Getting rid of stubborn fat in the abdomen, hips, and upper arms can be difficult to accomplish with traditional dieting and exercise. If you’ve struggled with fat reduction, then you’ll be happy to hear about a revolutionary fat-blasting cosmetic treatment. At East Bay Aesthetic Surgery in Pleasanton, CA, we know that CoolSculpting Danville CA is an effective, safe, and quick body contouring treatment that can reduce significant amounts of fat on the body.
CoolSculpting, also known as cryolipolysis (fat-freezing), is an in-office non-invasive aesthetic treatment that chills and destroys fat cells right off the body and is considered a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. The treatment involves the use of a patented applicator that is placed against the skin to chill fat cells to a temperature low enough to permanently destroy the cells. After your treatment, your body will naturally eliminate the dead fat cells and leave the treatment area slimmer.
How Many CoolSculpting Sessions Will You Need?
In general, the number of treatments you will need depends directly on how many areas you are treating, the amount of unwanted fat in each of those areas, and the end results you hope to see. CoolSculpting Danville CA appointments last about 45 to 60 minutes. Most patients will need at least one to three treatment appointments to achieve desired results.
For those who have a mild to moderate amount of fat in one or two areas of the body, a single treatment may be adequate to achieve your desired results. For those who have greater amounts of unwanted fat or want to treat more than two areas of the body, at least two to three sessions will be necessary to achieve your goals.
How Often Should You Have Treatment?
If you require more than one treatment, then your sessions will be spaced about four months apart to give your body’s natural processes enough time to eliminate dead fat cells. The time between your sessions also gives you plenty of time to assess your results and determine if you need another treatment to achieve your results.
How Soon Will You Have Results?
Cryolipolysis treatments usually produce early results very quickly, sometimes as soon as the first three weeks after your appointment. The full results of this treatment can appear about three to four months after your last session. This treatment is used to reduce 25 to 30% of fat in targeted areas, which can make a significant difference in your appearance.
This treatment is particularly exciting because it produces permanent results; fat cells that have been destroyed have no way of growing back, which means you will be able to enjoy life-long results if you maintain your results. The best way to maintain your results is to eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly, as this will prevent any remaining fat cells from storing extra fat in the future. That said, many patients find it much easier to stick to a healthy lifestyle once they are satisfied with their appearance.
What Is This Treatment Like?
Even though this treatment uses advanced technology, the treatment process will be very simple because of the non-invasive treatment device. First, light marks are made on your desired treatment area to act as guides for your session. A patented CoolSculpting Danville CA applicator will be placed on the area of unwanted fat, along with three more specialized applicators that can be used to customize or enhance your treatment.
The petite applicator is used to reduce upper arm fat, the mini applicator is used to treat a double chin, and the third applicator is for larger areas, such as the flanks. The applicators will glide over your desired treatment area and will produce a “chilling” sensation; many patients read, watch movies, or nap during the treatment.
What Is Recovery Like?
There is no recovery period associated with this treatment. The majority of patients are able to return to their normal daily activities, including work or light exercise. In fact, many patients find this treatment more effective if they engage in light cardiovascular exercise during the week following their treatment, as this will help the body process destroyed fat cells more quickly.
What Areas Can This Treat?
Cryolipolysis is a highly versatile treatment that can be used to reduce or eliminate fat all over the body, including in small or hard-to-reach areas. Areas that are commonly treated with this fat reducing treatment include the:
- Upper Arms
- Double Chin
- Fat beneath the buttocks
Is This Treatment Safe?
Yes, this treatment is very safe. First approved by the FDA in 2010, more than 1.5 million treatments have been performed across the world. This treatment is safe for a few reasons. For one thing, because the treatment is non-invasive, there is no risk of scarring from the treatment. This treatment does not involve injecting the body with any fat-destroying chemicals, so there is also no risk of an allergic reaction. The safety and efficacy of this treatment are why cryolipolysis is so commonly used for fat reduction worldwide.
Who Are Good Candidates?
The first step to determining who is a good candidate for this treatment is to attend a consultation appointment that will assess your body contouring and fat reduction goals. We pay particular attention to the amount of unwanted fat you have in a “trouble” area, as this treatment is ideal for those who have a moderate amount of fat that can be safely reduced.
One of the main qualifiers for this treatment is having a bodyweight that is within at least 10 to 20 lbs of your goal weight or healthy weight. This treatment is not intended to remove large amounts of fat or assist in drastic weight loss. This treatment is ideal for both women and men of all skin tones and types who want to reduce a moderate amount of unwanted fat. Here are a few signs that you may be an ideal candidate for this fat reduction treatment.
You’re Committed to Your Ideal Weight
Those who will see the best results with this treatment are those who are already at or close to their ideal body weight. Being committed to your healthy weight is key for the success and long-lasting results of this treatment. Patients who eat balanced diets, exercise regularly, and are prepared to maintain their weight after treatment make good candidates. Those who are healthy but need assistance to reduce the appearance of isolated pockets of fat may be ideal candidates.
You Need Help With Isolated Fat
This treatment is not a good fit for those who are significantly overweight, struggle with obesity, or are looking for a way to remove several pounds of fat. For serious weight loss or fat reduction, other treatments may be ideal. However, if you are looking for a way to minimize the appearance of isolated pockets of fat, or only have a moderate amount of fat to reduce, then this treatment may be right for you.
As a point of note, while this treatment may help you lose a pant or dress size from fat reduction, it will not help you lose more than a few pounds of overall weight. Traditional weight-loss methods are better options for significant weight reduction. This treatment is an excellent option for those who need help getting rid of up to 30% of unwanted body fat.
You Will Maintain Results
The results of this treatment will be natural-looking and long-lasting – but they’ll also only last for as long as you maintain the results. The best way to maintain the results of this treatment is to be conscious of your body weight and work to stay within 5 to 10 lbs of your ideal weight. This means you will need to eat a balanced diet, stay active, and make good lifestyle choices to prevent any weight gain. For example, one lifestyle choice you can make will be to reduce alcohol intake, as alcohol can make it easy to gain fat around the middle.
You Have Realistic Goals
The candidates who are ideal for cryolipolysis have realistic goals about the process and the results of this treatment. While the results of this treatment can produce terrific, long-lasting results, it’s important to remember that the results of this treatment will be more subtle than surgical liposuction.
The best patients for this treatment will also understand that the process of this treatment is gradual. It will take several months for you to realize the final results of this treatment. Good patients will be sure to listen to recommendations about the treatment process, including following exercise recommendations to achieve results.
Why Should You Consider This Treatment?
In addition to producing long-lasting results that look natural, there are several other reasons why prospective patients consider cryolipolysis instead of other fat-reducing and body sculpting treatments. Some advantages for this treatment include:
There are certain genetic factors that determine where fat is stored in the body and how much fat is stored in any given location. For that reason, it’s important that your fat-reduction treatment can be customized to your exact needs. Whether you want to remove an abdominal pouch or reduce a double chin, this treatment can be tailored to your aesthetic goals. This is because the patented CoolSculpting Danville CA technology can be used all over the body, including in small areas.
Easy and Convenient Sessions
One of the nicer benefits of this treatment is the fact that you won’t have to prepare for your treatment or endure a recovery period after your treatment session. While some other fat-reducing treatments will require you to stop taking certain medications, with cryolipolysis you can simply schedule an appointment and arrive with a way to pass an hour of time. It doesn’t get any easier or more convenient than that.
Natural and Noticeable Results
A huge benefit of this treatment is the fast, natural, and noticeable results patients can enjoy. A noticeable result is one that can be detected with the eyes, such as reducing the size of unwanted fat on the belly or the underarms. Natural-looking results are those that are smooth and produce supple skin, as well as results that appear gradually over time.
Enjoy a Long-Lasting Difference With CoolSculpting Danville CA
If you want to be happy with your body shape but dieting and exercise just aren’t helping you achieve your goals, then it’s time to consider the CoolSculpting Danville CA difference. With one to three easy sessions, you can achieve long-lasting and natural-looking results. If you think non-invasive cryolipolysis is right for your weight-loss journey, contact East Bay Aesthetic Surgery in Pleasanton, CA to schedule your consultation today.