One of the best nonsurgical ways for getting rid of these fats is through cryolipolysis or CoolSculpting. It is aptly called as such because it simply means as freezing your fat cells. It is a treatment developed from the idea that cold can have a negative effect in fat tissues. Through CoolSculpting, precise and controlled cooling is delivered directly to your fat cells located below your skin.
Where did it start?
Cryolipolysis was developed by Harvard scientists, Dieter Manstein and R. Rox Anderson. The cooling process was then used by the scientists at the Harvard Medical School, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, located at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
How does it work?
An instrument is placed above the area where you want to get rid of the fats. A slight feeling of discomfort can be felt but this is tolerable for the patient. The fat cells that were cooled will be crystallized or frozen and it will die. Given time, your body will process these dead fats and it will Cryolipolysis is considered as one of the top non-invasive fat reduction treatments available in the world.
What are the qualifications for CoolSculpting?
You can determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure when you still have fats that are not responsive to diet and exercise. You should also know that this is not a weight loss treatment. It can help you lose weight but it is limited in the volume of fat it can remove. Hence, it is not recommended for those who are obese or way above their normal weight range.
If I consider this as an alternative for liposuction, what are its side effects?
There are no threatening side effects of the procedure. But you while undergoing it, you can experience:
- Deep pulling
- Pinching on the treated are
After the procedure, you will have temporary:
- Tingling sensation
- Stinging and pain
Are there any contraindications?
Unfortunately, yes, there are. You are not suitable for a CoolSculpting procedure if you have any of these following conditions:
- Cold agglutinin disease
- Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria
Are the results of the treatment fast?
Results will actually depend on the person’s responsiveness as people have their own unique response rates on the treatment. However, changes can be seen in as quickly as three weeks, and it will be much clearer after two months.
Cryolipolysis is a proven non-surgical liposuction treatment. It offers a gentler and safer alternative to liposuction surgery.