Zeltiq CoolSculpting – Freeze Your Fats and Sculpt Your Body
Simply losing weight may not always be enough to get that great body shape. You may have tried all kinds of diets and taken up all sorts of exercise regimes. Perhaps you’ve exhausted that gym membership and have even given slimming pills a shot.
They probably worked to some extent. Step on a scale, and you see that your weight went down. But then you look in a mirror, and your body still doesn’t have that toned, slender, defined shape.
And there’s a good reason for that.
Just losing weight may not be enough. That’s because some fats are incredibly difficult to get rid of. And it’s those stubborn fats that ruin the shape you probably want, staying where they should not be while the rest of your body loses weight.
But there’s a solution. The stubborn fats is exactly what fat freezing helps with.
What is fat freezing?
Fat freezing, as its name suggests, freezes your fats. Now, if that sounds scary, rest assured it isn’t at all.
Put simply, we use a special device to cool the fatty tissue, which makes the fat cells die off. And it’s incredibly safe for one very simple reason. When we lower the temperature, fat cells freeze and die before any of your other cells.
So, by selecting just the right temperature to cool the fat cells, only those fat cells are destroyed.
This technique is called cryolipolysis.
Zeltiq CoolSculpting is a device that performs cryolipolysis. It does not just ensure that the temperature applied is correct, but it performs the cooling at the lowest possible temperature that is safe. This gives is 50% higher efficiency than the average. Yet, it is so safe that it is actually clinically certified by the US FDA.
Also, Zeltiq CoolSculpting has customized treatment heads designed to target fats in different parts of your body.
One of the best things is that it even has uniquely designed cooling plates so that even in areas of your body where fat cannot be easily “grabbed”, the cryolipolysis treatment can still be effectively performed.
What About Liposuction?
Another common approach for targeted fat loss is liposuction. Liposuction is a procedure done by a plastic or dermatological surgeon that surgically removes fat.
While effective, it is an invasive process, which carries with it risks of complications and a prolonged recovery time.
These reasons are why; increasingly, people prefer non-invasive options.
In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there has been a 6% increase from 2017 to 2018 in non-invasive fat reduction procedures alone.
So How Does Zeltiq CoolSculpting Work?
Since we know that fat cells freeze and die first, Zeltiq CoolSculpting basically cools your fat cells to just the right temperature so that they die but leave the rest of your cells perfectly healthy.
The rest of your tissues remain unharmed and don’t suffer any tissue damage at all.
Once your fat cells die off, your body’s natural immune response kicks in. And this is a good thing. Your body basically says, “hey, there’s a bunch of dead fat cells lying around as debris, let me clear it off.”
And your body then goes to work, ridding you of those fat cells in a completely natural way.
Nothing about the process is invasive. There are no needles or cuts. And therefore, the side effects are minimal or even non-existent.
Which Parts Of My Body Can Zeltiq Coolsculpting Target?
The US FDA has approved Zeltiq CoolSculpting to target these areas of the body:
- Under the chin and jawline
- Flanks or love handles
- Bra fat
- Back fat
- Underneath the buttocks and upper arms
What’s The Procedure Like?
Once you have discussed with your clinician which areas of fats you would like to target, your clinician then uses an applicator to cool those specific areas. This causes the fats to break down.
You will feel a sensation of suction, which is then followed by a cooling sensation. Then your skin starts to numb.
We will then massage your skin to encourage and facilitate the breaking down of the dead fat cells. It is not a painful massage.
Generally, the treatment session takes only around 40 to 60 minutes, depending on which areas of fat you wish to target.
Does It Hurt?
Most people find that Zeltiq CoolSculpting does not hurt much. In fact, many people describe it as mildly uncomfortable.
The discomfort is generally so mild, that you probably can read a book, or watch a movie, during the process. Some people even manage to fall asleep!
Is There Downtime?
The fat freezing process does not leave any scars. You quite literally can pop into a clinic for a quick treatment session, leave, and continue with your day’s activities right after.
Since the fat freezing process is completely non-invasive, you will most likely feel completely normal after your treatment.
You might feel some mild side effects, but generally nothing too serious. Side effects include:
- Some mild swelling.
- Bruising, redness or aching where the fat freezing occurred.
- Some of the surrounding area.
These usually disappear within 1 to 3 weeks.
When Can I Expect Results?
Generally, it takes about one to two weeks for you to see the results of fat freezing.
With Zeltiq CoolSculpting, you can expect to see about 20% of fat reduction within 4 to 6 months. It’s not instantaneous, and you do need to be a little patient.
Across the next few months, you will definitely observe the fat reduction, and it will progressively show up in the form of your leaner, more sculpted and defined figure.
Will I Gain Back The Fats?
The incredible thing is that the results can be permanent.
If you gain weight, the fat cells (especially in the remaining areas) will grow in size. You can read more on the view of other experts here.
But, if you maintain your diet, and don’t gain outright put on weight, then the results are permanent.
Therefore, after you’ve gone through the fat freezing treatment, it is important to consider a sustainable diet that helps you maintain your current weight. You can, of course, add in an exercise regime if you want to go the extra mile.
How Many Sessions Do I Need?
The number of sessions you will need does differ from person to person.
For some, it may be ideal to go for a 2nd or even a 3rd session to cover more extensive areas for fat reduction. Certainly, multiple sessions can help to bring more visible results.
What If I Have Existing Medical Conditions?
If you suffer from cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, you should not consider fat freezing. It could lead to severe medical complications.
How Does Pricing Work?
The cost of fat freezing is dependent on the targeted areas and the number of areas you wish to target.
For example, more extensive areas such as the abdomen may require more application cycles during a session. Specific patterns of fat distribution will require applications at different angles. And this would lead to the use of more applicators.
It is very important that you have a consult with our experienced clinicians. During this session, we will design a plan that suits you and your goals.
That said, an application cycle of Zeltiq CoolSculpting costs upwards of S$387. But this, again, depends on the number of sessions and the area of fat cells targeted.
Get A Sculpted Body With Zeltiq CoolSculpting
Zeltiq CoolSculpting is a safe, painless and fuss-free fat freezing treatment.
It is completely non-invasive, and does not saddle you with any downtime. Side effects, if any, are mild.
If you have areas of stubborn fats that refuse to break down and go away, no matter how hard you try with diets and exercise, fat freezing may be the right solution for you.
Once frozen and destroyed, your body’s own natural process clears away your stubborn fat cells, and they stay gone, leaving you with a beautiful, defined figure.