When it comes to weight loss and shaping up your body, there’s nothing more frustrating than belly fat. It seems to hang on, even when other parts of your body are slimming down. Fortunately, there’s something you can do about it. CoolSculpting Brooklyn, a treatment offered by Purely Natural Medical Spa in Brooklyn, NY, can get rid of belly fat for good through a series of quick and easy appointments.
How Much Belly Fat Can You Lose With CoolSculpting?
This treatment system can get rid of up to 24% of that stubborn belly fat. That’s usually enough to trim several inches off of your belly, leaving your abdominal area sleek and contoured. You’ll look great, and you’ll feel even better.
Does This Mean I’ll Lose Weight?
You won’t lose a lot of weight as a result of this treatment, because weight loss is different than fat loss. Most of us have a certain number of fat cells in our body, and that number remains constant throughout adulthood. When we gain or lose weight, our existing fat cells are growing or contracting.
But this treatment system does something entirely different. It actually gets rid of fat cells permanently. The area the fat cells are removed from will slim down, but your overall weight won’t drop much.
Why Is Belly Fat So Stubborn?
Belly fat is hard-wired to resist diet and exercise. Fat cells tend to have one of two receptors. Fat cells with Alpha-2 receptors store fat in case the body needs it later. Fat cells with Beta-2 receptors are more willing to break down fat for immediate use. The stomach area tends to have a large number of fat cells with those pesky Alpha-2 receptors that want to hang onto fat.
Can This Treatment Be Used on More Than Belly Fat?
Yes. This treatment system can be used to get rid of unwanted fat all over the body. Extra fat on the back, arms, thighs, hips, and flanks can all be targeted. If you’ve got a little extra fullness beneath your chin that’s bothering you, this treatment can help with that as well. We have a variety of applicators that we can use with this treatment system, which means we can target just about any area you’re concerned about.
How Does This Treatment System Work?
CoolSculpting freezes fat cells and permanently destroys them. Those cells are then flushed away naturally by your body’s lymphatic system. During treatment, an applicator is placed against the body. The applicator directs cool temperatures toward the targeted fat. You’ll feel the coolness as the applicator does its work, and you may even experience a gentle tugging sensation, but you won’t experience any discomfort. The skin, muscles, and tissue in the area won’t be damaged.
At the end of your appointment, we will massage the treatment area to warm and loosen your tissues up. And over the weeks to come, your body will gradually dispose of the fat cells that were destroyed during your session.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
Treatments can usually be completed within an hour, and you’ll be able to return immediately to your normal schedule afterward. The skin in the area may appear slightly pink after your treatment, but that will go away quickly, and there won’t be any limitations placed on your activity level.
How Many Appointments Should I Schedule?
Once we’ve had a chance to assess your area of concern and talk with you about how much a fat-reduction you’re hoping to achieve, we’ll make a recommendation about the number of treatments. For most patients, two or three sessions, each scheduled about a month apart, are needed to achieve the desired effect.
Will I See Results Right Away?
Your results will start to develop gradually during the month following your treatment as your body flushes away those destroyed fat cells. Most patients like the way their results develop gradually, which feels less dramatic. They also love the fact that their results are permanent. This treatment destroys those fat cells and they’ll never come back.
You’ll still want to eat healthfully and exercise regularly to maintain your new look because this treatment won’t prevent you from gaining weight in the future.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
You’re Not Far Over Your Ideal Weight
Patients who are pretty close to their goal weight but are struggling to tame belly fat or unwanted fat in another part of the body make the best candidates for this treatment. For these individuals, a small amount of body contouring makes all the difference and can completely resolve their cosmetic concerns. This treatment won’t help you significantly lower your weight, but the subtle sculpting it offers can greatly improve your silhouette.
You Want to Home In on One Spot
When you’re dieting, exercising, and generally trying to lose weight, it’s almost impossible to control which part of the body the weight comes off of. And targeting the belly can be particularly difficult because of the stubbornness of fat cells in that area.
The great thing about this treatment system is that it allows you to control the process and truly sculpt your body. You can hone in on your belly, or any other area of concern, and get rid of unwanted curves while keeping the definition you like on other parts of your body.
Good candidates understand the treatment and have realistic expectations about the outcome. This treatment system will improve your overall figure, leaving you trimmer and more fit in appearance, but the results will be more subtle than what can be achieved with surgery.
You Can Keep Up a Healthy Lifestyle
Although this treatment permanently destroys fat cells in targeted areas, it will be up to you to maintain your overall physique with diet, exercise, and healthy habits. The best candidates are motivated to keep a healthy lifestyle.
How Does CoolSculpting Compare to Other Fat Removal Treatments?
Chances are you’ve heard of liposuction, which has been used to remove fat all over the body for many years. Liposuction, although effective, is a surgical procedure in which incisions are made in the skin so that underlying fat can be siphoned out. Liposuction is a much more invasive treatment that requires anesthesia and a period of downtime for the patient.
One of the advantages of CoolSculpting is that it is a much gentler treatment and, because no recovery is involved, it can be easily worked into a hectic schedule.
EmSculpt, which is offered by our practice, sculps the body by whittling away unwanted fat and also building muscle. Like CoolSculpting Brooklyn NY, EmSculpt is a non-invasive treatment system that usually involves a series of appointments. External paddles placed over the treatment area deliver high-intensity electromagnetic energy, which triggers the same type of muscle contraction your body experiences during rigorous exercise.
This process causes the muscles to release fatty acids, which break down fat and encourage muscle development. EmSculpt essentially tricks your body into thinking it has been through a series of workouts that are much more intense than anyone could withstand, and it gives you the physical results that such workouts would achieve.
Will I Have to Worry About Loose Skin After Treatment?
No. Because the pockets of unwanted fat this treatment targets are small, you won’t be left with excess, sagging skin. The slow way that your results develop also gives your skin plenty of time to adapt and conform to the body’s new shape.
Will This Treatment Help With Cellulite?
Although this treatment system gets rid of unwanted fat, which contributes to the development of cellulite, it is not considered a cellulite treatment.
Is This a Safe Treatment?
Yes. The cool temperatures in this system never get cold enough to damage the body. This treatment system was approved by the FDA in 2010 and has been used widely and safely ever since.
Can I Have Multiple Areas of Concern Addressed?
Yes. It’s not unusual for patients to have their belly fat treated and then come back to have another part of the body addressed. And if you want to have multiple areas addressed from the very beginning, we can devise a treatment plan for you that achieves that.
Is This Treatment Suitable for Men?
Yes. We have successfully treated both men and women with this system. Men and women store fat in different places on the body, and the composition of their fat different, but both genders have gotten great results from this easy and convenient treatment.
What If I Have a Tattoo in the Treatment Area?
This treatment can be applied to tattooed skin and will not have any impact on the tattoo. Undergoing this treatment also does not preclude you from having a tattoo in the area in the future, although you wouldn’t want to have both done on the same day.
Does This Treatment Address Visceral Fat?
This treatment does not treat visceral fat, which is the fat deeply embedded in the belly that surrounds the internal organs. Instead, CoolSculpting addresses subcutaneous fat, which is the fat that lays just below the skin and above the muscle.
Which Skin Types and Tones Is This Treatment Most Effective On?
This is a very versatile treatment that works well on all skin types and tones.
If I Use an Ice Pack at Home, Can I Achieve the Same Results?
This treatment is not something that you can replicate at home. An ice pack will not achieve temperatures that are cold enough to destroy fat cells. And to be successful, this treatment must deliver the cooling in a controlled fashion that couldn’t be achieved at home with an ice pack.
I’m Interested. How Can I Get Started?
If you’re interested in finding out if CoolSculpting is right for you, the first step is to schedule an initial consultation at our practice. During this appointment, we’ll evaluate your belly or any other area of concern and determine if this treatment can achieve your goals.
Are You Ready to Take Your Silhouette to the Next Level?
Are you tired of wrestling with belly fat and stubborn fat on other parts of your body? Would you like to get rid of those problem spots once and for all and finally achieve the trim, youthful physique you’ve been working toward? This amazing treatment system can help you do just that, with no pain, no incisions, and no downtime. What are you waiting for? Call Purely Natural Medical Spa in Brooklyn, NY, and schedule your CoolSculpting consultation today!