What Is CoolSculpting And How Does It Work?

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Posted March 04, 2014 in CoolSculpting®, by Dr. Fiorillo
What Is CoolSculpting And How Does It Work?

What is CoolSculpting and How Does It Work?

What is CoolSculpting? That’s the question people continually ask as news of the revolutionary fat-freezing procedure spreads. CoolSculpting is the top-rated, non-invasive option for body contouring and fat reduction. Using state-of-the-art equipment, CoolSculpting freezes away unwanted bulges and bumps.

Harvard scientists first discovered the basis for CoolSculpting when they learned that fat cells are more vulnerable to cold temperatures than skin cells are.

When fat cells are exposed to cooling with precise methods, they crystalize and are naturally eliminated through the body’s lymphatic system. This discovery led to the invention of CoolSculpting, a process that safely freezes fat deposits without harming the surrounding tissues.

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What is CoolSculpting Used For?

CoolSculpting is used to help healthy women and men eliminate stubborn areas of fat that won’t go away with diet and exercise. CoolSculpting is an ideal alternative to liposuction. It’s non-invasive, painless, and safe.

This effective procedure can be used to freeze fat from nearly any area of the body. The treatment most commonly targets:

  • The back
  • The chest (for men and women)
  • Upper arms
  • Double chin and neck fat
  • Fat above the knees
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • The armpits
  • Abdomen
  • The hips and “love handles”
  • Buttocks

CoolSculpting requires minimal to no downtime. You can return to normal activities immediately after a CoolSculpting appointment.

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What is CoolSculpting Not Meant to Do?

CoolSculpting helps to improve your body’s contours and makes you appear to be thinner and more toned. However, the fat freezing procedure isn’t meant to help with weight loss. It is a body contouring treatment that reduces isolated pockets of fat.

Weight loss or gain is a result of fat cells shrinking or growing inside the body. CoolSculpting actually decreases the number of fat cells, but not their size. The fat cells frozen by CoolSculpting can’t migrate to other parts of the body because they are naturally eliminated after treatment.

Related article: DIY CoolSculpting: Freezing Fat at Home Doesn’t Work

What Are the Benefits of CoolSculpting?

When it comes to conquering those stubborn trouble spots, you usually have two choices: Work harder to see if your body will respond or make peace with some extra bulges here and there. CoolSculpting offers a third choice: To eliminate problem areas quickly and safely.

The benefits of CoolSculpting include:

  • FDA approved
  • No downtime
  • Non-invasive
  • Able to target specific areas
  • Effective

So, in a nutshell, what is CoolSculpting? CoolSculpting is an ideal solution for troublesome pockets of fat.

Will CoolSculpting Work for Me?

Now that you understand what CoolSculpting is, you’re probably wondering whether CoolSculpting is the right procedure to help you. If you can’t get rid of stubborn fat bulges, no matter how hard you try with diet or exercise, the answer is probably yes.

Related article: How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost?

The best way to learn whether you’re a good candidate for CoolSculpting is to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Fiorillo, the most sought-after provider of CoolSculpting in Pearl River, NY.

With a consultation, Dr. Fiorillo will determine whether CoolSculpting is right for you. He’ll work with you to customize a plan of treatment that meets your goals without compromising your budget. Contact Dr. Fiorillo today by calling (845) 842-1258 or completing the simple contact form below.


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