Tackling stubborn deposits of fat can be one of the most difficult aspects of weight loss. Thankfully, cosmetic options such as CoolSculpting® here in Hawaii can help. With spring here and summer quickly approaching, now is the time to explore the popular nonsurgical approach to fat reduction.
Here’s everything you need to know about CoolSculpting before you book your first appointment at Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery.
Spot Treating Without Surgery
Our bodies naturally store fat in certain areas that can be difficult to target—or “spot treat”—no matter how much we work out or watch what we eat. When it comes to cosmetic treatments for reducing these areas, surgical liposuction has long been a popular option. However, the surgical route understandably isn’t ideal for many men and women who just want a little extra help sculpting their silhouettes.
The demand for nonsurgical body contouring procedures has helped drive the popularity of CoolSculpting, which delivers a noticeable fat reduction in targeted areas without discomfort or downtime. Instead of opting for surgical procedures, a growing number of people are taking advantage of CoolSculpting’s minimal invasiveness and proven results.
How CoolSculpting Works
CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical fat reduction procedure that safely freezes, destroys, and eliminates fat cells without damaging any surrounding tissues. Areas that can be treated with CoolSculpting at our practice include the abdomen, back, thighs, and flanks.
Each appointment takes about an hour, during which time you’ll be free to comfortably read, relax, or even nap. You may experience some redness or tingling in the treated area, but you’ll be free to return to your daily activities right away.
Your results will take shape gradually as your body metabolizes the fat cells over the next 2 to 4 months. While some patients are happy with their results after just 1 session, many choose to book 2 or 3 to make sure they fully achieve their desired look.
Since results do take a few weeks to fully develop, spring is the best time to start treatment in pursuit of a slimmer summer body. Not only will your body have time to adjust before you step out at the pool, but you’ll also have time to book additional appointments if needed.
CoolSculpting is a great solution for men and women who want to reduce small pockets of fat in specified areas. If you are looking to eliminate a greater amount of fat from a larger area of the body, you may be better served by a surgical procedure such as liposuction. Learn more about your options in this blog post.
Of course, while cosmetic procedures can effectively reduce fat, they are not intended to replace a long-term healthy lifestyle. Continuing to exercise and eat a healthy diet will help you maintain and make the most of your CoolSculpting results.
If you would like to learn more about CoolSculpting in Honolulu, Hawaii, or book your first appointment, please contact us online or call (808) 585-8855 to request a personal consultation.