For many lucky people, summer is the time to embark upon your favorite vacation. Will you be relaxing by the pool on a Caribbean Cruise? Perhaps you are headed to San Diego to hit some waves and soak up some sun by the Pacific Ocean. Summer is also the time for pool parties, so you want to look your best in  a swimsuit. Losing weight can be a challenging process, and sometimes it seems that you just can’t lose that dreaded muffin top no matter how many Pilates classes you have attended. You’ve been eating a mostly healthy diet and engaging in regular exercise, but that spare tire surrounding your belly simply won’t budge. Unfortunately, some types of fat seem to be exercise and diet resistant. However, our Tucson medispa has a solution for fat that just won’t disappear: CoolSculpting®.

What Is CoolSculpting®?

Developed by Harvard scientists and only offered by medical physicians, CoolSculpting uses a cooling process to safely freeze away fat cells. Approved by the FDA, this process is used to target fat in the abdominals, back, thighs, and underneath the buttocks.

How Does It Work?

First, your doctor will create a customized treatment plan to target the specific area in which you would like to see results. The amount of time that each treatment takes depends upon the area that you are treating. One CoolSculpting session can take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, and patients can choose to have multiple areas treated in one visit.

What Is The Treatment Like?

At first, you will experience an intense cold sensation in the area being treated, but this feeling soon stops and the area goes numb within five to ten minutes. It is possible to feel some pulling as the suction is applied to the treatment area. Immediately following the treatment, your doctor will massage the area for two to three minutes, and you could feel a tingling sensation. You should be able to resume your normal daily activities immediately following your procedure.

What Exactly Happens To the Fat?

Coolsculpting freezes fat cells, causing them to crystallize and die. Your body naturally eliminates the fat cells over time, and they’re gone forever. You will begin to see the effects of this treatment anywhere from three weeks to two months following your office visit. Your body continues to eliminate the crystallized fat cells for up to six months following the procedure.

What Do I Need To Do Following A Treatment?

Schedule a future appointment with your doctor so that she can assess your results and see if you need any more treatments. As long as you exercise regularly and eat a healthy, balanced diet, you should be able to maintain your new figure.

Should Anyone Stay Away From CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting treatments should not be performed on people with cryoglobulinemia, paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, or cold agglutinin disease. CoolScuplting is not meant as a treatment for obesity as well.

Are you ready to finally eliminate those stubborn bulges for good? Contact our medispa in Tucson today for an appointment.