“If you can squeeze it, we can freeze it,” so states the Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center on their website.
Where do I sign up???
If you have read my previous blogs (“Fit Fat – During Menopause and After” and “Do You Have Menopause Paunch?”), you will understand my frustration over the last few years of weight gain (fat) that settled in my abdomen. As I pointed out in these blog postings, exercise and diet are not always effective ways to diminish the waistline and tummy bulge.
For those women who have experienced menopause, a decrease in estrogen determines where body fat is stored. Unfortunately, this is the abdomen in many cases. Genetics can also play a factor — a good excuse to blame your mother and grandmother.
In laymen’s terms, CoolSculpting permanently rids the targeted area of fat cells by freezing the cells to death. These fat cells dissolve and are removed from the body in the urine. The fat cells that are destroyed through CoolSculpting will not return to the body. However, new fat cells can be generated and remaining fat cells can still swell with subsequent weight gain. So don’t think you can binge on your favorite cakes and cookies after the procedure!
I have taken the plunge and signed up for the CoolSculpting procedure, which will take place in the office of my dermatologist. From the photos taken by the dermatologist of my lower torso (most embarrassing and I will not be sharing them in this year’s Christmas card), she has determined that I will require two sessions for this procedure. Each session will last up to three hours.
I will post more on the process after my first session in October. In the meantime, I thank the gods for modern medical technology!