Beauties, given the option, would you freeze your fat away without any pain, needles or surgery? Non-surgical cooling and freezing techniques that rid you of your fat are becoming increasingly popular and are known to produce excellent results. Procedures such as Zeltiq, a gel patch placed on your problem area that freezes fat cells (causing them to self-destruct), have been highly successful. And now there's a new kid on the block- CoolSculpting. Similar in technology to Zeltiq, this non-surgical body contouring procedure uses controlled cooling to reduce fat deposits. A cold compress that looks almost like a tool belt is applied to the problem area and your body's natural cleansing processes remove the damaged fat cells, resulting in safe, gradual fat reduction. It is FDA approved and requires no incisions, anesthesia, pain medication or downtime. Patients can typically see results three weeks after treatments.
"CoolSculpting can be an excellent option to traditional liposuction," says Dr. Grant Stevens, a Los Angeles-based board certified plastic surgeon. "It's ideal for men and women who are at or near their target weight but continue to experience fat deposits on their flanks and love handles." Although the method does not offer the same extensive fat loss as traditional liposuction, it's a great alternative for those people who don't want to go under the knife. Each session costs $750-$1500 per treatment and area.
Beauties, would you try this slimming shortcut or are diet and exercise more your style?