There is more to achieving the sculpted look of Hollywood celebrities and professional athletes than just diet and exercise. The proliferation of perfect bodies is so ever-present in the media, that it’s easy to become disappointed with our own body image. The specialists at Physician Artistry in Sterling, VA are experts at body sculpting and can provide you with a complete wellness plan to help you achieve the look you’ve always dreamed of.
Why Can’t I Exercise Into My Shape?
Our bodies sometimes resist our best efforts to achieve our desired look. Your body is a complex organism, and powerful hormones and other factors often result in unwanted deposits of fat in specific problem areas. The good news is that you’re not alone and there are techniques that can help.
Coolsculpting has become a popular treatment to help individuals reduce the pockets of fat that stubbornly resist the efforts of diet and exercise. This painless, non-invasive treatment is very effective at taking you to the finish line in your journey of health, beauty, and aesthetic perfection.
What Is Body Sculpting?
Coolsculpting is not a treatment for obesity. If you are at an unhealthy weight and need to shed pounds for health reasons, consider something like gastric bypass surgery. Coolsculpting is for fit and healthy individuals with specific target areas they wish to address without enduring the downtime and surgical component of treatments like liposuction.
The ideal candidate is at or close to his or her target body weight and only needs to sculpt areas of his or her body to put the finishing touches on a fit and well-defined look.
There is a lot of sacrifice involved in going to the gym and maintaining a nutritious diet. Many people are diligent about following their exercise program, but they never get the definition results they are looking for. If you spend a lot of time in the gym, you have developed strong muscles. It’s just that a thin layer of body fat can obscure the results of all your hard work. Body sculpting can help you pull away the curtain so you can show off all that you have achieved.
What Is Coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting functions via a process known as Cryolipolysis. Fat tissue is more vulnerable to damage from cold than the surrounding skin tissue. Therefore, you can remove fat by cooling the target area for a set duration of time.
This process causes cell death in the targeted fat deposits, and the body then removes these fat deposits through natural processes. This non-invasive treatment allows you to schedule a treatment in the afternoon and return to your normal daily schedule the minute the appointment has finished.
Is It Painful?
One of the best things about this treatment is that it is totally painless. Many patients watch television, read, or even take a nap during the treatment. There is no surgical element, and the patient can return to daily activities with little to no downtime or restrictions.
What Is the Treatment Like?
When you come in for your appointment, you will sit or lay down on a comfortable surface surrounded and supported by pillows. Make sure that you wear loose-fitting, non-restrictive clothing because you will have to keep your movement to a minimum throughout your treatment.
Your specialist will place the Coolsculpting applicators on your body, and you should not remove them until the treatment is completed. The applicators come in a variety of shapes and sizes but are generally in the form of a curved box with a rubber sleeve on one side that comes into contact with the skin.
The specialists apply the applicators and then you only have to wait for the cooling process to begin. There are no pain medications of any kind, so you will be fully aware of your surroundings throughout the treatment. If you are treating a large target area, your specialist might remove the applicators and place them on a different portion of your body. Treatments can take anywhere from 35 to 60 minutes, and the total length of your appointment depends on the size and the number of areas you are treating.
When Will Results Be Visible?
As the frozen fat cells die, the body will begin to remove them via normal waste. This first results will be visible in about three weeks with continuing improvement for as much as six months after the treatment.
Many clients enjoy waking up in the morning and comparing the improvement from day to day. It is common for patients to only need one treatment per area, but you can schedule follow-up treatments after a few months at the recommendation of your specialist.
Are the Results Permanent?
The fat cells that are removed through Coolsculpting are killed and do not return. However, if you do not maintain your diet and exercise wellness plan, you might again experience weight gain. Hormonal changes have an effect on where your body stores excess fat, so it is possible that once fat is removed from certain targeted problem areas, those fat deposits will not return.
Everyone is different, and the long-term effects of this treatment may vary. All clients see an immediate reduction of problematic fat deposits in target areas after a few weeks or months.
Where Can I See Great Body Sculpting Results?
Coolsculpting allows you to enhance target areas of your body with absolute precision and efficiency without enduring the downtime, discomfort, or pain of surgery. Consciously or not, everyone judges themselves against the idealized standard they see in the media. However, it does not make sense to be critical of your own health and fitness efforts if you do not take advantage of all the treatments that are available.
Your health, beauty and wellness regimen involve many components. Nutrition pays a critical roll, as does regular exercise. Your fashion choices and your hair and makeup also play a part. Coolsculpting is just another module of a superior health and wellness plan.
The benefits of Coolsculpting go beyond the cosmetic improvement of your appearance and also provide you with a psychological boost as the treatment enhances your ability to perceive your gym and nutrition advances and provides motivation to push yourself harder. Here are the areas many people target:
You can do all the crunches in the world and still never develop a sculpted, well-defined six pack. The abdomen is one of the most common places people’s bodies store fat. Even with crunches, these fat deposits can be very difficult to reduce and often are the last deposits your body consumes even when you follow an extreme diet. With a sculpting treatment, you might be surprised to discover that you’ve already developed a terrific six-pack. It’s just been hidden under a layer of fat.
Love handles are another common cosmetic concern that cannot easily be reduced through exercise. Sculpting is a great way to remove the prominence of love handles and provide you with a sleeker, unblemished hourglass figure.
Even after extreme weight loss, you still might have a puffy chin or a double chin. Some Coolsculpting applicators are designed specifically to be small enough to treat this common area for fat deposits. Your chin is a focal point of your face, and extra weight in that area can give an unfair impression of overall poor health. Sculpting your chin enhances your beauty and helps draw attention to your face and the elegant lines of your neck.
Sometimes our bodies play tricks on us and develop a tendency to store excess fat in your knees that seems almost impossible to get rid of. This fat can be unsightly and make you embarrassed to show off your legs at the beach or when you wear dresses or skirts. With sculpting, you can restore the artistic line of your legs and recapture a smooth and beautiful elegance that will give you the confidence to flash your spectacular legs.
Fat deposits in the thighs can smooth out the lines of your legs and help provide you with glorious curves. However, sometimes those fat deposits create lumps in the middle of the thigh that disrupt the gentle and sexy overall aesthetic. Sculpting is the perfect way to flatten out bumps and achieve a mesmerizing body line. You can almost think of sculpting as photoshopping your body but in real life.
Fat deposit problem areas can develop virtually anywhere on the body and applicators exist that can reach them. If you have any feature on your body that you are unhappy with, you should schedule a consultation with a specialist to find out if you can take advantage of non-invasive sculpting treatments to achieve the look you’ve always dreamed of.
Get Great Results
As with any beauty treatment, It is important to go into your appointment with the right expectations. Coolsculpting will not create muscle mass: that will be your responsibility through following a good nutrition and exercise plan. However, Coolsculpting can help you remove the stubborn layers of fat that are covering up all your hard work. This treatment offers you full control to examine the lines of your body and tweak the ones that displease you.
When you go into your consultation, your specialist will evaluate your situation and help you determine if you are a good candidate for Coolsculpting. Be sure to write down a list of questions because there can be a lot of information provided, and it is important that you address all your concerns.
It’s your specialist’s job to make your feel comfortable and to ensure you understand what your sculpting treatment should achieve. Your specialist will also be able to offer suggestions for other treatments that might assist you.
Can I Bring a Friend?
We find that people are a lot more successful in achieving their health and beauty goals if they have a support group. You can think of your Coolsculpting treatment like going to a spa, and the experience can be enhanced by sharing it with somebody special. Bring a sibling, friend, romantic partner, or parent and share the joy of making positive steps on your journey to greater aesthetic beauty and self-confidence.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Find out why so many celebrities and Hollywood stars have chosen to make body sculpting a fundamental part of their total health, beauty, and fitness regimen. Contact the specialists at Physician Artistry in Sterling, VA for a consultation today. We will be happy to answer your questions and help you determine how Coolsculpting can fit into your overall wellness plan. Don’t wait: your journey to a slimmer, more sculpted, more beautiful you can begin right now!