Recent statistics reveal that non-invasive body sculpting procedures are becoming popular alternatives for fat removal. Among the most popular is CoolSculpting, an innovative procedure that uses fat freezing technology to remove unwanted bulges of fat.
Attune Clinic is pleased to offer CoolSculpting to London patients, and those in the surrounding area who wish to slim their figure without surgery or extensive recovery. In this blog post, our team explains some of the reasons behind CoolSculpting’s popularity.
It’s Minimally Invasive
Because CoolSculpting does not involve surgery, incisions, anesthesia or injections, it has fewer, if any, of the risks associated with surgical fat removal procedures like liposuction. CoolSculpting can be completed in a quick in-office procedure (usually lasting no more than an hour). During the procedure, the bulges of fat will be placed in between two panels of the CoolSculpting device. The panels will deliver safe and controlled cooling to the treatment area, targeting the unwanted fat cells until they reach freezing temperature. The fat cells will then die and be naturally and painlessly eliminated from the body over the following weeks.
Liposuction is performed in an accredited surgical center and can take several hours to complete. Anesthesia is used to keep the patient comfortable during surgery. Several incisions will be made to access the fat, which will be removed using a thin tube (cannula) and gentle suction. Once complete, the incisions will be closed with sutures.
Treatment Is Comfortable
One of the most appealing aspects of CoolSculpting is the fact that treatment is very comfortable. Patients are free to relax, nap or listen to music on their smartphone. Some patients even choose to do work on their tablet or laptop during treatment. Treatment with CoolSculpting is virtually painless. Some patients feel a slight tingling sensation while the device is working, but this is usually well tolerated.
There Is No Downtime
Unlike liposuction and other surgical procedures, CoolSculpting does not involve any downtime. This means that patients are able to return to work and resume normal activities immediately after their appointment. Minor side effects such as bruising and numbness are temporary and should subside quickly.
On the other hand, liposuction patients will need to take at least one to two weeks off work, exercise and other normal activities. Although the majority of side effects will dissipate after this time, it may take several months (up to a year) for residual swelling and other side effects to fully subside.
Multiple Body Areas Can Be Treated
CoolSculpting can remove bulges of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. It can be used on several body areas, including the abdomen, waist, back, and inner and outer thighs, as well as underneath the buttocks, upper arms and chin.
To learn more about CoolSculpting, schedule a consultation with Attune Clinic. Contact our office by sending us an email today.