Fat is one of the most persistent tissues in the body. It must be, as it is a mechanism designed to help our ancestors survive times of starvation. Given the prevalence of food in the modern world, this mechanism is antiquated. Excess fat is one of the most common problems, and diet mixed with exercise may be unable to eliminate this modern-day plague.
The good news is that procedures like CoolSculpting® are making it so patients no longer have to deal with excess fat on their chin, abdomen, torso, arms and legs. If you are sick and tired of stubborn fat deposits on your body and want to do something about it, this treatment may be perfect for you.
Why Do Troublesome Fat Spots Occur?
Contrary to what you may believe about fat, the body tends to use the most convenient source of energy it can. This is typically the sugar in your blood, followed by the protein from your muscles, then the fat from your fatty tissue.
When you lose weight, you drain the first source while ensuring your body has adequate protein. Your body burns fatty tissue that is near the muscles you use. Aerobic activity near the torso, at the arms and near the thighs tends to be extremely limited when you look at just how much fatty tissue can accumulate near these areas.
CoolSculpting®: A Solution to Remove Fatty Spots
Fat removal has traditionally required some form of surgery. This may involve using a scalpel to remove the fatty tissue, tumescent liposuction or more advanced methods where a probe dissolves fat with lasers before removing it via suction. The problem with these methods is that they typically require some form of healing. They may leave the patient tender at the treatment site, which causes more discomfort.
CoolSculpting® leverages fat’s weakness against cold temperatures to selectively affect fat cells. These cells are removed from the body using the lymphatic system over a period of four weeks to several months, which makes this form of body contouring incredibly natural. This allows CoolSculpting® to freeze fat away without the need for invasive surgery, lengthy recovery periods or the major discomfort that these procedures can induce.
Another advantage of freezing fat away with CoolSculpting® is the fact that the fat loss is more natural. This gives the skin, for example, ample time to become taut over the treated area. Procedures like liposuction may require the removal of excess skin to completely restore a patient’s appearance.
Freeze Your Fat Away
CoolSculpting® is a versatile fat removal process designed to selectively remove fat cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed. This procedure has already helped many patients achieve their desired body shape. To learn more about how CoolSculpting® works, or to see if this procedure is ideal for your unique situation, come in for a consultation at Southeastern Dermatology in Lumberton.
We happily serve the Fayetteville and surrounding areas. Our team of experts can evaluate your needs while helping you find the most effective and comfortable way to reshape your body. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.