Coolsculpting is a new weight loss procedure that may have uses other then just reducing fat on women’s stomachs. In fact, some military doctors are pushing to have the coolsculpting machines put into hospitals that serve wounded vets. But why?
Coolsculpting was invented as a non surgical form of liposuction. Unlike liposuction, coolsculpting is non surgical. In fact, there is almost no down time at all. Cooling plates are placed on the area that needs to be treated on the patient for about 45 minutes. The cooling plates cause the fat cells to die off by freezing them. During this time, the skin, nerves and muscles are not harmed at all.
After the fat cells are dead, they get absorbed into the body. This reduces the physical appearances of fat, bumps, cellulite, and looseness.
But why In The Military ?
Doctors have an additional use for the machine when it comes to veterans. Apparently, the machine can be used to treat dead tissue areas on patients who have been severely mangled. Just like the fat cells, the dead tissue cells are completely wiped out and eventually get reabsorbed into the body. This means the surgical removal of skin and muscle might not be needed (info from Dr. Messick of coolsculpting baltimore.)
Will it work?
Theoretically, yes. But there have been no medical trials as of March 2014 and none are scheduled as of this point. It may be a big help for some injured vets, and we personally would like to see the government pay up and at least add some machines to some facilities. Not only do they remove dead skin, but having treatment on the stomach has even been said to help with people who suffer from IBS. Recently, the military has released a proper IBS diet for vets who suffer from this illness as well. See civilian coolsculpting reviews here.