CoolSculpting – A Non-Invasive Fat-Reduction Option
The New Year has arrived and, for most of us, that means New Year’s resolutions have been made. Deciding that we want to improve ourselves is easy, but sometimes reaching our goals can prove to be a challenge.
For those that have resolved to get rid of their “muffin top”, “love handles”, “saddle bags” or “spare tire”, a healthy diet and exercise are not always enough to get rid of the excess fat. As we age, regular diet and exercise can’t always combat the stubborn pockets of fat that tend to accumulate around the waistline, back, buttocks and arms; affecting our body image and preventing us from feeling confident. Even the most tenacious dieters and fitness enthusiasts can use some help from time to time.
FDA-approved in 2010, CoolSculpting is a noninvasive fat-reduction technology ideal for people that are healthy and maintain a relatively normal weight but have problem areas of fat that have not been responsive to diet and exercise.
CoolSculpting uses vacuum pressure to pull targeted areas between cooling plates which, over a 60-minute session, freeze fat cells, a process called cryolipolysis, without harming the skin, muscle, or nerves. The body’s process of removing the fat is gradual and the breakdown occurs over a period of 2 to 4 months after the procedure. Patients typically need 1-3 treatments and the effects of the procedure are estimated to last between 10 and 15 years if the patient maintains a normal weight.
There is virtually no pain and no recovery time after a CoolSculpting procedure. You can return to normal activity immediately, making it an ideal option for those with a busy and/or active lifestyle.
To turn your resolutions into your reality, contact Dr. Shapiro’s office today (480) 451-1700 to schedule a consultation. Our experts will discuss your goals, answer your questions, and help you determine if you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting.