You’ve done the work. You’ve put in the time. You spent those long hours working towards the body you always wanted; and now it’s beginning to show. But there’s one problem: stubborn fat deposits that won’t decrease in size no matter how many sit-ups you do. You might feel discouraged, but you aren’t alone. Many people struggle to achieve their ideal image due to residual fat that won’t disappear, but body sculpting with CoolSculpting at Male Medical Group in San Antonio, TX can help you finish contouring your body and boost your confidence in just a few months.
What Is Body Sculpting With CoolSculpting Technology?
CoolSculpting is the painless, non-invasive answer to all your body sculpting issues. It was approved by the FDA in 2009 and is now favored by both patients and doctors thanks to its effective treatment of unwanted fat and long-lasting results. Using temperatures low enough to kill excess fat cells, this treatment can reduce the size of unattractive pockets or bulges of fat without affecting the surrounding area. With CoolSculpting, you can be confident that the treatment you’ve selected can finally address your aesthetic concerns.
Freeze Your Fat Away
As its name communicates, this revolutionary approach to body sculpting uses controlled cool temperatures to target areas of collected fat. Through a process known as cryolipolysis, the treatment freezes a section of fat. This kills the affected fat cells, which are broken down and excreted safely by the liver over several months. Since the unwanted fat cells are completely destroyed during treatment, there’s zero chance of fat returning to the area as long as you’re taking the necessary measures to maintain your ideal appearance after treatment.
Target Stubborn Areas
Unlike other body sculpting treatments, CoolSculpting is incredibly versatile and can be used to treat almost any part of the body. Common target treatment areas include the chest, upper arms, flanks and buttocks, abdomen, and thighs.More challenging areas, such as the knees, chin, under-buttock region, and underarm area, can also be efficiently treated.
With your doctor’s guidance, this treatment is able to treat fat deposits wherever they may appear on your body. You’ll be able to see your form become more toned and slim before your eyes, giving you greater satisfaction with your overall appearance.
Reveal Toned Muscle
For many people, it’s not the workout that’s the most challenging part of toning their muscles. It’s the process of burning away the fat that can easily hide their muscle-building progress. CoolSculpting is ideal for those who wish to see their muscles fully revealed. It’s a favorite treatment for the abdomen and chest, where fat deposits can even hide a six-pack. This treatment can be effective to tone the arms, legs, thighs, buttocks, and flanks, where just a small amount of fat can make muscles appear soft and can even cause you to appear older or heavier than you really are.
For those on a fitness journey, satisfaction is often found in seeing how far they’ve come in the mirror. Fat deposits can hide this progress and are notoriously difficult to target through diet and exercise. A few CoolSculpting sessions can help you show off your new body and let your toned muscles speak for themselves.
Personalize Your Treatment
You’re a unique person, and your doctor can help you choose a unique, personalized treatment plan to realize your aesthetic goals. This can depend on several factors, including the number of areas you wish to treat and the amount of fat in each target area. In general, a single session of CoolSculpting can result in a 25% reduction in fat. For some patients, this is enough reduction for one small fat deposit and leaves them satisfied with their final result.
Other patients may find that more than one treatment is needed to adequately meet their expectations, especially if there are a few fat deposits with a higher concentration of fat cells. These areas can require several treatments, which are generally spread out over 6-8 weeks. This timing allows the body to expel the dead fat cells between appointments. Your doctor can evaluate each treated area one to two months after your appointments to determine whether an additional session would be beneficial to help you meet your treatment goals.
This body contouring solution offers long-lasting, sometimes permanent results with few, if any, side effects. You’ll be able to sit back and relax as your doctor carefully treats pockets of fat, then return to your normal schedule with zero downtime. In just a few months, you’ll see noticeable results that can last for years with proper diet and exercise. Best of all, you’ll feel more at home in your own skin and more eager to show off the body you’ve worked so hard to achieve.
Although this treatment is non-surgical, you should seek the care of an experienced doctor who can oversee your treatment and ensure that you see the best results possible. Your doctor will help you create a personalized treatment plan and can answer any questions you may have during the treatment process.
The first step in your journey to a more toned body is an initial consultation with your doctor. This appointment gives your doctor the chance to examine your areas of concern in person, propose a treatment plan tailored to your unique situation, and explain what to expect during and after treatment in more detail. It also allows your doctor to give you specific instructions on how to prepare for treatment and how to best maintain your results.
During this appointment, you should be ready to share your medical history, previous body sculpting treatments, weight loss history, and information about your normal diet and exercise regimens. Your doctor may also ask you to disclose any current medications. Once your doctor has approved you for treatment, you can begin preparing for your appointment.
For most patients, there is little to no preparation required before a CoolSculpting session. You can continue to eat, exercise, and take your regular medications as normal unless your doctor instructs otherwise. Before your appointment, you may wish to avoid blood-thinning pain relievers like ibuprofen and aspirin. These have been known to contribute to mild bruising in the treatment area.
You may want to bring your own entertainment to your appointment, which normally takes between one to three hours depending on the area(s) being treated. Many patients find that their phone is plenty of entertainment, while others opt to bring a book, a magazine, or even a little extra work to finish during their treatment. You may decide to simply lie back and take a relaxing nap. When you wake up, your body will already be breaking down fat deposits.
During your appointment, you can expect your doctor to be on-hand to answer any last-minute questions you may have before treatment begins. You’ll sit or lie down, allowing your doctor to identify the target area and use a special handheld device to apply the cooling temperatures to the fat pocket. You’ll likely feel a chill, especially during the first 5-10 minutes, but most patients report that there is no discomfort and that the sensation can even feel relaxing as the area reaches the ideal temperature for fat cell destruction.
The length of your session will depend on the size and number of the areas you’re treating. Most sessions take 1-3 hours, although longer appointments may be necessary for some patients. For some schedules, this treatment can fit into a lunch break, making it convenient for almost every patient. Once your appointment is complete, your doctor will assess the treated area and massage it briefly to help break up any frozen fat cells. After this, you’ll be free to return to your normal activities with no downtime.
For the first 24-48 hours, you may notice light bruising or tenderness in the treated areas. This is normal and can be addressed with a common pain reliever like ibuprofen. It may also benefit you to wear a compression garment, which can relieve tenderness by keeping light pressure on the treated area. Any tenderness should be gone in the first few days, after which point your body will be constantly breaking down and expelling the dead fat cells over the course of several months.
Most patients begin to see the treated areas changing in the first three to four weeks. You should begin to see your body profile become slimmer and any pockets or bulges caused by fat deposits should noticeably decrease in size. However, the full process takes up to three months and can be positively impacted by a nutritious, balanced diet and regular exercise.
Between one and three months after treatment, your final results should be visible. For most patients, this means that their treated area will be less noticeable overall. Fat deposits should be obviously reduced or gone, and toned muscle underneath the skin should be more apparent, allowing you to show off the hard work you’ve done at the gym. Overall, your body should appear slimmer and healthier, and you should feel that you have newfound confidence to match your new look.
How Long Do Results Last?
Once your treatment plan is completed, your results should be long-lasting; but it’s important to understand that this depends entirely on how committed you are to keeping your new body. The key to seeing your results last for years is maintenance, which can be achieved through an overall healthy lifestyle.
While this treatment is effective at killing fat cells and breaking down fat deposits, it can’t guarantee that your newly slimmed-down body will last if you aren’t prepared to make, or remain committed to, certain lifestyle changes. The most important changes you can make are to your diet and exercise habits.
After treatment, your doctor can give you specific advice on the best diet, exercise plan, and long-term goals for your personal health. Excessive weight gain should be avoided, as this process stretches remaining fat cells and can result in the return of unwanted pockets of fat in various parts of your body.
In a few years, you may find that unexpected weight gain has left some new fat deposits. The good news is that CoolSculpting can help address these issues even after you’ve completed your treatment plan. Your doctor can give you advice as you consider follow-up treatments, but repeating a treatment plan with CoolSculpting is safe and effective even though it isn’t considered as ideal as maintaining your results.
Will My Results Last Through Aging?
Over time, you will see your body continue to change as you age. This is a natural part of growing older and sometimes includes weakening of muscles, skin that becomes loose, and decreasing mobility. There is no way to permanently treat or reverse symptoms of aging, but the changes you make in your life during your CoolSculpting treatment experience can have a positive impact on the way you live your life as you grow older.
While it helps you contour your body, CoolSculpting can also help you commit to a dedicated, healthy lifestyle as you work to maintain your body sculpting results. You’ll be more careful about the foods you eat. You’ll be more willing to finish those challenging workouts at the gym. It’s more than likely that you’ll see all aspects of your health improve thanks to these changes. As time goes on, your lifestyle can keep your body looking and feeling its best, letting you enjoy your life without worrying about your appearance and helping you form life-changing habits.
Am I an Ideal Candidate?
As a body sculpting treatment, CoolSculpting is ideal for most patients who are seeking a non-invasive way to address stubborn fat deposits in various areas of their bodies. An ideal candidate should already have a generally healthy lifestyle. This should include a balanced diet and a regular exercise regimen. The ideal candidate should also be physically fit and close to their doctor’s recommended weight for their height, build, and health concerns. Their major aesthetic concern should be stubborn pockets of fat which are not able to be reduced through diet and exercise alone.
Most patients are between the ages of 25-55, although this treatment is safe and effective for all ages. This treatment is not ideal for those who are overweight as it cannot serve as a weight loss solution. In addition, CoolSculpting cannot be used to treat loose or sagging skin. If you experience either of these issues, you should talk to your doctor about possible treatments available to address your concerns. In general, you should consult your doctor during your initial consultation to determine whether this treatment is right for you.
Get a Consultation
Stop letting unwanted fat deposits affect your self-esteem and make you feel dissatisfied with your body. It’s time to take back control and discover the transformative power of CoolSculpting. Let the progress you’ve made training and toning your body take center stage by eliminating pockets of fat in just a few months. Choose the painless, FDA-approved treatment that’s proven to deliver results and can even help you commit to a healthier lifestyle in order to maintain your ideal results.
If you’re ready to learn more about CoolSculpting and how it can change your body for good, reach out to the experts at Male Medical Group in San Antonio, TX to schedule an initial consultation. We look forward to helping you reach your aesthetic goals!