No matter how hard you exercise or how strict is your diet regime, there is some stubborn fat on problem areas that refuses to disappear. Are you familiar with this situation? A lot of people are suffering from similar problems, and undergoing an invasive procedure such as liposuction doesn’t seem like a reasonable solution, when it comes to some excess fat. Fortunately for you, there is a new cutting-edge procedure which is non-invasive and effective. It’s called coolsculpting, and here’s what’s all the buzz about.

What is coolsculpting?

Saying it in a simple language; it’s freezing your fat off. Coolsculpting is a non-surgical procedure approved by the FDA, which works by precisely targeting fat cells underneath the skin, exposing them to extreme cold, which causes their crystallization, death and eventual elimination from your body. Though it’s not the same as liposuction, it does yield similar results, but it takes more time to get there, and it doesn’t work on large amount of fat. After coolsculpting your skin will remain intact.

What happens during the procedure?

A paddle-like applicator attached on a hose which provides the cold is used in the procedure. The applicator can be of different size, depending on the treated area. It is consistent of two panels with 3000 sensors on each side. A gel pad is applied over the treated area to protect your skin. The area is pulled up with the applicator and you’ll probably feel intense cold, tingling, aching, stinging, or cramps, before the area becomes numb.

What are the results?

For some visible results, you’ll have to wait a few weeks, while the final results will be noticeable in about two months (several sessions). With each session the number of treated fat cells gradually decreases for about 20%. Every next session improves the results, by an additional 20% of the treated fat cells per session. For most of the patients the first combination of treatments will be sufficient, while for some, repeating might be necessary, if the doctor recommends so. Majority of patients losses up to 25 percents of fat in the treatment site, and if you decide for coolsculpting in Perth, Sydney or any other major city, you can expect similar results.

Benefits of coolsculpting

Let’s start with the non-invasive part. It involves no needles and scalpels, and there is no long recovery period. That means you can go back to your everyday activities and even exercising (which is actually recommendable) as soon as the procedure is finished. It’s not painful and it can’t lead to unintended tissue damage. The cells eliminated in the coolsculpting process are removed naturally and gradually.

Is it for you?

Coolsculpting is not a procedure which will help you to lose weight; its task is to remove pockets of fat which seem to not respond to exercises and strict diet. The best candidates are ones struggling with fat bulges, though they are a step away from ideal body weight. The procedure and number of needed sessions is determined based on your needs, weight and age.

For lasting results, it takes some work on your part. It is important that you keep up with the diet, exercise regularly and maintain a healthy lifestyle.