Lose the cellulite without Liposuction: Does Coolsculpting work?

Understandably, people are hesitant to use an invasive procedure for making changes to their body. Any type of surgery carries risks and sometimes it just isn’t worth it.

Luckily, there have been many advances in plastic surgery so you can sculpt your body without going under the knife.

For example, instead of getting cellulite taken care of by liposuction, in which layers of fate are literally vacuumed out of the body, you can opt for Coolsculpting. This procedure is mostly safe since there is no cutting involved. Instead, it works by freezing the fat under the skin.

Let’s take a closer look to see how it works so you can decide if it is right for you.

How does Coolsculpting work?

Coolsculpting is the brand name of a fat reducing procedure called cryolipolysis. The way it works is that the fat is frozen and the cells are broken down.

The procedure consists of a practitioner vacuuming the skin above where the cellulite is particularly visible. That cools the area and numbs it down so there is no discomfort during the process.

After roughly an hour, the procedure is finished. Since there is no damage to the skin or subdermal area, there is no recovery time needed. More than likely, you’ll feel soreness, but no worse that what you would feel if you have worked out energetically.

Don’t expect to see results right away. It can take up to 5 months for the results to be seen. The damaged fat cells will be flushed away by your body’s own processes. As they are removed naturally, you slowly see your cellulite disappearing.

If you are looking to have your cellulite long gone for your trip to sunny Mexico, then make sure you plan well ahead.

Where can you have this procedure done? If you are looking for plastic surgery in Toronto then look no further than Dr. Mulholland at SpaMedica. He is a specialist certified to perform Coolsculpting.

Does it actually work?

The success rate is actually quite high for Coolsculpting as it uses the body’s natural processes to rid itself of the fat. Liposuction is fairly indiscriminate with how it removes the fat and sometimes you end up with pock marks that look worse then cellulite to begin with.

It isn’t a magic bullet that suddenly erases away all the cellulite and slims you down. If you are looking to transform your body, it may not be the best solution. If you are trying to improve some areas that could use some treatments, then you’ll be happy with the results.

Also, since it takes a while to see results, you could end up putting the cellulite right back if you don’t follow a good exercise and diet routine. Another point to consider is that it doesn’t tighten loose skin. If there is a considerable amount of fat that is removed, then the skin may droop.


Coolsculpting is a nice way to get your body in better shape without going under the knife. With the right change in lifestyle in addition, you can have all of your imperfections taken care of.

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