At Bodify, we meet with a lot of men and women from the Phoenix area who have questions about CoolSculpting, wondering IF and HOW CoolSculpting will work for them.  Many are searching for information about our amazing fat reduction technology to target their trouble spots that won’t respond to healthy diet and exercise.  As Arizona’s number one CoolSculpting provider, we get it!  People are curious.  Until the past decade or so, invasive liposuction was really the only solution to rid the body of unwanted bulges of fat, so it seems almost too good be to true - a technology that’s non-invasive, has little to no downtime, and has nine FDA clearances so it nearly any part of the body can be treated!?  However, we can assure you, our amazingingly cool CoolSculpting technology isn’t a gimmick; it’s proven science! 

One of the main concerns people have is what kind of results they are going to get following their treatment, and many are concerned about whether or not they’re going to be left with excess, sagging skin following CoolSculpting.  It’s pretty well known that surgical options, like liposuction, can definitely result in loose sagging skin, especially if too much fat is removed, so it’s a common question if the same thing will happen after nonsurgical treatments, like CoolSculpting.  So, here’s the skinny on why clients aren’t left with sagging skin following CoolSculpting.

CoolSculpting Works Differently Than Surgical Options

Liposuction requires cutting into the skin in the treatment area, breaking up the unwanted fat, and then suctioning it out through a hollow tube to create new contours. There are many different methods of liposuction, but each technique involves basically the same surgical process.  Often, the aggressive nature of liposuction to remove fat means the skin is damaged in the process and too much fat is removed too quickly, so then the already damaged skin doesn’t have a chance to shrink over time.

Non-surgical CoolSculpting is different. Instead of manually breaking up and removing unwanted fat, our controlled applicators apply extremely cold temperatures externally to freeze the fat cells in the areas our clients want to contour, without damaging the skin or other tissues.  Since it’s non-invasive, clients are usually extremely comfortable during their sessions, and then it’s up to their body to naturally expel the crystallized fat cells which happens gradually over 2-4 months, leading to a reduction of up to 20% of fat in the treated area!

The CoolSculpting Difference Means No Sagging Skin!

Most people are anxious to see immediate results from CoolSculpting, but the gradual nature of the results over a few months is actually a blessing in disguise!  Since the reduction occurs slowly while your body flushes out the frozen fat cells, the skin has ample time to retract and recover.  Skin is actually an extremely elastic organ, so it can usually retract and expand as needed with gradual weight loss and gain. CoolSculpting allows the skin to contract slowly since the fat cells disappear gradually after treatment, reducing the possibility of sagging skin. Think of it this way: if you’ve ever seen extreme weight loss photos (often after someone has had some sort of “stomach stapling” surgery), you’ve seen that when people lose a lot of weight too fast instead of gradually, the skin doesn’t have time to contract, and that’s why they’re left with excess, hanging skin, that can only be removed with a skin removal surgery.  That definitely won’t happen with CoolSculpting!

To further illustrate this point, it needs to be said that CoolSculpting is NOT a weight loss treatment!  While clients will see a dramatic reduction of fat in the areas they have treated, and those areas will be more contoured, CoolSculpting does not cause dramatic weight loss. In fact, CoolSculpting is actually meant for clients who are close to their ideal weight for their height (usually within 5-40 pounds) that just need to contour some problem areas that won’t budge.  During treatment, only a small amount of fat is destroyed, so the skin does not have to go far in order to tighten over the new contours.

Consult With the Best To Get Your Questions Answered

If you’re in the Phoenix area and are curious about how CoolSculpting can help you look and feel your best, Bodify has two amazing locations, and has a team of experienced, compassionate professionals waiting to answer your questions.  Get in touch today to set up a free consultation, either in person or virtually, and you’ll be well on your way to feeling the confidence you deserve!