Coolsculpting Lower Abdomen Results
The basis of this procedure, the second name of which is “cryolipolysis”, is the reduction of the volume of fat deposits by means of cold exposure. This is an effective non-invasive way to deal with excess adipose tissue.
History of the appearance of Coolsculpting treatment
The technique appeared, thanks to the development of dermatologists at the Harvard Medical School. Their studies showed that, unlike surrounding tissues, fat cells (adipocytes) are more sensitive to cold exposure. Fat inside these cells turns into crystals under the influence of cold, causing their destruction, while other tissues (skin, muscles, nerve fibers) remain at the same threshold of low temperatures intact.
Currently, the most commonly used and effective technique for correcting the body shape is liposuction. But because of its invasiveness, the operation has some limitations and risks, such as bleeding, infections and a longer recovery period. Another possible complication of liposuction is contour irregularities.
Coolsculpting of the lower abdomen is a new promising technology used for controlled and selective reduction of fat deposits. It can be selected in the following cases:
- To eliminate small amounts of adipose tissue;
- When anesthesia is contraindicated;
- In the presence of problems with blood clotting, the tendency to form rough scars on the skin and other contraindications for invasive methods of fat removal.
Also, the advantage of the method is the lack of load on the liver due to the release of fat metabolism products into the blood.
The average duration of the procedure is 60 minutes. At this time you are in a comfortable position, you can rest, read, etc.
Are there any side effects after Coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting is a safe method that occasionally has mild side effects:
- Redness or swelling of the skin;
- Decreased sensitivity or pain in the area of exposure to cold.
- But all these effects are reversible.
- So, the sensitivity is restored in a period of 3 to 4 weeks. Finally, despite its recognized effectiveness, coolsculpting is not suitable for eliminating too much fat at once, unlike traditional liposuction. However, this procedure can be repeated – once every 2 or 3 months.
Coolsculpting: the effect and its duration
Clinical studies have shown that cryolipolysis effectively reduces fat deposits in the lower and upper abdomen, on the inner and outer surfaces of the thighs, in the region of the lateral surfaces of the body and on the back. The effect persists for 2 to 5 years after the procedures.
How does Coolsculpting work?
Coolsculpting acts at the cellular level. Fatty tissue in comparison with other tissues is more sensitive to low temperatures. The effect of cold (-1 to -7 ° C) for a limited period of time provokes the crystallization of fat droplets inside the cells. A controlled inflammatory reaction is started.
Between 14 and 30 days begins phagocytosis of fat cells (they are destroyed by the body’s own immune cells). Between 60 and 90 days, the inflammatory process is weakened. The volume of adipocytes of the subcutaneous tissue decreases with simultaneous thickening of interlobular septa.
The total duration of such a cycle is on the average 90 days. The end result is a selective reduction of the subcutaneous fat layer without damaging other surrounding tissues, increasing the elasticity of the subcutaneous tissue. Thus, coolsculpting lower abdomen is a safe, effective, controlled and non-invasive method to combat unwanted fat deposits in various areas of the body.