Those who are already in good health but looking to do away with the final inches of stubborn fat now have the non invasive Zeltiq treatment at their disposal.
Also known as CoolSculpting, Zeltiq is a non surgical alternative to liposuction that offers fat reduction by freezing fat cells to get rid of unwanted body fat.
It is not a weight loss solution and will not replace a healthy diet and exercise regime for people with a lot of excess weight but is perfect for those who simply want to get rid of a few inches to finally feel confident in a bikini or fit in their favorite pair of jeans again.
How CoolSculpting Works
This FDA approved non surgical liposuction alternative removes fat by subjecting fatty tissue to cold temperatures. The various cells in our bodies react to different temperatures and by understand the specific level of cold that affects fat cells Zeltiq can use that knowledge to cause damage to fat cells without harming other tissue in and surrounding the treatment area. The fat cells that are exposed to the cold will freeze and be destroyed so they can be metabolized and removed naturally by the body as waste and toxins.
The Non Invasive Procedure
The procedure is performed in the doctor’s office so there is no cost of using a hospital room. That is a major financial benefit of choosing a non surgical alternative to liposuction surgery. It also is easily an outpatient procedure that does not require any sort of anesthesia.
A gentle vacuum pressure sucks some of the tissue into a cup where it is exposed to a very specific cold temperature. The cold freezes the fat cells causing it to self destruct. The pulling of the vacuum could take a little getting used to as it might feel strange at first. Some patients might experience slight discomfort at the beginning of the procedure but that typically will go away after about 5 to 10 minutes into the treatment.
Results You Can Count On
A single treatment can reduce up to 20 percent of the fat in a particular area of the body. It is a great alternative to liposuction for localized fat deposits and can treat problems like a muffin top, love handles or man boobs. One of the best parts about the Zeltiq CoolSculpting is that there is absolutely no downtime after the treatment. That means the patient can come into the physician’s office, receive their treatment and be on their way and getting back to their busy schedule instantly. The fat will continue to be removed by the body for several months as the fat cells shrink and get metabolized.
The Cost of Zeltiq
The cost of this liposuction alternative will depend on the number of areas being treated and the amount of fat that needs to be removed. It isn’t uncommon for a patient to spend around $1,500 for a full cycle treatment on a large applicator while a medium sized applicator will cost about $750. For many women it is well worth the price to feel better about their body and to fit comfortably into a bikini without the risk of surgery.