One of the most popular treatments for women and men who want to slim their shape without surgery, CoolSculpting® can seem like a fat blasting miracle. Like any new treatment, it’s also not fully understood by some people, and it’s all too easy to believe some of the rumors and half-truths about what CoolSculpting® really has to offer.
So let’s set things straight on this noninvasive body contouring treatment:
Myth 1: It Doesn’t Work
Tell that to the thousands of women and men who have an improved body contour and visibly lose stubborn fat pockets after their CoolSculpting® treatment! The reality is that while not everyone is a candidate for CoolSculpting®, this treatment can very effectively target “problem areas” such as the love handles, abdomen, or the inner/outer thighs.
Myth 2: It’s Great for Weight Loss
Nope. This procedure was never designed as an alternative to eating a healthful diet and getting plenty of exercise. CoolSculpting® was developed in response to the need for a treatment that targets what most people call “stubborn” fat cells. After one session, most people see about a 30% reduction in fat in the treatment area, which generally only means a pound or two. A second recommended treatment can double these results. The goal is to create a more attractive body shape in the treatment area, not to drop pounds.
Myth 3: It’ll Keep You Thinner
CoolSculpting® will remove treated fat cells, and those cells will not grow back. But it’s still up to you to stay healthy and fit – the fat cells that remain behind can enlarge if you don’t eat right and exercise. You absolutely can gain weight and completely undo your improved body contour, so you need to stay actively engaged in maintaining your results.
Myth 4: It Isn’t FDA-Approved
CoolSculpting® has received FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration) clearance as a treatment for reducing abdominal fat as well as fat in the flanks and thighs. This means that the safety and effectiveness of the procedure for nonsurgical fat reduction has been reviewed through the FDA’s formal process, giving patients added peace of mind.