As we progress through life we can expect to enjoy the advantages that growing in age can provide us: wisdom, knowledge, a higher salary and better job security (hopefully). However, the Yin to this Yang that certainly irks many people is the deceleration of our metabolism.
Like a splinter in your flesh, your inability to shift those last few stubborn pounds – despite all the hard work that you’ve put in – only leads to a wave of frustration and a will to give up.
However, it is not all doom and gloom! Once again science has come to our aid, with the introduction of coolsculpting.
What is Coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting is a non-surgical process that essentially freezes the fat in your body so that over time your body will naturally process the fat out of your system.
The important thing to remember here is that fat loss is all about fat CELLS. At some point during our teens, our body fixes a set number of fat cells to stay with us over our lifetime. Generally speaking, gaining or losing weight doesn’t affect the number of cells in your body but instead, it changes the size of the fat cells. Typically, when you lose weight, you will reduce the size of the fat cells BUT the number of fat cells will remain the same. So in a nutshell:
- a) Weight gain = fat cells get bigger
- b) Weight loss = fat cells get smaller
What makes coolsculpting for fat loss unique is that this procedure has the ability to safely target fat cells under the skin through precise cooling. This essentially crystalizes (freezes) and kills the targeted fat cells, and then over time, you will eliminate these dead cells out of your body.
The Cranley Clinic offers an in-depth overview of what the treatment is and how it works on their dedicated Coolsculpting page.
How Long Until I Can Expect to See Results?
This is a difficult question to answer since it tends to vary from person to person. In some cases, you might see results after three weeks, although sometimes the final result isn’t visible until six months after treatment.
The main proven benefit of this procedure is that it can provide you with long-term results that will help make you feel more comfortable with your body.
How Expensive Is Coolsculpting?
- This depends on a number of factors:
- Geographical location
- The surgeon
- The complexity of the operation
However, expect to see average rates of approximately £1,500 in the UK.
Who Qualifies For Coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting is not for everyone and it certainly is not a treatment for obesity. However, this procedure is particularly effective in eradicating stubborn areas of fat on your body for good.
The ideal candidate is someone who is in overall good health and does not need to lose a substantial amount of weight. For more information about the possible side effects, click here.