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Published on February 02, 2015

Can You Really Freeze Fat?

Can you really freeze fat?

Can you really freeze fat?Almost everyone has parts of their body that they aren’t satisfied with because of excess fat. But sometimes, even strict dieting and frequent exercise can’t help solve the problem. Plastic surgery is an option for those who are looking to decrease body fat in certain areas. However, plastic surgery can be extremely painful and usually involves down time and long recovery periods.

If you are looking to decrease body fat but don’t want the risk and pain of surgery, CoolSculpting may be the option for you.

What is CoolSculpting?

The CoolSculpting procedure literally freezes your fat. You can target your areas such as your belly, love handles and thighs. A large pad is placed on the targeted area and the machine releases extreme cold into your body. After one hour, the pads are removed and a deep massage is applied to the treated areas.  Since the procedure is non-surgical, you can return to most normal activities immediately.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

  1. Controlled cooling is used to target and kill fat cells in the defined region
  2. After treatment, the fat cells are gradually removed from the body by the immune system
  3. In the weeks and months following treatment, the remaining fat cells will condense and further reduce the layer of fat
  4. Overall appearance will be improved as the fat layer is reduced and the fat cells are eliminated for good. 1

It’s important to remember that the treatment takes about eight weeks, so results may not be seen immediately. This doesn’t mean that the treatment didn’t work. It just means that the body needs time to get rid of the frozen fat and slowly eliminate it from the body.

Why Choose CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is endorsed by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as a safe and effective way to get rid of excess body fat. The benefits of CoolSculpting include:

  • Non-invasive
  • No down time
  • Minimal pain and discomfort
  • Less expensive than plastic surgery
  • Results within eight weeks

If you are interested in CoolSculpting, the first step is to meet with a professional to find out if the treatment is right for you. A quick evaluation will help determine if you should have the procedure done. To schedule a consultation, contact PIH Health Aesthetic Medicine at 562.789.5439.

1 ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc.

Results and patient experience may vary.

The information in Healthy Living Online is for educational purposes only.  It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice.  The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation, or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan.

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