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CoolSculpting, Body, Nonsurgical

Does CoolSculpting Really Work?

Sometimes you do everything right, like eat healthy and stay active, but those stubborn love handles or belly pooches just will not disappear. Liposuction or tummy tucks are too extreme and not worth the recovery or scars associated with them for the small amount of fat you're fighting. You might think you'll be stuck with those problem areas forever, but there are options available to help you get rid of that stubborn fat.

One of those options is a non-invasive procedure called CoolSculpting. During this procedure, a machine is used to control cooling technology and freeze your fat cells. The fat cells shrink, then die, and are naturally expelled from the body. Eliminating fat produces a tighter, more sculpted body.

There are a lot of branded procedures out there claiming to work miracles, but not many of them can deliver on the promises made by manufacturers.

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Does CoolSculpting Really Work?

Comprehensive studies have been performed in an attempt to quantify the amount of fat CoolSculpting actually reduces. Using microscopic (histological) analysis of treated tissue, as well as photographs and MRI scans, Scientists have found CoolSculpting to safely produce consistent, noticeable results.

Dr. Fan's CoolSculpting patients, experience a noticeable reduction of fat by about 20% on average.

While results are not immediately evident, the fat cell elimination process begins right away and continues for up to six months after your treatment. You'll start to see physical changes about three weeks after the procedure, and more visible results are evident after about two months.

The treated fat cells will be gone forever, but you'll need to keep up your healthy lifestyle to keep new fat cells from developing.

Compared to other non-invasive fat-reduction treatments, CoolSculpting stands as the gold standard with an impressive 90% market share as of 2015. It's the only fat-reduction treatment that is safe and comfortable while consistently delivering effective results. In comparison, other treatments are either extremely painful or completely ineffective, or in many cases, both.

CoolSculpting involves virtually no risk of damage to the skin or underlying nerves and tissues. That means you have to deal with little to no discomfort, and no anesthesia is needed for the procedure. Each treated area takes about an hour in the office, and patients can resume normal activities immediately.

Are You a CoolSculpting Candidate?

Getting Great CoolSculpting Results

CoolSculpting really does work, but results will vary from person to person and should not be compared to results from more extensive procedures like liposuction.

You should always talk to a qualified plastic surgeon about the proven results and benefits of a procedure. If you're going to have a treatment, you should know that it's the right, healthy choice for your body.

If you're a healthy, active individual, and you'd like to rid yourself of that stubborn fat, CoolSculpting may be a great choice for you. Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Fan or take our free online self-assessment to see if you're a good candidate for CoolSculpting.

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About the Author

Dr. Larry Fan is a Harvard educated, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in San Francisco, CA. He is a Master Artist who is known for creating beautiful, stunning, and natural results. Dr. Fan has been named One of America's Top Plastic Surgeons for the past 10 years running and has received several national awards for his work in Plastic Surgery. He has successfully performed more than 10,000 cosmetic procedures of the face, breasts, and body over a 20 year period. Dr Fan has been an invited speaker at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons, and has been featured in national media outlets such as CNN, NBC, and ABC.

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