Batwings

Batwings

The dreaded batwing. You probably saw it materialize on your body sometime in your late thirties or early forties. You might have caught sight of yourself in a reflection or on a photograph, upper arm flab waving about like a flag in the wind. Since then you’ve restricted your range of motion so much that you resemble the Queen of England.

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Working Out

It may be that you used to play sports or work out in the gym, but life has interfered with your schedule. You have a demanding job, older parents, or a family to look after. Maybe you’ve been ill or injured and have had to take time off from your regime.

Fat Storage

Perhaps you always had large arms even though the rest of your body may be slim or average in size. We all hold weight differently and some people have heavy arms, just as some have heavy calves. If you are fine with it, we encourage you to celebrate your unique body. If, however, you are restricting your life or feel ashamed of your upper arms in short sleeves, sleeveless dress, or your clothes never fit correctly, this article is for you.

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Coolsculpting vs Liposuction

That’s fine, you say, but I’m not subjecting myself to surgery and the pain and inconvenience afterward. Well you needn’t. The science behind Coolsculpting is called cryolipolysis and it’s about freezing fat cells, which your body processes and excretes naturally. Coolsculpting is non-invasive with no downtime, although some people may show a bit of bruising after the applicators are removed. If you are planning a beach holiday or an intimate get away, we urge you to give yourself some time to allow the bruising to clear up.

What to expect

So how does it work? The protective sleeve or gel is placed on the body prior to the applicator. The fatty flesh has been previously outlined by the doctor and the applicator now goes over it. While you read or nap, the Coolsculpting process does its work. After thirty-five minutes, the applicators are removed. Results are individual and you may need several sessions to see best results.

You will, however,  see changes in thirty to ninety days and the cells that have been eliminated will never return. You may, however need to watch your weight since there are other cells in the area which fight fill up with fat if you are consuming excessive calories or the wrong types of food for your individual needs.

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Coolsculpt Cooladvantage Petite

There are several types of Coolsculpting applicators for various uses. We are thrilled to introduce Coolsculpt Cooladvantage Petite, which has been designed for arms and small areas of the body and for petite persons. It can be used on the arms, flanks, abdomen, and back (bra fat). In order to debut the device, we are offering a buy three sessions and get one free special.

Coolscultping can always be combined with Venus Legacy,which will tighten the skin after the fat has been removed for a tighter and more toned appearance. Venus Legacy accomplishes that with radio wave frequencies.

Coolsculpting has been approved by the FDA as a non-invasive way to remove fat non-surgically and the scientific evidence behind Coolsculpting has been published in over  one hundred peer reviewed abstracts and papers .

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The Science behind Coolsculpting

Cryolipolysis is the non-invasive cooling of fat tissue to induce the breakdown down fat cells without damage to other tissues. It is based on the principle that fat cells are more vulnerable to energy extraction than surrounding tissues. A non-invasive applicator is attached to the targeted procedure area to extract energy from the underlying fat tissue while protecting the skin, nerves, muscles, and other tissue. The cooled fat cells undergo  cell death and are gradually eliminated, reducing the thickness of the fat layer.

During the procedure, exposure to cooling causes fat cell apoptosis, which leads to the release of cytokines and other inflammatory mediators. Inflammatory cells gradually digest the affected fat cells in the months after the procedure. Lipids from these fat cells are slowly released and transported by the lymphatic system to be processed, much like fat from food. Because the lipid clearance process is gradual, there is no harmful change in blood lipids or liver function.

Lipids in fat cells crystallize at warmer temperatures than other water-containing cells. This is how cryolipolysis targets only fat cells for destruction and spares other tissue such as skin, muscle, and nerves. The CoolSculpting system controls the rate of energy extraction or cooling during the procedure.

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