If you're unhappy with your body shape because you have a banana roll, which is a roll of fat under your buttocks, you might want to consider CoolSculpting. This cosmetic procedure removes local pockets of fat that won't go away, even though you exercise and diet. Here's when you might be a good match for CoolSculpting and an overview of how a treatment is done.
When Freezing Your Fat Might Be Suitable
A cosmetic physician will do an evaluation of your body and medical history to determine if CoolSculpting, which freezes your fat, is right for you. You should be fairly close to your ideal body weight, and not have any medical conditions that cause an adverse reaction when you're exposed to cold temperatures.
No Surgery Is Involved, So Recovery Is Quick
One reason CoolSculpting is preferred over liposuction is that no incisions or anesthesia are necessary. There's not even any recovery time required. The procedure is done in a doctor's office and you'll be awake and alert the entire time. When the treatment is over, you can go about most of your normal daily routine right away.
Only Fat Cells Are Affected
Fat cells differ from muscle and skin cells, and the difference allows fat cells to freeze before muscle and skin cells are affected. When you have a CoolSculpting treatment to remove a banana roll, the doctor places protective gel on your skin and then covers your fat roll with a device that uses suction to lift the fat away from your body. Then cold temperatures are applied that kill the fat cells, but none of your other body tissues are affected.
It Takes Weeks For The Fat To Go Away
When cold temperatures are applied to the fat in your banana roll, the fat cells are killed. However, they don't disappear right away. Instead, your body has to absorb and eliminate the cells gradually. This might take several weeks. So, if you're wanting a new body shape for the summer swim season, don't wait until the last minute to have your treatment done.
You Can Repeat The Treatment If Needed
If you find the first treatment didn't remove as much fat as you wanted, your doctor might agree that additional treatments are needed. You could need two or three treatments spaced several weeks apart to get your desired results.
Your doctor evaluates your progress after each treatment to make sure you don't remove too much fat. The fat that's removed doesn't come back, so your doctor has to remove just the right amount to get rid of your banana roll without taking out so much that you don't have enough fat for a shapely figure.
Contact a CoolSculpting service near you to learn more.