Cryolipolysis – more commonly known by its brand name CoolSculpting – is one of the world’s leading noninvasive fat reduction techniques, targeting stubborn body fat pockets by taking advantage of fat cells’ susceptibility to cold temperatures and dismantling them using fat-freezing devices without harming other tissues in the process. Quick, painless and comfortable procedures such as this one can be performed quickly in any doctor’s office without anesthesia or downtime – meaning patients can schedule sessions around work and other commitments and often see results within weeks!
Cryolipolysis addresses trouble spots where excess fat has amassed, such as the stomach, hips, thighs and arms. To remove it from these areas, cryolipolysis uses a non-invasive cooling device applied directly onto the treatment area’s skin that emits temperatures low enough to freeze fat cells; eventually these dead cells die and will naturally be eliminated by your body in subsequent months after treatment.
Coolsculpting and other cryolipolysis treatments have been approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration as safe. This is because these procedures don’t affect surrounding muscles, nerve fibers, or blood vessels in the treatment area – instead targeting subcutaneous fat build-up beneath the skin’s surface which is essential to organ function but may accumulate to excessive levels in certain spots and cause health complications.
Visceral fat – which forms in the abdominal cavity and around organs – can be even more detrimental. This form of accumulated body fat can increase insulin resistance and blood pressure levels, potentially leading to serious conditions like heart disease. However, diet and exercise can help you lower both types of body fat.
Some individuals may experience paradoxical adipose hyperplasia after cryolipolysis treatment, in which fat cells in the treated area grow larger despite treatment; however, this side effect is very rare.
Cryolipolysis is not designed for individuals who are clinically obese or who have other medical issues that might complicate the procedure, however. Cryolipolysis works best on healthy weight individuals who have pinchable fat in the abdomen or chest but who have struggled to reduce stubborn bulges through diet and exercise alone.
Cryolipolysis offers several alternatives, but experts strongly advise against trying it at home using unapproved devices. Doing so could harm your skin, potentially leaving scars behind and not providing precise enough temperatures to effectively target fat cells and kill them off. Instead, visit an accredited provider of cryolipolysis such as Body By Zeta’s treatment which boasts high success rates and safety for most patients – it won’t cure weight problems but can serve as an incentive to change lifestyle habits!