Freeze the Fat Away: How Does CoolSculpting Work?

CoolSculpting has become one of the most popular beauty treatments available today. It is a painless, effective, and convenient form of body sculpting that allows individuals to achieve an unprecedented level of control over their own appearance. If you’ve recently seen a Hollywood movie, chances are you’ve witnessed the result of body contouring without even being aware of it. CoolSculpting treatments from Murphy Plastic Surgery in Englewood, Colorado is available to anyone in the Denver, CO area and can literally freeze your fat away.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

At first glance, this treatment may seem too good to be true. It is very common for individuals to develop pockets of fat in inconvenient places that leave them feeling dissatisfied with their personal body image. Wouldn’t it be nice to wave a magic wand across the features you don’t like and smooth them out for a sleeker, more elegant silhouette? Body contouring allows fit and healthy people to put the finishing touches on their appearance by reducing fat from targeted areas.

A Non-Surgical Treatment

One of the major reasons that CoolSculpting is so popular is that it is a non-surgical treatment that requires little to no recovery time. We have found that individuals have the most success with their beauty program when they make regular workouts and good diet choices as habitual as brushing their teeth. Turning your wellness program into a habit eliminates the need to spend energy motivating yourself to make the choices that are best for you.

Developing a habit is much more difficult than maintaining one. Once you have developed a habit, it’s important not to break your routine. Missing even one workout can have a snowball effect that renders your program far less effective. With body contouring, you can receive treatment over your lunch break, and then perform your regularly scheduled workout in the evening with no interruption. The treatment allows you to maximize the effectiveness of your whole program and melds seamlessly with your lifestyle.

Inspired by Children’s Dimples

There is a delightful anecdote about how a simple observation served as the inspiration for this revolutionary treatment. Dr. Rox Anderson and Dr. Dieter Manstein noticed that children who regularly ate popsicles tended to develop dimples. With further evaluation, they concluded that the prolonged exposure to the cold of the popsicle had a relationship to the reduction of fat. Now, after the result of hundreds of clinical trials and FDA approval, the treatment has been streamlined for maximum effect.

Taking Advantage of Biochemistry

To understand how the treatment works requires a basic knowledge of your body’s biochemistry. The human body is very well adapted to comfortably endure massive fluctuations of heat and cold. This is because the majority of your tissue is water-based. Water is such a common compound that we often forget that it has truly remarkable properties. One of these properties is very high heat capacity. It takes water a long time to boil because it can absorb so much heat energy. Conversely, it also takes water a long time to cool.

The structure of your subcutaneous fat cells is oil-based rather than water-based. These cells are much more vulnerable to temperature fluctuations, and prolonged exposure to cold can provoke cell death. The process of eliminating fat cells through thermal conduction is called Cryolipolysis. Once the cells are killed, they are eliminated as waste via natural processes. The whole treatment is very natural and focuses on your fat without causing any stress for your surrounding tissue.

How Long Does the Treatment Take?

A typical session can last anywhere from forty-five minutes to an hour. You are allowed to sit in comfort, surrounded by pillows. Many clients find the session to be so relaxing that they even fall asleep. We always recommend that our clients bring in a book or a digital device to keep themselves entertained during the duration of their treatment.

Many clients have reported that the treatment consists of an initial shock of cold that then dissipates as your body gets used to it. It can be compared to the first moment you jump into a swimming pool. At first, the sensation of the water temperature surprises you, but after a moment, your body adapts, and you can stay in the pool indefinitely.

How Much Fat Can Be Removed?

You can expect to see a reduction of up to twenty-five percent of the fat in a target area per treatment. Most of our clients achieve the results they want in as little as one treatment, but it’s possible to schedule multiple treatments on the same target area. If you have a big event coming up on your calendar, like a wedding or a graduation, we can design a treatment schedule that will ensure you’ll be looking your best as your big day arrives!

When Can You Expect to See Results?

Most clients begin to notice results in as little as three weeks, with the best results coming two to three months after the session. In some cases, the body can continue vacating fat cells for up to six months. We like to allow for several months between treatments on a single target area to allow the maximum effect of each treatment to be realized.

Many of our clients report a huge psychological boost from waking up in the morning day after day to see subtle but steady improvement. This treatment can be life-altering for individuals who have resigned themselves with living with a body feature that they’ve always found displeasing. Diet and exercise give you some control over your total percentage of body fat, but it’s only with body contouring that you get to decide exactly where your fat is reduced. There’s nothing worse than committing to a diet only to have the fat diminish from your curves rather than your problem areas.

With body sculpting, you can keep your curves and remove fat from areas that are difficult or impossible to exercise. For example, there is no machine at the gym that can help you reduce neck fat. But with body sculpting, you can freeze the fat from virtually any part of the body.

Are the Results Permanent?

The fat that is removed through this treatment is killed and does not return. However, it’s important that you continue to maintain a health and wellness regimen. If you undergo a period of weight gain, it is possible that your body will again elect to store fat in your treatment areas. Every person is different, and our bodies change over time. Because the treatment is so gentle, you always have the option of scheduling follow up maintenance sessions.

Who Is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?

It is important to approach any beauty treatment with proper expectations about the results you can expect. Body sculpting should not be considered as a treatment for obesity. Instead, it is a treatment for people who are at their ideal weight or within approximately thirty pounds of their ideal weight. The treatment is designed to give you control over the stubborn areas of body fat that linger despite your commitment to diet and exercise.

It is our job to ensure you have the greatest possible chance of success, no matter what treatment path you choose. It is always worthwhile to schedule a consultation and discuss the merits of body contouring treatments. We can help provide you with the knowledge that will help you get the most out of any treatment plan you embark upon.

The Consultation

The consultation is your opportunity to have all your questions answered, and it’s our opportunity to establish a relationship of confidence and trust. When you come in, we’ll evaluate your unique situation and discuss your options. It’s a good idea to bring notes because we will share a lot of information with you and it’s important that we address all of your concerns. Many clients come in with a friend, relative, or romantic partner. Developing a support group around your fitness goals is an excellent way to keep motivated and bond with the important people in your life.

The Session

We recommend that you wear casual, loose-fitting clothing on the day of your treatment. If you’re coming from work, it’s a good idea to bring a change of clothing so that no protective gel gets on your work outfit. It is a good idea to take a light meal before you begin to help ensure your comfort before you begin. Once the applicators are put into position, they cannot be removed until the end of the treatment, so it’s important to take a bathroom break before you start.

Applicators come in all shapes and sizes to treat virtually every part of the body. They consist of a vacuum element that brings the subcutaneous fat to the surface and a cooling element that eliminates the fat. They resemble a box with a rubber sleeve on one side that creates a seal with your skin.

What Are the Common Treatment Areas?

Almost everyone has an area of their body that displeases them, and we have had success treating every part of the body that you can imagine. It’s important to remember that you are not alone and that it’s always possible to improve your appearance to a level you might find surprising. Popular treatment areas include the abdomen, legs, neck, arms, and thighs. If you have a large treatment area, we can schedule consecutive treatments during one appointment for your convenience.

Is It Good for Men and Women?

Yes, fat is fat, and body contouring is equally effective for men as it is for women. We have had tremendous success using body sculpting techniques to treat Gynecomastia, commonly known as man boobs. You deserve to look and feel great no matter your race, age, or gender. Body sculpting offers a means to finally take total control over your body and leave you looking better than ever!

Schedule a Consultation Today

Stubborn fat deposits that resist your commitment to diet and exercise can have a detrimental effect on your appearance and your self-confidence. Body contouring allows you to take control of your appearance in a way that has never been possible before. Removing stubborn fat pockets improves your self-image and motivates you to even greater fitness goals. There is no longer any reason that you should have to learn to live with a feature that displeases you.

Freezing your fat away is a painless, effective, and convenient beauty treatment that will integrate perfectly into your busy schedule. The subtle improvement will turn heads, but nobody will be able to guess what your secret is. If you would like to learn more about CoolSculpting, schedule a consultation with Murphy Plastic Surgery in Englewood, Colorado today!

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