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What is cool-sculpting, and how does it works?

Coolsculpting is considered a non-invasive fat reduction method that requires no incisions, anesthesia, and needle. Interestingly, the whole process is based on the incredible subcutaneous fat in which the fat cells are destroyed. Subcutaneous fats are present under the layer of skin.

The cost of cool sculpting: 

The cost of the treatment is determined by the treatment area and the size of the applicator. Furthermore, it is dependent on the location. The average price of the treatment was $2000-$4000 in 2016. Some small areas like the chin and abdomen require a small applicator and cost less than $900. However, the larger size, like the abdominal area, involves a cost of up to $1500. 

Working of excellent sculpting treatment: 

In this procedure, surgeons use the cellular response and break the fatty tissues through a cold technology. After the successful treatment, the digested fat cells are transferred to the lymphatic system and filtered as waste. The process extracts the energy from the fat layers, and fats cells start dying, leaving the muscles, nerves, and other tissue unaffected.

Procedure: 

The procedure is performed with the help of a handheld device. The device contains an applicator that looks like the nozzles of the vacuum cleaner. In the treatment, the healthcare provider applies the gel pad and applicator to the desired area. It allows the cooling to reach the targeted area, and then the provider moves the device over the skin when administering suction to the site. Several advanced hospitals have various machinery, allowing the healthcare providers to treat multiple target areas. Commonly, the device provides the familiar feeling of pinching and pulling in a process. The procedure involves minimum pain and keeps the patient relaxed. After the treatment, the treated area is massaged, and frozen deep tissues are broken down. However, the massage is a little uncomfortable. The therapy requires a time of one to three hours, and people are allowed to read, listen to music and work on the computer.

Target areas: 

In this procedure, the fats are reduced from the following areas,

  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Flanks
  • Chin area
  • Underneath of buttocks
  • Arms
  • Back fat

Risks and side effects of the treatment: 

In 2012, the treatment was approved by FDA and was used for lipolysis of flanks and abdomen. After that, FDA has approved the method for other areas of the body as well. FDA approved the treatment by carrying out various clinical trials. During the tests, no profound adverse effect was reported, and it was concluded that cryolipolysis doesn’t increase the fat content into the bloodstream and provides no harm to the liver. So, the overall non-invasive procedure is safe. However, typical side effects include,

  • Tingling
  • Cramping
  • Stinging
  • aching
  • Pulling

When the targeted area is numb, all these symptoms go away. However, you may experience some temporary side that goes away within few days.

  • Redness
  • Skin sensitivity
  • Swelling
  • Cramping
  • Tenderness
  • Bruising
  • aching

If you think that cool sculpting is the right option for you, it is better to consult your doctor and seek primary care. Make sure to read about all the risky facts about it.

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