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Beauty Byline with Sanah: New Year = New You with Body Sculpting

No surgery, no knives, no downtime - non-invasive Body Sculpting is the way to get a head start

on the new you before the new year. CoolSculpting and Cavi-Lipo are two FDA-approved

methods of getting rid of fat cells and reducing the appearance of fat on targeted areas of the

body. CoolSculpting freezes fat cells while Cavi-Lipo liquifies them. Both options are permanent.

Let’s dig deeper into both techniques.



CoolSculpting, also known as cryolipolysis, freezes and kills fat cells. The body then naturally

eliminates the dead cells over twelve weeks resulting in up to 20% reduction of fat in the treated

area. This procedure uses vacuum and cold on stubborn areas of fat that haven’t responded

well to diet and exercise.


CoolSculpting can be done on the abdomen, love handles, inner and outer thighs, and upper

arms. Clients can expect to feel pinching and pulling from the vacuum and intense cold as the

treatment area becomes numb. A two-minute massage is performed after the treatment to break

up the frozen tissue which helps your body absorb the dead cells. There may be some bruising

or redness after the treatment which is normal. You can go back to your daily routine after the

procedure. Full results are evident in one to three months. Multiple treatments are necessary

and each treatment can be $500 or more per area.


Cavi-Lipo, also known as ultrasonic cavitation, uses low-frequency ultrasonic waves to break

down and liquify fat cells which are then eliminated through the lymphatic system about

seventy-two hours after the treatment. The heat and vibration causes adipose tissue to break

down in the targeted area which then results in loss of inches. This reshapes the body to give it

a slimmer appearance.


Cavi-Lipo can be performed on the abdomen, love handles, inner and outer thighs, upper arms,

back, face, neck and buttocks. During the treatment, clients may hear a sound from the

ultrasound and experience mild heat from the radio frequency. Radio frequency uses heat to

shape the body by boosting collagen production which in turn helps firm, tighten and lift skin for

a healthy glow. It can also smooth out stretch marks and reduce the appearance of cellulite.

There is no downtime and best results are usually achieved with eight to twelve treatments.

Many notice changes immediately after the first session. The cost per treatment area ranges

from $125-$200.


Both treatments are meant for people who are on a body journey. CoolSculpting kills fat cells in

the targeted area but if you gain weight, there is a chance you will also gain fat in the areas that

were treated. Cavi-Lipo shrinks the cells but does not get rid of them. This means they are still

there and can store fat over time. Results from both treatments are permanent as long as they

are in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise.


They say “no pain, no gain” but non-invasive Body Sculpting may make that saying obsolete.

You might just be able to keep that New Year’s resolution in 2021.


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