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The Big Freeze: How CoolSculpting Removes Stubborn Fat

You work out regularly. You eat right. But those stubborn love handles just won’t go away. Don’t give up. There may be a better way with CoolSculpting, an FDA-approved procedure that freezes stubborn fat that diet and exercise can’t eliminate. During the procedure, the CoolSculpting machine gently pinches a specific area using two panels, drastically cooling it. Fat cells then begin to crystallize without harming the surrounding tissue. As the crystallized cells die, the body disposes of them. And once the cells are gone, they do not return. If you’re thinking about trying CoolSculpting, here are the top misconceptions and truths about the procedure:

Myth #1: CoolSculpting is an effective treatment for obesity
This procedure is better suited for patients looking to reduce excess fat in targeted areas in the body like stomach rolls and back fat. If you can pinch more than two cm of fat, CoolSculpting may be right for you. It is not successful on patients who are obese.

Myth #2: You need several treatments to see results
One 60-minute session generally provides the desired results. However, you may choose to undergo more than one session depending on the number of areas you want to treat, how stubborn the area of fat is, and how much of your body you wish to target.

Myth #3: CoolSculpting is painful
Most patients say that CoolSculpting results in only slight discomfort due to the pressure of the application and the intense cold, which goes away quickly. After your procedure you may have some mild nerve pain for a few days, but patients report that the results of CoolSculpting supersede any discomfort.

Myth #4: It takes a long time to see results
Results vary from patient to patient, but most begin to see results about three weeks post-procedure, with increased visible results taking place in about two months, which is when your body rids itself of most of the crystallized fat cells. You will continue to see results for as long as six months after your CoolSculpting treatment.

Please click here to view before and after images of a CoolSculpting procedure. For more information about the positive effects of CoolSculpting, contact Dr. Lalla today at 973-324-9455.