Is body sculpting the new lifting?

Under the motto “Beauty through Science”, renowned experts from all over the world met at this year’s BtS Congress in Stockholm to exchange news and developments in aesthetic medicine and to report on them in exciting lectures. An important topic: Bodyforming with Coolsculpting. We were there on site.

A beautiful appearance does not stop below the chin. Just like for the face, there are many minimally invasive treatments for the body at the Beauty Doc today. Shape the entire body – without surgery and general anesthesia. This is what the Coolsculpting technique promises.

The procedure, developed by Harvard scientists, is based on cryolipolysis. Subcutaneous fatty tissue is broken down by targeted cooling, while the surrounding tissue is spared. And which “problem zones” can be treated with Coolsculpting?

“In principle, you can now use it to sculpt the entire body,” explains Benoit Chardon of the Allergan company. How does it work? The technology, certified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), uses applicators specifically designed for different areas of the body, such as the “CoolAdvantage Petite.” This can be used to reduce small fat deposits on the upper arms in particular, but also a double chin.

Bodyforming with Coolsculpting

For many women, it’s not just the abdomen, legs and buttocks that are “problem zones.” They also want slimmer, better defined upper arms – without surgical intervention such as liposuction or so-called brachioplasty, which can leave scars up to 20 centimeters long.

It is much gentler to simply freeze the fat away, so to speak: “The new attachments have an innovative 3D design and an optimized fit. The treatment time is also optimized and reduced by almost half. This is made possible by the cooler temperature of -11 degrees Celsius. A treatment thus only takes around 35 minutes instead of up to an hour,” emphasizes Benoit Chardon.

The first RESULTS are visible after three to five weeks, sometimes it is recommended to repeat the treatments. The FINAL RESULT can be expected after about three months. As SIDE EFFECTS Muscle soreness, swelling, and bruising may occur. The COST are about 700 euros per treatment zone.

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