benefit-of-coolsculpting-300x200In my last blog post – Benefits of CoolSculpting® – I highlighted many key advantages that CoolSculpting® can provide patients who are interested in non-surgical fat reduction. While the benefits I listed do play a significant role in distinguishing this innovative treatment from other alternatives, I wanted to delve a bit deeper into what really makes CoolSculpting® unique.

Much like patients interested in liposuction, those seeking CoolSculpting® have typically become fed up with stubborn fat that does not go away with diet and exercise. However, unlike liposuction, CoolSculpting® is completely non-invasive and rarely requires downtime, effectively making it more appealing to people who maintain busy schedules, are not interested in surgery, and/or are not candidates to undergo a surgical procedure.

What makes CoolSculpting® even more unique is a process by the name of cryolipolysis. In short, cryolipolysis essentially freezes fat cells, which eventually leads to their death. All of our body’s cells are sensitive to a particular temperature, and this machine is designed to take fat cells down to the specific degree to which only they are sensitive, effectively leaving other, surrounding cells unharmed. Once the targeted fat cells die, they will then metabolize normally and exit the body through natural processes.

In the end, the results from CoolSculpting® are excellent on the appropriate candidate. Results are not typically as aggressive or obvious as with liposuction, but not every patient needs a dramatic change. That being said, with enough treatments on a given area, we are able to achieve very similar results.

Tiffany McCormack, MD, FACS

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