Is CoolSculpting worth it? It’s a question I’ve been hearing more and more, and I’m glad that’s the case. Whenever a new technology that makes big claims enters the market, it’s important to approach it with careful consideration when your body, health, and wellbeing are on the line. We’re in the business of helping people feel great about themselves, so it’s of the utmost importance that the treatments we provide deliver undeniable results. You might have noticed that CoolSculpting has recently been added to our procedures menu. I’m thrilled to be able to offer this body contouring option to our patients, and here’s why: it really works.
What is CoolSculpting, anyway? Well, it’s a specialized technology developed by Harvard scientists that targets and freezes fat cells and allows your body to naturally eliminate them over the period that follows the treatment. This is all possible thanks to Cryolipolysis, a type of controlled cooling produced by the CoolSculpting device. When our specialists operate the machine, they can gently and effectively targeted unwanted fat cells to crystallize (or freeze) them beneath the skin. The frozen cells die, and through natural processes, your body slowly removes them so that in about two months time you’ll notice a more sculpted and slimmer physique.
One of the great things about this procedure is that it’s non-surgical, which is beneficial in a few different ways. It means there’s no anaesthetic, which lowers the cost as well as the risks associated with more invasive treatments. Most patients find that there is no down time required after the session is finished and they can return to normal activities right away. So, for example, a patient who wants to pop in for a CoolSculpting session on a lunch break can usually go right back to work and no one else will know what they’ve been up to. During the actual treatment, you basically just lie back and relax. A lot of people find it comfortable enough to read, check email, or even take a nap.
As far as results go, take a look at the CoolSculpting before and after photos on our procedure page. We love results that speak for themselves, and when we saw those results, we were left speechless. With a proven track record with thousands of men and women like this, it’s easy to understand why this treatment is so popular.
When you’re considering any medical procedure, it’s important to make sure that it’s right for you. Though there are fewer risks than with a surgical procedure, there are still potential side effects, so it’s important that you come in for a consultation so we can go over any concerns for your unique situation. A consultation also enables us to put together a custom plan for your precise goals and needs and to get a better idea of how many sessions and areas of treatment are required for you to get the results you want.
Getting the results you want — I’d say that’s worth it.
- posted by Dr. Frank Lista, MD, FRCSC