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Considering CoolSculpting? Check Out These Common Misconceptions!

CoolSculpting is the only FDA cleared device that targets fat cells alone, eliminating them in an easy, non-intrusive fashion that exercise and diet can’t achieve as quickly or as effectively. If you’re considering CoolSculpting in Loveland but you’re not quite sure, we invite you to call us! Today, we’re specifically exploring myths and misconceptions surrounding this procedure. Despite the popularity of CoolSculpting, several misconceptions still exist surrounding the procedure.

1. CoolSculpting will help you lose that extra weight. This is not true. By and large, body contouring procedures will help you lose extra pockets of fat that is resistant to traditional weight loss methods such as diet and exercise. If you want to lose weight surgically, bariatric surgery is the procedure you’re looking for.

2. CoolSculpting is very painful. Actually, it’s not painful at all! The procedure only lasts anywhere from 1 to 3 hours and can be done right in our office. There will be a mild coldness as the skin is being pulled. Numbness will consequently follow, a sensation similar to that feeling when an ice pack is applied to your skin.

3. The results of CoolSculpting are temporary. The results are actually permanent as the fat cells are literally eliminated but a wide variety of factors will influence longevity of results following CoolSculpting — from genetics to lifestyle variables. It’s also important to note that watching what you eat and adhering to an exercise program following the procedure will also help you maintain your desired outcomes.