Both fat freezing and liposuction work to permanently remove fat cells from your body.
However, the fat freezing treatment works to reduce the overall volume of fat present in the treated area by freezing fat cells, thereby triggering their natural death. The entire procedure is performed without any needles, surgery or anaesthesia.
Comparatively, liposuction surgically sucks out your fat by inserting a hollow instrument into your problem area. This treatment, while effective, presents with a lot of risks, post-treatment pain and downtime.
Coolsculpting is recommended for you if you are at your ideal weight, are only mildly obese, or have that last bit of stubborn fat that refuses to go away with diet or exercise.
It won’t help you lose kilos fast but it can help you shed 2-3 inches of fat on your treated area.
Ideally, you can expect to see optimal results 3 months after your treatment. This is because the fat cells that die naturally during your treatment, take about 6-8 weeks to gradually metabolize and get removed from your body.
Yes, there are Coolsculpting devices that have been designed to fit and specifically target larger problem areas like the belly. You can expect to loose up to 30% of fat in your belly area.
Because Coolsculpting is a non-surgical treatment, it presents with no downtime and only takes 60 minutes per session.
You can get your treatment done during your lunch hour and expect to resume your daily activities immediately after the fat freezing procedure.
The science behind the Coolsculpting procedure, called Cryoliposis® was discovered by Dermatologists Dieter Manstein, MD, PhD and R. Rox Anderson, MD, of the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.
The Coolsculpting procedure is a new non-invasive method clinically proven to reduce fat. Coolsculpting reduces the fat layer present in problem areas like the arms, belly, thighs, love handles and double chin. The mechanism of Cryoliposis® is used to crystalize fat cells without causing damage to nerves or surrounding tissues.
Cryoliposis® was discovered by Dermatologists Dieter Manstein, MD, PhD and R. Rox Anderson, MD, of the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.
Their research team proved that under controlled laboratory conditions, fat cells were naturally more vulnerable to the effects of cold than the surrounding tissue, which caused a reduction of fat cells in the targeted area. This discovery led to the development of the patented technology behind the non-invasive Coolsculpting procedure.
Because lipids in fat cells crystallize at warmer temperatures than other water-containing cells, only the fat cells in the targeted area are destroyed by Cryoliposis®. The Coolsculpting system controls the temperature released during the fat freezing procedure, thereby leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed whilst destroying the fat cells.
During the procedure, exposure to cooling causes the fat cells to shrink and naturally die. The body thereafter, metabolizes these cells and naturally eliminates them. Because the process of fat elimination is gradual, blood lipids and liver function remain unharmed.
Cryoliposis® is based on the principle that fat cells are more vulnerable to cooling than the surrounding tissue. This process of cooling naturally triggers the death of the targeted fat cells, which are gradually eliminated, causing the fat layer present in target problem areas (arms, belly, thighs, love handles, double chin) to reduce in thickness.