You’ve tried to flatten your tummy in the past. You’ve done sit-ups, have learned to hold a plank pose for three minutes, and cut back on carbs. But, the body fat remains. It’s gotten to the point where you’re considering liposuction, but are hesitant to go through with the surgery to improve your physical appearance.
If all the crunches in the world and a healthy diet aren’t doing much to flatten your tummy, you don’t have to resort to surgery. Coolsculpting is a contouring treatment that provides an effective fat-removal option, without the downtime required by surgery. Here’s what to expect from it.
What makes it difficult to reduce abdominal fat?
It can be difficult to reduce abdominal fat because of the body’s natural tendency for fat storage in this area. Even when following a healthy diet and exercise routine, it can be hard to get rid of belly fat. This is due to the fact that the body tends to store more fat in the abdominal area than in other parts of the body. Additionally, many weight loss procedures are not effective for reducing belly fat. For example, liposuction is often used as a cosmetic treatment but does not always provide long-term results.
In order to effectively reduce belly fat, it is important to find an effective method that works for your personal goals and lifestyle. Fat reduction treatment options such as Coolsculpting may be beneficial for some people, but it is important to understand how these treatments work and what their potential health risks are before undergoing any procedure. Additionally, combining lifestyle changes such as eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly with targeted treatments can help you achieve your desired results without resorting to surgery or other invasive procedures.
How Coolsculpting Helps to Flatten Your Tummy
The basic premise of Coolsculpting is this: freezing temperatures across the skin surface destroy fat. During Coolsculpting, the area you want to treat is subjected to freezing temperatures for about an hour. As the fat freezes, it condenses into one area, so at the end of the treatment, it’s not uncommon for people to have a lump beneath their skin. The lump looks a bit like a stick of butter. At the end of the treatment, the provider massages the lump to help break it up, speed up the lymphatic drainage process and minimize any swelling.
Coolsculpting is performed without any anesthesia, as it’s a painless treatment, on any body type. It’s common to feel a sucking sensation and to feel a deep chill at the start of the process. But, as the treatment continues, the tummy area becomes numb and people typically don’t feel anything more since the skin barrier is not broken.
CoolSculpting treatments can be used to target various areas, including the stomach, love handles, thighs, bottom, banana roll, arms, and chin.
Duration of Coolsculpting
It takes about an hour to treat one area with the Coolsculpting applicator. Depending on what area you want to be treated in, you might need to sit through a series of treatments or spread your treatments out over a few days or weeks. Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique happens to be one of the only providers of Coolsculpting in the Houston area to also offer Dualsculpting, or fat removal using two Coolsculpting applicators at once. Dualsculpting lets you treat both loves handles at once, for example, so that you flatten your tummy in half of the time.
Why Flatten Your Tummy With Coolsculpting?
Why bother with Coolsculpting instead of liposuction or any of the other fat removal treatments out there? Coolsculpting offers some distinct advantages. Its biggest claim to fame is that many people don’t need any downtime afterward. If you’re an avid runner, yogi, or another workout enthusiast, you’ll be able to resume your exercise schedule pretty much immediately after treatment. Liposuction and other surgical options require you to take several weeks off from exercising, which can undo any of the results or progress you’ve made with your workouts.
Another reason to choose Coolsculpting is that it’s mostly an enjoyable experience. It only takes about an hour, and you can use the time to relax or get some work done. It’s not uncommon for people to read a book, watch a movie or TV show on Netflix, or use the time to clear out their email inboxes.
How Long Does It Take to Flatten Your Tummy?
If there’s one caveat when it comes to Coolsculpting it’s that it doesn’t provide instantaneous results. The fat is immediately destroyed by the treatment, but your body needs time to flush it out. How quickly you see results depends on your metabolism and how fast your body drains away the fat. Usually, it takes anywhere from eight to 16 weeks before the final results from the treatment are visible.
It’s also worth noting that your tummy might look bigger before it starts to slim down. Some people have an inflammatory response and swelling that makes their tummy larger for a short time period. Don’t panic, though, as the swelling quickly fades and your tummy will soon begin to look flatter.
To get the best results, you should combine this non-invasive treatment with lifestyle changes such as diet plans to reduce your calorie intake and regular exercise. If you’re considering Coolsculpting, it’s a good idea to book a complimentary consultation so that you can discuss your body image goals and recovery time expectations with an experienced provider.
Keeping Your Tummy Flat After Coolsculpting
As an alternative to liposuction, Coolsculpting can give you a flatter tummy for a long time, provided you do what you can to keep it flat. The fat cells destroyed by the treatment won’t return–it’s gone for good–but the remaining fat cells can grow bigger. To keep your tummy flat afterward, it’s a good idea to stick to a healthy diet and to keep up an exercise program. You can discuss options for diet and exercise with your provider.
Can You Flatten Your Tummy With Coolsculpting?
One last thing about Coolsculpting. It’s not the right pick for everyone. If you’re considerably overweight, obese, or have loose skin; it’s best to focus on weight loss first. You are an ideal candidate for Coolsculpting once you’re near or at your goal weight if you still have pockets of fat remaining on your tummy.
If you’re very trim and don’t have much fat on your tummy, Coolsculpting might not be appropriate for you. You need to have enough fat for the device to grab onto and freeze for treatment to work.
But, if you’re near your goal weight, have enough fat on your tummy to pinch, and diet and exercise aren’t seeming to do much, Coolsculpting can be perfect for you.
To find out more about how Coolsculpting can help flatten your belly fat, contact Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston, Texas today. Call 281-810-9083 to schedule a consultation with our body contouring specialist.