Emerging from winter’s icy grip, something that promises to “freeze away fat” may not sound all that enticing. But spring is an ideal time to consider CoolSculpting®. At my Vancouver, B.C., practice, men and women are seeking ways to get trim for summer vacations. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that freezes fat cells, which are gradually absorbed by the body and flushed away.
Because it is a gradual process, it takes a few months to see the full results of CoolSculpting treatments. This is why patients who’d like to see results for the summer swimsuit season should schedule a treatment now.
CoolSculpting is a safe and effective alternative to liposuction and other invasive body contouring techniques. Most of us aren’t as active as we’d like to be during the winter. Even after resuming a regular exercise routine and following a healthy diet, stubborn fat pockets remain, such as love handles and flanks.
During a CoolSculpting treatment, fat cells are targeted by the cooling process known as cryolipolysis, which does not damage healthy skin cells. The procedure requires no anesthetic or downtime, and you can resume your everyday activities right away. CoolSculpting is quickly becoming one of the most popular treatments requested by my patients.
Although the procedure isn’t invasive, it’s important to make sure your doctor is trained in using the CoolSculpting device to get the results you want.