Freeze Your Fat with CoolSculpting: The Most Common Body Parts Treated

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The hottest way to eliminate fat is really cool. Men and women in Dallas, TX are turning to CoolSculpting to rid themselves of pesky pockets of fat that are unresponsive to the efforts of diet and exercise. By freezing the fat cells, this innovative technology works to slim and shape many areas of the body. It is ideal for those who are at a healthy weight but wish to banish bothersome bulges. Because it is a nonsurgical procedure, no downtime is required. The staffers at ZO Skin Centre in Dallas, TX are skilled at creating smooth, sexy results with CoolSculpting. They detail specifics about this popular procedure, including what areas may benefit from treatment.

CoolSculpting 101

Approved by the FDA in 2010, safe and effective CoolSculpting uses precisely controlled cooling to target fat cells below the skin. In a process known as crystallization, the fat cells are frozen and die before being converted into a liquid state. Within just a few weeks, the body begins to process the cells and eliminate them naturally. This results in a more sculpted, toned look to areas that have been treated.

At ZO Skin Centre in Dallas, TX, a specially designed cooling gel pad is applied to areas that are designated for treatment. Using vacuum suction, the CoolSculpting applicator draws skin and fat into the device. Many patients report temporarily experiencing a mild pulling or pinching sensation, along with an intensely cold feeling. Since no sedation is required, most are able to read a book, look at their phone, or even enjoy a quick catnap during the procedure. After the treatment, which may take up to an hour to complete, patients may resume their normal daily activities or even return to work.

The optimal results of CoolSculpting usually are noticeable within 12 weeks of treatment. Because the fat cells are “destroyed,” they are permanently eliminated from the area that was treated. However, if a patient gains weight following the CoolSculpting treatment, the remaining cells in the region may absorb the excess fat. Many individuals find themselves to be more motivated by their remarkable CoolSculpting results. They continue to make healthy diet and lifestyle choices as well as exercise regularly in order to maintain their improved physique.

The versatility of CoolSculpting

The specially designed CoolSculpting applicators come in a variety of sizes to treat numerous areas of stubborn fat on the body. This includes regions that aren’t easily shaped and contoured by following a strict diet and performing targeted exercises. Read on to learn more about the areas that are most commonly - and effectively - treated with CoolSculpting:

Abdomen

The stomach has become synonymous with the remarkable results that can be achieved with CoolSculpting. That is hardly a surprise, since so many Dallas patients desire a firmer, flatter, more contoured midsection. However, depending on your aesthetic goals, it may take multiple CoolSculpting sessions to achieve this look.

Arms

As part of the natural aging process, it is not unusual to experience changes in the upper portion of the arms. The beautifully toned biceps that you enjoyed in your 20s may start to shake in your 40s as fatty deposits develop, the skin loosens, and “batwings” form. CoolSculpting can be employed to treat extra fat in the upper arm. However, if the flabbiness is due to excess skin, the procedure will not be effective. An added benefit of CoolSculpting is that it removes fat more gradually than liposuction. Therefore, the skin may have some time to tighten up a bit, resulting in a more pleasing appearance. It is important to remember that both arms should be treated in order to achieve a balanced look.

Chin and neck

For many years, surgery (primarily liposuction) was the only way to ditch a dreaded double chin. When this condition was coupled with sagging skin around the neck, quite often a neck lift procedure was the only way to resolve it. Nowadays, noninvasive CoolSculpting can work to freeze away chin fat.

Thighs

Whether you’re sick of having saddle bags or are trying desperately to achieve a thigh gap, CoolSculpting can improve the appearance of both the inner and outer thighs and eliminate bulges to make them smoother and shapelier.

Lower buttocks

Also known as the “banana roll,” it is notoriously difficult to reduce fat in this area just below the buttocks near the top of the thighs. Not only can it be a challenge to shape this area with exercise, but it is also not easily camouflaged by clothing. In fact, for some patients, CoolSculpting may be a better choice than liposuction for reducing fat in this region, as it may help to preserve the connective tissue and prevent the skin from loosening.

Love Handles

Most people agree that there’s not much to love about love handles. Stubborn fat in this area (also known as the flanks) can be particularly difficult to reduce with exercise alone. But love handles are no match for targeted CoolSculpting treatments. Like the arms and thighs, it is best to treat both sides of the body to create balanced results, so more than one CoolSculpting session may be required. The experts at ZO Skin Centre in Dallas, TX will devise an individualized treatment plan for you.

Breasts

It may be surprising to learn that the breasts also can be treated with CoolSculpting, especially among some men who struggle with gynecomastia. This condition causes male breasts to become enlarged. CoolSculpting may work to reduce a modest amount of fat from the breasts. However, when breast tissue is copious, surgery may be a better option.

If you wish to learn more about the many benefits that CoolSculpting has to offer, schedule a consultation with the experts at ZO Skin Centre in Dallas, TX. When diet and exercise don’t produce the shapely, more contoured physique you want, this innovative, noninvasive technique may be able to help.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.