will disappear as the area becomes numb, and the treatment works its magic. People who undergo this treatment do not describe it as uncomfortable, nor do they need any medication to get through it.
Am I a Candidate for This Treatment?
If you have stubborn fat that you can’t seem to treat with a healthy lifestyle inclusive of a clean diet and a regular exercise routine, and you are in good health, you are most likely a candidate for this treatment. During your initial consultation, we will review your health history, discuss your goals, and confirm whether or not this treatment will help you reach those goals.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
You’re not ready to commit to liposuction, but you want to contour your body and get rid of the stubborn fat that won’t go away no matter what diet you go on and how often you exercise every day. There is a solution that will get you the results you may have never thought possible. Contact us today at Franklin Skin and Laser in Franklin, TN, and schedule your initial, non-invasive, body contouring consultation.