Whether it’s an inspiration from the bikini weather or magazine models, it seems like everywhere we go, people are looking more and more in shape. It’s easy to feel like you have fallen behind on the get-fit curve, but the problem is not always as simple as just not having time for the gym. Stubborn fat resistant to diet and exercise is a problem for a lot of people, where no matter what they do, those pockets of extra flab just don’t seem to go away. This could be due to something as permanent as genetics or as fleeting as merely not knowing the proper workouts.
Whatever the case may be, in addition to a quick solution, almost everyone dealing with stubborn fat is also looking for results that last. We don’t want our summer bodies to appear for only the summer. We want to look great during all seasons, but maintaining a rigorous workout regimen may not be easy or even affordable for all. With high gym costs and the lack of time available during our daily lives, staying fit for the long-term can pose quite the challenge.
CoolSculpting: Your Solution to Stubborn Fat Cells
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure that uses cryolipolysis-inducing technology to freeze the fat underneath the skin. Cryolipolysis is a fancy way of essentially saying freezing and destroying fat cells. CoolSculpting is a quick and easy treatment that takes at most two hours, varying on the size of the patient’s fat pocket and the location of the treated body part. Once complete with the CoolSculpting procedure, the body then clears out the dead fat cells through its normal waste elimination process.
Let’s take a moment to talk about the fat cells in your body. Everyone has a finite number of fat cells, even the fit models that you see in magazines and commercials. When a person gains weight, their fat cells expand, and when you lose weight they shrink. So, in theory, a person can have the same amount of fat cells in their system as you, but due to genetics or working out, they appear slimmer and more contoured.
How Long Your CoolSculpting Results Will Last
When the CoolSculpting procedure kills the fat cells, they are dead for good. Unlike hair, these cells do not grow back, meaning CoolSculpting results should, in theory, be long-lasting since it eventually causes the body’s total number of fat cells to decrease, not just shrink. That being said, the remaining cells can still expand in a way that looks different from how one’s body would look with their previously-existing fat cells. If one gains weight after CoolSculpting, they may appear slimmer than usual even with the added mass. Still, the best way to maintain the results is by adopting a healthier lifestyle, even if in just incremental steps.
How Soon Do CoolSculpting Results Appear?
Now that you are excited about the potential results, you may be asking yourself how soon you will notice them? Unlike the more invasive fat removal procedures, such as liposuction, the results may not be seen right away. Most doctors say that the results won’t show until at least four weeks after, and peak results at eight weeks. It’s also important to note that CoolSculpting usually even requires more than one treatment. This ranges per person depending once again on size and location. Talk to your doctor to have a better sense of how many treatments you may need to achieve the results you desire.