Go anywhere in San Antonio, and you will bump into someone who wants to lose weight. Unfortunately, losing weight is hard, and too many people put in so much work and end up not completely satisfied with the results in the end. Usually, it’s a pocket or two of fat that just won’t go away. Oftentimes, this leads to people seeking out ways of fat removal without surgery. They do not want an invasive surgery that requires recovery time and healing. Luckily, there are methods, such as fat freezing techniques, that can help accomplish those fat loss goals. Coolsculpting is one such method. However, some of these special techniques might seem like witchcraft or sorcery to the uninitiated. As fantastical as it might sound, Coolsculpting absolutely works. Here is a guide to the process.
What Are Fat Freezing Techniques?
Fat freezing, also known by the technical term of Cryolipolysis, involves applying cold temperatures to fat cells to kill them off. The body then naturally flushes the dead cells away. With several treatments, fat freezing techniques can remove around 25% of fat in the affected area. A technician will use specially-designed paddles that will suck skin up into a cup, which is then cooled. One treatment can last up to an hour but is often as short as half of that. Those seeking less invasive techniques would be glad to know that there is only minimal discomfort.
Coolsculpting has been approved by the FDA for almost a decade, so you can be sure that it is a safe procedure. Not only that, but the FDA studies showed that the technique was effective at reducing fat. Every year since approval, Coolsculpting and other fat freezing techniques have been gaining in popularity for those looking to get rid of that last little bit of fat.
Are There Limitations?
Methods such as Coolsculpting are great for reducing small bulges, but they are not meant for weight loss. The only treatments for obesity are diet and exercise, and perhaps even surgery. The best spots for fat freezing are the tummy, thighs, arms, breasts, and love handles. The results are often slow at first, so you may not notice the results right away, but you will notice them over time.
Treatment for Men’s Breasts
One overlooked condition when it comes to fat reduction is men’s breasts. Many men find it embarrassing and are shy to even wear t-shirts out in public. Fat removal without surgery can help reduce the size of them, making men more confident. A study from a few years ago found that over 90% of men who used the treatment felt better about their appearance after 2 sessions. The usual treatment for this condition is surgery, so this provides a great option for fat removal without surgery.
Are There Risks?
Anytime you do anything to alter your body in any way, there are risks, albeit, in this case, those risks are very small. For one, you may end up with an uneven distribution of fat in the area, which can be an unwanted look. There may be numbness and swelling, as well. Depending on the site, your cosmetic dermatologist can discuss any other risks.
As you can see, fat freezing techniques are very safe and very effective. If you feel like this might be a good option for you, call Ochs Dermatology for a consultation.
For more information about fat freezing techniques offered by Dr. Ochs in San Antonio and other services provided, please visit: https://www.ochsdermatology.com/