It’s summer! Are you still trying to shed those extra pounds? If you made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight, but your diet didn’t work, and your workouts became less frequent as gyms closed due to the pandemic, don’t worry. CoolSculpting, a non-invasive fat-reduction procedure at the wellness medical spa of Melinda Silva, MD, can help you sculpt your way to summer.
CoolSculpting takes advantage of fat’s sensitivity to cold. The procedure does not require anesthesia or surgery. Instead, a cooling device is applied to the targeted area. Fat cells are then gradually destroyed over two months. The reduction of fat happens naturally—no pills or supplements are required.
Do you have some questions? Our team provides answers to some of the most common questions we get about CoolSculpting in this post:
Do I Need to Lose Weight Before Trying CoolSculpting?
No. It is a common myth that you have to be healthy enough before undergoing CoolSculpting. However, CoolSculpting is designed to make you look and feel better by reducing fat. Whether you’re currently at a healthy weight or significantly overweight, fat cells in the treatment area will be frozen during the procedure.
Is CoolSculpting Effective?
CoolSculpting is safe, non-invasive, and FDA-approved, with proven results. Fat is removed at the cellular level. Since the fat reduction happens on a deep tissue level, the results will be noticeable.
CoolSculpting has been successful at freezing fat for more than ten years! CoolSculpting fat loss treatment makes use of targeted cooling technology to minimize fat cells below the surface of the skin. When frozen, the fat cells die and are then naturally eliminated from the body, gradually reducing the fat layer without damaging the surrounding tissue.
How Does It Work?
Fat cells are naturally sensitive to cold. The CoolSculpting procedure takes advantage of this naturally occurring phenomenon by cooling the fat cells to a temperature of -4° to -6°F, which causes the fat cells to crystallize and die.
When fat cells die, they can no longer store fat, which means you will have less of them. With less fat, you will have smaller muffin tops, love handles, or saddle bags.
Are the Results Permanent?
CoolSculpting achieves results that are permanent by destroying fat cells that are present at the time of the procedure. A number of fat cells will remain after the treatment, but reducing fat cells means that over time, the fat you lose will not return.
What Can CoolSculpting Treat?
CoolSculpting can be used to target a variety of concerns. The most common areas treated by CoolSculpting include the upper and lower abdomen, love handles, and flanks. CoolSculpting is also one of the only fat reduction methods approved by the FDA to reduce fat from the knees and back!
How Can I Prepare For My Treatment?
There is no special preparation necessary before your CoolSculpting appointment. That said, you might want to consult your doctor as they will be able to give you instructions that may be specific to your case.
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, proven method of fat reduction that works without the need for surgery or liposuction. With CoolSculpting, you can have an improved appearance in a much safer way and be happy knowing that you will see results.
Do you want to sculpt your way to a slimmer, sexier, and more confident you? Visit Melinda Silva, MD’s wellness medical spa in San Diego, and ask about CoolSculpting. You will be able to eliminate the fat in stubborn areas of your body and improve your overall health in our body sculpting center. Schedule your appointment today!