Let’s face it: Since the COVID-19 lockdowns started, most people have been spending more time indulging in bad habits, including emotional eating, being sedentary at home, and just generally feeling stressed out. With gyms closures and most people being unable to get out as much due to the restrictions of working from home, it’s easy to end up snacking more and moving less. All of these major disruptions to our normal routines have been challenging, especially for those who already struggle with their weight. In some cases, the lifestyle shift has led people to gain a few extra pounds that have been nicknamed the “Quarantine 15” or “Covid Curves.” If you’re concerned about this extra volume, it’s possible to get it under control again by managing your sleep cycles, exercise, eating habits, and stress levels. From an aesthetic perspective, CoolSculpting®-based fat-freezing at our San Francisco area Jacobs Center for Cosmetic Surgery is one of the best ways of slimming stubborn pockets.
Love handles (the unwanted bulges that hang over each side of the hips and stomach) can be a nuisance even for people who are thin and in good shape. Men, who are typically predisposed to storing their extra pounds around the abdomen, often wish they could get rid of this excess fat to get a more V-shaped torso, but plenty of women are also bothered by the same problem. Genetics, hormones, and your natural body shape can make it hard to get rid of this fat, so if other methods haven’t worked, CoolSculpting® might be the most effective option.
The applicator sits directly against the skin, pulling the “pinchable” tissue between two cooling panels, freezing the unwanted fat cells, and starting natural processes that kick those crystallized cells out of the body so that you see a decrease in volume in those specific areas. The reduction can be 20 to 25 percent of the starting volume.
CoolSculpting® can also be used on a wide range of other problem areas, including on the thighs, abdomen, and upper arms, below the chin, and below the butt. It also works to reduce bra fat and back fat, all of which makes it ideal for fine-tuning your body proportions.
Good habits are essential to lifelong health and losing weight gained during the pandemic, so it is important to sculpt the body you want by combining CoolSculpting® with an active lifestyle. The treatment is not a weight-loss device.
Discover more about the benefits of CoolSculpting® from the Jacobs Center for Cosmetic Surgery. Call us at (707) 473-0220 (Healdsburg) or (415) 433-0303 (San Francisco), or submit a contact form to schedule a consultation and talk to us about your goals.