If you’re considering getting the procedure, you may be wondering, “What is CoolSculpting?” This non-invasive fat freezing procedure is FDA-cleared for eight target areas on the body. In addition to being less expensive than liposuction, it is also much safer than lipoasthetic surgery, which can lead to paradoxical adipose hyperplasia. Here are some of the questions you may have, and then decide if CoolSculpting is right for you.

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat freezing procedure

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that targets stubborn subcutaneous fat cells. The procedure is based on the science of cryolipolysis, a process that destroys fat cells with a controlled temperature without harming healthy tissue. This procedure is FDA-cleared and has clinical findings. The procedure is non-invasive and has no downtime. The procedure can be done on anyone, even children.

It is FDA cleared for eight target areas on the body

FDA-cleared CoolSculpting treatments are available to reduce stubborn fat in eight different areas of the body, including the abdomen, thighs, chin, bra fat, submental fullness, flanks, and back fat. Each applicator is designed to target a specific area. Smaller applicators are available for smaller, more stubborn areas, such as the inner thighs. The larger CoolSculpting applicators are designed to target larger areas, including the flanks, submental, and thigh areas.

It is less expensive than liposuction

While the cost of CoolSculpting is less than liposuction, there are some major differences between the two procedures. CoolSculpting removes fat cells from the body, whereas liposuction purifies the fat and re-injects it where the patient desires. Although both procedures have a few post-operative risks, most patients are able to return to their regular activities within a month.

It causes paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH)

There is one potential side effect of Coolsculpting, which is the permanent hardening of fat tissue. Paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH) is rare and can occur after a single Coolsculpting procedure. The cause is unknown, but possible hypotheses include migration of fat cells and changes in metabolism. If you are considering Coolsculpting, you should make sure that it is the right procedure for you.

It does not require a long recovery time

Patients can see results in just one treatment. The procedure does not require a long recovery time. In fact, results are often visible within three to four months. In some cases, patients can see significant results in as little as three weeks. While a CoolSculpting procedure does not cause a long recovery time, patients should continue a healthy diet and exercise routine to achieve long-term results. The fat cells that have been removed from the body will not return, but future fluctuations in weight may affect the fat cells that were not treated.