WHAT IS COOLSCULPTING FOR STOMACH?

Stomach Fat: For most of us, a primary source of body insecurity is localized around the stomach area. Whether it be those extra fat bulges around your waistline that just don’t seem to disappear or that little bit of weight you’ve gained during your pregnancy that is stopping you from wearing your favorite pants, belly fat is hard to address. And unfortunately, stomach fat can not always be eliminated through natural means.

CoolSculpting for Stomach: CoolSculpting for stomach fat is an FDA-approved procedure that requires no needles, no knives, and no recovery, making it incredibly convenient, even for full-time workers or full-time moms. The treatment is based on cryolipolysis technology, which utilizes controlled cooling to freeze, destroy, and eliminate subcutaneous fat cells around your abdominal region.

If you’ve been working on getting rid of that resistant belly pooch, following a healthy diet, and exercising with no success, CoolSculpting lower abdomen may be your solution!

CoolSculpting clinical trials for abdominal region: Numerous clinical trials have provided consistent evidence that CoolSculpting is a safe and effective method to treat fat on the stomach. A recent study also found that 83% of patients would recommend localized abdominal fat freezing to a friend.

Coolsculpting for stomach

WHY DO I HAVE BELLY FAT?

Lifestyle and belly fat: Belly fat is unfortunately common and can be the result of a sedentary lifestyle and poor diet. However, in many cases even physically fit and healthy individuals suffer from unwarranted fat accumulation due to medical conditions.

Medical conditions and abdominal fat: That extra jiggly fat around the waistline is frequently due to underlying health conditions such as diabetes, or hormonal imbalances. Stress-induced cortisol may also contribute to resistant subcutaneous fat around the abdominal region.

Subcutaneous vs visceral abdominal fat: Visceral fat is notorious for causing chronic conditions such as diabetes. Subcutaneous fat is best described as the “pinchable” fat layer below the skin. Recent studies suggest that even subcutaneous fat around the belly could potentially cause just as much danger as visceral fat.

Subcutaneous fat is incredibly difficult to lose, because it’s reliable energy storage, and is used by the body as a last resort, and in normal life it’s nearly impossible to get into such a state of caloric deficit.

Reducing belly fat: While there are various surgical options to eliminate these fatty deposits, most people fear the potential risks and side effects posed by invasive procedures such as liposuction. This is where CoolSculpting, the non-surgical alternative to fat reduction, comes into play!

CAN COOLSCULPTING GET RID OF BELLY FAT?

Yes, CoolSculpting removes stubborn stomach fat! Subcutaneous fat in the belly fat is stored directly underneath the skin, adding that “extra padding” that many of us want to get rid of. CoolSculpting is specifically designed to target these fatty deposits, freeze and crystallize them, and allow the body to expel damaged fat cells through natural means. This fat-freezing technology is highly effective in getting rid of belly fat, which is why it is recognized as the gold standard for non-invasive fat reduction.

HOW DOES COOLSCULPTING WORK ON BELLY FAT?

CoolSculpting is a completely non-invasive treatment that targets those hard-to-lose fat bulges around your waistline using fat freezing technology. But does CoolSculpting really work on belly fat? Multiple studies confirmed that cryolipolysis, which works by applying a vacuum paddle to freeze the fat, causes fat cells destruction through a unique process. The fat cells are first crystallized and then undergo aseptic convolution and excretion through the mechanism of apoptosis known as programmed cell death. This results in an overall “de-bulking” of the treated area, as the fatty subcutaneous layer is gradually and naturally expelled by the body, leaving you with noticeable before and after results for your newly Coolsculpted belly.

CoolSculpting around waistline increases confidence: “I need to lose weight” is a common phrase used by many of us, and more often than not, refers to losing that “spare tire” or “muffin top” surrounding our waists. In most cases, those extra bulges that just don’t want to disappear are subcutaneous fat deposits, which refer to the pinchable fat located directly under the skin.

Having a roll bulging out above the waistline of your pants is not only unflattering but can take a huge hit to your confidence. It’s no surprise that so many of us are seeking a safe and effective solution to get rid of our belly pooch once and for all, which is why CoolSculpting for the lower abdomen gained a lot of traction.

Fat freezing vs Liposuction: Many people who are looking to get rid of “stubborn” belly fat are not heavily overweight, meaning that liposuction may not be worth the risk or downtime, just to remove that little bit of belly pudge. Fat freezing is a non-surgical alternative to more invasive surgical procedures such as liposuction. This non-invasive alternative allows patients to eliminate unwanted tummy fat without the surgical intervention, pre-planning, or post-planning involved in liposuction and is known for its risk-free and straightforward nature, making it a go-to for thousands of patients looking to target that last bit of hard-to-reach fat.

AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR STOMACH COOLSCULPTING?

Generally, if you’ve been consistent with a healthy diet and exercise regimen, but still can’t seem to get rid of those specific problem areas around your waist, you are likely a candidate for abdominal CoolSculpting.

For this treatment to be effective, you should be in an overall normal weight range within 20 – 30 pounds of your goal weight and have a BMI below 30. You should also be prepared to maintain a healthy lifestyle after the fat is gone, as this method is not a weight loss solution and will not stop you from gaining future weight.

Do keep in mind, that there are some contraindications for fat freezing, including:

  • Cold Agglutinin Disease
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria
  • Hernias
  • Pregnancy
  • Diastasis recti

DOES COOLSCULPTING FOR LARGE STOMACHS WORK?

Freezing technology can work on a stomach of any size, though it is not a replacement for weight loss, meaning that if you are overweight or obese, natural weight loss or gastric bypass surgery will be a better option.

A general rule of thumb is that you should be within 20-30lb of your ideal weight.

However, it is still possible to successfully CoolSculpt a larger stomach using several applicators (typically CoolAdvantage Plus applicators) placed in a diamond pattern to cover the entirety of the area over several sessions.

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR ABDOMINAL COOLSCULPTING?

To achieve defined abs or 6 pack with CoolSculpting upper stomach no preparation is needed. Many patients prefer to wear comfortable clothing and bring a book, iPad, music, or movies, as you will be in a seated or lying down position.

Also, keep in mind that many of us have an emotional response to long-standing body insecurities. Be sure to mentally prepare yourself for change, as in this case, you are changing for the better, and to boost your confidence with a beautiful CoolSculpting before and after abdomen.

WHAT IS THE PROCEDURAL PROCESS OF COOLSCULPTING FOR ABDOMINAL FAT REDUCTION?

Before your fat cooling, you will have a consultation with Dr. Schwarzburg in which you will discuss your aesthetic goals, questions, concerns, and medical history to confirm your candidacy. Medical photography of your abdomen will be taken, and while patients love to hate the photos, seeing imagery of your progress will be sure to put a smile on your face!

Dr. Schwarzburg will also examine your body to confirm whether you are dealing with visceral or subcutaneous fat, and to check the condition of your abdominal muscles to confirm that your case does not indicate diastasis recti (separated abdominal muscles). He will then fit different types of applicators onto the area of concern to determine which ones will best suit your needs.

  • Which CoolSculpting applicator is best for the stomach?
    • There are several sizes of applicators, all of which are suitable for various treatment areas. The most common applicators used on the stomach area include:
    • CoolAdvantage
    • CoolAdvantage Plus

During the treatment, your belly will be sanitized and the selected stomach applicator will be outlined using a skin-safe marker for placement. This is followed by a protective gel membrane which is laid out on the skin to protect it from cold-related burns. Once the handheld applicator is set in place, the machine will be turned on to suck in the belly fat, which lasts 35 to 45 minutes.

Once the session is complete the applicator is removed, and the area is massaged for a few minutes.

WHAT IS THE AFTERCARE FOR BELLY COOLSCULPTING?

One of the great things about stomach fat freezing is that there is no aftercare required. You may feel some numbness, soreness, tenderness, or tightness for up to 2 weeks following your initial appointment, however, you will be able to go about your business and resume normal activities right after your controlled cooling.

DOES FREEZING MY STOMACH FAT HURT?

While stomach cryolipolysis is typically painless, you may feel some minimal discomfort, tingling or stinging during the first few minutes as your fat begins to freeze, however, these feelings will numb once the fat is frozen.

HOW LONG DOES COOLSCULPTING MY ABDOMEN TAKE?

A single cryo session takes 35-45 minutes depending on the applicator used. In most cases, 2-4 applicators are utilized throughout one appointment, meaning that treating your abdomen may take anywhere from 70 minutes to 2 or more hours.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS OF COOLSCULPTING ON THE ABDOMEN?

Side effects from stomach fat freezing may involve minimal bruising or swelling for a few days post-procedure. The most common stomach CoolSculpting side effects include redness, blanching, tingling, numbness, tenderness, and firmness, all of which subside within 1 – 2 weeks.

In very rare cases (less than 1%), paradoxical adipose hyperplasia may occur, where the treated fat cells become enlarged, instead of metabolized. It is unknown why this happens, though it is important to have your focal fat cooling carried out by a board-certified physician, who is qualified to carry out a cryolipolysis treatment.

WHEN WILL I SEE MY COOLSCULPTING RESULTS STOMACH?

Depending on your starting point and desired outcome, you should start seeing Coolsculpting abdomen results 1 – 2 months after your first session. After your fat freezing, these pouches will be 25% less apparent, and 50% gone once you have been through your second session.

How many CoolSculpting treatments are needed for the stomach?

Most patients need a total of 1 – 4 rounds to achieve their optimal result, in which case your final outcome may take several months.

ARE COOLSCULPTING ABDOMEN RESULTS PERMANENT?

Yes! Once the fat is frozen and processed naturally through the lymphatic system, the treated fat cells will be permanently eliminated. However, this does not mean that you won’t be able to gain new weight, which is why it is so important to be prepared to commit to a healthy lifestyle in order to maintain your newly sculpted stomach.

WHAT TO EXPECT FOR COOLSCULPTING BEFORE AND AFTER STOMACH?

Before CoolSculpting for stubborn belly fat, you will have unflattering pouches of fat in your upper or lower abdomen. After your fat cooling treatment, these fat pockets will be reduced or fully eliminated, giving you a huge confidence boost and allowing you to finally shamelessly slip into your favorite cocktail dress or pair of pants without having to worry about your now gone “happy belly”.

  • Can CoolSculpting give you abs?
    While CoolSculpting upper abs will not give you a 6 pack like abs, alternative procedures including CoolTone and EmSculpt are designed to train your muscles for you, and are often paired with controlled cooling.
  • Does Cryolipolysis tighten loose skin on the stomach?
    Fat freezing does not tighten loose skin on the stomach. However, because the Coolsculpting belly results develop gradually, you will not be left with loose skin as your body has time to adjust to its change in size, unlike liposuction, where large accumulations of fat are abruptly removed, leaving many patients with saggy skin.
  • How much belly fat can CoolSculpting abs remove?
    Each session is designed to remove 25% of subcutaneous fat. With each consecutive session, your belly pooch will be reduced by an additional 25%.

HOW MUCH DOES COOLSCULPTING STOMACH COST?

CoolSculpting abdominal fat can cost anywhere from $1000 to $10000, depending on the size of the target area and the number of applicators and sessions needed to accomplish your desired outcome. In addition, your geographical location and the level of expertise of your provider may contribute to the pricing, as more experienced physicians will likely charge more than a registered nurse or aesthetician.

DOES COOLSCULPTING BELLY FAT WORK?

Yes! Cryolipolysis is an effective tool to reduce belly fat and involves little to no side effects or downtime.

IS COOLSCULPTING ABDOMEN SAFE?

Yes! This tool uses controlled cooling technology in its applicators that detect changes in skin temperature, causing the machine to shut down if the skin gets too cold. CoolSculpting is FDA-approved as a safe and effective body contouring treatment.

CAN I PAIR FREEZING STOMACH FAT WITH OTHER TREATMENTS TO SHAPE MY BODY?

Abdominal cryolipolysis can be paired with a variety of treatments to shape your body and tighten your abdominal region. Some patients opt for Kybella injections to eliminate small areas in which there is not enough fat to fit additional applicators to fully reach their goal aesthetic.

One of the most popular treatments used along with fat freezing is CoolTone, which uses electromagnetic energy to contract your muscles for you. Similarly, EMSculpt is an alternative, using the same type of muscle-building technology.

In addition, there are a variety of skin tightening treatments, such as Fraxel laser or Secret RF microneedling, that can be used to tighten abdominal skin or reduce the appearance of stretch marks, should they be on a postpartum “mommy makeover”, or overall weight loss journey.

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND

  • Focal fat cooling technology eliminates subcutaneous stomach fat by 25% during each session.
  • Results are not instant, but the results are permanent.
  • CoolSculpting for abdominal fat does not tighten the skin around your abdomen.

TAKEAWAY

Cryolipolysis is a non-invasive abdominal fat removal technique and is an effective alternative to liposuction. It comes with little to no side effects and zero downtime. To accomplish your desired results, be sure to consult with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon with extensive knowledge on the human anatomy and the expertise to effectively and safely treat your stomach area. You may need one or more sessions to reach your goal aesthetic, and keep in mind that this method is primarily designed to treat patients who are within 25-30lb of their goal weight.

HOW CAN I GET STARTED?

If you are dealing with stubborn belly fat and want to lose it once and for all, then Skinly Aesthetics is your solution. Owned and operated by board-certified cosmetic physician, Dr. Schwarzburg, M.D., Skinly offers a variety of minimally invasive body contouring options that will help you get the body you’ve always wanted. With over a decade of experience, Dr. Schwarzburg is well-rounded in all things cosmetic medicine and is known for his professionalism, skill, and “less is more” approach in helping his patients look and feel their best. CoolSculpting reviews on the stomach are outstanding and we are confident that you will love your results!

To schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Schwarzburg, you can reach us at (212) 774-4264 or email us at info@skinlyaesthetics.com.