Months after you lose weight, muffin tops, love handles and double chins can still be a problem. Luckily, there's a simple way to get rid of stubborn fat deposits that don't involve surgery. Baton Rouge and Prairieville, LA, dermatologist, Dr. Ann Zedlitz, explains how CoolSculpting can improve your appearance.
Freezing the fat away
Fat cells don't like cold temperatures. In fact, when they're exposed to extreme cold, they die. Because CoolSculpting targets fat cells only, healthy cells adjacent to fat cells aren't harmed by the treatments. When fat cells freeze, they crystallize and are metabolized by your body. The remains of the cells are eliminated by your body over the next several weeks or months.
Coolsculpting offers an effective alternative to liposuction
Unlike liposuction, CoolSculpting requires no incisions and no anesthesia. CoolSculpting offers a more gradual way to eliminate fat deposits. Each visit may reduce fat deposits by as much as 20 percent. Most people need a few visits to obtain the desired results. Treatments last one to three hours, depending on how many areas are treated.
CoolSculpting targets multiple areas
CoolSculpting is very effective in reducing abdominal and flank fat deposits, it's also ideal for reducing fats in other parts of the body, including:
- Back Fat: Have you given up wearing form-fitting clothing because your back fat is on display? CoolSculpting eliminates the rolls on your back.
- Double Chin: It's frustrating to see the numbers on the scale decrease every week, yet notice no difference in your double chin. Freezing the fat deposits will help tone your neck and eliminate the fat.
- Buttocks Rolls: The treatment is also very effective at targeting rolls of fats under the buttocks.
- Thigh Fat: Coolsculpting can thin your thighs by reducing the fat in your inner and outer thighs.
What happens during a CoolSculpting treatment?
Before your treatment begins at our Baton Rouge office, a gel pad will be applied to your skin to protect it from the extreme temperatures. After the pad is applied, the CoolSculpting applicator is placed over the area. Vacuum suction holds the skin and fat in place during the treatment. You'll feel a burst of cold when the device is activated, but that cold feeling will soon be replaced by numbness. After your treatment, you can immediately return to your usual activities. Bruising and tenderness are common after CoolSculpting treatment, but usually only last a few weeks.
Would you like to tone your body with CoolSculpting? Call Baton Rouge and Prairieville, LA, dermatologist Dr. Ann Zedlitz at (225) 778-7540 to schedule an appointment.
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4 Ways I Learned How to Adopt a Healthier Diet From a Woman Who Completely Transformed Her Body
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Fixing those signs of aging, the ones caused by the general pressures and stress of adult life, wasn’t quite as simple, and I knew that it required a 360-degree approach that started with eliminating poor eating habits and ended with stress management. Last year, during a routine work meeting, I was introduced to a woman named Diana Stobo, a chef and wellness coach who had completely transformed her body with a 100-pound weight loss and fixed a number of ailments through a very disciplined nutrition program that was heavy on raw fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes. Although her results were astounding, the thought of not drinking alcohol when champagne is more readily available than water at most work functions, or avoiding processed foods when dinner is often takeout, seemed impossible. So instead of attempting (and surely failing at) her program alone, I booked a ticket to Costa Rica and decided to have Stobo and her team coach me through a three-day detox at her personal resort, The Retreat.
Usually the words “you’re on vacation” are synonymous with “treat yourself to a piña colada and some fried apps,” but The Retreat is not about that kind of indulgence. Instead, the experience is heavily centered around the concept of relieving your body of stress by removing everything that causes it in the first place. Aside from a reliable Wi-Fi connection (because, let’s be honest, the absence of that would be the ultimate stress trigger), technological devices are largely absent as is pollution, noise, traffic, too many people and yes, access to bad food. The kitchen is the heart of the property, where food takes on an almost medicinal quality, made mostly raw and mostly vegan and straight from the property’s backyard garden. All trained under Stobo, the kitchen staff members are equal part teachers and chefs. Here's what they taught me about how to adopt a healthier diet for good.
Eat foods that make you feel good and ditch the ones that don't.
How often have I looked at foods that I knew would make me feel gross after and proceeded to eat it anyway. The solution? When you have that nagging feeling that you’re about to make a bad choice, stop. “Recognize the foods that cause harm and substitute with delicious foods that nourish,” advises Stobo.
Not having the tools is what's preventing you from eating healthier.
Sometimes sticking to a healthy routine can be as simple as changing your go-to kitchen tool from a microwave to a blender. When it comes to clean eating, “a high-powered blender is the best investment possible,” says Stobo. “For soups, smoothies, salad dressings, hummus, and desserts, this tool will do it all."
Focus on the food, not the calorie count.
Counting calories and making healthy choices can sometimes be at odds. Case in point: When focused on restricting calories, we might be incentivized to reach for “low-fat” or “diet” options that are heavily processed and lack nutrition. “We don’t count calories,” says Stobo. “With mostly vegetables and fruits the calorie count isn’t significant. Some meals are heavier with nuts than others, but it all balances out."
Start with moderation, not complete elimination.
Although Stobo lives by a list of "nos"—no dairy, wheat, sugar, meat, alcohol, or caffeine—she doesn't advise everyone to go cold turkey with eliminating them all. At The Retreat, alcohol and coffee were available and locally grown chicken and fish were often served for dinner. As someone who was just easing into a healthier routine, having access to these items made all the difference between looking forward to my next meal and wanting to run away. Eating a healthy diet should feel good, not like you're depriving yourself, and living by that rule is perhaps the most important step to eating well.
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