No one is keen on cosmetic surgery. OK, maybe a few celebrities are, but most people not so much. But when it comes to stubborn fat, especially in the abdomen area, liposuction or a tummy tuck are the only ways to get rid of it, right?
No, there’s a cooler way, and it doesn’t involve any incisions. CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting freezes the fat away. Now that’s cool.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting was an accidental discovery. Two Harvard scientists were researching the effect of eating popsicles on dimple formation in children. And with enough Rocket Pops, it seems kids developed dimples. Now dimples only form in the absence of fat. Hmm, thought the scientists. If popsicles were doing this in the cheeks of children, maybe it would work on fat elsewhere.
How does it work?
Those scientists figured out fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than do the surrounding muscle and tissue cells. So, CoolSculpting delivers controlled cooling into the target area. The set temperature freezes the fat cells. They die and are eventually flushed from the body. Meanwhile, the adjacent tissues are unharmed. CoolSculpting eliminates up to 20 percent of the fat in a treated area. And that fat is permanently gone never to be seen again. Kind of like Jimmy Hoffa.
All of this is done without a single stitch. Now that’s cooooool.
What is a CoolSculpting session like?
A CoolSculpting session with Dr. Saltz and his team takes from one to three hours, depending on the size of the area(s) you’re having addressed. A panel is placed on the target area, and it applies a light suction to bring the skin up evenly. Once the CoolSculpting machine is activated, controlled cooling is delivered down into the area on the panel. The fat cells are crystallized and are flushed from the body over the next few months. That’s why CoolSculpting results continue to improve for months, as the body sheds more fat cells and the remaining fat layer condenses into a thinner layer than was there before your session.
During your session you can do whatever you want: read, work on your laptop, play games on your phone, solve the mystery of quantum physics, whatever. You’ll feel an intense cold sensation for a few minutes, and then the treatment area will become numb, and you simply wait while the cooling is doing its thing.
Afterward, you can do whatever you want. There is no recovery time at all.
Interested in putting unwanted fat in the deep freeze? Call Dr. Saltz at his Park City or Salt Lake City offices and ask about CoolSculpting.