Individuals looking to achieve their body contouring goals after weight loss can choose from invasive, minimally invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures. The choice can depend on the actual goals, time to spare, other health conditions, overall convenience and of course the advice of the surgeon. A recent study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal noted that there is an increased risk of complications in body shaping invasive surgery when the individual has lost more than 100 pounds. This signifies that non-invasive body contouring procedures would be more ideal in situations where people have had a major weight loss. The study performed at the UT Southwestern Medical Center notes that the info is a guide for both patients and surgeons to take wise decisions.
CoolSculpting is an advanced body contouring procedure that uses freezing technology to remove the excess fat deposits effectively. During the procedure, the troublesome areas are targeted. The cooling process results in the destruction of the fat cells which are then eliminated through the body’s normal metabolic process. This FDA cleared technology assures utmost patient comfort and safety and of course, long-term results. This doesn’t mean that CoolSculpting is the perfect body contouring option as it does have some limitations compared to traditional options such as liposuction and tummy tuck. Those who prefer faster results can have liposuction; CoolSculpting also doesn’t help remove excess skin like tummy tuck. However, considering the risks as mentioned with more than 100 pounds weight loss, CoolSculpting could be a good alternative.
Here are some of the reasons why CoolSculpting enjoys a prime place among the non-invasive body contouring procedures.
- Taking into account the results of about one million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, we could say it is safe, effective, and long-lasting.
- There is no need to worry about long recovery times or deal with medications or sutures. Patients are totally comfortable during procedure and can engage in light activities.
- This short procedure is a great option for those who don’t have enough time to spare to go under the knife.
- As the procedure does not require any cutting, chances of infection and complication are negligible. A research even suggested that the treatment does not damage the nerves or pose long-term health risks.
CoolSculpting has been so popular and effective in helping individuals to eliminate unwanted fat. This was pretty clear when, Zeltiq – the manufacturer of the device has been named the fastest growing medical device company in Deloitte’s 2014 Technology Fast 500. Interestingly, the company credited much of the success to CoolSculpting’s ability to produce, safe, surgery-free results.