According to recent statistics by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, liposuction reigned supreme in 2013 up by 16.3 percent in 2012. The soaring popularity of liposuction and similar body-contouring procedures may be attributed to recently developed techniques in the procedure such as CoolSculpting which provides the results that men and women want – a well-proportioned body.
Despite the popularity of CoolSculpting here at our Mentor laser cosmetic practice , several misconceptions still exist surrounding the procedure. We list them down below!
1. CoolSculpting will help you lose the extra weight.
By and large, body contouring procedures will help you lose extra pockets of fat that is resistant to traditional weight loss methods such as diet and exercise. If you want to lose weight surgically, bariatric surgery is the procedure you’re looking for. Thus, it is best for you to be within your ideal weight before deciding on a body contouring procedure like CoolSculpting.
2. CoolSculpting is painful.
It’s actually not painful at all! The procedure itself can last 1-3 hours and can be done at your doctor’s office. The areas to be treated are often covered and marked with a gel pad for protection. A hand-held vacuum applicator will them be applied to draw excess fat and skin between two cooling panels. There will be no pain involved but rather a mild coldness as the skin is being pulled. Numbness will consequently follow, a sensation similar to that feeling when an ice pack is applied to your skin.
Generally, CoolSculpting doesn’t involve needles, incisions, anesthetic agents, and pain medications following the procedure.
3. The results of CoolSculpting are only temporary.
A wide variety of factors will influence longevity of results following CoolSculpting from genetics to lifestyle variables. Nevertheless, the results are actually permanent as the fat cells are actually eliminated. In addition, watching what you eat and adhering to an exercise program following the procedure will also help you maintain desired outcomes.
CoolSculpting at the Northcoast Laser Cosmetics
Would you like to learn more about CoolSculpting and how it can help you reshape your body and restore self-confidence? Talk to us and we’ll craft a personalized body contouring plan for you! Call us at 440.639.3223 or fill out this contact form to schedule an initial consultation. We look forward to your visit!