Belly fat is a real bummer, especially when you’ve worked hard to obtain and maintain your physique. However, diet and exercise are no match for genetics. Yes, we are genetically predisposed to collecting body fat in specific areas. So if you’re struggling with a little belly pouch, your parents and grandparents probably did too. The good news is that you don’t have to just live with it, and you don’t have to have surgery either. Read on to find out how men and women around the world are using CoolSculpting for fat reduction. Freeze away belly fat with CoolSculpting for abs!
How CoolSculpting for Abs Works
If you aren’t familiar with the CoolSculpting treatment, we recommend starting with our CoolSculpting Procedure FAQ to familiarize yourself with the procedure and its benefits. In short, however, CoolSculpting works by freezing fat cells in a targeted area. Once those fat cells are frozen, they die off, are absorbed by the body, and flushed through the lymphatic system. After a series of treatments, patients see a noticeable reduction in unwanted fat.
CoolSculpting for abs is no different. There is, however, one important distinction: the belly area has two distinct treatment areas. They are:
- Upper abdominal area
- Lower abdominal area
The flanks (love handles) are also connected and often treated with a CoolSculpting for abs treatment, but each area is distinct and treated separately using individual applicators. Not everyone will need all three zones treated, however. As stated above, fat accumulates differently in patients dependent upon genetics and other factors.
CoolSculpting for Abs: What it is and what it is not
CoolSculpting is strictly a fat freezing treatment. If you have unwanted belly fat, CoolSculpting for abs could be right for you. However, if you have loose, sagging skin, a non-surgical skin tightening treatment like Thermage is a better solution for you. CoolSculpting is not a skin tightening treatment.
CoolSculpting isn’t for everyone, either. While many patients benefit from a series of CoolSculpting treatments, others would see better results with liposuction. It depends on where the excess fat is located on the body and how much fat there is. If you come and see us for a CoolSculpting consultation, we will examine your problem areas. If we determine you may see better results in the hands of a plastic surgeon, we can refer you to a skilled, local surgeon.
What to Expect During a CoolSculpting Treatment
Kick back, relax, and even take a nap during your CoolSculpting for abs treatment. While you will feel some initial tugging and intense cold sensation, you quickly get used to it and feel comfortable. Many patients will catch up on some light reading, work, answer emails, and even catch some z’s. After as little as 35 minutes, the applicator will be removed and the area massaged. Is that the easiest way to rid yourself of unwanted fat? We think so!
Schedule a Consultation in Our Award-Winning Scottdale and Chandler, AZ, Medical Spas
Ultra Smooth Skin doesn’t just offer CoolSculpting treatments; we’re recognized by the makers of CoolSculpting as a top provider in the United States. Why go anywhere else? Schedule a consultation in one of our three convenient locations in Scottsdale and Chandler, AZ, and freeze away your unwanted abdominal fat.