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Put the Finishing Touches on Your Weight Loss With CoolSculpting®

fat freezing, non-surgical fat reduction

Are you right on the verge of reaching your target waist size but can’t quite seem to defeat stubborn thickness around your middle, upper back, or buttocks? Sometimes there are fat pockets that no amount of dieting or core body workouts can help eliminate.

At Sylvan Weight Loss and Aesthetics, our team utilizes the innovative CoolSculpting® process. The “fat freezing” procedure can help reduce the thickness of fat layers in problem areas and give you the slim, trim look you deserve.

Differences between CoolSculpting and liposuction

Liposuction is an invasive treatment that requires the insertion of thick needles called cannulas, and strong vacuum pressure, to physically suck the fat out of your body. It works by removing whole clumps of fat, with the cellular structure intact. 

CoolSculpting works from the outside of your body, targeting and lowering the temperature of your fat cells, disrupting their structure with a “freezing” process. Once these fat cells are disrupted, your body’s lymphatic system views them as natural body waste and flushes them out of your system over a couple of months’ time.   

Body areas that can benefit from CoolSculpting

Coolsculpting can be used safely and effectively on many different areas of the body where you may have stubborn pockets of fat. Your medical practitioner can use it on:

  • Stomach and abdominal fat (including muffin tops or pooches)
  • Stubborn flank fat (love handles) or inner / outer thigh fat
  • Upper back fat, bra fat, and underarm fat
  • Under buttock fat (banana rolls)
  • Double chin fat

You’ll notice a significant (20-25%) reduction in fat-layer thickness after just one session. Full results can be visible just one to three months after your treatment.

The CoolSculpting process

Unlike liposuction, which can be painful and requires days of downtime, CoolSculpting is almost completely painless, and you’ll just be a little tender or sore for a couple of days. Most people notice a slight pinkening of skin in the treatment area but feel comfortable going back to their daily routine right away. You can have two CoolSculpting treatments about two months apart to finalize your weight loss process and achieve the tight, toned body of your dreams. 

CoolSculpting isn’t a weight-loss program. However, it can be used once you are within a few pounds or inches of your target, to give you the body you’ve worked so hard for. To find out if CoolSculpting is right for you, contact our office by phone at 559-432-3438 or request an appointment online today.