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CoolSculpting

August 22, 2019 | Crystal Clear

Nothing is worse than fat that won’t budge. Sometimes, no matter how well you eat or much you exercise, you’re just not able to vanquish those stubborn little deposits. Fortunately, CoolSculpting is here to help you out. Here at SliMedica, we are eager to offer this time-honored body sculpting option and invite you to learn what it can do.

What is CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting is a body contouring method known for tackling fat deposits without surgery or invasion of any kind. This revolutionary procedure received FDA approval for cosmetic application in 2012 and has since risen in popularity and esteem. It is named for the way it works, using cold temperatures in a process known as cryolipolysis, or “fat freezing.”

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

If you have been approved for a CoolSculpting procedure, we will invite you to our office for your session. A trained professional will guide a handheld applicator over the indicated areas, sending a soothing coolness through them while you rest. When the fat cells make contact with the lower temperatures, they effectively freeze and are absorbed by the body’s lymphatic system. You can have CoolSculpting applied to a myriad of regions, including the abdomen, flanks (love handles), back, bra area, chin region, inner and outer thighs, upper arms, banana roll, (under the buttocks), and more.

The length of your CoolSculpting session depends on the area(s) you have addressed, though it can be performed within your lunch hour. It is a comfortable process that allows you to rest throughout; many of our patients read, sleep, go on their phones, or watch TV. Once you are finished, there is no downtime or recovery period. You can go back to your day right after and wait for your results, which should become apparent in anywhere from a few weeks to three months. Results are also known to last long, as the fat cells are destroyed in this process.

Am I a Good Candidate?

If you are within range of your desired weight, retain exercise-resistant pockets of fat, and lead a healthy lifestyle, you are an excellent candidate for CoolSculpting. We advise all patients to keep their expectations for this procedure realistic; it is not intended as a weight loss option but as a way of trimming residual deposits of fat. There is no better way to ensure your eligibility for a CoolSculpting procedure than by setting up a consultation at our office.

Stubborn fat pockets can be the bane of your existence, but CoolSculpting is here to help you through. For more information on this celebrated body sculpting option, reach out to set up an appointment with SliMedica. At our office in San Antonio, TX, we will be happy to explain this option in greater detail, answer any questions you may have, and get you on the road to a body you adore. Contact us today to set up your consultation.