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How CoolSculpting for Stomach Muffin Top Works

Most likely, you know somebody or two complaining about their muffin tops, also known as love handles. The stubborn fat in the midsection can be really hard to eliminate, but fortunately, treatments such as CoolSculpting can help banish the belly fat and dramatically improve the appearance of your midsection without having to undergo plastic surgery procedures such as tummy tuck or liposuction.

So how does CoolSculpting for stomach or muffin top work in getting rid of the bulges? CoolSculpting makes use of the process called Cryolipolysis, which freezes targeted fat cells so they can break down and get flushed out naturally out of your body. A CoolSculpting procedure works not just for the stomach, but in other parts of the body as well, such as the neck, arms, thighs, and buttocks.

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What Is a Muffin Top and What Causes It

The term “muffin top” is used to refer to the body fat accumulation around the midsection, just above your hips. This becomes more pronounced when you wear tight-fitting pants, which makes the extra fat spill out from the sides and over the waistband, thus resembling the pastry it’s named after. 

There are two types of belly fat that may cause a muffin top. There’s the subcutaneous fat, which is the soft fat that you can pinch just below the skin. There’s also the visceral fat, which is embedded deeper into your body and circles your abdominal organs.

This unsightly bulge in the midsection is the product of several factors. Diet is a major one, in which the consumption of excessive calories regularly can contribute to fat being stored around your midsection. This is why it’s important to mind your calories and burn more of them than you’re eating. 

Another major factor is genetics, which is something you can’t control. Hereditary factors can determine where and how your body stores fat. Healthy eating and exercise can counter the effect of genetics in your fat storage.

Stress and sleep quality can also contribute to belly fat. When you’re worried or anxious, your body releases more cortisol, also known as the stress hormones. As response to the stress, cortisol tells your body to hold on to the fat, specifically in the midsection. And as you know, stress can make you go on emotional or binge eating, which definitely leads to weight gain. As for sleep, lack of it can affect your cravings, mood, and appetite, as well as your motivation to exercise.

Lastly, lack of exercise will definitely lead to excess fat, especially in the midsection. Exercise can help burn off those extra calories, which tend to pile up when you live a sedentary lifestyle.

Are You a Candidate for CoolSculpting for Muffin Top?

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First, it should be emphasized that CoolSculpting is a body contouring and fat loss treatment and not a weight loss program. The treatment is designed for people who are already close to their ideal weight. The CoolSculpting applicator removes the excess fat deposits that cling stubbornly in certain areas of the body to reveal a slimmer, toned body shape. Doctors typically recommend the procedure for people who are just 10-30 pounds shy of their target weight, those who exercise regularly and can maintain a reasonably healthy diet.

If you’re above the recommended range of body weight, you will be advised to lose the extra pounds first before going through CoolSculpting. When you’re down to the last few pounds that diet and exercise can’t seem to eliminate, then it’s time to make that appointment with your doctor for a CoolSculpting treatment and get rid of that unwanted fat.

What Happens During Consultation for CoolSculpting for Muffin Top?

There are factors that will make your doctor recommend CoolSculpting as an effective treatment for your muffin top or love handles. During consultation, your doctor will assess whether you’re a good candidate for the procedure. He will discuss your fat loss goals and conduct a pain-free physical exam to see if those goals can be reached with the treatment.

A good doctor or plastic surgeon will recommend the treatment only if it can indeed help you. CoolSculpting will only reduce the subcutaneous fat in your body; it can’t do anything about the visceral fat. So the focus will be the pinchable fat on your sides, which is the muffin top or love handles, since this is the excess fat that can be dealt with by CoolSculpting.

If you have too much pinchable fat, your doctor will recommend you to continue losing more weight first before you come back for treatment. Technically, you can go ahead with CoolSculpting even if you have too much fat, but the results may not be as noticeable, not like if you’re already close to your ideal weight. 

You also need to have a minimum of fat for the CoolAdvantage applicator to hold onto during the CoolSculpting session. The applicator will use a freezing method in dealing with the treated fat cells for fat removal. The CoolSculpting technology will produce dead fat cells without harming the surrounding tissue in the treatment area.

Costs of CoolSculpting For Muffin Top

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The cost of a CoolSculpting treatment will depend on how much excess fat should be addressed on the treatment area, how many applicators are required, and which applicators are needed for the procedure. The more fat the patient needs to eliminate, the more sessions she has to book. Some patients will definitely require more than one session to get the results that they want. 

A reliable CoolSculpting facility will try to make the treatment more accessible for patients and offer special pricing and discounts for maximum CoolSculpting results. This can be discussed during your CoolSculpting consultation, so don’t hesitate to ask your doctor about this.

Get an Assessment at NJ Center for CoolSculpting

Do you want a slimmer, toned body sans the fat bulge without the surgical procedure? Trust only the best body sculpting facility for your CoolSculpting needs. At NJ Center for CoolSculpting, you get only board-certified doctors, certified aestheticians, and licensed physician assistants working on your fat reduction treatments, using the latest and safest customized aesthetic procedures in non-invasive cosmetic treatments and technologies. 

The facility is a haven of experts who can deal with common body issues, such as bra fat, double chin, excess fat in the lower abdomen, upper arm, inner thigh, and outer thigh, and stubborn belly fat. Call now and schedule an appointment with a specialist for your CoolSculpting treatment.

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  • "The treatment itself was not uncomfortable. Afterwords, I felt great. I didn't really notice anything for about 30 days. After day 30 until about a month later, I started noticing that my favorite jeans were not as tight anymore. I wasn't having to suck in to get them buttoned. And by that two month period after my CoolSculpting

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