If the latest buzz is anything to go by, fat freezing or cool sculpting is having a major moment. Stars like Christina Aguilera, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Meg Ryan and Britney Spears have allegedly given the procedure a shot in the past. With an underlying pressure to flaunt flatboard abs and perfectly toned silhouettes, a slew of celebrities start planning their body shape and outfits months ahead before red carpet events. And this option is touted as a breakthrough to get their body shaped the way they want it permanently…
Procedure: Zeltiq/Cool Sculpting is a US FDA approved device that freezes fat cells, selectively destroying them. The procedure is permanent as once the fat cells are frozen to a certain temperature, they are destroyed permanently. Yes permanently!
The entire process takes three months to complete and is non-surgical with no downtime. It can be done on any fat area of the body like the lower or upper abdomen, those unsightly love handles, thunder thighs, wiggly arms, male breasts and that noticeable double chin.
Regardless of diet or exercise, this process, allegedly, is guaranteed to work and is probably the secret to those svelte silhouettes that we witness on the red carpet. So, no matter how tight or snug-fitting or sheer the outfit, everyone seems to be in great shape and this is due to the cool sculpting.
Interestingly, multiple areas can be treated at one go and there is literally no downtime. In India, the procedure has been quite a hit among Indian socialites and brides — especially to treat the stubborn fat accumulated around the abdomen and arms.
So are you ready to wear that outfit you shied away from, after freezing your fat?
The writer is a cosmetic dermatologist, Kosmoderma