What is Coolsculpting?
In order to understand Coolsculpting it is important to know its history. Dermatologists Dieter Manstein, MD, and R. Rox Anderson, MD, discovered the science behind Coolsculpting when they observed dimples in children who ate popsicles or ice on a regular basis. They found the children were experiencing popsicle panniculitis a condition in which fat cells are eliminated after being subjected to freezing temperatures. The two dermatologists went on to discover that fat cells were susceptible to cold temperatures while surrounding tissue remained undamaged.
Coolsculpting or “cryolipolysis” is an FDA-approved cosmetic procedure that uses freezing to remove fat cells from the stomach, thighs, back, flank, butt, and/or upper arms.
An FDA approved Coolsculpting machine pulls sections of fat into a small vacuum, targeting specific areas and killing the fat cells. Over the course of several weeks, the dead fat cells are eliminated naturally through bodily waste.
Coolsculpting is becoming a popular procedure because it is non-surgical, non-invasive, mostly painless, and has little to no recovery time. However, if you want a Coolsculpting procedure, there are a few considerations you should take into account.