Have you seen those ads or billboards promoting fat elimination without surgery? Have you read about the option to freeze-away fat in minutes? If so, chances are you have given CoolSculpting a thought or two but then kept going with your day. You may be a true believer in the saying, ‘if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is’. Let’s break down the hype and dispel the five most common CoolSculpting myths, so you can really decide if this hot new procedure is worth all the buzz.
Myth #1 – CoolSculpting sheds pounds for weight loss.
CoolSculpting is not a weight loss tool; the technique does not help you lose pounds. Instead, CoolSculpting will freeze fat cells in the target area, for example, the inner thighs, which are then naturally metabolized over the following two to three months. The controlled cooling method will eliminate up to 30% of the fat within the treated area for a more ideal contour.
Myth #2 – CoolSculpting improves sagging tissue.
While CoolSculpting does sculpt and contour areas that have held on to stubborn fatty tissue, the technique cannot restore tissue elasticity. CoolSculpting does encourage the tissue to bounce back to its youthful shape, however, if moderate to severe stretched skin remains once the fat cells are gone, a laser treatment or lift procedure may be necessary for optimal body contouring.
Myth #3 – CoolSculpting is limited to large, flabby areas.
CoolSculpting is a highly customizable treatment, with multiple applicators that make the technique successful on almost any area of the body. Not only for bigger, softer area, there is CoolSculpting handpiece designed for submental fat, also known as the double chin, as well as a handpiece made for nonpinchable fat, like that on the outer thigh. Wherever you are struggling with stubborn fat, CoolSculpting has you covered.
Myth #4 – CoolSculpting offers instant improvement.
Only one CoolSculpting session is needed for a 25-30% reduction in fatty tissue. However, the results are not seen right away. CoolSculpting freezes fat cells, which are then naturally metabolized and eliminated by the body. Patients will notice their results may begin to show in two to three weeks but the full benefits of treatment can take three to four months to appear.
Myth #5 – You cannot gain weight after CoolSculpting.
While it is true that the fat cells eliminated with CoolSculpting cannot regrow, you can still gain weight. The surrounding fat cells can still get bigger and bulkier, taking away from the benefits of your CoolSculpting efforts. For this reason, if patients want to enjoy their CoolSculpting results throughout the coming years, a healthy lifestyle must be followed. Those that eat well and take care of their body can relish in the fact that the area treated with CoolSculpting will look wonderful for years.
How much time and money have you spent on the quest to slim down? Probably more than you are willing to confess. Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique understands that even with a strict, healthy diet and a regular exercise routine, some areas of fat just won’t go away. If you are thinking that liposuction is your only hope for these annoying patches of adipose tissue, stop right there. For the right patient, CoolSculpting is an excellent choice for getting rid of unwanted fat without the cost, recovery time, and potential side-effects of lipo.
Call Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique at (832) 975-0604 for more information on CoolSculpting. Initial consultations are always free – so what do you have to lose, besides a few inches, of course?