What is the Difference Between Subcutaneous Fat and Visceral Fat?
Everyone has two kinds of primary fat in their body. The first kind is subcutaneous fat; this is the fat that is located under the skin. Then there is visceral fat, and this fat surrounds your body’s organs. Everyone is born with a certain amount of these fats in their body. The amount of subcutaneous fat in your body can vary depending on several factors.
For some it can be pure genetics; for others it is their lifestyle. Quite typically people that lead a sedentary lifestyle lacking in exercise and taking in too many calories will have a higher amount of Subcutaneous fat in their body. Also those that have diabetes or are insulin resistant tend to have more of this type of fat. Visceral fat is stored in the abdominal area, close to the stomach, liver and intestines. A healthy level of visceral fat is under 13 of the 1-59 rating.
CoolSculpting does not target visceral fat, and it only targets subcutaneous fat. Even though both of these fats can affect the back, it is subcutaneous fat that is visible in that area.
Before Considering CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting is not for everyone. It is not a weight loss system. CoolSculpting works best on people who are at or close to their ideal weight. Ideally, your body mass index should be below 25. Always consult your family practitioner before considering any type of procedure. Discuss what your plans are and what you hope to achieve with your doctor. Through consultation with your doctor you can decide together if you would be a good candidate for CoolSculpting.
What is CoolSculpting Back Fat?
CoolSculpting was approved by the FDA in 2010. CoolSculpting, the trademark name for cryolipolysis, is a non-surgical procedure that is used to reduce subcutaneous fat that is located under the skin. The process involves cooling the targeted area on the body to the point of freezing, which only targets these types of fat cells. Once the cells have been frozen they then crystallize and die. These dead cells are then processed by the body through the liver and eliminated from the body through the body’s natural waste process. Since these fat cells are destroyed they are gone permanently. The CoolSculpting procedure does not damage skin, muscles and nerves in the area and surrounding area being treated.
Will This Procedure Affect Other Fats in My Blood?
No. CoolSculpting is a safe procedure that only targets subcutaneous fat. Studies have shown that other fats, proteins, and sugars in the blood are not affected. You can be confident knowing that your cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein, triglycerides, total bilirubin, glucose, aspartate transaminase/alanine transaminase and albumin will remain within their normal limits.
Prior to engaging in any CoolSculpting procedure, you will meet with a doctor or licensed clinician that is fully trained on CoolSculpting. Together with the consultant you will complete an examination of your back and discuss the areas that require treatment. Once this is determined, you will put a treatment plan into place. The clinician will fully explain the CoolSculpting procedure to you from beginning to end. You will be informed on what to expect during the procedure, after the procedure, and when you should expect to see results.
How is the CoolSculpting Procedure Applied?
The CoolSculpting procedure begins by applying gel, and a special pad and applicator to the target area. The applicator is connected to a machine that delivers controlled cold temperatures. There are 5 different sizes of applicators used to target various parts of the body. The applicator is clamped onto the skin of the target area. The treated area gets really cold, really fast and numbs that area. This is why the procedure is virtually painless. The area of treatment is timed. Once you have finished the treatment, then the clinician will massage the treated area for approximately two minutes to help bring the circulation back to that area. The massage can feel a little strange and strong, but not painful.
What Will I Feel On My Back During The Treatment?
As the skin on the area of treatment will be placed between two panels, you may feel some tugging, pulling, pinching or itching. It is not painful, but some people may feel a small level of discomfort. Many people can enjoy watching tv, playing on their phones or even reading during their sessions.
Are There Any Side Effects From CoolSculpting Treatments On My Back?
There can be some minor side effects. However, side effects vary from person to person. You may experience some redness, tingling, and numbness to the treated area of the back. Most often these side effects are not long lasting.
CoolSculpting Back Fat Before and After
Both men and women can experience a problem with back fat. For some people, this is an area on the body that can be very difficult to lose that last bit of unwanted fat. For women, the back fat area is usually around the bra area. This fatty area can be unsightly when wearing a tank top or backless dress. It is important for people to feel comfortable in their clothing and not have to worry about this poking out and that poking out. Many people have tried diet and exercise to reduce or eliminate this fatty area but have had no success. CoolSculpting treatments can help with these target areas.
How Unwanted Back Fat Can Affect Your Self-Image
When some people are not comfortable with their body image, it can greatly affect their self-image and self-esteem. Women that like to wear feminine clothing like backless dresses or tops feel alot better about themselves when they don’t have excess unwanted back fat. This fat can appear in the upper back, bra area or even the lower back. There are women that absolutely refuse to wear these types of clothing as they do not feel comfortable or attractive when they have fat bulges showing. No matter how much they exercise or diet these fatty areas are impossible to reduce. This can be very depressing and restricts what actually really would like to wear. For some men a fatty back can be uncomfortable physically and can also affect their self image when going to the pool or the beach. They may be self-conscious about removing their shirt and exposing their unwanted back fat. CoolSculpting can help reduce back fat and can aid in contouring the back. CoolSculpting is a great way to contour and shape all areas of the back.
CoolSculpting Back Fat
When people look at themselves in the mirror, they tend to only look at their front view. However, once they have taken the time to really look at themselves from all angles, this is when they may notice the fatty areas on their back. Some people can tell it’s there by the way their clothes fit, some may be taunted and teased about it, and that’s when it’s brought to their attention. The best way to see the end results is to take before and after pictures. This is the sure telltale of seeing what you looked like before CoolSculpting and after CoolSculpting.
Taking the Leap
When you finally make the decision to take control over your body and take measures to improve your appearance, it can be exhilarating. The way you feel before you make the big leap to self improvement and once you have attained the desired results of self improvement can make all the difference in the world. Prior to having CoolSculpting done on your back fat you may have felt:
- restricted in clothing choices
- odd shaped
- unhappy with your body
- not sexy
Upon completion of CoolSculpting treatments and seeing visual results, you can now feel:
- comfortable in your own skin
- unrestricted in clothing choices
- feel sexy
Why It’s Important for Some People to Have a Contoured and Shapely Back
Certain professions may require both men and women to have a fat free, contoured back. Some of these professions can include:
- Professional dancers
- Exotic dancers
- Professional Figure Skaters
- Professional Weight Lifters
- Professional Swimmers
- Professional gymnasts
- Professional Models
For these professionals, appearance is everything. They are constantly in the limelight and are being observed by many people. Although, as with most people as they age, they may experience a few fat deposits in the back area. CoolSculpting is a great non-invasive safe way to resolve this. As there is no recovery or downtime, it would be the ideal treatment for the professionals listed above.
CoolSculpting Back Cost
Making positive changes to your appearance is virtually priceless for some people. The ability to get rid of unwanted bulgy fat areas on your back and create a sexy new you can make you feel amazing at any cost. However, not everyone has an endless flow of money. Many people have to live on a budget.
When you are consulting with your CoolSculpting clinician, you can discuss what your budget is and what exactly it is you would like to achieve pertaining to the fat on your back. The clinician will advise you on the number of treatments that would be required to achieve your desired results. Typically the cost of a treatment session on your back fat would range between $600 and $2,500 depending on how many areas you are having treated. The smaller the area, the lower the cost.
Costs can also vary depending on where you live, who is performing your treatments and required follow-up appointments. Quite commonly, especially if the area of treatment is small you may only require one session. However, if you would like to see additional results, you may have subsequent treatments, which will add to the cost.
CoolSculpting Back Fat Review
A patient that underwent CoolSculpting treatment for back fat shared her experience. This is what took place from the beginning to the end of her treatment. After her full consultation and treatment plan was established, she attended the clinic for her treatment on her back fat. She was placed in a treatment room which was equipped with a tv streaming Netflix. She felt this was a great distraction.
After the clinician applied the gel and applicators Then the clinician left her alone in the room while the panels (applicators) did their work for 30 minutes. However, there was an emergency call button within reach in case she felt discomfort. She never needed to use the call button, but the clinician did come to check on her halfway through her treatment. She only felt a little discomfort near the very end of the treatment. The clinician came back in and removed each panel and set a two minute timer.
She proceeded to massage her treated areas for two minutes to help bring back the circulation to those areas. She said the massage felt weird but not painful.
After the procedure she kept looking in the mirror every day to see if she noticed any results, as she was told that some people see them around the three week mark. 30 days following her treatment she noticed that her back fat was disappearing, and her jeans were zipping up much easier a week later.
After 4 months she was confident in saying that yes CoolSculpting worked for her, making her stubborn back fat disappear. She was impressed that it was virtually pain free and she did not have to undergo any type of surgery.
Actress Debra Messing
Actress Debra Messing has been a CoolSculpting spokesperson during events. Debra has shared her own experiences with CoolSculpting and stated that it is fast, easy, comfortable and safe. Debra’s views on CoolSculpting it that this treatment allows people to feel comfortable in their own skin.
Studies have shown that CoolSculpting treatments can produce a noticeable reduction in subcutaneous back fat up to 25% in the treated area. For some people, they may see improvements up to six months post treatment. However, some may require additional treatments to get the results they are looking for. CoolSculpting is a great way to take care of those small areas of hard to lose unwanted fat on your back.