Coolsculpting, or fat freezing, is a relatively new cosmetic procedure that promises to reshape your body and transform your problem areas. It’s important to do your homework before opting into any cosmetic procedure, and we’re here to tell you all about it today.

In the past, liposuction was the most effective way of reducing fat from specific areas, however, fat freezing is the newest technology on the market. If you’ve never heard of fat freezing before, it is a non-surgical method of reducing body fat and ‘contouring’ your problems areas to create a more toned body. In short, it involves placing -7°C cooling plates in the area where you want to lose the fat. The procedure usually takes one hour and your body fat can be reduced by up to 65% per session. It is also great that you can resume your life normally the next day, with minimal pain and discomfort. Your own body does most of the ‘fat-burning’ work after the session when white blood cells break down the damaged fat cells and transport them to your liver for excretion out of your body.

It is important to consider the expertise and credibility of the professional you are getting such an intricate procedure done with. There is a risk of getting uneven removal of fat from areas if performed incorrectly, leaving you with more bumps rather than treating them. Also, you may need to get more than one session to reach a meaningful result, which can be quite pricey.

While fat freezing is an attractive idea, and in most cases effective, we don’t believe in taking a shortcut to getting skinny. Why? Simply because a healthy lifestyle will do so much more good to your body than merely dropping a jean size. Coolsculpting can be an effective treatment to reduce those stubborn areas that don’t seem to go away no matter what you do, but they are not a weight loss procedure.