Fat has been a hot topic for many years. We need it, and yet we don’t like when fat cells get out of hand. There is a reason why fat is described as stubborn. These enlarged cells tend to like certain areas of the body, like the tummy, thighs, and submental area under the chin. They also tend not to respond to diet and exercise the way we’d like them to. Fat cells are stubborn because they sometimes seem to have minds of their own. When we eat well and exercise, we might shrink them to some degree, but they don’t go away. That doesn’t mean we have to live with unwanted fat cells. In our San Antonio offices, we use CoolSculpting to get rid of them for good.
Why Do Some People Struggle with Stubborn Fat?
If you’ve been trying to slim and sculpt your body without much luck, you might feel like your situation is unique. Trust us, you’re not alone. Whether it’s those last 10 pounds or busting through a plateau that you’re striving for, you may have a few factors working against you. Body sculpting can be difficult because of your genetics. It can also be challenged by shifting hormones. You may eat well and stay active but still not reach your goals because your body’s chemistry just isn’t on board. But make no mistake, you can reach your goals. CoolSculpting has helped millions of people reach theirs, and it can help you, too.
So Long, Stubborn Fat!
CoolSculpting is a safe, convenient, and proven treatment that takes little more than half an hour to perform. During treatment, you sit comfortably with an applicator over a treatment area like the abdomen, flanks, thighs, arms, or chin. During the session, the device cools the applicator panels which in turn delivers freezing temperature through the skin. There is no risk to the skin because, first, the temperature at which fat freezes is higher than the temperature that would damage skin cells. Second, the skin is protected by a sheet of fabric that prevents direct contact with the applicator.
After the brief procedure, you can go about your day as usual. You may feel minor side effects like tingling, numbness, cramping, or aching. These symptoms are indicators that fat cells have been affected that the body is starting the process of eliminating them. Some people see a more sculpted shape as soon as two weeks after CoolSculpting treatment. The body continues to flush damaged fat for up to 12 weeks, though, so don’t expect a dramatic turnaround right away. If you want more significant sculpting, your provider may recommend that you return for a few subsequent sessions once the fat-reduction process has begun.
You deserve to feel your best. We can help. Contact our La Casita or Sonterra office in San Antonio to schedule your CoolSculpting consultation.