Body contouring is one of the latest and greatest technologies in the cosmetic industry today. This technique enables fat removal in non-overweight individuals with stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise.
At A Younger You Medical Spa, our team uses a body contouring method called CoolSculpting Elite to help our patients achieve their aesthetic goals.
CoolSculpting Elite Fat-Freezing Treatment
CoolSculpting Elite is a revolutionary fat-freezing treatment technology that targets, freezes, and permanently eliminates treated fat cells in up to nine different areas.
This versatile and precise nonsurgical treatment allows you to target the troublesome areas where you’d like to remove stubborn fat cells.
The treatable areas for CoolSculpting Elite include:
- Under your jawline
- Under your chin
- Love handles
- Thighs (including inner, outer, and distal)
- Bra fat
- Upper arms
- Back fat
- Underneath the buttocks
When you visit us for a CoolSculpting Elite consultation, our team will customize a treatment plan specifically for you and your body contouring goals.
How CoolSculpting Elite Works
CoolSculpting Elite utilizes a revolutionary fat-freezing treatment technology called cryolipolysis.
Cryolipolysis is a nonsurgical fat reduction method that targets and reduces fat deposits using a cold temperature. This procedure reduces fat bulges and deposits that won’t respond to diet and exercise.
During your appointment, our medical professionals will use a special applicator to freeze the adipocytes (layer of fat cells) underneath your skin. We will use vacuum power to suction the fatty bulge in the applicator’s opening.
This will feel like slight tugging or pulling as the suction is working. You also feel cooling sensations as the cold is applied to the fat layers.
After the applicator is removed, we may employ massage for two or three minutes to help your fat cells break down so your body can eliminate them.
Why Is Fat So Stubborn?
You have two different types of fat on your body: subcutaneous and visceral.
Visceral fat attaches to internal organs like your pancreas and liver and is connected to a poor diet, smoking, lack of proper sleep, and a sedentary lifestyle.
Subcutaneous fat is the fat that exists right beneath your skin. Everyone has some degree of subcutaneous fat, which is a good thing! This type of fat helps regulate your hormones and keep your body insulated.
However, you might carry more noticeable bulges of subcutaneous fat in areas like your belly or your arms for one or more of the following reasons:
Your genetics play a role in your body fat distribution. There’s not much you can do about your genetics, which is why CoolSculpting nonsurgical treatment is such a helpful procedure.
Sometimes, stubborn body fat is due to a hormonal imbalance or an age-related issue like a slow metabolism. You could eat the healthiest diet of anyone you know and work out every day but still be unable to get rid of fat.
That’s not your fault – sometimes fat is just stubborn! Luckily, CoolSculpting permanently destroys stubborn fat so you can achieve your aesthetic and lifestyle goals.
How Are Fat Cells Permanently Destroyed?
Research has demonstrated that fat cells experience more damage from cold temperatures than other cells. The conclusions of one study indicated that cold temperatures injure fat cells.
When this injury to fat cells occurs, it triggers an inflammatory response in your body. Your body creates a type of white blood cells called macrophages to remove the debris (the dead fat cells) from your body. This results in the permanent removal of fat from the treated areas.
How Long Does It Take to See Results?
The results from CoolSculpting Elite are not immediate since the process relies in part on your body’s ability to rid itself of the dead fat cells.
Most patients start to notice changes as early as three weeks after their first treatment, with optimal results visible after around two months.
How Much Fat Can CoolSculpting Remove?
Studies on CoolSculpting Elite show that patients see an average fat reduction rate of between 15% to 28% four months after the treatment.
CoolSculpting Elite Benefits
Some of the many benefits to CoolSculpting Elite as a fat removal method include:
- Non-invasive and nonsurgical (no incisions required)
- Low-risk (no risk of infection)
- No sedation or anesthesia required
- Full-body results
- No downtime or recovery time
- Available to patients of all ages and fitness levels
- Permanent fat removal
- No damage to blood vessels, nerve fibers, or muscles
- No lasting damage to the skin
Compared to other fat reduction methods that require surgery, extensive recovery time, and carry potential risks, CoolSculpting nonsurgical treatment is one of the best options currently available to get rid of stubborn fat.
Is CoolSculpting a Weight Loss Procedure?
It’s important to note that CoolSculpting Elite is not a weight loss procedure. As a body contouring procedure, CoolSculpting targets stubborn fat deposits in areas where dieting and exercise aren’t working.
How is this different from weight loss?
With weight loss procedures, you’re getting rid of way more than just fat cells. You’re removing fluids, muscle, skin, and more. Weight loss procedures are typically surgical and performed on patients who suffer from obesity.
CoolSculpting is appropriate for individuals in a healthy BMI range, but it is not suitable for significantly overweight patients.
CoolSculpting Elite Consultations in Brookfield and Burlington, WI
If you’ve been working hard to eliminate fat with diet and exercise, you might feel discouraged not seeing the results you want.
For fat removal, A Younger You Medical Spa serves clients in the greater Brookfield and Burlington areas, including Waukesha, Milwaukee, and New Berlin.
To get started on your body contouring journey with CoolSculpting Elite, contact us today for a consultation!