CoolSculpting is a way to target and reduce fat cells in your body. This is a great way to target fatty parts of your body that diet or exercise just do not seem to eliminate. Unlike liposuction, this is an invasive treatment. According to Consumer Reports, there have been more than 8 million CoolSculpting treatments completed around the world. Unfortunately, there are many myths surrounding this cosmetic procedure. Here are three common myths people have and their corresponding truths!
1. CoolSculpting Is Only For the Stomach Region
One of the myths surrounding this cosmetic treatment is that it is only used on the stomach region. While the stomach is one of the areas that is frequently targeted by individuals undergoing this treatment, it is not the only body part that can be treated. CoolSculpting can be performed on the back, butt, thighs, knees, arms, chest, and chin.
2. The Results Are Permanent
Another common misconception surrounding this cosmetic treatment is that the results are permanent. CoolSculpting breaks up your fat cells in a specific part of your body. However, fat cells can return if you do not eat a healthy diet and continue to exercise. As such, your fat can return if you overeat or do not maintain a healthy weight. To maximize your results and to help them to last, you should always continue to eat a healthy diet and exercise.
3. CoolSculpting Tightens Skin
The final myth surrounding this cosmetic procedure is that this procedure tightens your skin. This is not true at all. CoolSculpting breaks down fat cells. It can reduce about 20 to 25 percent of your weight in a specific area, which usually equates to only a pound or two. Skin is elastic, and it usually bounces back after small amounts of fat are removed, giving the appearance of tighter skin. But this is only an optical illusion. If you already have sagging skin, this cosmetic procedure will not help to tighten your skin.
Most people have at least one part of their body that they are not happy with. However, despite dieting and exercising, it seems that the fat in this area simply will not budge. This is where CoolSculpting can be beneficial. This type of cosmetic procedure targets your problem areas and helps to break up fat cells, finally helping you to tone or tighten your problem area. If you are interested in learning more about CoolSculpting, and whether you may benefit from it, call us today.