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Freezing Fat: CoolSculpting 101

Posted by Nima | September 16, 2020

If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you are looking for a simple and noninvasive method to get rid of unwanted fat. Well, you’ve come to the right place. We here at the NIMA Institute are experts in the only Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved way to get rid of stubborn fat, CoolSculpting. So, does CoolSculpting really just freeze fat? Where does the fat go? Will it come back? Does it hurt? These are all important questions to ask. We will take a deep dive into what CoolSculpting is and what it is not. Let’s start at the beginning: what is CoolSculpting?  

CoolSculpting: What is it?  

CoolSculpting is a new way to get rid of that stubborn fat! This new technology freezes fat cells by using controlled cooling in a targeted area. Over the next few weeks and even months, your body will naturally eliminate those fat cells. Once the cells are frozen in the targeted area, the fat there will never come back. CoolSculpting is a noninvasive version of Liposuction. You can use CoolSculpting on unwanted fat in the abdominal area, back, and other areas that are not as you’d like them to be. Once you set up your free consultations our experts will determine how many sessions and where the CoolSculpting should take place. The number of months it takes to see your full results will depend on the amount of sessions you go through.   

How does it work? 

In the process of CoolSculpting you first schedule a consultation. During this consultation you will express your concerns about the problem areas that you’d like treated. We here at NIMA will determine whether or not you are eligible for a CoolSculpting treatment, then we will determine where and how many treatments will be the best for you. When you arrive at your first appointment, we will walk you through all the steps, and then we begin! The CoolSculpting machine is placed on your target area (the amount of time you are there is also determined during the consultation). At first you will feel intense cooling, deep pulling, tugging, pinchingnumbness, or discomfort then, most of our customers end up not feeling anything because of the cool sensation. Our customers can do anything while they are going through the process. Some customers read, listen to music, catch up on some Z’s and even work! After the treatment, you can get back to your normal life. No down time is required.  

You may be able to see results within 3 weeks of your first session, but most folks will see their full treatment results after 2 months. Your results will depend on how many sessions and where you get the treatment done. Some people see results up to 6 months after treatment!  

Are there side effects? 

Like with anything, there are some side effects that you may experience post-treatment with CoolSculpting. But, as we stated before, CoolSculpting has been deemed safe by the FDA! The FDA has approved CoolSculpting as the only safe and effective way to get rid of fat non-surgically. We already spoke about what you will feel during the procedure, so what about after? Keep in mind that these are temporary side effects. 

  • Bruising 
  • Firmness 
  • Numbness 
  • Pain  
  • Redness 
  • Stinging 
  • Swelling 
  • Tingling 

Rare side effects may also occur as well. There are some people that should not have CoolSculpting done hence, why we have our consultation before your appointment to ensure that you are the right candidate.  You should not have a CoolSculpting procedure if you have cryoglobulinemia, paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, or obesity.   

Does the fat come back?  

Most of our customers are so excited about their post-CoolSculpting results that they are motivated to keep off the weight. However, if fat does come back it is more likely to come back more evenly, rather than stay in one area. The area that you got the treatment on has had all of the fat cells killed and the cells cannot grow back in the same density  

CoolSculpting is not for those who have been diagnosed with obesity. The perfect candidate is one that has tried dieting and exercise but just has that fat that just doesn’t want to leave. Like we stated before, CoolSculpting is the nonintrusive version of Liposuction. If you had ever considered going through a Liposuction surgery, perhaps giving CoolSculpting a bit of research before you make your decision. 

Are there other options?  

Yes, of course there are other options when it comes to fat removal. However, these options are far more intrusive and require the down time that you may not have: 

  • Liposuction 
  • Diet and exercise 
  • Radiofrequency lipolysis or Vanquish 
  • TruSculpt 
  • Kybella 

 It’s important to do your research before deciding which options you deem the best. We suggest looking at post-op photos and reviews. One of the reasons that folks seem to love CoolSculpting is because of the no down time aspect. Life gets busier and busier, and CoolSculpting is the quickest way to get back to your day-to-day life. Most other fat removal treatments will require recovery time that most people don’t have. Keep this in mind as you decided which treatment is best for you.  

Freezing Fat: change your life 

If you’ve tried everything you can to get rid of those areas that make your self-confidence plummet, it may be time to try something new. Not everyone has the time to become a total gym-rat, and we understand that. We here at NIMA want you to live your happiest and healthiest life. If you’ve established a solid, healthy lifestyle but that muffin top just won’t go away, CoolSculpting could be the way to change everything. There are plenty of alternatives to CoolSculpting and you should explore and research those as much as you can. However, we think that you’ll love how you look and feel post-CoolSculpting. This non-surgical treatment has changed many lives and it may just change yours! Please feel free to contact us with any questions or to schedule your free consultation.  

What are you waiting for? Freeze that fat and change your life!