Stubborn pockets of excess fat are some of the most common aesthetic complaints brought to cosmetic practices and plastic surgeons around the country. Even if there are treatments that are medically cleared and effective at removing unwanted fat like liposuction, some stubborn bulges don't budge so easily. And while there are various treatments out there that can get rid of fat pockets, you should never try one without checking if it's been approved by the Food And Drug Administration.
So why is it such a big deal that the CoolSculpting system got FDA approval, and what does this mean for the future of fat removal? FDA approval for CoolSculpting ensures that any fat freezing procedure you get with this system not only removes stubborn fat cells, but they do so safely and efficiently. Combined with the right CoolSculpting applicator, you can effectively fast-track removing unwanted fat cells with a single CoolSculpting treatment.
One thing to understand about FDA approval is that it's not actually the only way a procedure can technically be deemed "usable" by the FDA. The two ways a product can be evaluated safe for use are "FDA approved" and "FDA cleared".
FDA-approved products have been rigorously tested and designed to be market-ready and have benefits that vastly outweigh any associated risks when using them. Manufacturers usually have to go through a series of tests, certifications, and other authorizations before the FDA finally approves their product for use.
On the other hand, FDA cleared products only need to prove that they work similarly to another FDA-approved or cleared product to get market access. While this can be great for encouraging innovation and competition in particular niches, the problem comes when these clearances are based on outdated FDA-cleared products that no longer work or have been disproven in their efficacy.
To put it simply, FDA approval is much better than FDA clearance since you're sure that product has gone through its own battery of tests and certifications, so it's more likely to have gone through close examination for efficacy and safety. More than that, you have the guarantee that the procedure or product that you'll buy is up to date on the latest research and safety measures required from that product.
One thing that can make a CoolSculpting session ideal for removing excess fat is that it doesn't take away needed fats like subcutaneous fat from the treated area. Methods like liposuction and arm lifts may sometimes remove needed fat and damage surrounding tissue, which is one of the main complaints about traditional fat removal procedures.
A CoolSculpting treatment avoids this by using fat freezing on the fat deposits to remove their ability to expand and grow into fat over time. The fat freezing process destroys the treated fat cells from the inside, and then they get removed naturally by the body as waste. As a non-invasive method of getting rid of fat cell deposits, it's steadily grown as an alternative to liposuction, arm lifts, and other ways of removing fat.
CoolSculpting treatments work on a variety of fat deposits, like:
It's particularly effective at getting rid of fat in the upper arm area and unwanted arm fat since body contouring can help you get to your ideal weight without sacrificing the CoolSculpting results you want with your body. Even difficult places like a bra bulge can be easily managed with the targeted treatment that CoolSculpting provides.
One thing that can make this better is by using CoolAdvantage petite applicator, since it's easier to get more stubborn areas of fat like the armpits. Since the size of the CoolSculpting applicator determines how effective the treatment area is and how much fat can be removed. The Coolpetite applicator has also been approved for use by the FDA, so you can count on it to give you an effective and safe fat reduction.
You might have seen promotions or marketing about other methods of fat reduction – these advertisements usually have lower prices and promise faster results than FDA-approved procedures. While they may seem appealing on paper, there’s a definite risk to getting these procedures since you don’t have the same quality of safety and efficacy as FDA-approved products.
One way to make sure that the treatment you’re getting is legitimate is to check if your provider has licenses and certification to perform the procedure that you’re undergoing. Do your research, ask around with other patients, and check their paperwork before signing anything. Because fat reduction treatments can’t be reversed, you must make sure that your chosen provider/practice is properly trained and experienced with the procedure and equipment.
Keep in mind that this is already on top of the consideration that fat reduction isn’t covered by medical insurance, you’ll need to make sure that your money is well spent on the fat reduction treatment you’re going to get. Make sure to check with your doctor and dermatologist if you’re looking for fat reduction treatments to ensure that they won’t clash with any pre-existing medications or conditions you may have.
As an FDA-approved treatment for stubborn fat bulges, the CoolSculpting system can work wonders for body contouring in the targeted area without any need for invasive methods like liposuction or arm lifts from a plastic surgeon. Combined with a strict fat loss regimen and skin rejuvenation treatments, your CoolSculpting procedure can give your body the glow-up that you've always dreamed of.
Take the first step towards achieving your ideal body shape with us here at NJ Center for CoolSculpting. Call us at (908) 628-1070 to book an appointment now.
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"The treatment itself was not uncomfortable. Afterwords, I felt great. I didn't really notice anything for about 30 days. After day 30 until about a month later, I started noticing that my favorite jeans were not as tight anymore. I wasn't having to suck in to get them buttoned. And by that two month period after my CoolSculpting
"It's subtle at first, and then a month later you look and go, "Wow - It really did something!" It really moved the bar for me, and I'm feeling better about myself already. It feels so good to put on anything and know I look as good as I've ever looked. And I didn't say that or feel that when I was in my 20's, 30's, and 40's."