CoolSculpting is an effective and scientifically-proven method for permanently removing fat tissues which are hard to lose through exercise and dieting. This technique is also known as Cryolipolysis and a good replacement for traditional liposuction. Fat freezing isolates fat deposits which makes it easy to remove via non-surgical means.
The science behind CoolSculpting
Fat freezing is based on a scientific technique called Cryolipolysis, developed by ZELTIQ. Cryolipolysis is the revolutionary discovery of Dr. Dieter Manstein and R. Rox Anderson at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. This hospital works under the supervision of Harvard Medical School. Overall, there has been a lot of scientific research done on this method and similar products. Stay with us until the end of this post to learn more about this technique.
How does CoolSculpting eliminate fat cells?
A protective surface is placed on the skin in this technique and a wand is used to suck out the fatty tissue. The fatty tissue is cooled to a temperature of -10 Centigrade using a vacuum pump. Cooling the subcutaneous fat cells stimulates the breaking of fat cells. This is possible because fat cells are more susceptible to cold than other body tissues. Temperatures below 0 degrees lead to the crystallization of fat-producing cells and the fat cells die as a result of the cold. The body naturally detects a dead tissue as a foreign object that needs to be cleared out. Therefore, the white blood cells consume the dead fat cells. After being dissolved in the liver, they’re sent to the digestive system and are defecated out. This way you can remove fat with the need for liposuction and other surgeries, both easily and while utilizing the body’s natural function. Fat freezing (CoolSculpting) takes around an hour and its result is always the death of fat cells. Other tissues such as the skin, nerves, and muscles will not be affected. It takes 1-2 months for the body to absorb the dead fat cells. Approximately 20-25 percent of the fat is removed after only the first treatment session. Therefore, it is necessary to repeat the treatment in order to achieve optimal results.
Who is an ideal candidate for CoolSculpting?
- The patient needs to be in good physical health
- The patient’s weight must not be the result of an underlying disease
- The patient must have a healthy liver
- The patient’s BMI must be below 35
- The patient’s fat is resistant to diet and exercise
Valid areas for CoolSculpting treatment
This treatment method is effective and risk-free in certain areas of the body. These areas include:
- External and internal areas of the thigh
- Sides (love handles)
- Buttock and underbutt
Which areas cannot be treated using CoolSculpting?
Using this method to reduce fat in areas, such as the double chin, under the chin, and the chest is not permissible.
Who is not allowed to receive fat freezing treatment?
- Women trying to become pregnant, are already pregnant or are breasting
- Patients who have cryoglobulinemia (a disorder in which proteins’ thickness increases abnormally in response to the cold)
- Patients who have cold agglutinin; which is an auto-immune disease in which the body destroys its red blood cells due to temperature changes.
- Patients who have skin conditions related to their immune systems such as eczema and psoriasis
- Skin damage and unhealed wounds around the treatment area
- Patients who have to constantly use blood-thinning medication
- Hernia in the treatment area
- Patients with weak immune systems
- Various other conditions
What are the benefits of cryolipolysis?
This method is FDA approved and holds the European CE mark. FatSculpting therapy needs no incision, tissue manipulation, anesthetic, or surgery. It has a very short treatment period and there is no recovery period afterward. Therefore, patients can return to their normal life immediately. Contrary to dieting and exercising, this technique is able to fully eliminate fat cells and process them out of the body. As a result, those same cells cannot return or become bigger. The skin tissue is not broken. So your skin remains healthy and there are no signs of side-effects such as scars and infection. Fat freezing results in a harmonious skin, without any holes or bumps on it. Combining fat freezing treatment together with dieting and exercising is a surefire way to improve your body’s contour and increase your self-esteem. It has been medically proven that fat freezing is a safe fat reduction procedure. Possible damages of tissue freezing are prevented using an anti-freeze system. During the treatment, the patient can lie down or sit down while reading a book or working with their laptop or even taking a nap. Our highly skilled personnel perform fat freezing treatment at our clinic. For the first time, our patients have a chance to benefit from fat freezing treatment and achieve their desired result with help from our personnel specialized in that area.
CoolSculpting device specifications
Estetikcentrum is the leading clinic in fat freezing and utilizes the most advanced equipment. There are many different devices available in the market which are said to produce equal results; therefore, we use an FDA approved device from the CoolSculpting Company. More than 400,000 treatments were performed during the month of November in 2012 with this technology and more than 1300 CoolSculpting devices were installed worldwide. Fat is frozen at a temperature of minus 10 Centigrade to achieve the best results. The device’s nozzle is made in different sizes to suit all individuals. The hand nozzle’s edges are made of soft medical silicone, which provides a natural boundary and excellent fit. This device is configurable and the treatment is considered to be almost painless.
Before fat freezing
Before undergoing treatment, you’ll need to have a preliminary consultation with our specialist. At that point, we’ll decide which method is better suited for you. Remember that fat freezing is not a replacement for liposuction. However, many patients utilize this ingenious and painless method to their advantage. We strive to accommodate your needs as much as possible. You’ll also receive information on what your final results might look like.
You will be photographed before the treatment begins and your skin is marked. A layer of gel is applied in the treatment area. The device is placed directly on the gel. The freezing procedure begins once suction is over. After fat freezing is complete, the area is massaged and the procedure is finished.
Seeing the first results and their longevity
People’s metabolism differs from one another so their reaction to the treatment will differ as well. Some people respond faster to cryolipolysis faster and are able to reduce the volume of the treatment area and achieve their desired form in a shorter time. These people usually witness results after 20 days. It’s difficult for the body to create fat cells again so it can be argued that the results of fat freezing are permanent. Fat freezing gives you this wonderful chance to achieve the body you want. Still, it’s worth mentioning that fat cells are frozen up to 4 centimeters deep but your underlying fat might have a higher diameter than that. So know that you’ll still have fat cells which could increase in size if they receive more than enough calories. So make sure to follow a healthy diet and continue exercising after and during the course of the treatment.
Complications of the treatment
Fat freezing (CoolSculpting) is safer and non-intrusive compared to treatments such as liposuction. The complications of fat freezing are quite minor and only exist around the treatment area. The complication of the treatment goes away in a few days or at least a few weeks. Complications of fat freezing include:
- Feeling cold around the treatment area for 2 or 3 hours and that area becoming extremely hot afterward
- The firmness of the skin
- Minor swelling
- Pinching sensation
- Stinging sensation
- Tingling sensation
- Skin allergy
- Muscle contraction
- Mild pain
- Blisters (the chances of this occurring at our clinic is extremely low since our operators are experienced and use a suitable temperature when dealing with the fat tissue)
Frequently asked questions
Which body part is fat freezing more effective?
Metabolism is an important factor in determining the effectiveness of the treatment. If you have a high metabolism, then fat freezing will be effective on almost all your body parts. You can expect to see fantastic and quick results around the sides, internal thigh, abdomen, fat under the back ribs, arms, and shin.
Is there a limit on how many times I can use cryolipolysis?
All in all, it is generally recommended to not undergo fat freezing more than 3 times a year. The minimum interval between the sessions is 40 days.
How many sessions does this body sculpting treatment require?
The amount of sessions needed for cryolipolysis for every individual is different and depends on their body fat. If you’re not very overweight and only have fat accumulated around the sides and abdomen, then one session will be enough. But if you’re very overweight, then you’ll obviously need more body sculpting sessions.
Is CoolSculpting painful?
At the beginning of the procedure, some people feel a bit of pain for a moment because they feel the suction of fat inside the probe. The pain is momentary and lasts less than a minute. Fat freezing does not require anesthesia and you can resume your daily activities after the treatment. After the treatment, the area will become red and you’ll be numb around there which goes away pretty quickly. Are you curious to know whether or not fat freezing is for you? Do you have unwanted fat around your abdomen, thigh, and or other parts that are difficult to get rid of? Contact us and together we’ll find the most suitable way for you. You can book a consultation session with our professionals online. You can also call us at 040 – 65 66 660. We look forward to seeing you at the Estetikcentrum beauty clinic. You can book a consultation session with our professionals online. You can also call us at 040 – 65 66 660. We look forward to seeing you at Estetikcentrum. This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about professional plastic surgeries. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your surgeon or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.