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How does it feel to have your fat frozen off?

How does it feel to have your fat frozen off with CoolSculpting by Zeltiq®?

Fat frozen by CoolSculpting by Zeltiq® – One of the latest cosmetic surgery trends is to have pockets of fat in the body literally frozen off. Commonly known as CoolSculpting by Zeltiq®, it focuses on cooling the fat cells in specific parts of the body to the exact right temperature, in order to break the fat cells down without affecting surrounding tissue.

After being broken down, it takes weeks for these fat cells to be completely eliminated from the body. It’s a pretty innovative, long-lasting treatment option that’s fast growing in popularity. But the main question is, how exactly does it feel to have your fat frozen off?

  • Understanding the processFat

The way the treatment is performed will depend upon the area being targeted and the type of CoolSculpting by Zeltiq® procedure you’re having done.

For example, with traditional CoolSculpting by Zeltiq®, the abdomen and love handles are typically targetted. As they are a slightly larger, flat area, a towel is typically placed onto them after being soaked in a freezing agent. Alternatively, a gel can be placed on the area, rather than a towel. The device is then placed over the towel, clamping it down.

Once it’s been clamped, the device sets about zapping the area. It takes around an hour before work gets started on the other side. Again, it will take another hour for that side to be treated.

That’s the traditional method. However, there’s a new mini device which is used to target smaller areas like the chin. This tends to take much less time and patients report it being less unpleasant than the method used to treat larger areas.

  • Does CoolSculpting by Zeltiq® hurt?

fat frozenThis is the big one and obviously the most pressing concern patients have. Does freezing the fat actually hurt? The answer is no, however, the clamping part of the procedure is said to range from being uncomfortable to painful.

The good news is, if you do find it painful, it only lasts for around ten minutes before the area goes completely numb. So, it’s a very small amount of pain for long-lasting results. For the most part, patients simpy report it as being uncomfortable though, so it all depends upon your personal pain threshold.

Overall, CoolSculpting by Zeltiq® is extremely effective, but remember that it’s only a contouring procedure. If you’re looking to lose a lot of fat, you’ll be better off with a procedure such as liposuction. Want to find out more? Book a consultation today at the Specialist Skin Clinic in cardiff to find out exactly what you can expect.

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