When we start a new diet, we want to maintain the results for as long as possible. But according to Gary Foster, Ph.D. and clinical director of the Eating and Weight Disorders Program at the University of Pennsylvania, nearly 65% of dieters regain every pound they have lost in 3 years.
The new localized fat reduction method may be the answer to this problem. It can make you feel warmer with just a little help from a cold. We would like to give you a short presentation of a fat-freezing procedure that promises safe, fast, and long-lasting fat-burning results.
What Is Fat Freezing?
Fat freezing or cold modeling is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. It is an innovative cosmetic treatment that can bypass your body by freezing fat cells for a period of time to decrease the amount of them that develop.
It helps reduce fat, which is not the same as losing weight. These are fat cells that our body just produced during adolescence. This fixed number of cells does not change with diet and exercise. Losing weight just means that these cells get smaller. Once the weight is regained, they increase in size.
After a cold modeling procedure, fat cells are removed forever so that they do not migrate to another part of the body. This treatment may not change your weight, but it will definitely change your appearance.
How Was It Discovered?
The medical term for killing fat cells using cold temperatures is known as cryolipolysis. It was discovered by scientists Dieter Manstein, MD, and R. Rox Anderson, MD, who noticed that some children who loved to eat popsicles had fat on their cheeks. They noticed that these popsicles were freezing and shedding the fat cells in that area.
Thus was born the idea that cold could affect fat cells, which was later developed to be a popular body shaping procedure to help people look slimmer without dieting, exercising, or damaging their skin.
How Does It Work?
During cold sculpting procedures, patients rest in a chair for up to two hours. Treatment requires the use of rounded paddles that vacuum a problem skin area like a vacuum cleaner.
These cooling panels gently target and crystallize the fat cells under the skin. During the process, doctors monitor the temperature of the skin to make sure it is not harmful to the body.
Once treated, the fat cells are frozen by a controlled cooling machine and die. Over time, they leave the body through a natural elimination process. They are gone forever, so you can enjoy the sculpted look for longer.
Users may experience slight discomfort during the process. Only a few people reported severe pain at first. In fact, most people feel quite relaxed and even take a nap or watch a movie while the machine does all the work.
What Body Parts Does Cool Sculpting Target?
Fat freezing is approved for a limited number of parts of the body. Here are some of the most common problem areas that can be effectively addressed:
- Double chin
- Bra fat
- Back fat
- Flank of sides
- Fat underneath the buttocks
- Inner and outer thighs
Who Is It For?
Coolsculpting is not for everyone. The treatment is designed for those seeking moderate improvement and wanting to lose stubborn fat that won’t go away with exercise or diet.
There are many factors that a doctor must consider before the procedure, such as the patient’s age and the quality of the skin. Is the skin elastic enough? Will it be okay after the fat is removed? Also, if someone has thick fabric, it will be difficult to get good results.
The biggest question doctors ask is whether this is good for your health. Before trying a treatment, you should consult a doctor. There are several medical conditions that can make the procedure risky.
How Soon Will You See Results?
Results may vary from person to person. It can take from several weeks to 3 months to see an improvement.
The results are not always predictable. Different parts of your body may not react in the same way to treatment. Sometimes patients may experience mild asymmetry. In that case, you may consider additional steps to resolve a problem. Discussions about other treatments can take place as soon as the final results are revealed.
Typically after 90 days of a single fat freeze session, patients can see a 20% to 25% reduction in fat on the treated body part. In most cases, one procedure is sufficient to obtain the best possible results.
What do you think of this local method of fat reduction? Would you like to try it? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.