Chances are you’ve heard about Coolsculpting, the amazing treatment that essentially freezes away unwanted fat. But you may be wondering if this treatment system is effective on belly fat. The good news is that CoolSculpting was initially designed to address belly fat, and the abdominal area is one of the areas where it’s used the most. At MD Age Management in Winter Park, FL, we’ve helped many patients slim down belly fat with this treatment system.
How Much Belly Fat Can Be Removed With Coolsculpting?
Studies have found that this treatment system can get rid of up to 24 percent of the fat in any area that is targeted. For many patients, this amount of fat reduction is enough to trim a couple of inches off their waistline and allow pants and other types of clothing to fit better.
Coolsculpting won’t help patients shed a significant amount of weight, but it’s a great option for individuals who need help slimming down and sculpting areas that haven’t responded to diet and exercise. So if you’re working toward a slimmer, tauter belly, this treatment may be the perfect solution.
What Other Areas of the Body Can This Be Used On?
Patients love this treatment’s ability to slim the belly, but it works well on other parts of the body as well, including the hips, thighs, back, and upper arms. This treatment can also be used to target smaller areas, like the extra fullness that sometimes develops under the chin.
How Does Coolsculpting Work?
This treatment relies on a process known as cryolipolysis, which occurs when fat cells are frozen to the point that they die. During Coolsculpting treatments, an applicator is used to non-invasively direct low temperatures toward the part of the body the patient wants to target. The temperatures will be cool enough to begin breaking down fat cells, but they won’t harm the skin. During the weeks following treatment, the body will gradually flush away the dead fat cells.
Are the Results Permanent?
Yes, this treatment permanently gets rid of unwanted fat. Once your body has disposed of the destroyed fat cells, there is zero chance they will come back. But this treatment system won’t prevent you from gaining weight in the future, and the best way to preserve your results is to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
What Can I Expect During Treatment?
Coolsculpting appointments are easy, comfortable, and can usually be performed in less than an hour. We’ll begin by applying a gel to the skin to help the applicator glide smoothly. Once the applicator is powered on and begins delivering cool temperatures, you’ll feel the chilliness and possibly some light tugging, but you’ve won’t experience any discomfort. Most patients spend their time in treatment relaxing or reading.
At the end of your appointment, we will gently massage the treatment area to get the muscles moving again after being exposed to the cool temperature. Because this treatment doesn’t involve anesthesia, you will be able to return immediately to your regular schedule. Some patients even book these treatments during their lunch hour.
How Many Appointments Will I Need?
When seeking treatment for belly fat, most patients need two or three treatments, which we recommend scheduling roughly a month apart. During your initial consultation, we’ll talk with you about the amount of fat reduction you’re hoping to achieve and make a recommendation about how many treatments will best achieve your goals.
Does This Work for Both Men and Women?
Men and women tend to store different types of fat on their bodies, but this treatment is effective for both genders.
Is This a Safe Treatment?
Yes. This is a safe treatment that won FDA approval in 2010 and has been widely used ever since. The cool temperatures emitted by the applicator are regulated and never get low enough to cause frostbite or harm the skin.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
You Want To Address One Particular Spot
The best candidates for this treatment are already in pretty good shape and are ideally no more than 20 pounds over their goal weight. But they’ve got a spot, or maybe two, they need help addressing. Perhaps it’s the belly or maybe it’s some other part of the body. This treatment helps you zero in on trouble zones and slim down. Coolsculpting won’t help you lose lots of weight, but it will help you whip problem spots into shape.
You Want Natural Results
Because your results will develop gradually during the weeks following your treatment, you won’t have to worry about looking as though you suddenly went and had cosmetic work done. Your results will appear completely natural. You’ll simply look as though you’ve been working out, eating right, and taking great care of yourself.
You’re Not Currently Pregnant
This treatment can help patients tone down the belly fat that’s tied to past pregnancies, but it is not recommended for individuals who are currently pregnant.
Say Goodbye to Belly Fat
Are you ready to get rid of stubborn belly fat once and for all? Take the first step today. Call MD Age Management in Winter Park, FL, and schedule your Coolsculpting consultation!