does it really work? the doctors that don't offer it (they say they have better techniques) say it doesn't work and the ones that do say it's the best. is it suitable for someone who has very little fat to loose? Also, how do you choose the best doctor? I have seen few and I always feel I am being sold the technique they have not the best for me.
Does fat freeze really work?
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“Fat Freeze” Really Works
Clatuu is usually very effective, can do 2 areas simultaneously and this makes it time and cost effective. Regards, Dr Steve Merten, Sydney, Australia
CoolSculpting's “Fat Freeze” Really Works
CoolSculpting is FDA approved for fat elimination because it has been proven to be effective. Certainly, each center has fat elimination techniques that they favor. We have been using CoolSculpting for many years and find it to be extremely effective for the right patient. Sometimes other treatment options would give a better result, depending on skin looseness and the amount of fat. I think it is best to consult with a board-certified dermatologist with expertise in, not only CoolSculpting, but with several other modalities. Then they can choose what is best for your situation rather than just use the same treatment for everyone.
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But the FDA won't approve a device unless it is proven to do what it says it will do. CoolSculpting is FDA approved and it does work. But it won't work if it's used for the wrong reason.
The right reason: You have a few fat bulges that have been resistant to exercise and diet.
The wrong reason: You are overweight, want to lose weight and you don't want to diet or exercise.
CoolSculpting is not surgery so it can't be directly compared to liposuction. Remember, this is a completely noninvasive treatment and the applicators only cover a certain area. But for helping trim down small fat pockets, it's a simple and effective process.
Your treating provider (this could be a doctor, nurse or PA) can tell you if you are a good candidate...and you need to have that "inch to pinch" to even consider it.
As to how you choose - a good recommendation is to pick a practice that is supported by a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Both will have ample education and training working with the skin and body tissues.
Coolsculting works great on the right patient. It is FDA approved for flanks and abdomen. We have been using it for the past 4 years and we had great results. Please consult with a board certified dermatologist to see if you are a good condidate for it.
Fat reduction with Coolsculpting
CoolSculpting vs liposuction
Liposuction is ideal for peep with excess fat in multiple areas of the body, including areas like the chin that CoolSculpting cannot currently safely and effectively address.
When selecting a Coolsculpting provider, look for the most experienced office in your region. Also look for CoolSculpting complete. This protocol includes a vibrating plate to stimulate the lymphatic system and enhance results as the frozen fat relies on the lymphatic system to exit the body.
CoolSculpting freezes fat effectively
We were one of the first offices to offer CoolSculpting in Orange County, 4 years ago. We have found it works great, for the right patient. Patients that are too thin with just loose skin, or those that are too "round" do not do as well as patients who just have bulges.
Doctors who don't offer a procedure will usually say something doesn't work because they want to do surgery instead or have you try something else. CoolSculpting is the most effective non-surgical procedure available for fat reduction. In my office we find it especially useful for our many patients who do not want lipo-suction.
If you research who is doing CoolSculpting, most of the top cosmetic physicians offer it.
We find it so successful we just bought a second machine to do "dual sculpting" (2 areas at the same time).
Non-Surgical Treatment Results
There are multiple non-surgical treatments for fat reduction that are very effective. In my office I use both Coolsculpting and Liposonix. We are born with a certain number of fat cells; the cells that are desctructed by a Coolsculpting or Liposonix treatment are permanently removed by your body. That being said you can expand the size of your remaining fat cells if you do not maintain a healthy diet and exercise program. Coolsculpting destructs about 20% of the fat in the treated area; sometimes multiple treatments in the same area are necessary for the best results. Liposonix uses High Intensity Focused Ultrasound to destruct the fat; you can lose approximately 1 inch in 1 hour with 1 treatment. Either option is not going to yield immediate results as the body has to naturally remove the treated fat. This generally takes 8-12 weeks to be completed. Consult with a Board Certified Dermatologist to see which option is best for you.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.