Summer is almost here, and you are already looking forward to June weddings, wearing your favorite warm weather outfits and spending more time outdoors. This summer promises to be full of fun, friendships and adventure, so why let a few problem areas on your body rain on your parade. CoolSculpting® is an innovative, non-surgical procedure that reduces fat. That’s right. You can tone and tighten your body without surgery. Here are some ways to get the most out of your CoolSculpting® procedures.
Smaller is Better
The technology and simplicity of CoolSculpting® may have you making a laundry list of areas on your body that need a little fat reduction help but starting small is a better approach. You will still need to follow a healthy lifestyle of eating right and exercising. CoolSculpting® should complement these habits rather than replace them. The combination of staying active and using CoolSculpting® for smaller areas produces the best results.
Modify Your Exercise Routine
One of the most common reasons that men and women have problem areas on their bodies is that they follow the same exercise routine for years. Changing up your routine breathes new life into the experience and gives new muscles a chance to develop. You can work with a personal trainer to find out which exercises should be added to target your problem areas.
Variety in Your Diet
Fat retention and poor muscle mass are linked to nutritional deficiencies in your body. Take a look at the foods that you eat and make sure that you are getting a variety of nutrients. Speak with a registered dietician to learn about better meal planning that fits your busy schedule and lifestyle.
Work with an Experienced Plastic Surgeon
When you are considering CoolSculpting® treatments, choose an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon for the procedures. A plastic surgeon offers an in-depth and comprehensive viewpoint about ways to remedy your most troubling aesthetic concerns.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Sanjay Lalla to Learn More About CoolSculpting®.
Please click here to view before and after images of the CoolSculpting® procedure. For more information about CoolSculpting®, contact Dr. Lalla at (973) 324-9455.
You work out regularly. You eat right. But those stubborn love handles just won’t go away. Don’t give up. There may be a better way with CoolSculpting, an FDA-approved procedure that freezes stubborn fat that diet and exercise can’t eliminate. During the procedure, the CoolSculpting machine gently pinches a specific area using two panels, drastically cooling it. Fat cells then begin to crystallize without harming the surrounding tissue. As the crystallized cells die, the body disposes of them. And once the cells are gone, they do not return. If you’re thinking about trying CoolSculpting, here are the top misconceptions and truths about the procedure:
Myth #1: CoolSculpting is an effective treatment for obesity Fact: This procedure is better suited for patients looking to reduce excess fat in targeted areas in the body like stomach rolls and back fat. If you can pinch more than two cm of fat, CoolSculpting may be right for you. It is not successful on patients who are obese.
Myth #2: You need several treatments to see results Fact: One 60-minute session generally provides the desired results. However, you may choose to undergo more than one session depending on the number of areas you want to treat, how stubborn the area of fat is, and how much of your body you wish to target.
Myth #3: CoolSculpting is painful Fact: Most patients say that CoolSculpting results in only slight discomfort due to the pressure of the application and the intense cold, which goes away quickly. After your procedure you may have some mild nerve pain for a few days, but patients report that the results of CoolSculpting supersede any discomfort.
Myth #4: It takes a long time to see results Fact: Results vary from patient to patient, but most begin to see results about three weeks post-procedure, with increased visible results taking place in about two months, which is when your body rids itself of most of the crystallized fat cells. You will continue to see results for as long as six months after your CoolSculpting treatment.
Please click here to view before and after images of a CoolSculpting procedure. For more information about the positive effects of CoolSculpting, contact Dr. Lalla today at 973-324-9455.
Fat can be more stubborn than your mother-in-law. Sometimes, no matter how much exercise you do, no matter how severely you change your diet, the fat just stays. Kind of like said in-law at Thanksgiving!
But now Dr. Lalla can put the deep freeze on that fat for you with CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting is a procedure that gets rid of stubborn fat effectively and safely without surgery. It is the only procedure cleared by the FDA that utilizes controlled cooling to eliminate fat that is resistant to diet and exercise.
What is CoolSculpting? The theory behind CoolSculpting came from two Harvard scientists who observed that some children got dimples from eating popsicles. They assumed that the fat cells in the cheeks were dying from the cold temperatures, creating the leaner, dimpled cheeks. The same concept applies to CoolSculpting, which uses controlled cooling (Cryolipolysis) to target and kill fat cells. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding non-fat tissue. So, by precisely targeting the fat cells with the correct temperature, they are frozen and die. Over the next few weeks the dead fat cells are eliminated naturally by the body.
What is a session like?
In a CoolSculpting session, the device is positioned over the target fat pockets. The machine draws up the tissue in the area between two cooling panels. The sensation is one of firm pulling and a brief feeling of cold. The procedure is simple — you can read, listen to music, check email, even take a nap during your session. CoolSculpting is totally non-invasive, so you can return to your normal routine immediately. The results will be as pleasing as you’ve imagined. Over the next few weeks to months after your CoolSculpting procedure, your body will naturally eliminate the dead fat cells, and once they are gone these cells are gone for good. CoolSculpting results are permanent.