More and more people are realizing that traditional liposuction, well, sucks. Apart from the pain, swelling and bruising, there are well-documented, serious risks: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns against various aspects of the procedure, including toxicity and skin necrosis, and has estimated that deaths arising from liposuction could be anywhere between 20 and 100 per 100,000 procedures.
The dangers of traditional liposuction have led many people to look for fat-reducing techniques that are less invasive, less likely to lead to complications, and just plain safer. As thousands of positive CoolSculpting reviews attest, this alternative solution is more effective for many patients, and complications are exceedingly rare.
CoolSculpting involves destroying fat cells by cooling localized areas of the body. A study in the scientific journal Lasers in Surgery and Medicine examined the safety and benefits of the procedure and found that:
- There is significant evidence that CoolSculpting successfully thins stubborn fat in targeted areas over a period of two to four months;
- And the procedure has not produced any serious side effects in any studies to date.
If you are curious about CoolSculpting in Charlotte, contact Evolve Medical Associates. We will answer your questions and explain what you can expect before, during and after CoolSculpting.
With a combination of spa treatments, skincare services and body contouring, the Evolve team can address a range of cosmetic issues. Call 704-935-5745 to schedule a consultation. In the meantime, let’s answer a few questions you might have about CoolSculpting:
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
CoolSculpting is an alternative to liposuction commonly used by people who wish to reshape the contours of their bodies. Unlike liposuction, CoolSculpting does not involve surgery; instead, it makes use of controlled cooling to reduce the appearance of fatty tissue.
Medical professionals use the procedure to target and destroy fat deposits under the skin of their patients, while leaving the skin itself unharmed. To do so, they cool the targeted area to about 39 degrees Fahrenheit in order to stimulate rapid cell death in subcutaneous fat tissue.
Eliminating fat in this way has another benefit: The body will react to this initial course of action with its own local inflammatory response around the affected area, which continues to reduce the targeted layer of fat for several months afterward.
Is CoolSculpting Effective?
CoolSculpting was approved for public use by the FDA in 2010 following comprehensive evaluations of its safety and effectiveness. A paper published in the Journal of Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology summarized all the available research on CoolSculpting to date and concluded that:
- The procedure reduced targeted subcutaneous fat by up to 25 percent after one treatment;
- Significant improvements were reported in 86 percent of the treated subjects;
- And the patient satisfaction rate, at 73 percent, is higher than other, similar technologies.
Are you interested in learning more about CoolSculpting in Charlotte? Call Evolve Medical Associates today at 704-935-5745 to schedule a consultation.