Everyone has some stubborn fat, but knowing everyone else has doesn’t make you feel better about yours. When you have stubborn fat, you want it gone. If you’ve been trying to tweak your diet and spend extra time at the gym to target and eliminate those last few pounds of stubborn fat but have been unable to, we can help. At True Male Medical, in Oak Brook, IL, we offer Coolsculpting, a treatment that can make all your body dreams come true.
How Effective Is Coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting is a very effective treatment that can help reduce the total fat volume in your treatment area by up to 25%. Once you undergo treatment, all you have to do is wait for your body to do the rest. As your results appear, you will see a significant improvement in the stubborn fat that’s been plaguing you for years.
This treatment was one of the first body contouring treatments to come into the cosmetic world, and now it has a long-standing reputation for its effectiveness, safety, and ability to do with the gym, and your diet simply cannot.
What Exactly Is Coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting is a body contouring treatment designed by Harvard-based scientists who found a way to freeze fat cells to destroy them, and in doing so, target and eliminate your pockets of stubborn fat. It is a painless, non-invasive, and effective way to reach your body goals. When you diet and exercise, you see results, but there are always those areas that don’t seem to respond, change, or improve.
This body contouring treatment is designed to treat those specific areas. As a benefit, once you undergo treatment and see your results, you’ll also see those muscles pop that you’ve been working so hard to build. Stubborn fat is notorious for hiding muscles, and if you treat your abdomen, once your results show up, you’ll finally be able to see that six-pack and enjoy all of your hard-earned muscles.
How Does It Eliminate Fat Cells?
When Harvard-based scientists discovered cryolipolysis, they found that fat cells could not withstand temperatures cooler than 39 to 41 degrees. They found that once the fat cells freeze, they die, and the body then eliminates them through the lymphatic system as extraneous bodily waste.
Hence, Coolsculpting was born. It has been helping men everywhere finally reach their body goals so that they can look and feel better, look their best regardless of their age, and get that extra motivation to work even harder in the gym.
What Areas of the Body Can It Treat?
Coolsculpting can eliminate fat from almost anywhere on the body. Different treatment heads and applicators are designed to treat different sized areas of the body. This allows for accuracy and precision while treating larger and smaller, harder-to-reach areas that have stubborn fat. Common treatment areas include the:
- Inner and outer thighs
What Happens During the Treatment Process?
This treatment process begins with an initial consultation. During this appointment, we’ll confirm that you are a good candidate. We’ll discuss your health background, analyze your particular problem areas, and answer any questions you may have. Our experts will tell you more about how the process works, how many treatments you need to reach your goals, and what kind of results you can expect. Then, we can schedule your appointment.
Once you arrive at your appointment, we will prepare your treatment areas. All you have to do to prepare is show up in comfortable clothing. To begin, you will lay down on a semi-reclined bench as your technician prepares to begin the treatment. He will apply the cooling applicator to the areas you would like to treat, as discussed in your initial consultation.
Once the process begins, you will feel an intense cooling sensation which will subside within the first several minutes of your treatment. The area will then go numb, and you won’t feel anything. At this point, you can simply lay back and relax. Most patients read, work on their phones, watch TV, or even nap while receiving this treatment. It’s that comfortable.
Is There Any Downtime?
There are some body contouring treatments that have requirements and directives that you must follow after undergoing a session, but not this one. As soon as your appointment is over, you can resume all of your normal daily activities. You won’t have any downtime to work around; when you leave, you can go about your day.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
This treatment can reduce the total fat volume in the treatment area by up to 25%. While you won’t see any dramatic changes in your problem areas right after your initial treatment, you will begin to see the areas take on a more contoured and slimmer appearance in the weeks following your session. Most patients experience the best results by 12 weeks post-treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will It Help Me Lose Weight?
Technically, it may, but the number on the scale should not measure the results of this treatment. Instead, you should measure your results by the changes on your tape measure. You will lose fat volume, and by default, the scale may drop a little, but this treatment is not a weight-loss treatment. It is not designed to help people lose a significant amount of weight but instead, it is a way for patients to hone and perfect their bodies.
Does It Hurt?
This treatment is completely comfortable and will not cause you any pain. The ability for patients to relax and even nap during the treatment speaks for itself. It’s painless, non-invasive, and doesn’t require any recovery time. A workout in the gym where you spend your time trying to burn away fat in your problem areas will feel far more uncomfortable than this particular treatment.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
Most patients benefit from one Coolsculpting session to target and eliminate fat cells in their problem areas, but it varies. Some patients want to treat multiple areas of their bodies during a session, and then they come back to target several others areas with stubborn fat.
When we create your treatment plan, we can give you a better idea of how many sessions you will need to treat one or more areas of your body so that you know exactly what to expect walking into this process.
Will This Treatment Replace the Gym?
Coolsculpting is not a replacement for a healthy lifestyle, including a clean diet and a consistent workout routine. Many patients who choose treatment are fit individuals who love their workouts and are living a healthy lifestyle but still struggle with areas that contain stubborn fat that are keeping them from looking and feeling the best. The best results come when you use this treatment to complement your healthy diet and regular exercise routine.
Will the Fat Cells Come Back?
Once the fat cells die and the body eliminates them, they will be gone for good. While they cannot return, and your body can’t grow new fat cells as an adult, the remaining fat cells can still expand if you happen to gain weight after your treatment.
To prevent this from happening, you have to continue living a healthy lifestyle, follow your clean eating plan, and maintain a consistent workout schedule. Patients who use this treatment to complement their healthy lifestyle will be able to maintain permanent results. Those who use it as a way to avoid the gym entirely or as a pass for unhealthy living will not experience the same type of results.
How Is It Different From Liposuction?
Liposuction is a procedure that suctions fat cells from your problem areas, and while it is very effective, it does require downtime and a recovery period. During liposuction, fat cells are suctioned directly from the body with a tube called a cannula.
Coolsculpting is a non-invasive alternative to liposuction that uses extremely cold temperatures to destroy fat cells. It is effective, but results are gradual, not immediate since it takes the body several weeks to eliminate those dead cells to see results. However, even though results aren’t immediate, you will get some amazing results, and they will appear gradually, meaning that no one has to know that you underwent any kind of treatment unless you want them to.
How Long Do Treatments Take?
A body contouring procedure like liposuction takes hours to complete, but this non-invasive alternative can take as little as 35 minutes to perform. When you undergo this treatment, the cooling system will run through several cycles to freeze and destroy fat cells. Treating multiple areas during a session may extend your treatment time, but all in all, you will be in and out without any downtime in an hour or less.
Can I Treat Multiple Areas?
The benefit of this body contouring treatment is that you can use it to treat stubborn fat anywhere in your body. Whether you want to treat one or multiple areas, this treatment can help you reach your goals naturally.
Some patients want to treat one area, like the abdomen, while others want to treat their abdomen, back, legs, and arms. It all depends on your body and your goals. When you come in for your initial consultation, we can help create a treatment plan to help you reach all of those goals as quickly and painlessly as possible.
Am I a Candidate?
If you want to target and eliminate stubborn fat on your body so that you can finally reach the closest thing to perfection, you are most likely a good candidate for this treatment. During your initial consultation, we will review the treatment and your goals to confirm that this is the best option for you.
Those who have an aversion or extreme sensitivity to cold temperatures may not be the best candidates for this particular body contouring treatment. This treatment is not a weight-loss treatment, nor is it designed to target areas that have large, dense areas of fat. It is designed to treat pinchable fat below the skin’s surface, destroy those fat cells, and force the body to eliminate them so that you can get tighter and more toned over time.
Perfect Your Body the Natural Way
This treatment is an effective way to reach your goals, and it doesn’t require that you spend an extra minute in the gym. Once you experience your results, you’ll be more motivated to work out harder to maintain your results and accomplish new goals. Contact us today at True Male Medical, located in Oak Brook, IL, to learn more about this effective body contouring treatment, and how it can help you reach the goals you may have thought were unreachable.