If you’re looking for an effective, efficient way to blast belly fat, look no further than CoolSculpting at Radiant Skin Dermatology and Laser in New York, NY. This revolutionary treatment is the best way to target and eliminate belly fat safely and permanently. Today, we reveal everything you need to know about how to blast belly fat and the best method for you.
How to Blast Belly Fat
There are several ways to blast belly fat. If you’re lucky, you can eat less and move more and shed pounds from your stomach. Unfortunately, factors such as genetics and stress can make losing belly fat exceptionally difficult. When you lose fat just by burning more calories than you consume, there is no way to “spot reduce” fat. Your body may choose to burn fat from anywhere.
Since you can’t burn belly fat intentionally through diet and exercise, you have two choices. You can lose enough weight that your body has no choice but to burn belly fat. The only alternative is to seek professional intervention, such as CoolSculpting or liposuction. The right option for you depends on your health, goals, lifestyle, and budget.
The CoolSculpting Advantage
There are several advantages provided by CoolSculpting. Among these advantages are its safety, efficacy, and efficiency. Let’s take a closer look at what this treatment offers and how it stacks up against the competition.
One of the most compelling advantages of this treatment is its safety. It has been FDA-approved for nearly two decades to safely and effectively freeze away excess fat cells. To verify the safety of this treatment, it was put through rigorous third-party testing and reviewed by the country’s top minds on the safety of aesthetic treatments.
With this treatment, you don’t need to worry about damaging your skin and other surrounding tissues. The device only cools the treatment area to roughly 41 degrees, but skin and muscle tissue damage doesn’t start until temperatures reach well below freezing. The gel applied to your skin serves as an extra layer of protection.
This non-invasive fat removal method is just as effective as liposuction. Liposuction has been used since the 1970s to remove excess fat cells via incision and excision and it is currently seen as the gold standard of fat removal. It removes roughly 24% of localized excess fat cells.
A single session with this treatment method usually removes 26% of excess fat cells in the targeted region, like the back, chest, or abdomen. However, targeting smaller areas, like the neck, chin, underarms or knees can result in the removal of roughly 80% of excess fat cells.
Another incredibly compelling advantage of this treatment is how convenient it is. The liposuction procedure itself takes at least an hour or two. This time doesn’t even include the preparation process, including the cleansing of the treatment area, the administration of anesthesia and sedation, and marking the incision points.
CoolSculpting, sometimes known as cryolipolysis, may take up to an hour. However, the treatment is usually over in 40 to 45 minutes. A special gel is applied to the skin to amplify the results of the treatment and ensure the comfort of your skin, but there is no need for anesthesia or sedation. Afterward, you are free to return to work immediately.
The Speed of the Results
If you undergo liposuction to remove excess abdominal fat, you have to wait up to a year to see the results of the procedure. The fat is removed immediately. However, there is a six- to 12-month wait for the post-op swelling to go down enough for the results to be visible. After that, it can take years for the surgical scars to fade.
With cryolipolysis, the fat cells are not removed immediately. They are destroyed during treatment, but they are flushed out of your body via your lymphatic system over several weeks. Depending on the volume of excess fat cells you’re trying to remove, as well as the efficiency of your lymphatic system, this process can take anywhere from four to 12 weeks.
Yet another compelling advantage of this treatment is its affordability. Both anesthesia and sedation are expensive and you don’t have to worry about either of these costs. You don’t have to worry about surgeon’s fees, operating room fees, anesthesiologist fees, or fees associated with staying overnight in the hospital.
One of the most compelling advantages of getting a professional fat removal treatment is the results are permanent. When you lose weight through diet and exercise, the cells storing fat deposits shrink. However, they are still whole and can still store excess fat deposits in the future.
When you receive a professional fat removal treatment, the excess fat cells are destroyed and flushed out of your body. Since the adult human body cannot grow new fat cells, there are permanently fewer fat cells in the treated area. Since there’s a limit to how much volume a fat cell can hold, if you gain fat in the future, your treated area will never look as large as it does now.
Another advantage of cryolipolysis over liposuction is how natural the final results look. Since the fat cells are destroyed during treatment, you may notice immediately that the treated area looks smaller in circumference. Even if you can’t tell that the treatment worked, your results will continue to improve for up to three months.
While people can tell when others have undergone liposuction, nobody will know that you received cryolipolysis unless you tell them. Since the results improve gradually, you look to others like you are losing weight through discipline and determination slowly and naturally.
Other Ways to Eliminate Excess Abdominal Fat
While cryolipolysis is more convenient than liposuction, SculpSure is more convenient than cryolipolysis. With SculpSure, you get the same dramatic results offered by cryolipolysis in just 25 minutes. This treatment method uses the power of laser light energy to melt fat cells while leaving your skin, hair, and muscle tissues untouched.
One of the primary advantages of SculpSure is that the heat emitted by the laser energy encourages your skin to produce extra collagen. This extra collagen encourages cellular turnover which supports tighter, healthier skin. If you’re concerned about loose, sagging skin, this may be the ideal fat removal method for you.
Good Candidates for Body Contouring Treatments
Regardless of the body contouring treatment you believe is best for you, you’re probably a good candidate. To undergo an invasive procedure, like liposuction, you have to be in excellent health and have a strong heart and strong lungs. There are no such health requirements to be a good candidate for a non-invasive fat removal treatment.
We will review your medical history and conduct a physical examination to determine which non-invasive treatment method is right for you. Generally, the deciding factor comes down to the volume of excess fat you have and the health of your skin. Let’s take a closer look at what makes a good candidate:
Volume of Excess Fat
Cryolipolysis technology has advanced rapidly over the past 18 years. There are now applicators that are smaller than ever, so you can target smaller parts of your body with excess fat. Nevertheless, you still need at least an inch of pinchable fat to be a good candidate for treatment.
With SculpSure, there are no such requirements. You can target pockets of excess fat even without an inch of pinchable fat. During your initial evaluation, we can help you determine the best course of action if you have at least an inch of pinchable fat because both methods produce the same results.
Health of Your Skin
The health of your skin is another important factor that helps us determine which fat removal method is ideal for you. If you have elastic skin, cryolipolysis may be the right treatment method for you. Elasticity refers to how quickly your skin “snaps” back against your muscle tissue.
If your skin sags, you’re worried about your skin sagging after treatment or your skin is inelastic, you would benefit the most from SculpSure. If for some reason you’re not a good candidate for SculpSure but are worried about sagging skin, you may benefit from a combination of cryolipolysis and a skin tightening treatment.
Pregnancy and Nursing
Both pregnancy and nursing prevent you from being a good candidate for treatment. There’s no evidence to suggest that receiving any of our aesthetic services while pregnant or breastfeeding is dangerous. However, treatment under either of these circumstances has not been tested, so the FDA has not declared such conditions safe for treatment.
If you plan to become pregnant in the future, you may want to hold off on treatment until you are done having children. There are no health risks associated with pregnancy, childbirth, or nursing if you receive any of the aesthetic services we offer and get pregnant in the future. However, pregnancy often results in excess deposits of abdominal fat.
You may lose your “baby weight” after childbirth, but there is a chance that you won’t. In such a case, you would need a follow-up session or two. If you’re planning on having children in the future, or you’re not sure if you want to have children in the future, only you can decide if getting treatment now is right for you.
Your Body Fat Percentage
Another factor we consider when determining who is a good candidate for treatment is body fat percentage. To be a good candidate for any body contouring treatment, it’s important that you have a body fat percentage within a normal range. If you are over 30 pounds from your goal weight, you must lose weight before considering cryolipolysis or SculpSure.
Your Weight Stability
Your body fat percentage isn’t the only factor related to your body mass index we consider when determining who is a good candidate for this treatment. We also consider your history of weight gain and weight loss. The ideal candidate for this treatment has maintained his or her weight for at least six months.
While body contouring treatments remove excess fat cells permanently, you can still gain fat anywhere if you consume calories in excess in the future. Your long-term results will be far better if you can maintain your body fat levels after treatment.
Take the First Step to Blasting Belly Fat Today
You deserve to feel confident about yourself. If belly fat makes you feel insecure, CoolSculpting will effectively, efficiently help you contour your ideal body. Even better, there is neither pain nor discomfort, and you don’t need to worry about a recovery period. Furthermore, you will see the final results of treatment sooner than you would with lipo.
If you’re ready to boost your self-confidence and sculpt your ideal contours, please contact us today at Radiant Skin Dermatology and Laser in New York, NY to book an appointment. After an initial consultation to ensure you are healthy enough for treatment, we will get you on the path to feeling better about yourself than you have in years.