Cryolipolysis was discovered by Harvard scientists David Manstein, MD, and R. Rox Anderson, MD. They noticed a reduction in cheek fat when children sucked on popsicles, a response termed popsicle panniculitis. Dr. Manstein shared the idea of Cryolipolysis with Allure Magazine stating, “Fat freezes at a higher temperature than water. Imagine butter and water in the refrigerator – one is solid, the other is a liquid. The butter remains solid; the water only gets cold.

Using the same premise, Dr. Manstien understood that he could freeze fat cells when exposing fat deposits to cold temperatures while protecting the overlying skin and surrounding tissue from thermal injury. The reason being skin cells consist mainly of water and thus maintain a lower freezing temperature than underlying fat cells.

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How Does Cryolipolysis Work

Cryolipolysis stands for “cryo” = cold + “lipo” = fat + “lysis” = cell death. Simply put, fat cells exposed to precise cooling temperatures cause the cell membrane to rupture. This results in cell death.  To accomplish cryolipolysis, a technician places an applicator over a fat deposit. The applicator sucks up the fat cells in preparation for freezing.

Next the CoolSculpting machine starts to cool fat deposits to exact temperatures. Over 8 to 12 weeks, these destroyed cells are excreted as waste from the body. This creates natural, long-lasting results.

This makes Cryolipolysis or CoolSculpting the #1 non-surgical alternative to Liposuction. With little to no downtime, millions of men and women flock to this FDA cleared body shaping treatment

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Who is Cryolipolysis Meant for?

Cryolipolysis or CoolSculpting is meant for healthy men and women who tackle difficult fat bulges despite diet and exercise. At Concierge Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery in Chicago, you may obtain stellar results from experts in the CoolSculpting process. The body areas we target include belly fat, love handles, armpit fat, and more.

Who is Cryolipolysis Not Meant For?

Cryolipolysis is not meant as a weight loss program, nor does it treat obesity. Weight loss programs only shrink fat cells. Weight gain causes these fat deposits to re-expand, and this leads to frustration. Freezing fat cells to death provides the solution.

 In a scientific paper titled “Cryolipolysis For Noninvasive Body Contouring: Clinical Efficacy and Patient Satisfaction,” Researcher Nils Krueger explains, “The principle behind cryolipolysis exploits the premise that fat cells are more vulnerable to cooling than other skin cells. The precise application of cold temperatures triggers [cell death] of the [fat cells.] This invokes an inflammatory response and leads to slow digestion by surrounding macrophages [the white blood cells that rid the body of waste.]” This means fat cells exposed to precise temperatures lead to cell death. Once these destroyed cells leave the body as waste, they do not re-expand. They do not grow back. They are gone for good. This results in long-term fat reduction.

How to Obtain a Pristine Physique

Concierge Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, the premier CoolSculpting provider of Chicago, offers a complimentary consultation along with stunning physiques. The time is now to end your frustration with fat bulges. Fill out the form on-line or call (312) 255-1495 today.

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