One of the most difficult areas to improve, when attempting to lose weight, is that stubborn, unattractive back portion of the upper arm. This dreaded flabbiness ranks next to the flanks or “love handles” in terms of retaining hard to reduce, excess fat. While diet and exercise are a welcome addition for any fat reduction, they are simply not enough to completely rid some of the most stubborn fatty deposits.
Fortunately, there is a new and innovative technique available today, designed to reduce those excess areas in which diet and exercise can’t help. CoolSculpting will improve the shape and contour of the upper arms without an invasive procedure, such as liposuction.
CoolSculpting utilizes a cutting-edge technique called Cryolipolysis, or the process of using extreme cool temperatures to dismantle excess layers of fat cells. Because of the non-invasive nature of the CoolSculpting technique, the surrounding, healthy areas remain completely unaffected by the procedure.
A few weeks after CoolSculpting has been performed, one’s body will naturally get rid of the dead cells. A fat reduction of up to 35% can be seen in the affected area after healing, along with smoother, more youthful skin.
If you are unsure whether you will make a good candidate for CoolSculpting, ask yourself whether diet and exercise have done enough to get rid of the stubborn fat hanging on to your arms. If these methods have not accomplished your desired results, then CoolSculpting may make a worthwhile alternative, no matter your gender, skin type, or ethnicity.
Before the CoolSculpting treatment, you will have a consultation appointment with a CoolSculpting specialist. This way, a plan can be created that is specifically tailored to your desired results. After explaining your aesthetic goals, a swift physical evaluation will be performed. The provider is also capable of recommending additional treatments that can work to complement the CoolSculpting results, for maximum physical restoration.
CoolSculpting is a very simple, non-invasive procedure. First, two sculpting pads are placed on opposite ends of the back triceps. The skin is then very lightly pulled between the applicators, and the pads slowly chill the arm for one hour. Since this process is gentle, no anesthesia is needed. The area itself will naturally become numb after a few minutes, due to the extreme cooling from CoolSculpting the treatment. Thus, patients are free to relax, use their phone, read a book, or whatever they fancy while under going the hour-long procedure.
The arms present an interesting, but very simple dilemma: there are two of them. Therefore, to treat both arms at the same time, two machines are needed. Houston’s Mirror Mirror is one of the only providers in the Houston area with more than one CoolSculpting machine. Known as DualSculpting, Mirror Mirror can provide greater efficiency, saving both time and money by contouring both arms at the same time.
Following the CoolSculpting treatment, mild swelling, bruising, or redness might occur, but these fade over the next several weeks. Since CoolSculpting is non-invasive, there is very little risk for complications to occur. Patients are also free to resume regular activities immediately following CoolSculpting.
As the process of metabolizing the lifeless fat cells will take an average about three months, the benefits of CoolSculpting are not immediate. By four months out from the procedure, you can expect to see the complete results of CoolSculpting on your upper arms. Typically, this means up to a 22% in fat reduction in the target area after one CoolSculpting treatment, and up to a 50% reduction after the second treatment. Fortunately, a second treatment brings quicker results – taking only about a month.
For additional information on this innovative treatment, contact Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique at 281-810-9083 and schedule a free consultation. At this time, Board Certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul Vitenas, will sit down with you to determine your best treatment option.