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We all dream of a perfect body shape, envying celebrities and models with the luxury of such a body. With endless diets and strict workout regimens, still you are not near that perfect hourglass body shape. It gets disheartening to try every possible method to lose weight and end up failing. Currently, with advanced body care technologies, you can easily lose those extra kilos and get back in shape.

CoolSculpting is a fat-freezing technology that is U.S FDA (United States Food and Drug Administration) approved. It is a procedure that provides safe and effective results when done by a trained cool sculpting specialist.

Let us take a look at CoolSculpting, including how it works, its benefits, effectiveness, risks involved, cost and the possible side effects.

What Is Coolsculpting?

CoolSculpting also known as ‘Cryolipolysis’, is a non-invasive (one that does not require instruments, cuts, or anesthesia entering into the body) body contouring procedure. It is a cosmetic treatment for the removal of fat that cannot be otherwise removed by exercising or dieting.

It is a fat-freezing method that aims to get rid of stubborn fat in certain parts of your body. Fat cells are more affected by cold temperatures than other cells. This means the cold temperature does not damage the other cells of the skin and underlying tissues.
It is important to note that CoolSculpting is a body contouring treatment and not a weight loss procedure.

Who Can Get It Done?

You need to have the following requirements to be a suitable candidate for CoolSculpting:

  • You need to have pinchable fat
    • Fat is of two types namely, the subcutaneous fat and visceral fat. The subcutaneous fat is
      pinchable fat which is directly present below the skin. It is very hard to get rid of, even with a
      healthy lifestyle, but it can be effectively targeted by CoolSculpting.
    • Visceral fat is found below the muscle wall. It is more dangerous, and linked to underlying
      health issues and cannot be targeted by CoolSculpting.
  • You need to be close to your ideal BMI (Body Mass Index)
    • A BMI score below 30 is advised for most of the body parts.
  • Your goal is to target the trouble spot
    • In spite of having a BMI below 30, and a satisfactory body weight, but having “trouble spots”
      like the bra line and the upper arms, CoolSculpting is a good option.
  • You understand CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment
    • CoolSculpting is not a weight loss procedure but a body contouring treatment.
  • You are maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle
    • The CoolSculpting procedure used controlled freezing of fat cells.
    • But after the treatment it is necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle, to maintain the
      results for many years.

Who Should Avoid CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a current trend these days to get rid of stubborn fat cells. However, you should avoid Coolsculpting or cryolipolysis if you have:

  • Loose skin
  • Poor skin tone
  • Cold urticaria (it is a skin condition that causes hives on your skin when exposed to cold)
  • Cryoglobulinemia (it is a condition where abnormal proteins in your blood thicken in cold temperatures)
  • Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria (it is a type of anaemia that destroys your red blood cells when you are
    exposed to cold temperatures)
  • Raynaud’s phenomenon (it is a condition in which some areas of your body feel numb and cool when
    exposed to cold temperatures)

It is also avoided if you:

  • Cannot handle cold temperatures
  • Are pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Are obese

CoolSculpting should not be done on areas where there are:

  • Nerve problems
  • Varicose veins (these are twisted, enlarged veins commonly appearing in the legs and feet)
  • Rashes or lesions

What Are The Areas Where CoolSculpting Is Done?

Over 8 million CoolSculpting treatments have been performed worldwide since it was FDA approved in 2010. The technology has advanced significantly since then to reduce stubborn fat in the following 9 FDA-approved areas of your body:

  • Abdomen
  • Bra fat
  • Back fat
  • Flanks, also known as ‘love-handles’ or ‘muffin top’
  • Upper arms
  • Fat underneath the buttocks, known as ‘banana rolls’
  • Thighs, including inner and outer thighs
  • Excess fat underneath the chin, also known as ‘double chin’ or ‘submental fullness’
  • Submandibular area below the jawline

How Is CoolSculpting Done- The Procedure Involved

CoolSculpting is a cosmetic treatment which is relatively safe and non-invasive. It effectively reduces the stubborn fat from specific areas of concern in the body. Let us explore the procedure in depth for a better understanding.

  • Before the procedure
    • A consultation is required with the CoolSculpting specialist whether it is the right option for you.
    • After the consultation, you are led into the CoolSculpting room.
    • A 360 degrees assessment is done before the treatment.
    • A disposable gown will be given to change during the procedure.
    • The procedure takes 30 to 90 minutes depending on the target area.
  • During the procedure
    • Your doctor applies a gel pad and the applicator to the targeted area.
    • The applicator delivers controlled cooling to the targeted fat.
    • The device is moved over the skin administering suction and cooling to the targeted area.
    • Some mild sensations are felt without any pain.
    • You may take a nap, read a book, etc.
    • After the applicator is removed, the area is immediately massaged to break up the frozen tissue. This destroys the fat cells.
  • After the procedure
    • You can resume your normal day-to-day activities right after the procedure.
    • In a few weeks your body will naturally eliminate the frozen fat cells from your body.
    • Up to 20 to 25 percent of the fat is eliminated.
    • Maintain a healthy diet with regular exercise to prevent new fat cells from growing in the treated area.
    • Schedule a follow-up medical assessment to review your results.

How Effective Is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is one of the best non-surgical, non-invasive procedures that reduce stubborn fat. Up to 25% of the fat decreases in the desired area. Visible results are seen, like an improved waistline, sharp jawline, etc., when done by a highly skilled CoolSculpting specialist.

This procedure is also popular in women post their pregnancies because of its efficacy. It is very effective in eliminating stubborn fat, which does not change with an altered diet or exercise.

However, the effectiveness varies for every individual, the area targeted, and the amount of fat to be reduced.

What Are The Benefits?

CoolSculpting is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available today. Read on to know more about its benefits:

  • It is an FDA approved, clinically proven procedure.
  • It can be used for fat reduction in many areas in the body.
  • It is a safe, noninvasive, and fast procedure.
  • It has minimal side- effects.
  • You can notice natural-looking results within 4 to 12 weeks.
  • It provides permanent results.
  • It is a cost effective procedure.
  • It improves self confidence.
  • No recovery time is required.

What Are The Possible Side-Effects?

Although CoolSculpting is a safe procedure, there may be some possible short-term side-effects around the part of the body undergoing the procedure. These can include:

  • Redness
  • Bruising
  • Tingling sensation
  • Tenderness and aching
  • Firmness
  • Stinging feeling
  • Fullness in the back of the throat, after cool sculpting procedure around the neck

What Is The Cost Of CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a cosmetic treatment hence the insurance will not cover it.
The procedure in India can cost anywhere between Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 2,00,000.
However it depends on several factors such as:

  • The body part you want to treat
    • Greater the surface area, the more is the cost, and vice versa.
    • More than one body part will have additional cost.
  • Cycles required
    • Sometimes, you may require more than one session depending on the amount of fat to be reduced.
    • Generally one session can cost up to Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 70,000.
  • Sessions required
    • Cycles are different from sessions.
    • Cycles will usually last around 30 to 40 minutes.
    • Sessions will consist of one or more than one cycle.
    • High density fat will require more sessions.
  • Location of the clinic
  • Consultation charges
  • Doctors qualification

How Long Does It Last?

Your CoolSculpting results should last indefinitely. During the procedure the fat cells are destroyed, hence they do not return.
But if you gain weight again after the CoolSculpting procedure, you may gain fat back in the previously treated area or areas.

Other Alternatives

CoolSculpting is a great way to reduce fat in specific parts of the body. Sometimes if you are not eligible for this procedure, do not be disheartened. You can try other alternatives such as:

  • Liposuction- Type of plastic surgery
  • SculpSure- Heat treatment
  • Cold laser treatment
  • Electromagnetic treatment
  • Deoxycholic acid injection
  • Radiofrequency procedure

Kosmoderma’s innovative body contouring process Coolsculpting, enables you to sculpt (to shape or carve a figure) the areas of your body with excessive, stubborn fat that is difficult to shape by other means like exercising and dieting.

Get in touch with our CoolSculpting specialists at Kosmoderma for a never before experience in transforming yourself!!!

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