While liposuction is a popular plastic surgery procedure to get rid of unwanted fat deposits, many people want a non-surgical alternative to restore slimmer contours. CoolSculpting is one of the foremost non-invasive body contouring treatment options in such cases.
A new patient who is considering CoolSculpting will typically have concerns about how much fat loss they may be able to achieve with this non-invasive technique. During the initial consultation, the treatment provider will evaluate the candidate’s fat tissue deposits and their unique anatomy to suggest how much fat they may be able to lose with CoolSculpting.
Remarkable and percipient board certified plastic surgeons at MBody provide CoolSculpting and various other procedures to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding locations.
Amount of Fat Loss
The amount of fat loss will differ between two patients, depending on the location of the fat deposits, the patient’s propensity to gain or lose fat, the number of treatments received, and the skill of the CoolSculpting treatment provider. Unlike plastic surgery, the fat loss with CoolSculpting will occur gradually because its unique cooling process will freeze the fat to eliminate them.
The frozen fat cells will gradually disintegrate and the fat will get absorbed by the body, leaving behind slimmer contours.
A majority of patients will be able to lose about 20 to 30 percent of fat in the treated sites. Fat reduction may become noticeable within weeks in some patients, but most can expect to achieve optimal fat loss in about three months. Results with CoolSculpting appear more natural because of the gradual loss of fat.
Optimizing Fat Loss
To achieve optimal fat loss and desirable body contours with CoolSculpting, one of the pre-requisites is that the patient should have the commitment to maintain a healthy body weight. Both while the treatment sessions are in progress and later on, the patient should be conscious about their diet and exercise.
Gaining weight during or after the treatment will allow the remaining fat cells in the body to expand, which will again build unsightly fat deposits. Patients should be aware that CoolSculpting is not a substitute for exercise and diet, and it is not a weight loss procedure. People who are able to maintain body weight within ideal or moderate levels will be able to extend the benefits of CoolSculpting for a long time.
Permanent Elimination of Fat Cells
The fat cells once eliminated with CoolSculpting will not return. These are gone for good from the site where CoolSculpting treatment was received. But the remaining fat cells can expand further if the patient is not conscious about maintaining body weight. CoolSculpting re-treatment may be possible in the long run if a patient needs it.
Experienced and fantastic cosmetic surgeons at MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and other cities and towns in this part of the northeast for CoolSculpting.
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