Freezing fat to get fit

Not surprisingly, since summer is the time when people make travel plans to sunny and sandy beaches. Preparations are not limited to booking air tickets and beachfront accommodations. You need to get fit too.

"I haven't been fit for more than a month," says a steno. The answer is not diet and rigorous workouts.

It is surgery. At some point, back liposuction was the buzzword for those who wanted to shed a few pounds quickly. In this procedure, a doctor causes patients to go under a needle, insert a cannula under the skin to suck the fat from the target area.

Today, for people looking to contour the body, there are also other options. Laser technology has minimized the need for invasive surgical procedures.

Currently, worldwide, more and more people undergo laser treatment to get rid of scars, pigmentation and acne.

A system called CoolSculpting is becoming fashionable. Manufactured and sold by Zeltics Inc., it has received approval from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for use in the United States. Simply put, it is a fat freezing procedure that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that refuses to respond to diet and exercise.

Several cosmetic surgeons ensure that the results are proven, remarkable and lasting.

These are some of the key features of this innovative procedure in the market:

• This FDA-approved fat reduction procedure uses precision controlled cooling to attack fat cells.

• It is not an answer for obesity. On the contrary, CoolSculpting addresses areas such as back, fat, bra, stomach and love.

To explain this procedure in a simpler way, use rounded vanes, chosen from four sizes to aspirate grease as a vacuum cleaner. The patient sits in an inclined chair for approximately 2 hours, while the cooling panels crystallize the fat cells.

According to a doctor who specializes in body contouring surgery, "people tolerate mild discomfort very well." He also adds, "The sensations of suction and cooling finally disappear."

Some cosmetic surgeons even say that their patients while they are operated, work on their laptops, read or enjoy a movie.

But is this procedure for everyone?

For people who consider body contouring surgery, Specialist Answers says that this procedure is only for those who are looking for slight improvements.

CoolSculpting is not an important fat removal procedure such as liposuction.

Some of the things doctors look for in their patients include:

• Your age and skin quality.

• Is the skin likely to recover?

• How thick the fabric is. This is because the suction panel can treat only the tissue that can be accessed.

The good news is that the procedure is not invasive, the risks in comparison are very low.

For patients, what matters is choosing the right doctor.