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How Does CoolSculpting Work? Plus Other CoolSculpting Answers4 min read

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Dr. Phillip Chang

Board Certified By The American Board of Plastic Surgeons.
Voted Top Plastic Surgeon in Loudoun, Virginia
Offices in Leesburg, Virginia.

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It’s amazing how few people know the actual reason why cosmetic procedures work the way that they do…not many know the key component that makes Botox effective, or the best technique for using Liposuction to contour that figure.

CoolSculpting is another name in the cosmetic enhancement work that hundreds are lining up to receive, but few people actually know what it does and how the process works. If you are considering CoolSculpting, here’s everything you need to know about how it works and what to expect.

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a way of contouring the body and adding definition by removing fatty areas that are refusing to budge, no matter how much dieting and exercise is done. CoolSculpting eliminates the fat permanently in several areas of the body, including the stomach and abdominal region, including the oblique or “love handle” area, the thighs, and the buttocks. It is an amazingly non-invasive procedure that was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration in 2010 and has skyrocketed in popularity since.

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How Does CoolSculpting Work?

So what is the science behind the CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure? The crucial ingredient in CoolSculpting is something called cryolipolysis. Cryolipolysis is the process of targeting undesired fat cells with extremely low temperatures, which results in lipolysis, the breakdown of fat cells. Humans actually do have a “thick skin” which is able to withstand these cold temperatures, and the skin is not affected.

The fat cells are frozen, and the lipids within crystallize as they warm up. Over the coming months, the body naturally eliminates the dead cells. This can result in up to 20%-25% fat loss in the area being treated. This process is done slowly to prevent any discomfort and to allow exact precision in the layers of fat being targeted.

Cryolipolysis is the process of targeting undesired fat cells with extremely low temperatures, which results in lipolysis, the breakdown of fat cells.

What is Recovery from CoolSculpting Like?

CoolSculpting is one of the most effective fat reduction techniques when utilized by a board-certified Plastic Surgeon. It is non-surgical, non-invasive, and generally requires no recovery time. Most clients are able to drive themselves home after their treatments, and do not need to take any time off.

What are the CoolSculpting Benefits?

So now that you understand how it works, here’s some of the reasons why people are choosing CoolSculpting!

  • CoolSculpting is non-invasive: the peak of discomfort is generally during the procedure itself, and after that there is no recovery time or time off needed. Because there is no surgery, there are no stitches or scars.
  • Precision of procedure: CoolSculpting is able to precisely target the specific pockets of fat that you are seeking to remove. This allows even less recovery time, and no other parts of your body are affected or altered.
  • Cool Sculpting removes fat cells permanently: Once they are frozen and the body removes them, they are gone for good. Fat cells cannot regenerate, so your newly contoured body will be able to be enjoyed for years to come as long as you maintain your weight.
CoolSculpting for fat removal

Who Can Get CoolSculpting?

A good candidate for CoolSculpting is someone who is in a healthy place with their weight and diet, and is able to continue making healthy choices to maintain a steady weight. While the fat cells that have been removed are gone for good, it is possible to gain more weight in other areas and destroy the amazing results you have achieved.

Choose CoolSculpting Today!

CoolSculpting is an incredible option for anyone looking to slim down their figure permanently. It is an FDA approved, effective, and safe method to say goodbye to fat cells for good. CoolSculpting removes fat by freezing the cells and allowing the body to organically dissolve them. If you are looking for a non-invasive and precise way to redefine your figure and bring back the confidence of youth, find a plastic surgeon near you and ask for CoolSculpting today!

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For those wondering if CoolSculpting might be the best cosmetic solution for you, we invite you to simply come in for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Chang or one of the cosmetic laser and injection nurses to explore whether you would make a good candidate. To find out more whether Aesthetica can help you, contact us online or at 703-729-5553 to arrange an appointment. Dr. Phillip Chang is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Northern Virginia near Leesburg, Virginia and an expert in a wide variety of cosmetic treatments.

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