Millions of people around the world are either overweight or obese. That excess weight increases your risks of developing certain medical conditions and can make it hard for you to live an active life. You may find that you lose your breath when climbing the stairs or playing with your kids. At Miami Medical Spa, we offer a Coolsculpting procedure that reduces the fat in your body without requiring surgery.
What is Coolsculpting?
Also known by the scientific name cryolipolysis, this procedure uses two panels and a cooling machine. The fatty area that you want to remove sits on top of one panel with the second panel placed on top. A machine directed at the fat reduces the temperature to below freezing. Research into the procedure found that it can reduce fat by up to 25% in most patients. Once the fat freezes, it begins dying. The body identifies the fatty deposits as dead tissue and waste, which it then forces from the body. You’ll generally notice some changes within a few weeks and more noticeable results within a few months.
Does it Work on All Fat?
With this fat reduction treatment, you can target one particularly fatty area or multiple problem spots. It is safe to use on the thighs where many people see fatty deposits because they don’t get enough exercise. You might consider your thighs as problem areas because you spend a lot of time sitting down and using a computer too. It also works on the midsection, sides of the stomach and back. Some found that it reduced the fat they carried on their faces/necks and that it worked on cellulite deposits too.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Don’t assume that this is a miracle treatment that works for everyone because not all patients have the same results. The most common side effects included some pain and/or discomfort in the areas placed between the panels. You might find that the doctor uses too much pressure when using the panels and that you feel some pain. A small number of patients experienced pain for up to two weeks after the procedure, which they described as a dull ache or stinging sensation. You may notice some swelling or bruising on your body too. Those side effects typically last for two weeks or less.
Who is a Good Candidate for the Treatment?
Finding out if you’re a good candidate for a Coolsculpting Miami treatment lets you decide when to call and set up an appointment. This is a good option for those struggling with stubborn fatty deposits, including those who tried and failed to reduce those deposits. It is also suitable for those who are healthy enough that they can walk up to one mile per day. This shows that your body can easily recover from the procedure. Others who are good candidates include those who:
- Have a Body Mass Index of 33 or lower
- Do does not have a hernia
- Did not have body contouring procedures done in the last year
- Are 18 or older
- Can follow the aftercare guidelines given to them by a doctor
What to Expect During a Sculpting Session
Before visiting MiamiMedicalSpa for this FDA approved treatment, you can get an idea of what to expect. We will use a machine made of two panels to target a fatty area and bring it down to a low temperature. Many patients felt some minor discomfort during this stage that was similar to a pinching or cramping sensation. As the treatment uses freezing temperatures, you’ll likely feel cold too. At the end of the session, we remove the machine and give you a short massage to force blood back into the area and improve your circulation. The coldness that you feel generally goes away within five to 10 minutes.
Is There a Coolsculpting Downtime?
One of the nice features of this fat reduction treatment is that it takes less time to perform than other procedures do. Most of our patients spend 35 to 60 minutes in our office. We encourage our patients to do anything they need during an appointment. You can bring a good book to read, use headphones to listen to music or watch videos and surf the web. Some of our patients feel so comfortable that they even take naps during their sessions. After getting your massage and dressing again, you can head right back to work without taking a break.
How Many Appointments Do Most Patients Need?
With liposuction and other invasive procedures to reduce/remove fat, you need only one appointment. Though the doctor can remove large areas of fat, you have a long recovery time ahead of you that can come with quite a bit of pain and discomfort. This procedure takes a little longer for patients to get the results that they need but does not include a long recovery time. One session can remove up to 20 to 25% of the fat from a targeted area. As your body breaks down and removes that fat, you’ll notice even more results in the coming weeks/months. While you may only need one session, some patients require multiple appointments to eliminate all of their fat.
After Your Appointment
One of the benefits of Coolscuplting is that you don’t need to do a lot of different things after your session. We recommend that you schedule a follow-up appointment in a few weeks. This allows the doctor to make sure that you’re healing properly and gives you the chance to talk about any side effects that you experienced. The doctor can also determine whether you would benefit from another treatment. Though you do not need to change your diet, you should get some exercise as you heal. A simple walk around the block every day ensures that your body has the circulation that it needs.
Is Coolsculpting Right for You?
To decide if this fat removal treatment is right for you, just take a look at some of the dozens of benefits. As it freezes and removes fat cells from problem areas, it can reduce the future appearance of fat. Some patients found that the weight they gained later traveled evenly across their bodies but that the areas they had treated were leaner and thinner. The only Coolsculpting risks that you need to worry about are a few potential side effects, including bruising or swelling near the treated spot and some mild pain. The chances that you might experience those risks will drop if you and your doctor agree that you are a good candidate for the treatment.
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It’s both normal and natural for you to have a few fatty deposits as you age. Lifestyle changes such as working nine to five in an office job and skipping trips to the gym can result in fatty deposits that appear on your legs, neck, stomach and arms. While certain exercises help you target that fat, you may not get the results that you want. This often occurs because of the way your body responds to those movements change. At Miami Medical Spa, we offer the treatments that Miami locals want to restore their beauty, fight the signs of aging and eliminate fat. Coolsculpting is suitable for most trouble areas and can provide some noticeable results in a single session. You can trust our office to help you feel safe and comfortable as you get rid of the fat that plagues you. Call today to schedule your appointment to talk to a Coolsculpting Miami doctor.