As a society, we are constantly consumed with our physical appearance and always striving towards an unattainable image of our “perfection.” The cosmetology industry sells billions of dollars, every year, on products, treatments, and procedures to those seeking to look and feel better about themselves. While fighting the effects of aging might be the most common problem, many individuals are seeking ways to become thinner and lose weight. From new diet fads to medical procedures, we are willing to go to extremes to achieve our ideal body image. One relatively new procedure is called cool sculpting or body sculpting.
Weight Loss vs. Fat Loss
As we will discuss below, there is a difference between reducing fat and weight loss. Some dieting and working out can cause individuals to lose weight that they’d like to keep and keep the weight that they’d rather lose. Losing fat, losing muscle and losing water weight can all contribute to weight loss. Reducing body fat is the best way to change the outward image of an individual and losing weight may not produce a more sculpted appearance.
When comparing the volume of 5lbs of fat vs. 5lbs of muscle, the same weight in fat takes up much more space because muscle is much denser. This explains why an individual with more muscle mass will look trimmer but weigh more than someone with more fat. When weight gain occurs, the fat cells within the body begin to expand and grow in response to the lack of exercise and unhealthy eating habits. There are various ways that help reduce body fat and promote weight loss such as diets, thermogenic drugs, certain types of workouts, medical procedures and body contouring.
With the advancement in all facets of medicine and healthcare, there are new procedures coming out all the time to improve our lives. Body contouring, also known as smart lipo or coolsculpting, is a new treatment specifically developed to target the stubborn fat cells within certain body areas. Some individuals run into difficultly losing fat and changing their body image due to their mass makeup and SculpSure is a great way to help achieve the desired results.
SculpSure is a non-invasive, FDA-approved procedure used to target unwanted fat deposits within certain areas of the body that include:
- Love Handles
- Upper arms
- Under chin
- And others
Without a need for needles, scalpels or anesthesia, patients can see exceptional results of smooth, tight skin with reduced fat mass.
Through the use of laser energy, the fat cells are heated and cooled, causing good damage to them in order for your body to naturally break them down. By raising the temperature of the targeted fat cells, the structural integrity breaks down, allowing for the body’s lymphatic system to eliminate the damaged fatty tissue. The result is less fat mass in the area, which means a trimmer, tighter appearance of the skin.
What to Expect
The session will typically last around 25 minutes and patients will experience cycling of deep warmth and cooling sensations throughout. The energy of the laser is specifically targeted to avoid any damage to surrounding tissues. Results can be seen in as little as six weeks and can help with reducing body fat in areas up to 24%. However, optimal results are typically seen around the 12-week mark. The great aspect of SculpSure is that there is virtually no recovery time needed and patients can resume daily activities immediately.
Contact Dr. Andrew Krinsky’s office today in Tamarac, FL, to schedule a consultation and learn if your body image goals can help be achieved through the use of SculpSure. To learn more, visit our website on SculpSure and all the procedures that Dr. Krinsky offers.