Coolsculpting Allergan | What is Coolsculpting | Say Hello to that bikini body this New Year!

Body positivity is the “it” word of 2018 and there is nothing I stand by more.

Body positivity can mean different things but all of them have one underlying lesson to take back with you: Loving yourself! It however in no way means that you don’t take care of your body and you take your health for granted! It means that if you are chubby but fit and healthy, then you god damn own up to your beautiful thick thighs! If you are skinny but not starving yourself, then own up to your flat stomach! It also means, that if you really want that bikini body that you haven’t been able to achieve for some reason, then there is no shame is under going some basic procedures to achieve that. If it makes you feel good about yourself, why not!!!! As long as it safe, of course.

Feeling good reminds me…. Tis’ the season of holidays !!!! And I for one cant wait to flaunt my bikinis. But I mostly hesitate wearing a two piece because I have certain areas of fat all thanks to the pizzas and pastas haha!

There has been a lot of talk around Cool sculpting and I am going to take you through everything you need to know about it: What is Coolsculpting, how much does a cool sculpting procedure cost, Is cool sculpting safe or does it have side effects etc.

I attended a cool sculpting procedure in SkinAlive under the supervision of Dr Chiranjiv Chabhra in Delhi and this is what I learned.

Image courtesy : Skin Alive

Image courtesy : Skin Alive

Let’s break down the procedure in easy steps:

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a USA FDA-approved procedure that involves controlled cooling of the fat cells beneath the skin which then freeze, die and are eliminated through your body naturally. Elimination of fat in concerned areas then give your body the desired shape.

Body parts that can be sculpted

CoolSculpting works on stubborn fat on target areas such as around the abdomen, flanks, hips, thighs, and arms.

Image courtesy: Skin Alive

Image courtesy: Skin Alive

Ask how many treatments you will need

Depending on your area of fat, the expert will recommend you the number of cool sculpting sessions you will require.

How is the Cool Sculpting procedure performed?

The client can choose what areas they want to target. After proper assessment, the CoolSculpting applicator is placed on those areas to apply controlled cooling. Fat cells in the area are crystallized and then gradually flushed out of the body. Difference can be seen in the next few weeks. It isn’t a surgery so it’s non invasive: no needles or any surgical tools; just the applicator on the outer layer of your skin.

Image courtesy: Skin Alive

Image courtesy: Skin Alive

Is CoolSculpting painful and does it have any side effects?

It is an absolutely pain free procedure that lasts about 30-45 mins. Once the applicator is in place, the client that even use their phones, eat and relax.

Since it is FDA approved, it doesn’t have any side effects.

Is the effect of CoolSculpting long-lasting?

The effect is long lasting in the sense that the old fat cells are frozen and flushed out of the body so they are eliminated permanently but that doesn’t mean you won’t gain new fat cells in the treated area if you don’t better your lifestyle. Coolsculpting can guarantee removing current fat cells, but it’s upon the client’s lifestyle to maintain the body and prevent generation of new fat cells through healthy eating and exercise.

How much does Coolsculpting cost?

Depending on the area of fat, the procedure cost ranges from 20,000-2,00,000 INR.

Well if you have hidden away your two piece bikinis too, maybe it’s time to take them out again;)