Liposuction is the surgical way to reduce fat. But, while liposuction is effective, many men and women want an easier, non-surgical alternative. Fortunately, technological advancements have led to the development of non-invasive fat reduction treatments like CoolSculpting®. These treatments attack stubborn bulges without scalpels, anesthesia, or lengthy recovery times, are FDA approved, and are safe and effective.
CoolSculpting® is the most popular non-invasive fat reduction treatment on the market and slims the treatment area by destroying fat cells with extreme cooling. Other components of the body, such as skin, nerves, muscles, and blood cells, are not harmed by the treatment. Millions of treatments have been performed worldwide. Rave reviews and impressive before and after images prove that this non-surgical alternative really works.
Many factors affect your ability to lose weight, some of which are beyond your control. These factors include genetics, gender, and more. Some people may lose an impressive amount of weight through diet and exercise. For others, surgical solutions may be more effective. However, no matter how hard you try, unsightly fat deposits can remain. Fortunately, CoolSculpting® can help reduce those stubborn bulges and give you the toned figure you desire.
What Is Stubborn Fat?
Stubborn fat refers to localized fat deposits that do not respond to even the most dedicated diet and exercise efforts. Most people have a few problem areas of fat regardless of their lifestyle or activity level because not all fat is the same.
The number of fat cells in the body can only increase during childhood. After puberty, the number of fat cells a person has—and the way they are distributed—remains fixed. Hormones, genetics, and gender influence how many fat cells you end up with, and where they are stored. Women’s bodies typically distribute more fat cells to the lower body (hips, thighs, buttocks), whereas men’s bodies are more likely to store excess fat in the belly, flanks, chin, and chest.
Why Aren’t These Fat Deposits Going Away?
Not all fat cells are alike. Some fat cells are designed to release fat into the bloodstream for metabolism when the body needs to produce energy. Stubborn fat bulges are mostly comprised of fat cells that are designed to store fat, not release it. These “stubborn” fat cells remain no matter how you diet, how hard you exercise, or how much money you spend on sessions with a personal trainer.
Fat Reduction with CoolSculpting®
CoolSculpting® uses advanced cooling technology to freeze and kill fat cells. Once frozen, the cells are eliminated as waste over about 12 weeks. Once fat cells are removed, they cannot return, leading to long-term fat reduction.
It is crucial to note that fat reduction procedures are not weight-loss solutions. Fat reduction treatments, such as CoolSculpting® or liposuction, are popular solutions to reduce the remaining stubborn, unsightly pads of fat that persist. With CoolSculpting®, individuals who lose a lot of weight can contour any residual “problem areas” for a long-lasting reduction in the abdomen, love handles, double chin, and more.
If you are interested in finding out if CoolSculpting® is right for you, contact Dr. Angela Merlo of Lawrenceville and Princeton, NJ, by calling (609) 482-3503 or by filling out our online contact form to schedule a consultation.