Technology and Science Combined
The CoolSculpting Procedure has been researched for years. It is based on scientific evidence through a great deal of research and studies. There are approximately 52 publications that clinical research has produced on the evaluation of the efficacy and safety of this procedure. It is an ideal treatment for fat on the stomach
About CoolSculpting for Stomach
CoolSculpting for stomach is a non-invasive, non-surgical, body contouring treatment that targets freezes and kills fat cells permanently. The process is called cryolipolysis, also referred to as fat freezing. This FDA approved procedure requires no needles, no knives, and no recovery. CoolSculpting in the U.S. is the only cryolipolysis device that is FDA approved. The positive facts about CoolSculpting, when applied properly, will not harm skin, muscles, nerves, or vessels on the skin in the treated area. There is no recovery time, as there would be with a surgical procedure. Your treatment plan is specifically customized to your body.
When you have made the decision to proceed with CoolSculpting stomach treatments, always make sure the facility where you are having your treatments done are using the official cryolipolysis device. Sometimes knock offs make their way into the market, and some medical practices and spas are using those instead of the real Mccoy. The knock offs are not officially regulated and may not have the exact technology required for the procedures. There are certain specifications and standards that have to be met, such as maximum temperatures, rate of cooling, triggers, and safety precautions.
What is the Difference in Fat Cells During Weight Loss Versus CoolSculpting?
During natural weight loss, the number of fat cells are simply reduced in size, but the number of fat cells always remains the same. When someone gains weight, these fat cells simply grow bigger. CoolSculpting stomach treatments literally kill the fat cells, eliminating them forever.
The perfect candidate for stomach CoolSculpting is someone that is in good health, exercises, eats healthy, and has the correct amount of body fat percentage. As CoolSculpting is not a weight loss tool, it does, however, help people get rid of hard to lose fatty deposits, that dieting and exercising can’t. Most commonly, the stomach area is the most difficult place to lose fat. Coupled with eating a healthy diet and exercise, CoolSculpting can have a lasting effect for years.
What You Need To Know About CoolSculpting for Stomach
- It is not for everyone
- It is not a weight loss procedure
- It is for cosmetic purposes, not health purposes
- Your Body Mass Index must be within a certain range
- Results are not instant
- It takes approximately 8-12 weeks to see results
- CoolSculpting does not tighten the skin
- There are different sizes of applicators
- You may require more than one treatment to the area
CoolSculpting Before and After Stomach
Mental Status Before CoolSculpting
The mind-body interactions prior to CoolSculpting for stomach can present patients with anxiety and depression. For many people, their body image is extremely important to them. Some people, no matter how hard they try, struggle to lose that extra jiggly fat. When some people change their eating and physical activity habits, have no problem losing weight. However, once a plateau has been reached, and that last little extra body fat still shows, it can be very frustrating and depressing. Often these people look for alternative methods for reducing or eliminating this unwanted fat. There are several options available to help attain the body sculpture you are looking to achieve. It is very important to conduct extensive research into each option that is available to you. Some procedures have higher risks and a higher rate of side effects than others. Some procedures offer instant results, but most often, these are surgical procedures that require long recovery periods and a high rate of infection. A treatment like CoolSculpting may all that you need to remove unwanted fat cells permanently from your tummy, upper arms, lower arms, thighs, double chin, legs, back, or buttocks. Depending on the number of treatments you will need, the cost can be comparable or even less expensive than other procedures like liposuction.
Before Stomach CoolSculpting
Many patients struggle with fatty deposits in the stomach area. For some reason, this tends to be the most difficult area on the body to lose fat. Women especially have difficulty losing fat in this area after childbirth, no matter how much they exercise or diet. It can be very frustrating when you have almost reached your goal in attaining the body image you are looking to achieve but can’t quite get there due to stubborn fat deposits. The stomach CoolSculpting process can eliminate between 20 and 25 percent in thickness in a fat layer. Subcutaneous fat that is stored under the skin, creating that extra padding look can be cosmetically challenging. CoolSculpting targets these fatty cells, freezes them, then they crystallize and are naturally expelled by the body.
Why Does Subcutaneous Fat Accumulate?
If fat is visible and can be pinched, it is referred to as subcutaneous fat. This type of fat most often does not pose health risks. However, many people, for cosmetic reasons, are not happy with the appearance of this type of fat on their body and try everything in their power to get rid of it. There are several factors that contribute to accumulating this type of fat on the body. The factors are:
- Sedentary lifestyle
- No exercise
- Little muscle mass
- Caloric intake is more than they burn
Most often subcutaneous fat can be reduced by taking in less calories and exercising to burn fat. However many people that eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly still struggle with areas of unsightly subcutaneous fat.
Stomach CoolSculpting is not a weight loss alternative. It is geared towards those that have failed through diet and exercise to eliminate the visual subcutaneous fat areas.
If you lead a healthy and active lifestyle and still struggle with fatty areas on your body, CoolSculpting may be a good option for you.
Subcutaneous Fat and Stress
A hormone called cortisol is released by the body when people experience chronic stress. Prolonged periods of chronic stress and high amount of cortisol released in the body can lead to subcutaneous fat accumulation. This type of fat can be very difficult to lose. Healthy eating and exercise can help lose this type of fat for some, but others may need alternative methods like Stomach CoolSculpting.
What is Visceral Fat?
Visceral fat is the type of fat in the body that is not visible on the outside of the body. People that suffer from obesity have a high amount of visceral fat. This type of fat surrounds the organs in your body and can cause many serious health conditions.
Can CoolSculpting Be Used to Fight Visceral Fat?
The simple answer is no. CoolSculpting is a treatment used to treat subcutaneous fat.
How Do I Know If I Am a Good Candidate For Stomach CoolSculpting?
Keeping in mind that CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment, and you are just trying to target unwanted jiggly fat in certain areas on your body, you may be a good candidate. If you lead a healthy lifestyle, by eating properly and exercising regularly but still can’t seem to get rid of that hideous fat, CoolSculpting may be the treatment for you. In order for Stomach CoolSculpting to work efficiently, you should be in a normal weight range for your height. Your Body Mass Index should be below 30. Always consult with your family physician before you decide on any form of treatment.
On your first visit to the CoolSculpting Clinic, a doctor or highly trained clinician will consult with you to identify the problem areas, determine if CoolSculpting will help you and establish a plan.
Are There Any Circumstances Where Someone is not a Good Candidate?
Yes, CoolSculpting is not for everyone. People with certain medical conditions are not good candidates for CoolSculpting treatment. Those that have conditions such as:
- cold agglutinin disease
- paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria
should avoid CoolSculpting as serious complications could result.
What is Cryoglobulinmia?
A person with cryoglobulinemia has abnormal proteins in their blood. These abnormal proteins will thicken and become gel-like or solid in cold temperatures. Therefore as CoolSculpting requires cold temperatures to the point of freezing, people with this condition should avoid CoolSculpting. There are many health conditions related to cryoglobulinemia which can include:
- Autoimmune disease
- Hepatitis C
- Multiple myeloma
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Systemic lupus erythematosus
- Primary macroglobulinemia
What is Cold Agglutinin Disease?
Types of autoantibodies, known as cold agglutinins can cause a person’s red blood cells to clump together. When these red blood cells clump together, they no longer can work properly. These agglutinins or autoantibodies are related to several diseases such as:
- hemolytic Anemia
These autoantibodies can attack your body that can cause disease or illness. When you have cold agglutinins in your blood, cooling them causes them to attack your red blood cells. Therefore, CoolSculpting is not an option.
What is Paroxysmal Cold Hemoglobinuria?
Paroxysmal Cold Hemoglobinuria is a very rare subtype of an autoimmune condition called autoimmune hemolytic anemia. This condition causes autoantibodies in the blood to react to cold temperatures. Exposure to cold temperatures cause the sudden presence of hemoglobinuria. This condition can be caused by infections resulting from:
- Mycoplasma pneumoniae
- Epstein Barr Virus
- Congenital syphilis
People with this condition are not candidates for CoolSculpting.
Is There Anything I Need to do Before My First Treatment?
No, once you have consulted with your family practitioner and have been medically cleared, there is no preparation required. As this is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment, there will be no cuts, stitches, or anesthetic involved.
What Exactly is Involved in the Stomach CoolSculpting Treatment?
The Stomach CoolSculpting procedure involves a plastic surgeon, or other licensed clinician or practitioner applying a special tool, which is used to cool the targeted parts of your body to a freezing temperature. This type of procedure is designed to freeze and kill fat cells at the targeted location. This controlled cooling method only targets these types of cells. Once the fat cells have crystalized, the body works naturally to expel these dead cells through your waste elimination system. Once treated, the fat cells are gone for good. Areas of the body which have not been treated will not experience any changes in fat cell distribution.
Is Stomach CoolSculpting Safe?
The procedure utilizes controlled cooling devices. These devices are contain built in safety measures. Should the sensors detect the skin is getting to cold, the machine automatically shuts down. CoolSculpting is a leading fat reducing treatment with a well established safety and efficacy profile Worldwide.
What Are The Benefits of Stomach CoolSculpting?
Stomach CoolSculpting has many benefits compared to other traditional methods of fat removal. CoolSculpting does not involve surgery. It is simply a non-invasive cosmetic treatment to help contour your body in the areas you have difficulty eliminating fat deposits. You are not administered any type of anesthetic and can drive yourself to and from your treatments. When the procedure is conducted properly, the side effects will be minimal. There is no recovery time, and you can go about your business right after your treatment. There is no need to take time off work. The convenience of no downtime is a big plus. If you are self-conscious about having work done on your body, no one will need to know. This is a very discreet process that allows you the privacy you need.
Can I have More Than One Treatment on the Same Target Point?
Yes, you can. However, repeat treatments are normally approximately 20 weeks apart. Keep in mind the crystalized dead fat cells continue to be expelled from the body up to 6 months post treatment.
After CoolSculpting on the Stomach/Abdomen
After you have had the CoolSculpting treatment on your abdominal area, you will then schedule a follow up appointment with the clinic to assess your results. Additional treatments may be required to attain the results you expect to see.
Mental Status After Stomach CoolSculpting
After a patient has completed their CoolSculpting treatments on their stomach/abdomen area, they feel excited and have something to look forward to. There is a great deal of self satisfaction when someone takes control over their body and makes the positive changes. The ability to contour and shape your body makes people feel happy. When people are happy, endorphin hormones are released, which stimulates the brain. Endorphins are a great combat against anxiety and depression. When your body image has positive changes, then your mind will have positive changes. When someone has a positive outlook on life, and they are happy with themselves, they tend to be more productive and are able to succeed in life.
What Can I Expect After My Treatment?
Some people experience mild side effects post treatment. These mild side effects can include:
- sensitive skin
- Fullness sensation in the back of the throat after under the chin treatment
There is also a rare chance you may experience additional side effects, which are not common.
You can also expect to see results in your abs approximately 2 to 6 months after your treatment. However, the fat cells will still continue to be flushed out up to 6 months after treatment. This is why it is wise to wait for this period of time to determine whether or not you require additional treatments.
CoolSculpting Cost Stomach
The cost of CoolSculpting treatments on the stomach will vary from person to person. Most often, especially on the stomach, which is a larger area on the body, will require two or three treatments. This will increase the overall cost of the treatment to that area. Many people have more than one area on their body treated. The cost is per treatment. Therefore each area that is treated will have a fee associated with that particular treatment. It is always good to shop around for the best pricing, as prices can vary, depending on who is performing the treatment. The price for CoolSculpting other areas of the body vary. For some people, if they are just considering the cost factor, liposuction may be a cheaper route to go. Starts from $550 per cycle.
CoolSculpting Reviews Abdomen
There are many mixed reviews pertaining to CoolSculpting treatments on the stomach/abdomen area. For some people, CoolSculpting resulted in what they were looking to accomplish. Other clients stated they were not happy with the treatment as they did not notice much of a difference.
Some experienced side effects like:
- Nerve pain
- Sagging skin
Other side effects experienced were:
- Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia – which is an increase of fatty tissue at the site of the treatment, causing a large lump of fat growing in the area that was targeted. This is a rare side effect occurring in approximately 1 in 20,000 people that have been treated with CoolSculpting. This side effect normally occurs 2-3 months post treatment. Quite typically a fat reduction takes place first, then PAH occurs. Liposuction may be required to correct the problem.
- Numbness – Approximately two thirds of CoolSculpting patients experience post treatment numbness. This can last up to 8 weeks.
- Frostbite – this can occur if the applicator and protective pads are not placed and monitored properly.
- Permanent Indentations – this can also occur to poorly placed and monitored protective pads and applicators
Keeping in mind the results achieved from the CoolSculpting treatments vary from person to person. The best way to see the end results are to compare the before and after pictures of your stomach/abdomen.