Fat isn’t something that should be regarded as bad. Fat cells are used by our body for a great number of beneficial reasons and only become a problem when one has too many. Concerns with weight and figure arise when the body begins to store more fat that it is able to use. Issues like double chin, fat neck, sagging love handles and other body shape issues are the first culprits to appear. More serious medical concerns such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes may become an issue if fat accumulation is allowed to progress unchecked for long periods of time. This article covers some no-nonsense tips for helping to stay on top of your fat before it becomes a problem.
Recognizing a Problem
Our bodies naturally have a slower rate of metabolism as we age. This affects everything from energy and hormone production to digestion and body mass index (BMI). The single most effective ways to address issues like obesity are through diet and exercise. These practices often involve a lot of radical lifestyle change and aren’t the best course of action for smaller more cosmetic concerns. For example, it might be a bit overboard to quit eating bread and drinking soda just to help tighten up a double chin. In these cases, Cryolipolysis procedures such as CoolSculpting offer fast and effective means of removing fat in targeted areas of the body. Below you’ll notice some before and after pictures of the types of fat reduction possible with this approach:
Popular Fat Freezing Concerns
Freezing fat can be a very effective way to address minor cosmetic concerns such as fat under the chin, neck, or even issues that some might refer to as ‘double chin’. These are all cases of accumulated superficial fat which can be effectively targeted through CoolSculpting and similar Cryolipolysis procedures. There are certainly some side effects of fat freezing and similar treatments that you should bear in mind. These commonly include swelling and discomfort of the area where the treatment was applied. These types of side effects are regarded as being mild in nature and rarely cause for any concern. These symptoms are largely related to the natural processes the body uses to remove fat.
Understanding Fat Removal Processes
Double chin, fat arms, belly fat, and even sagging love handles all typically have at least one thing in common—they’re issues related to fat accumulation. These areas are susceptible to excess fat storage for several reasons. The area under the chin is home of a muscle known as the Platysma which starts around the jaw and descend to the collar bone area. This muscle is used for many neck-rolling exercises and facial expressions. Our bodies also lose their ability to produce and utilize collagen as we age which further compounds the problem. Also, reduced activity and continued diet give rise to issues with the storage of excess fat. These types of conditions can play a role in nearly every area of the body where superficial fat is seen to accumulate. Diet and exercise are key tools to address such concerns but these areas are often the last to respond to either approach. For this reason many regard the benefits of Cryolipolysis type treatments to be ideally suited for these concerns. These treatments effectively destroy fat cells which are later removed naturally by the body. This removal process is what is associated with many of the side effects mentioned before.
Frequently Asked Questions
We receive quite a few questions from customers that have similar concerns. We work hard to help explain these issues, as well as outline potential means to address them, as best we can. Below you’ll find some of the research we’ve conducted to help explain some of these concerns, how one might better understand them, and how one might also work towards effectively addressing them when applicable.
How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost?
CoolSculpting is the trademarked process developed by Zeltiq to remove fat. This process is considered a safe alternative to surgeries such as liposuction but must still be performed by a professional with the specialized CoolSculpting equipment. This treatment is quite expensive and can often cost as much as $4000 for complete courses of treatment. For this reason, many people often seek out DIY fat freezing methods that can be completed at home.
How Do I Reduce Face Fat
The question we hear most often is directly related to how to decrease body fat. If you’re trying to lose weight fast this is likely one of your primary concerns. Diet and exercise are two of the most effective means of losing large amounts of weight. Without other expensive and risky medical procedures like a gastric bypass surgery, diet and exercise are essential when trying to lose large amounts of fat. For areas such as the face, chin, love handles, thighs, upper arms, upper back, and neck however; diet and exercise don’t also do the trick. These areas are almost impossible to target with exercise and the last places to give up fat cells when dieting. The FDA has approved CoolSculpting treatments as a safe surgical alternative for addressing fat in many of these areas. Research has also shown that similar fat freezing procedures are safe options for reducing face fat as well .
How to Reduce Swelling after Coolsculpting
After a fat-freezing treatment it is normal to experience itching, tingling, aching, and tenderness to touch for several weeks around the treatment area. These are signs that your body is working to remove the dead fat cells and is completely normal. The best way to help reduce swelling and similar symptoms after fat freezing treatments is by helping support your body’s natural fat removal processes. Be as active as possible, get quality sleep, and make a point to ensure healthy amounts of vitamins and minerals within your diet. These practices will all help to support your body’s natural fat removal process.
Losing weight is one of the most difficult endeavors in life. As we age our bodies begin to store fat in places we often wish that it wouldn’t. This natural process can cause unwanted effects in our appearance which can be tough to address through diet and exercise alone. Fat freezing technologies such as CoolSculpting are able to offer targeted support for the removal of fat in certain areas of the body. This is often the fastest way to lose fat in these areas, though Cryolipolysis isn’t suitable for losing large amounts of weight. The side effects are mild and generally disappear a few weeks after treatment. If you’re looking to lose weight fast in areas that respond poorly to diet and exercise consider fat-freezing treatments.
- Suh DH, Park JH, Jung HK, Lee SJ, Kim HJ, Ryu HJ. Cryolipolysis for submental fat reduction in Asians. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2017; https://doi.org/10.1080/14764172.2017.1368564