New Year, Slimmer Contour

CoolsculptingThere isn’t one of us who isn’t glad to see the calendar turn and end 2020. During this oddest of years, you’ve likely had more hanging around time than you’ve ever had in your life. And you’ve probably sized up some aspects of your figure, namely those areas with pockets of unwanted fat. And that fat seems impervious to anything you try to do to it. Changes in diet? Still there. Exercise, no effect. It’s true — the human body is adroit at storing fat in certain locations and it is virtually impossible to get rid of on your own. 

Maybe for this new year, you should give that fat the cool shoulder with some CoolSculpting at Amirlak Plastic Surgery.

What is CoolSculpting?

Unless you’ve been in the jungles of Borneo for the last 15 years, you’ve likely heard of CoolSculpting. This revolutionary body contouring procedure has been performed around the world over 6 million times. Why not you? Here’s some more information to help you make the call.

CoolSculpting — What It Is and Is Not

CoolSculpting has always garnered a lot of media attention because it seems almost too good to be true — a way to get rid of fat permanently, without any surgery. And while we’re thrilled to offer CoolSculpting at Amirlak Plastic Surgery, Dr. Amirlak wants people to know what CoolSculpting can and cannot do.

CoolSculpting: how it works

During the procedure, a proprietary coupling gel is applied to areas on your skin where fat deposits are collected. Once the gel is applied, a vacuum is initiated through two cooling panels to suction the fat deposit in the area. For 30 to 60 minutes, the panels are held there to do the cooling. The result is a cold-induced inflammatory response that ultimately leads to the death of fat cells in the treatment site. After a few days or weeks, these dead fat cells are absorbed by the body as it heals, resulting in a 20-24% fat reduction in the treated area. These fat cells are permanently removed, similar to what happens with liposuction, but without the surgery.

CoolSculpting: what it’s not

There is a temptation to think that CoolSculpting would be the ultimate solution to obesity. Shouldn’t every obese person be lining up at an aesthetic practice and having their fat magically frozen away? No. CoolSculpting is NOT a weight loss program, it is a body contouring procedure. The process removes around 20 percent of the fat in the target areas. Patients need to be within 10 percent of their ideal body weight for CoolSculpting to be effective. That’s because if you’re near your ideal weight, CoolSculpting really provides what its name says, sculpting.

Want a new contoured you in the New Year? Call our team at Amirlak Plastic Surgery, (972) 972-4708, and schedule a consultation for CoolSculpting.

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