Imagine hearing about a non-invasive, non-surgical method that can permanently freeze away unwanted fat. Sound too good to be true? Well, believe it or not, this procedure already exists, and it’s known as CoolSculpting.
When someone learns we are expert providers, who have been CoolSculpting Knoxville TN for over 7 years, the following questions are almost always raised in conversation:
First, how does CoolSculpting function?
It’s the safest and most effective non-surgical body sculpting technology now on the market, but in order to get the best results, you need to be the ideal patient.
The next question is usually somewhere along the lines of, “Does it actually work? Can you use CoolSculpting on me?”
To put it simply, yes it works for the correct candidates. You might be a candidate for CoolSculpting if you have:
- Pinch-able body fat
- Realistic expectations for treatment
- No contraindications (medical reasons NOT to freeze fat).
Making an appointment for a consultation with us is the most effective and precise way to learn if CoolSculpting will be effective for you. But if you’re not ready to fully commit, let’s discuss the prerequisites that typically qualify potential CoolSculpting candidates. Here are our most commonly asked questions to determine eligibility before your consultation:
1. Do you have pinch-able body fat?
CoolSculpting involves using suction or non-suction hand-pieces to target stubborn, pinch-able fat located above the muscle wall. That is the major key: the fat must be located above the muscle wall. There are two types of fat that we’ll discuss to better understand this concept: subcutaneous fat and visceral fat. Subcutaneous fat is almost always pinch-able and located between the skin and the outer abdominal wall, while visceral fat lies in the spaces between the abdominal organs and in an apron of tissue called the omentum. Subcutaneous fat is the only type of fat that is FDA cleared to target with CoolSculpting. Visceral fat is more dangerous, linked to more health issues, and can NOT be targeted by body contouring treatments such as CoolSculpting.
2. Do you have a target area?
CoolSculpting is a body-contouring technique, not a means of reducing weight. While it isn’t defined as a weight loss treatment, CoolSculpting can serve as a catalyst by pushing you in the correct direction if you’re trying to lose weight. Because they are more motivated and have invested in themselves, many of our customers find it simpler to lose weight after a treatment. With each CoolSculpting treatment, you should anticipate a 20–25% fat reduction (on a bell curve). If you receive more than one round of treatment, the effects will build upon one another, allowing you to witness a more dramatic outcome. Regardless of your starting point, as long as you have the appropriate expectations, it doesn’t matter. There is little doubt that CoolSculpting can be tailored to treat greater areas and larger fat pockets. But if you want to lose weight, CoolSculpting won’t be the most effective way to do it. It’s fantastic if you want to use CoolSculpting as a spur for your fitness journey and target those hard-to-reach areas.
3. Can you wait a minimum of three months before seeing significant results?
In an ideal world, you would have gotten your results two weeks ago. However, realistically, what is your timeline? Results from CoolSculpting appear gradually, over the course of three weeks to three months. You will need 3-6 months prior to your “optimal timeframe” to see results in order to be a good candidate for CoolSculpting therapy. The majority of patients undergo a few cycles of therapy before their goal is achieved. That might entail making preparations a little earlier. You won’t obtain your findings in time if you have an important event coming up in two weeks. Timeline to outcomes is a crucial factor to take into account. If at all feasible, give yourself at least 3 months before expecting to see benefits.
Remember, not all CoolSculpting is created equal. As the old saying goes, every barber uses scissors but not every haircut is good. The same principle applies to CoolSculpting, just because a location offers these treatments doesn’t mean they’re experts at it. Having a skilled team makes all the difference in the outcomes you’ll see with CoolSculpting as a tool.
4. What is CoolSculpting Elite?
CoolSculpting Elite is the newest CoolSculpting technology. The new system uses dual C-shaped applicators to eliminate up to two times more fat, in nine different treatment areas. The new applicators possess up to an 18% larger cooling area, is able to conform to the body’s natural curves, and offers an improved fit over the treatment area. The new C-shaped design offers a more comfortable experience and improved results over the last generation of CoolSculpting.
Depending on the treatment area, patients can expect to see results as soon as one to three months post-treatment, but final results may take six months or more. While you will see [as much as] a 20–25% fat reduction in the treated area after a single treatment, it depends on the person and the area being treated, and results can vary patient to patient. But there can always be additional treatments, to reach a desired result.
Interested in being treated with CoolSculpting? Contact the experts today to learn how you can get started with CoolSculpting in Knoxville TN, by giving us a call to schedule your consultation or filling out the contact form on our website.