CoolSculpting for the Breast
For women with large breasts, as well as men with “man boobs,” life often consists of a lot of physical discomforts. Along with that aspect, there are often emotional things to deal with, including embarrassment, especially when wearing body-contouring clothing. Although a revolutionary treatment called CoolSculpting does not reduce the size of the breasts, it does eliminate fat cells. As a result, breasts appear smoother and somewhat smaller.
With women, the breasts consist primarily of tissue, whereas in men, they contain fat cells. Because this noninvasive treatment reduces fat cells as opposed to fibrous tissue used for creating milk to breastfeed, it is not overly effective in women. However, for “man boobs,” CoolSculpting shows greater promise.
Is It Dangerous if You Have Had a Breast Augmentation?
CoolSculpting is not so much dangerous for women who have gone through breast augmentation surgery as it is perhaps unnecessary. With an implant in place, women typically have fewer bulges of fat. If you have had your breasts enlarged and want to get a CoolSculpting treatment, the best advice is to have a consultation with a respected and trusted physician.
If you have not yet gone through breast augmentation, CoolSculpting is a viable option but only if the treatment does not target the immediate and surrounding areas getting treated surgically.
Can It Reduce Excess Bra Fat?
One of the many benefits of CoolSculpting is that it works incredibly well for reducing excess bra fat. For women, bulges of fat hanging over a bra strap are frustrating and challenging. While exercise helps, this is an area of the body hard to tighten and tone. With this procedure, the physician can get rid of fat bulges that appear on either or both sides of the bra strap, as well as the area around the strap that goes around the back. As a result, you can proudly wear sleeveless dresses, sweaters, and swimsuits again.
How Long Does It Take to See the Effects on Bra Fat?
With CoolSculpting, you will notice a significant change within a few days. However, as the weeks and months pass, the results will improve even more. Initially, this controlled cooling technique will kill fat cells, but to prevent the body from stressing, more cells continue to die over time. As the body processes the dead cells, it then flushes them out via the liver and stools. Therefore, you can expect to see the full results within roughly two months.
Is It Safe to Be Treated if You Have Had Breast Cancer?
Not only is it safe to have a CoolSculpting treatment after dealing with breast cancer, it is also beneficial. As a 100 percent safe and noninvasive procedure, there is an excellent chance that it will make you feel better about yourself.
How Long Does It Take to Treat the Breast?
As with other areas of the body, including the stomach, upper arms, thighs, and so on, one treatment will take anywhere from 35 to 60 minutes to complete. Depending on your goals, you might opt to have more than one procedure performed, which will require the same amount of time. During the treatment, you can read a book, listen to music, text or email on your phone, or even enjoy a short nap.
Can You Exercise After Having Your Breasts Treated?
Yes, with CoolSculpting, you can start exercising on the same day of the treatment. As a noninvasive and completely safe option for eliminating fat, there is virtually no downtime.
Is It Safe to Breastfeed After a Treatment?
Currently, experts do not have enough information about CoolSculpting and its effects on pregnancy and breastfeeding. While there are no chemicals involved that could harm your breast milk, and considering that only fat beneath the skin’s surface gets targeted as opposed to deep organs, your physician will likely recommend that you wait to have the procedure performed until you finish breastfeeding. When it comes to babies, it is always better to err on the side of caution.
Side Effects of Treating the Bra Area
Whether treating the bra strap area or any other part of the body, the side effects are the same. Although minimal, you might experience tingling, stinging, cramping, aching, pinching, tugging, and skin sensitivity. However, this will only last for a few days or weeks at most.
Will I Need a Special Bra After the Procedure?
After having CoolSculpting performed to get rid of fat around the bra strap, you can continue wearing your regular bras, although depending on how they fit, you might need to adjust them slightly for optimum comfort. Of course, if you can find a more comfortable bra to wear during the days following the procedure, then by all means buy one.