Most of us have at least one area of our body where fat deposits won’t seem to budge, no matter how much exercise and diet we do. Rather than giving up or considering an invasive fat-reduction procedure like liposuction, you may want to consider Zeltiq coolsculpting. This procedure uses a technology that freezes fat to slim down body areas so you’ll feel lighter and look shapelier!
What is Coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting, a non-invasive procedure that aims to freeze excess fat cells, causes these cells to die and be eliminated out of the body. This procedure works by pulling the fat bulge into the machine where there are cooling plates in it . In the coolsculpting experience by zeltiq in a Singapore aesthetic clinic, the fat is held in place by a strong vacuum, and the cooling plates are activated to a temperature where fats are vulnerable and gradually die without damaging your blood vessels, nerves, and skin. This process takes an hour per area, and can do multiple areas in a single session.
What to Expect During the Procedure?
First of all, set aside enough time for the procedure. While there’s no downtime, each body part takes an hour of treatment. If you are doing more than one area, add one more hour to the total hours of treatment—and note that the lower part of the waist (a.k.a. love handles) are two different areas so don’t count them as one. Other things to consider before heading to the aesthetic clinic are:
• Wearing comfortable, loose-fitting clothes and a pair of socks, so your feet won’t feel cold.
• Bringing something to work on, listen, or read so you won’t get bored while staying still in one (comfortable) position.
What Results to Expect?
You won’t see any difference right after a session, but be patient as it takes weeks to see noticeable changes. By the next day, some patients feel a slight tenderness in the treated area. Because of the suction pressure, the area can bear a mark that looks like a “hickey,” with mild bruising or appearance of broken capillaries, which should disappear after a few days or weeks.
When Can You See Significant Results?
Because of the natural removal of excess fat, the body needs enough time to eradicate it from the system. It takes around three weeks for most patients to see a slight improvement in the treated part. Complete results can take three to four months to show up and completely get rid of the destroyed fat cells. Studies show an average of 25% fat reduction in patients, enough for qualified candidates to see drastic results in their figure.
What Are the Risks of Coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting Singapore is a popular fat-reduction procedure and has been performed hundreds of thousands of times by many aesthetic clinics in the country. It is a proven-and-tested procedure with an extremely high level of safety compared to its invasive counterparts.
However, expect to experience very mild side effects such as mild soreness, slight bruising, and temporary numbness, though most patients claim they feel almost nothing after completing a procedure. These side effects are normal and are really mild that it doesn’t require medications or time off from your day-to-day activities.
On occasional circumstances—as in one out of 100—some people experience pain that may require intake of pain reliever. Although this is an extremely rare case, it can still happen. But compared with liposuction, which painful side effects happen to 100 out of 100 patients, this effect from zeltiq coolsculpting is much more acceptable. Another more advanced post-treatment effect is that the numbness can last more than a week. Bruising, which can be absent or minor, may also be experienced as the device does a sucking action to the skin, causing a “hickey” effect that can turn into bruising.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
The ideal candidate for coolsculpting are those individuals who are 20 to 30 pounds over their ideal weight and are maintaining or in the process of losing weight. Keep in mind that coolsculpting does not suck out the fats and is not a weight loss solution. It only destroys the fat cells so it’s easier for your body to use them up. If the destroyed fat cells aren’t used up, they will only get stored somewhere else.
Why Go For Coolsculpting?
Choosing coolsculpting over other fat-reduction method is a matter of personal choice. If you’re interested with the more invasive procedure, such as liposuction, and understand the possible complications, downtime, and its benefits, then it probably is the best method for you.
However, if the invasive method of liposuction frightens you, and you don’t want the downtime, potential time off from work, swelling of treated part, and the temporary disfigurement, then zeltiq coolsculpting is the perfect option to go for.
Is the Result Permanent?
Yes. Since the fat cells are destroyed and adults no longer grow new fat cells, the result of this procedure will be permanent—the destroyed fat cells from the treated parts are out of your body for good. However, this does not guarantee that you will maintain a reduced weight as fat can still accumulate in some other body parts where you have not applied the procedure.
In general though, coolsculpting Singapore does not replace diet and exercise for losing weight. After undergoing this procedure, it’s recommended and highly beneficial for you to continue exercising and eating healthily to assist the body to eliminate the destroyed fat cells and maintain your more sculpted and shapely figure.