Lose Belly Fat with Coolsculpting
Why is belly fat often so darn hard to lose, anyway? Many of us exercise and try to watch what we eat, but yet are frustrated when pockets of fat remain with us with such stubborn loyalty.
Our bodies are all unique, and fat cells do serve a purpose on our bodies. However, our fat stores can hang on for dear life, and it’s helpful to know why.
Fat can “go rogue” for many reasons:
- Stress and higher levels of cortisol
- Lack of sleep
- Too many saturated fats in our diet
- Not enough “healthy” fats in our diet
- Eating too many processed foods
- Too much “cardio” exercise
- Not enough strength training
Since there are so many pieces to the puzzle of shrinking our fat cells and keeping them small, many people are now considering coolsculpting and dualsculpting, two new safe, FDA-approved fat elimination methods that are taking the body-sculpting market by storm.
At Metro Vein Clinic, our team of medical professionals is waiting to give you the shape you’ve always wanted with our superior Coolsculpting knowledge, expertise, and experience treating all kinds of bodies. Call today for an appointment.
Coolsculpting–a Permanent Solution?
The difference between diet and exercise, and Coolsculpting as fat reduction methods is simple and dramatic. Lifestyle changes mean that your fat cells may shrink, but they don’t disappear.
You must adhere to the changes you’ve made to continue seeing fat-loss results. Usually, as soon as you “fall off the wagon,” your existing fat cells enlarge again, causing you to gain fat.
Coolsculpting is a procedure that freezes the fat cells in a desired region of the body, like your belly, buttocks, chin, back, “love handles,” thighs, arms, and more.
The Coolsculpting device gives a gentle pinch to a fold of fat and applies a controlled amount of cooling through metal plates to the pinched area.
Fat cells under the skin become cold enough to freeze and die. It takes the body a few months to flush the dead fat cells out of your system, so the results you see reach completion after about 12 weeks post-procedure. You’ll begin to notice changes in the treatment area a few weeks after your appointment.
In a treated area, those fat cells wholly eliminated, so yes, this procedure is permanent in that sense. However, fat cells have an adaptive nature and are part of our bodies’ overall survival system. We make new cells of every type all the time. It’s still possible for you to make new fat cells. You can contribute to the success of your Coolsculpting procedure by:
- Getting adequate sleep
- Eating a balanced diet
- Living an active lifestyle
- Reducing stress
Why is Coolsculpting so Popular?
Coolsculpting has several advantages over older technology like liposuction for fat loss. Coolsculpting is a non-invasive (no incisions) procedure.
Virtually no “prep” is required for Coolsculpting, and there is no downtime, scarring, stitches. There is no need for anesthesia, and the process often takes less than an hour. You can resume full activity shortly after your procedure.
Coolsculpting is done in a clinic instead of a hospital, and the only after-effects are mild bruising or a little soreness for a couple of days at the treatment site.
Further, results begin often after just one treatment, though successive appointments may be recommended depending on the amount of fat or the number of body regions targeted for sculpting.
Check out Metrovein Coolsculpting before and after shots here.
What’s the difference between Coolsculpting and dualsculpting?
The only difference between the two methods is that dualsculpting uses two shaping devices simultaneously. Using two “sculptors,” we can treat an area in half the time. This option is an excellent choice for larger areas of fat and may reduce the number of follow-up visits recommended.
How Can I Best Maintain my Results?
Even though Coolsculpting permanently eliminates the fat cells targeted on the day of your procedure, your body can grow new fat cells over time. Believe it or not, one of the best ways to keep your sleek shape after sculpting is to get enough sleep.
New research is uncovering the importance of quality sleep for almost every function of the body, including the maintenance of healthy body composition. So, let your sculpting procedure serve as a “nudge” to you to get at least 7-8 hours of “z’s” each night.
Second, reducing your stress plays a significant role in controlling and reducing the amount of cortisol in your system, and cortisol is linked to storing belly fat specifically.
Starting a meditation program, or learning deep, relaxing breathing techniques are effective stress-reducing methods to adopt or continue after your Coolsculpting appointment.
Eating a healthier diet filled with veggies, fruits, lean protein, and whole grains is essential to general health and wellness, and will help prevent the addition of new fat cells to your just-sculpted shape.
You might consider talking to a nutritionist or dietitian to assist you in making changes in your eating behavior if this is an area of challenge for you. Further, instruction in exercise techniques to build or maintain strength and muscle tone can also maintain your fat loss and enhance the results you get from your Coolsculpting procedure.
How Do I Get Started?
At Metro Vein Clinic, we make it easy to turn your Coolsculpting inspiration into reality. A phone call is all it takes to schedule a consultation to go over the details of the procedure, as well as pricing, payment plans, and what to expect from your experience.
We also offer “Cool” events periodically for an “open house” flavor on Coolsculpting. You can check out our clinic, meet our staff, enjoy refreshments, and ask all the questions you want before diving in.
At Metro Vein clinic, we offer leading-edge body sculpting technology performed by board-certified doctors. Our goal is to give you the best in confidence-building body shaping for results that last. Call today for an appointment and start feeling amazing in the skin you’re in.