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Jennifer Got CoolSculpting – Here’s Her Experience
Christmas is coming and this year our patient Jennifer R. (age 53) has her company holiday party to attend, her husband’s work Christmas party to go to, and she will be seeing several out of town relatives at a niece’s New Year’s Eve wedding. That’s lots of incentive to try and lose some fat, and look her best!
But with her busy work schedule – and the body changes accompanying menopause – Jennifer simply hasn’t been able to get rid of that stubborn fat on her belly and flanks that she calls her “pouch” and her “muffin top.” (“Muffin top” is a slang phrase which here means “a layer of fat that hangs down over one’s waistline,” usually used in reference to women. Men afflicted by this same phenomenon might be described as having a “beer belly.” )
So at the end of summer, Jennifer – a lifelong resident of Macomb County – took steps to finally get rid of the unwanted fat of her “muffin top” once and for all – and visited AMAE Med Spa for treatment with CoolSculpting. Read on to find out how this incredible procedure helped Jennifer get into shape for the upcoming holiday season.
Jennifer’s CoolSculpting Procedure
At the onset of Jennifer’s CoolSculpting procedure, she found herself seated in a recliner, while licensed and trained technician Our Aestheticians fitted Jennifer’s abdomen and flanks with the CoolSculpting applicator … which Jennifer thought bore a resemblance to some kind of futuristic vacuum cleaner! Then, through a combination of suction and freezing temperatures, the CoolSculpting applicator targeted the fat cells of the treatment area and froze them until they were destroyed. “While it was absolutely cold,” Jennifer later reported, “the procedure was not at all painful. I’m really glad I chose CoolSculpting over liposuction or something more invasive and painful.”
Jennifer’s painless experience is far from unique. Cryolipoysis (the medical name for the CoolSculpting process ) has a reputation of being one of the least-painful methods of body contouring on the market. The patients who visit our Macomb County area medical spa express almost universal satisfaction with the level of comfort they experienced during CoolSculpting.
After a brief 35 minutes, the freezing portion of Jennifer’s CoolSculpting session was complete. Upon completion of her treatment, Our Aestheticians noticed that within the treatment area, a small lump had developed -similar in shape and size to a stick of butter – which is normal. Through a simple massaging process, that resembles how one might knead dough, Our Aestheticians was able to remove the bulge.
Bulges such as these are a perfectly safe and somewhat common side effect of the CoolSculpting process, and as Our Aestheticians emphasized to Jennifer, it is “no cause for alarm.” Lumps such as these are, in reality, simply clusters of dead fat cells frozen through CoolSculpting. By breaking them down through the rubbing process, the body will then be able to discard them, eventually delivering the incredible results for which CoolSculpting has become famous.
All told, Jennifer’s entire CoolSculpting appointment took only around 45 minutes to complete!
Jennifer Loses Her Muffin Top with CoolSculpting
Jennifer checked in with us this week – 6 weeks after her procedure – and she was already fitting into her favorite skinny jeans – without a muffin top bulging over. And as Jennifer’s body continues to naturally dispose of the destroyed fat cells, she will be even more trim and toned by the time those holiday parties roll around. As a woman who is in the middle of experiencing menopause, the 53 year old Macomb County resident admitted that, without CoolSculpting, she “never would have been able to reach my target size by the holidays.”
Jennifer was right on track to schedule her CoolSculpting treatment when she did, as total results from the procedure take approximately three months or so to become visible!
While Jennifer chose to undergo CoolSculpting in her 50s, at our Macomb County area medical spa, our CoolSculpting patients range in age from 19 to 89 years old, men and women alike. Patients of every age and every gender come to us for CoolSculpting, the majority of whom -like Jennifer- have the procedure performed on their abdomen. However, CoolSculpting has also been approved by the FDA to treat a wide variety of “problem areas,” including the arms, thighs, back fat (bra rolls) and even the area beneath the chin.
The procedure is not covered by insurance, because it’s cosmetic and is not medically necessary for and underlying health problem. But many patients, including Jennifer, take advantage of our easy financing through Care Credit.
While CoolSculpting wound up being perfect for Jennifer, the treatment is not necessarily right for everyone. At AMAE Med Spa, board certified Macomb County area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali carefully screens all prospective CoolSculpting patients during a consultation. Fortunately for Jennifer, however, Dr. Ali determined that she and CoolSculpting were a perfect match, and she was able to see the fat cells of her treatment area reduced by an incredible 25% – all in time for the holidays!
While CoolSculpting can occasionally result in side effects that include redness, swelling, or bruising, Jennifer did not report experiencing any significant side effects after her procedure. “I was amazed by how effective and painless it was,” Jennifer said of her CoolSculpting results.
In the time since her procedure, Jennifer helps maintain her post-CoolSculpting physique through a healthy diet and regular exercise. “With the holidays coming up,” she said, “even after CoolSculpting, I want to give myself as much wiggle room as possible. I want to enjoy a few Christmas cookies without any guilt.”
Most people begin to see the fat loss as soon as 3 weeks after CoolSculpting. The most dramatic results will usually be seen after about 2 months. So, with 10 weeks until Christmas, Jennifer will be ready to wear her favorite slinky little black dress to her holiday events. “Who knows,” Jennifer jokingly began. “Thanks to CoolSculpting, I might even make a few of my cousins jealous at the wedding on New Years Eve.”
And, as an added bonus, the body continues to flush out any remaining destroyed fat cells for 4 to 6 month – after which time patients see the complete results. So Jennifer will look even better by the time it’s bathing suit weather!
CoolSculpting – Macomb County Area
Jennifer’s story is just one of countless accounts of the benefits of CoolSculpting. At AMAE Med Spa in the Macomb County area, we’ve helped an innumerable amount of men and women reach their aesthetic goals through CoolSculpting. To enjoy the same incredible body contouring results as Jennifer, contact us today for a consultation.