Ditch The Bulky Sweaters This “Sweater Weather” SeasonPosted on November 16, 2017
As the colder weather approaches, you might be breathing a sigh of relief at the prospect of cozying up with a big sweater and no longer having to count every calorie that enters your mouth. But just because your beach days are temporarily over, it doesn’t mean you have to let your figure go.
With cosmetic treatments like CoolSculpting and liposuction, you can still maintain an ideally contoured figure and let your curves show with confidence – even during the colder months. Read on to discover how these versatile treatments will have you reaching for a clingy sweater-dress instead of a bulky pullover when winter comes around this year.
Body Contouring Treatments: Your Winter Guide
For those who want to maintain an ideal shape during winter but would prefer to avoid the surgical route, CoolSculpting is the perfect option. This innovative fat reduction treatment works by freezing fat cells and destroying them in the process. CoolSculpting is completely safe and has been cleared by the FDA for non-invasive fat reduction. Ideal candidates for CoolSculpting include men and women who are at a healthy weight, but who still have a slight tummy pooch, love handles, or unwanted fat on the back, arms, and thighs.
Benefits of CoolSculpting include:
- Non-invasive treatment
- No anesthesia is required
- Destroys fat cells
- No downtime or recovery required
- Permanent results
What to Expect from a CoolSculpting Treatment
During treatment, a device will be placed over the area where you’d like to reduce fat. The device includes an applicator cup between cooling panels. Once it’s activated, CoolSculpting uses a vacuum-like mechanism to draw your tissue into the applicator cup, where cold temperatures are applied in a highly targeted fashion. When the device is started, you may feel a tugging or pulling sensation. For ultimate safety, the device has an emergency shut-off response just in case the skin ever gets too cold. And since this treatment is non-invasive, the surrounding skin, nerves, and blood vessels will not be injured.
After treatment, your body will start to eliminate the dead fat cells that were destroyed. This cycle will take place over the first 30 to 90 days following your first CoolSculpting session, gradually revealing a more slim and sculpted body. For best results, you should aim to have two or three treatments of CoolSculpting spaced out about four weeks apart. Side effects are minor and usually include stinging, tingling, or cramping, but these sensations should subside within about 10 minutes.
Due to factors like aging and significant weight fluctuations, you may be left with pockets of fat that don’t respond to traditional methods of weight loss. And just because you may have traded in your bikini for a scarf and sweater, it doesn’t mean you want to give up looking good during winter. After all, the colder months bring plenty of parties and holiday gatherings to attend.
For people who struggle with exercise-resistant fat, liposuction remains the ultimate body contouring method. Ideal candidates for liposuction include those who are at a fairly stable weight and have good skin elasticity, but who have stubborn pockets of fat on the body.
Patients can expect to enjoy the following benefits from liposuction:
- Optimal body contouring results
- Removes exercise-resistant fat with precision
- Suctions out fat cells and permanently eliminates them
- Can be performed virtually anywhere on the body
How Liposuction Works
There are many liposuction techniques available, but in general, your surgeon will insert a small tube or cannula through an incision, and then fat will be suctioned out. But it’s not just about removing fat. During liposuction, your surgeon will work to contour the body with every pass of the cannula to make sure that there’s an even distribution of fat. This results in ideal contours that complement your natural body shape.
After liposuction, most patients feel ready to return to work within a week, but strenuous exercise should be avoided for at least a few weeks. Since summer is often spent vacationing or spending time outdoors, many people find the colder months to be the perfect time to undergo cosmetic treatments like liposuction. This way you can take time off to recover without it affecting your summer plans.
With cosmetic treatments like CoolSculpting and liposuction, you can look your best for all of those holiday parties and end-of-the-year celebrations you have planned this winter. Ready to take the next step? Contact the specialists at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation for liposuction or CoolSculpting in Beverly Hills.