by Bharat Kothakota, MD MPH
“When will I see my CoolSculpting results” you ask? The answer may vary from person to person, but let’s find out a little bit more about this non-invasive procedure, how it could benefit you, and the timeframe of those results.
Whether you’ve heard it in passing because your favorite celebrity uses it or if you’ve had a friend of a friend swear by it, Coolsculpting is becoming increasingly popular in the United States, Australia, and many other countries around the world. This is due in large part because of friends of friends and their positive words being passed around from person to person.
What the people in your life are probably talking about is that CoolSculpting is a fat-loss or fat-removal procedure that is 100% non-invasive. That’s right: you do not have to go under the knife or under the influence of anesthesia. CoolSculpting is kicking body-contouring and plastic surgery procedures of yesteryear (like liposuction) out the door, and giving folks a safer and more efficient way to turn their lives around, pointing them in the right direction. CoolSculpting is seen as a low-risk procedure, though you may want to consult your physician if you have any skin conditions that you feel may escalate due to cool to cold temperatures.
Skeptics may have a field day and try to tell people that it doesn’t work, but CoolSculpting at Self Care LA has worked wonders for many patients. If you’re one of those skeptics, take a look at some of our patients’ results.
Cryolipolysis is the scientific name of CoolSculpting with “cryo” pertaining to ice and “lipolysis” meaning the process of breaking down fat. The procedure came to fruition after extensive years of research found that cooling areas with a high density of fat cells well help them to crystalize, die, and never return. The machine used for Coolsculpting uses a combination of those cool temperatures from a vacuum-like device and a gel-pad. Once applied to a fatty area of the body, the contouring will begin, as the temperature begins to lower on the area (The temperatures never get anywhere low enough to hurt a patient, however). The procedure will last for 30-45 minutes (usually) and requires a patient to sit, so make sure you bring a book or device to keep yourself entertained - we also have TVs available for you to watch your favorite shows or movies!
After your CoolSculpting treatment, the injured fat cells will begin to die off. Once they’re dead, they’re broken down through your body’s natural inflammatory response of the immune system, absorbed and processed out of the body naturally, like anything else.
The results of CoolSculpting depend on genes and time, so, those of you expecting to look like Chris Hemsworth the very next day will be disappointed; you should go into the procedure expecting results, just not “next-day” results. The process takes time, which is why fat loss results from CoolSculpting can take anywhere from or in-between 3 weeks to as long as 3 months after treatment to show.
The good news is that once the fat cells are removed, the treatment area will look 20% to 25% smaller and the fat cells will NOT come back. Some people only go through one treatment and are happy with their results, but many others decide that one or two more treatments will do the trick and help them with their ideal physique.
A couple things that should be emphasized before getting CoolSculpting is that A) the ideal candidate for the procedure is within a few weeks or month(s) away from their ideal body and B) the procedure does not replace a good diet plan and exercising. (While CoolSculpting can contribute to your fat loss if you’re overweight to obese, it would be beneficial to consult with a doctor to find out if CoolSculpting is right for you.)
These are ideas that we at Self Care LA emphasize greatly. The only person who can get your body where it needs to go is you. CoolSculpting is for anyone who wants to ride their body of that pesky fat that frustrates them. CoolSculpting is meant to help you reduce the fat levels in your body fast. The results are consistent, and reveal themselves over time. Results also look natural, unlike invasive fat-loss surgeries that tend to be an eyesore. If your lifestyle choices prior to your treatment have been something that you’ve been proud of, then you needn’t worry about missteps.
If you’re using CoolSculpting as a means to turn your life around, then remember you need to remain consistent. To keep the exceptional results and prevent other areas from even accumulating fat from replacing the dead fat cells, you have to resist all the unhealthy habits; maintain a healthy diet that is high in protein and low in sugars and sugar-based fats (candy, desserts, sweets).
While seeking CoolSculpting treatment with Self Care LA, it is suggested that a patient continues or starts to perform a weekly exercise routine. 4 to 6 times a week workout routine, with one or two days exclusive to some form of cardio is be ideal for returning fitness nuts, while a routine of 3 to 5 times a week (including cardio) is for the newbies. Of course, these workouts depend on your work ethic and fitness/body goals.
The highly trained and talented doctors at Self Care LA are CoolSculpting experts and provide a holistic approach to helping you achieve your body goals with CoolSculpting and keep the results. While these results may take a little longer than an invasive procedure, consider the risk involved in doing so. CoolSculpting in a way is more nature and our CoolSculpting providers are physicians who know how to answer your questions about nutrition and fitness to maintain the slimmer body CoolSculpting gives you. See the permanent results you can get with CoolSculpting in Self Care’s before and after section. Call us at 323 337 3445 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your CoolSculpting consultation and appointment at Self Care LA. We can help you get the long-lasting fat loss results you’ve been wanting and the body that you deserve!