Have you seen the latest statistics on the American obesity crisis? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a staggering 34.9% of American adults, nearly 80 million people, are obese. Fortunately, with better resources on diet and exercise becoming available and the food industry undergoing a change that favors those looking to eat healthier, things are beginning to change. A recent study published in The Wall Street Journal shows that obesity numbers are starting to level out, with more people looking after their health.
If you’re one of the many who has made the important decision to take better care of your body, you may have found that no matter what you eat or how many crunches you do in the morning, you just can’t quite sculpt yourself into the shape you want. Excess skin, leftover fat deposits — these are just a few of the more common issues that occur when making this transition.
Some give up, thinking they’re doomed to carry the scars of their former selves with them forever. A new fat freezing procedure, the cryolipolysis treatment, is giving many of us back our hope. With the application of cold and a little time, it seems like we can actually sculpt our bodies into statues worthy of Michelangelo’s studio.
What Are the Specifics of Cryolipolysis Treatments?
Cryolipolysis treatments, known simply as fat freezing treatments to laymen, are exactly what they sound like. As The Daily Mail explains, a special machine is attached to the area where excess fat cells are deposited. The machine then applies extreme cold to these fat cells, killing them. The treatments last 60 minutes per area, and are shown to reduce fat in the target zone by as much as 25% per session. Results can take as long as four months to become clear, but a promising study of the procedure shows that 86% of patients are satisfied with the results.
How Much Can You Expect to Pay to Have Your Fat Frozen Away?
The comparative efficacy of fat freezing versus other cellulite removal treatments is obviously one of the main reasons why cryolipolysis treatments are on the rise. The average price of the treatment is also a major factor.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, traditional fat removal procedures, like a tummy tuck, cost upwards of $5,000. Fat freezing procedures, on the other hand, come in between $750 and $2,000 per area. It’s a considerable difference that many have taken into account when choosing the best fat removal option for them.
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