To Freeze or Melt Unwanted Fat-That is the Question
I often think of Shakespeare, and his speech, “To be or not to be, that is the question. ” Now, we must also ponder whether we want to freeze our fat off with CoolSculpt® or, try heating it to extinction with SculptSure®.
Of course, this is assuming that you have tried various diets, more exercise, or whatever the current fad of the day is.
About five years ago, I met a woman in Puerto Rico, Mrs. Joanne A., who told me that she went to a doctor here in San Juan to try CoolSculpt®. After liberating over $1800 from her wallet, she ended up with no visible result.
Was she a candidate for the procedure? Looking at her, my opinion would be a solid, “No!”
CoolSculpt® is only for removing stubborn pockets of fat, usually— if we are talking women, on the abdomen and the thighs. If you can pinch more than an inch, the machine has a few rounded and curved attachments to concentrate the freeze on the roll or rolls of fat.
My friend Joanne was overweight from stem to stern: She would have been better off with liposuction.
Or, perhaps she could have tried SculptSure®, a relatively new radio-frequency device. Sculpture®has flat plates that can be arranged on your “problem area,”and it heats the fat until it melts. Your body excretes it naturally, via the lymphatic system. The plates are about the size of your iPhone, and can be placed on your abdomen, thighs or your flanks.
It utilizes a diode laser to permanently destroy fat cells with heat. If the cell were left intact, they could fill up again with that nasty fat. It seems that fat cells are like those starving children your parents told you about when you refused that broccoli. They are constantly asking you to “fill them up.”
SculpSure takes only 25 minutes per treatment and has been a patient- and doctor-favorite since its introduction because of its ability to treat multiple problem areas at once. And now with three more problem areas added to the laser’s lineup, SculpSure®’s popularity is sure to skyrocket even further.
The brightest new star on the horizon is truSculpt®3
The claims for this newby are that it will only take you ONE 60 minute treatment and voilá, you may take a day off from the gym. Personally, I would like to take a whole week off, so if I do that, then this will help?
Clinicals trials have shown that truSculpt iD reduces fat thickness by up to 24% after a single treatment. With visible results within six to eight weeks and maximum improvement after three months, truSculpt iD can help reveal underlying muscle definition hidden by stubborn fat. Well, I do know a certain someone who could use this, sooner, rather than later.
None of these machines actually help you lose weight. What they do is to rearrange, nonsurgically, the curves you were born with. After all, we are in a major way, chained to our genes, for better or for worse. Sounds like something familiar: Marriage?