Recent polling numbers reveal 18% of all Americans report wanting to “lose a lot of weight”, while 56% of Americans want to lose some weight. Dieting can be costly and time consuming ,with results that often don’t last, while surgery is an invasive and costly procedure. Cellulite removal treatments and stretch mark management have always been quite popular but are beginning to see more advances as technology finds new and more creative ways to manage these issues. Cellulite is fat stores under the skin. If your septae, the network of connective tissue that keeps skin smooth, aren’t strong enough the fat “bubbles” between the strands creating the bubbly look. Cellulite removal treatments seek to remove the fat altogether. It is considered unsightly, commonly occurring at the backs of legs, thighs, and buttocks. Currently many methods for removal exist, ranging from cremes to liposuction.
Cryolipolysis , a new exciting process, targets unwanted fat deposits in those places where cellulite is commonly found. It is a non surgical liposuction alternative. Cryolipolysis uses extremely low temperatures kill the fat cells – without damaging the skin, leaving no bruises or swelling, and involves no needles or incisions. It is an FDA approved cellulite removal treatment procedure, and in one study, cool sculpting patients saw cellulite removal results in 86% of cases.
The process is quite simple. Your doctor lowers the temperature of the tissue in the externally applied applicator low enough to damage the fat cells. They’ll then place an applicator over the the problem area. Suction is then applied drawing the soft tissue into the device where it’s held in place, and the skin and fat are cooled. Your body then cleans up the no longer viable fat cells. Treatments usually take around 30 to 60 minutes, and deliver measurable long lasting results. After the procedure has been completed, you should massage the area for two minutes for best results, and resume your day. You will probably need at least a couple of treatments to see a 20 to 25% fat reduction in your treated areas.
As far as cellulite removal treatments go, coolsculpting is a viable and effective method. However, you should definitely take the time to make sure you would be a good candidate for such a procedure as it affects your health. Schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who has extensive experience with coolsculpting and other procedures to eliminate unwanted fat. They’ can personally advise you on what treatments would work best with your body, and health and fitness goals. Additionally, the importance of good diet and exercise regime should not be understated as they can also help attain even better results with this cellulite removal treatment procedure.