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Sculpting Success: CoolSculpting® Before and After Stories

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You eat a healthy diet. You exercise. And yet, there are still those stubborn pockets of body fat that simply won’t. Go. Away. So frustrating! (We get it!)

But let’s set one thing straight: We’re all about loving your body—including its beautiful curves and its so-called imperfections. Fat is a fact of life, and the goal should never be to aggressively reduce body fat past a healthy level. That said, some of us encounter those “leftover” pockets of fatty tissue that hang awkwardly from our figures. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to reduce the amount of fat in those areas—but it’s not easy!

For those chubby spots that diet and exercise won’t shake, there’s CoolSculpting®. This innovative, targeted procedure uses the power of cooling to zone in on fatty spots, safely resculpting your trickiest areas. 

To be clear, CoolSculpting® isn’t meant to replace a healthy diet or exercise, and it’s not a solution for significant weight loss. But we will tell you how it can help! 

What Is CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting® is a fat elimination procedure that works by holding fatty tissue at a freezing temperature, resulting in the breakdown of fat cells. This process is known as cryolipolysis. CoolSculpting® has been administered millions of times since receiving FDA approval in 2010. 

CoolSculpting® supports fat loss, not weight loss. In other words, the procedure targets specific zones of flab, rather than fat throughout the entire body. 

Treatment involves pulling a pocket of fatty tissue into a handheld device, using suction. The fat is then cooled to a chilly temperature between 30–40 degrees for 30 minutes to one hour. This process doesn’t harm muscle or skin, but does initiate the breakdown of fat cells. 

After the procedure, the treated tissue begins to reduce in size, as the body sheds the broken down fat cells. 

CoolSculpting®: Before and After Transformations

Before CoolSculpting®: How Subcutaneous Fat Works

CoolSculpting® works on a certain type of fat: subcutaneous fat. This is the fat that’s right under your skin. The other type of body fat is visceral fat, which is deeper down and layered around our internal organs. 

Subcutaneous fat is the extra skin that you can squeeze between your fingers. This tissue is essential—it helps control body temperature, transmits blood vessels and nerve signals, and provides padding for muscles and bones. However, we sometimes end up with extra subcutaneous fat. This tends to occur in certain “problem areas,” including:

  • Outer hips (love handles)
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Lower belly
  • Buttocks
  • Upper arms (tricep area) 
  • Under the chin

Pockets of subcutaneous fat in these areas tend to appear flabby and “extra,” as if they don’t quite belong to the natural curves of the body. These fatty deposits are often incredibly difficult to reduce with diet and exercise—but they’re exactly the tissue that CoolSculpting® works best on.  

After CoolSculpting®: Shedding Your Most Stubborn Fat

After CoolSculpting® treatment, results begin to show up after a few weeks. Peak results usually occur between one and three months after treatment. Multiple treatments may be recommended, depending on the number of treatment areas and their sizes. 

Gradually, the body sheds the fat cells that were broken down during freezing, and the treated fatty tissue zone begins to shrink. 

The broken-down fat cells are permanently destroyed. However, new fat cells can still form in the same spot. Therefore, it’s important to keep up with healthy eating and exercise in order to enjoy lasting results. 

CoolSculpting® results vary from patient to patient, depending on the amount of fat treated, lifestyle habits after the procedure, and other individual factors. For most patients, the before-and-after transformation is inspiring! Unwanted fat in the treatment area is typically reduced by around 20–25%. 

“OMG I couldn’t believe it when I saw the beautiful results of my CoolSculpting®. I feel like a butterfly released from her cocoon. The metamorphosis is amazing.” - Mitzi, Chapter CoolSculpting® patient

Get CoolSculpting® in New Hartford, New York

If you’re ready to create your own CoolSculpting® before-and-after success story, come see the anti-aging experts at Chapter Aesthetic Studio in New Hartford. Our CoolSculpting® service includes pre-treatment planning consultation, zero anesthesia, scars, or downtime, and guaranteed results. 

Not sure if you’re a good candidate for CoolSculpting®? We’ll answer all your questions and help you decide. If you decide on treatment, we’ll work with you to set goals and map out a plan for lasting results. 

Book your free, personalized consultation today or get in touch with our team to learn more.