Even when you reach your goal weight, you may still struggle to get rid of the belly flab or the fat that clings to your hips and thighs. Eating less and moving more may not help you get the results you want.
What are your options for getting rid of stubborn fat once and for all? Liposuction? Surgery? With advances in aesthetic technology, you don’t have to undergo invasive surgery and spend weeks in recovery to get rid of your extra belly fat.
At Associated Skin Care Specialists, our expert cosmetic dermatologists have a solution that can help you lose the extra fat and reach your body goals without surgery or downtime. We can get rid of your stubborn fat once and for all with our CoolSculpting® system.
Your body has two types of fat: visceral fat and subcutaneous fat.
Visceral fat, also known as intra-abdominal fat, is fat underneath your abdominal wall that surrounds your internal organs. This type of fat makes up about 10% of your total body fat, but it’s linked to health problems like heart disease and diabetes.
The good news is, this type of fat responds positively to diet and exercise, meaning it’s fairly easy to lose.
The other 90% of fat in your body is subcutaneous fat. This is the layer of fat under your skin. It acts as a source of insulation and protection.
You can lose subcutaneous fat through diet and exercise, but it may not come off as easily as visceral fat, especially in certain areas of the body like the belly, hips, buttocks, and thighs. These stubborn pockets of fat contain receptors that make them more resistant to fat burning.
When diet and exercise prevent you from reaching your body goals, we can help with our CoolSculpting device.
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical body sculpting treatment. It uses innovative technology that freezes and destroys those stubborn fat cells under your skin without damaging any other cell, tissue, or organ.
To gain the most benefits from CoolSculpting treatment, you need to be at or close to your desired body weight. You can lose up to 25% of fat cells in the treated area after one fat-freezing session, but CoolSculpting isn’t a weight-loss procedure.
In addition to getting rid of stubborn fat on your body, CoolSculpting is FDA-approved to treat submental fat, which is the stubborn pocket of fat under the chin.
Getting rid of your stubborn fat is a quick and relatively painless in-office treatment. During your session, we place the CoolSculpting applicators on the area of your body undergoing treatment.
First, you feel an intense cooling sensation along with tugging, pulling, and tingling that goes away once your skin numbs. While CoolSculpting destroys your fat cells, you can read, catch up on emails, or just relax. Most body contouring sessions take less than an hour.
After your CoolSculpting, you can resume your usual routine. There’s no need for any downtime.
It takes a few weeks to a few months for your body to process and remove the fat cells damaged during your CoolSculpting treatment. You should notice improvements in your body shape within a few weeks and continued improvements up to six months.
Once the fat cells are gone, they don’t come back. However, you need to eat healthy and engage in regular exercise to maintain your new look. We can get rid of a lot of unwanted fat cells, but the ones left behind can grow larger if you eat more calories than you burn.
Don’t let your stubborn fat keep you from reaching your body goals. We can get rid of the fat once and for all with CoolSculpting.
Call our office at 763-502-2905 ― we have offices in Blaine, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, Fridley, Coon Rapids, and New Brighton, Minnesota. Online scheduling is also available at some of our select clinics.