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How does Coolsculpting work? Is it effective?

Stubborn love handles and saddle bags make a mockery of efforts to eat healthy and exercise regularly, because it’s impossible to diet or exercise them away. But thanks to new technology, there are several options available for non-surgical fat reduction, and CoolSculpting is one of the most innovative. But how does CoolSculpting work, and is it really effective? Let’s find out.

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a body contouring technique that uses controlled cooling and vacuum pressure to eliminate stubborn fat.  The FDA approved CoolSculpting device selectively targets fat cells and freezes them, without affecting the surrounding skin tissue.

How does CoolSculpting work?

The device targets and cools fat cells in selected parts of the body, for a specific time period. The high temperature freezes and kills the fat cells, and they are eventually passed from the body. The freezing action of the device does not affect the healthy cells.

CoolSculpting is very safe, requires no anesthesia or incisions, and there is no downtime. However, it will take several treatments to achieve the desired results.

Is it Effective?

CoolSculpting has proven to be very effective in treating stubborn pockets of fat. It’s important to understand that the body only has a specific number of fat cells, and the fat cells eliminated by CoolSculpting are permanently gone. However the results of CoolSculpting (read more) will only remain if you do not gain weight. Weight gain will cause the remaining fat cells to expand.

If you are interested in learning more about CoolSculpting contact Mark Craig, MD, at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Tupelo, MS. Dr. Craig is a board certified plastic surgeon, and is highly experienced in CoolSculpting. Call (662) 377-6290 today to schedule an appointment, so that you can learn more about the procedure.

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