Coolsculpting is a procedure where fat cells are frozen and one of the best things about it is that there is no recovery time. This is one of the main reasons why at the moment there are so many people who are increasingly getting interested in coolsculpting before and after. When you come to think about it, coolsculpting is, in fact, something that most people would look forward to by all means possible. You can only imagine not having to deal with planks or sit-ups or any of the tough exercises that give you a hard time, and you still manage to have a flat stomach some weeks down the line.
What we know as coolsculpting is, in fact, referred to generically as cryolipolysis, one of the safest fat loss procedures so far. It is a procedure that is carried out by either a doctor or an aesthetician. In the process of freezing fat, you actually manage to get rid of all the dead and frozen fat cells all over the body. The best thing about it is the fact that in as short as a few weeks, you start to see results. However, there are cases where it might even take you up to three months for you to see the results that you want.
Is it right for you?
For someone who has basically had their stomach as a trouble area over the years, coolsculpting will definitely come in handy. Most patients who eventually settle on coolsculpting will do so after giving up on all the other alternatives that they have tried so far. The promise of no downtime in coolsculpting is something that makes it more appealing for so many individuals out there, and this is why they easily choose to give it a shot.
One of the first things that most people worry about when discussing procedures like coolsculpting, is whether or not the procedure is right for them. It does not really matter whether you are a man or a woman, or your age, the following are some of the conditions that would make you an ideal candidate for coolsculpting before and after:
- If you feel you are just within a few pounds from your desired weight, and you can do without one or two inches.
- If you realize you have fat bulges in your abdominal section and your sides
- You are not suffering from Raynaud’s syndrome, a circulatory disorder
- You are comfortable with the fact that results will not be instant – it takes around 2 months for you to see the full results.
- You are okay with keeping your weight as it is and working on exercises and a healthy diet plan
There are a number of benefits of safe coolsculpting that have been fronted in the past. However, one thing that is important to understand is the fact that coolsculpting does not, in fact, improve your cellulite levels. Considering that cellulite is pretty much an accumulation of fat, this can be baffling.
We can, however, clarify that cellulite is not necessarily about the accumulation of fat, but more about how the fat gets deposited underneath the skin and for the ladies, on the thighs.
Expectations during coolsculpting
As is the case with any other plastic surgery procedure, it is usually a good idea to try and manage your expectations, so that the results do not baffle you. The most important thing is for you to set aside as much time as necessary for the procedure.
There really is no downtime when you are going in for a coolsculpting operation. However, every part that is to be worked on will need at least an hour of treatment. Assuming that you have more than one hour being treated, you will need to add an hour to the procedure time. This is particularly so when you are working on the love handles, especially since each of the sides will get treated differently.
Before you go for the coolsculpting before and after the operation, ensure you put on loose fitting and comfortable clothing. Your footwear should also be warm because you will indeed get cold. To kill some time, have something that you can do, read, work on or even listen to because most of the procedure will require you to stay comfortably in one position.
Looking forward to results
When the procedure begins, you might not really see some results at first, but you have to be patient. In this procedure, cold is used to destroy fat cells. Therefore, this is a procedure that will naturally take some time. Some weeks after the treatment, you will start seeing improvements especially after the fat cells start condensing. This eventually reduces the layer of fat, in the process making you look much slimmer than you were before.
Complete fat loss without surgery results will, however, be visible at least after two months, after which your doctor can advise you on whether you need another treatment. One session is however usually enough for most patients, as long as you keep your expectations manageable.
Generally, there is a chance that you could lose up to 30% of fat from your body. It might not seem like so much, but the visual impact and the confidence boost will be worth so much more.
Risks associated with coolsculpting
First of all, you have to have a clear conscience when going for this coolsculpting before and after the procedure. The device and procedure used in coolsculpting have received approval by the FDA, but there are still some risks that you need to be aware of when you get ready for treatment. The following are the risks that you need to be aware of:
Redness, bruising and swelling
Redness, bruising, and swelling are some of the most common side effects that you will notice when you have undergone coolsculpting. However, it is important to mention that these will, in fact, be resolved in a matter of weeks. In fact, it takes roughly 3 weeks and they will clear out. For some people, they could clear in one or two weeks.
Loss of sensation
There are cases where the patient notices after the coolsculpting results, a reduced sensation in the part of the body that has just been treated. However, this is not supposed to worry you so much, because it is temporary. The FDA further stresses the fact that this procedure causes no harm or damage to the skin or muscle tissue, but instead, the cold temperature specifically aims at the fat cells and fleeting is an obvious side effect on the skin and muscles.
Risk of cholesterol
There have been questions raised in the past, about the broken fat cells in the body increasing the triglyceride or cholesterol levels within the bloodstream after coolsculpting before and after. However, blood tests that have been taken from different patients after the surgery in the past indicate that this is not true. In fact, the lipid levels for the patients remained pretty much the same after treatment as they were before the treatment.