Fat can be a pesky thing. You can go to the gym daily, eat a healthy diet, and still find it clinging on to your hips, thighs or butt. That’s because some people are genetically destined to have fat deposits in certain areas of the body. Instead of cursing your genes, there are things you can do about your stubborn fat.
Two of the more common options are Coolsculpting and liposuction. While each has its advantages, some people are better suited for Coolsculpting than they are for surgery. If it’s time to say “good bye” to unwanted fat, here are a few reasons to consider Coolsculpting.
Coolsculpting is Comfortable
Since it’s a non-invasive treatment, Coolsculpting doesn’t involve making any incisions or require any anesthesia. The hour-long treatment is often described by patients as being very comfortable. During the procedure, you are free to sit and watch TV, browse the web on your smartphone or tablet, read a book or talk to a friend on the phone. Some people take a nap while they freeze away their unwanted fat.
“Won’t I feel the freezing action of the Coolsculpting applicator?” You might be wondering. While you might feel some cold at first, a gel pad is placed on the skin to increase comfort. Plus, once the treatment area is fully numb from the cold, you won’t feel anything.
There’s No Downtime
Since the treatment is non-invasive and doesn’t involve any incisions or cutting, there’s really nothing to recover from afterwards. Many people are ready and able to jump back into their daily activities right after their Coolsculpting treatment. You can go back to work or even start working out again right away. Of course, if you want to take advantage of your treatment and schedule a day or two off from work, that’s perfectly acceptable, as well.
While the treatment doesn’t require you to spend days or weeks resting up and recovering, it’s important to note that you might not feel 100% right after it. Some swelling, bruising and redness in the treated area are common, but resolve quickly. You might notice that the treated area is a bit tender, too. There might also be some itchiness.
You Can Treat Multiple Areas At Once
If you go to a spa that has two applicators, you can take advantage of what’s called Dualsculpting and treat two areas at the same time. Dualsculpting allows you to pretty much double your results in just an hour. While surgery also allows you to treat several areas at once, they aren’t treated simultaneously. Instead, the surgeon will remove fat from one area, then remove fat from the other area.
It Costs Less
One more reason why people choose Coolsculpting over surgery — the lower price tag. When you get Coolsculpting, you’re paying for the treatment. When you have surgery, you have to pay for the surgery, the anesthesia, the operating room, and a host of other fees. Depending on the complexity of your liposuction procedure, the cost can be as much as $15,000. Coolsculpting is nowhere near that price, although the exact amount you’ll pay depends on how many areas you have treated and how many treatments you need.
Re-Treatment is Possible
Coolsculpting offers long lasting fat removal, helping people flush away about 25 percent of their unwanted fat after one treatment. But, some people decide that they’d like more dramatic results. In that case, an additional treatment, usually scheduled three months down the line, is possible.
It’s also possible to schedule a second liposuction surgery, but then you have to go through the hassle of recovering from surgery and the surgical process again.
Not Everyone Needs or Wants Surgery
While plenty of people have a bit of extra fat that they’d like to get rid of, not everyone is necessarily a candidate for surgery. Some people just don’t want the hassle of paying for a pricey surgery or the hassle of taking all that time off from work. Others might have certain habits or medical conditions that make surgery a no-go. For example, if you’re a smoker and don’t want to quit, surgery is off the table for you. Some people are allergic to anesthesia, too, meaning surgery isn’t an option.
Important Things to Know About Coolsculpting
Although the treatment is a suitable alternative to liposuction or surgical fat removal, it’s not necessarily the right choice for everyone. It’s important that you be at or very near your goal weight before you have Coolsculpting, as it’s not a tool for weight loss. Coolsculpting is the finishing touch, the treatment that will help you get the body shape you want after you’ve lost the weight or have been exercising for awhile.
It’s also worth understanding that the treatment doesn’t provide instant results. It can take up to 16 weeks before the final results from a Coolsculpting treatment are visible. For many patients, though, the wait is worth it.
Finally, Coolsculpting isn’t a magic bullet. It won’t wipe away your problems with weight or extra fat. It gets rid of stubborn fat, but it’ll be up to you to maintain your weight to keep any remaining fat cells from expanding.
Are you ready to give Coolsculpting a try or ready to learn more about the procedure? Call 281-810-9083 to schedule a consultation at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston, Texas, today.