Nowadays medical cosmetic treatments are not only becoming more advanced but they’re also becoming more accessible.
With that, more and more patients are becoming more open about their choices.
And while there still may be a stigma associated with these procedures, celebs like Christie Brinkley and Courteney Cox are thankfully setting a trend about being able to talk candidly about these treatments.
And the latest star to open up is Will & Grace‘s Debra Messing.
Messing told GoodHousekeeping.com:
“Whether or not someone else wants to judge me because I want to go into a dermatologist’s office for an hour and have fat frozen off of my body and three months later I can feel a little bit better in a bathing suit — I don’t care.”
And if you’re thinking “Wait, what? Freezing fat off?”
Messing is talking about CoolSculpting, an FDA-cleared device that uses controlled cooling to eliminate fat in areas where it can be particularly resistant to diet and exercise, like the abdomen, upper arms and inner thighs.
The procedure is nonsurgical and is the technical and proper term is cryolipolysis.
Cryolipolysis is where fat cells of a selected area are crystallized and within a few weeks, those cells die.
And if you’re wondering if new fat cells can grow in it’s place, you’ll be happy to hear that new ones cannot grow back in its place.
So basically, CoolSculpting promises to permanently freeze away stubborn fat.
And with that kind of promise, it’s understandable why Messing became CoolSculpting’s brand ambassador.
Messing became their brand ambassador after being impressed with the results she received on her stomach.
“I gave birth. I had a little pouch on my stomach that wouldn’t go away. We have hormones. Things happen. Things move,” Debra says. “And I’m lazy! I don’t wanna do sit-ups for four hours a day. I’m a single mom and I work full-time.”
Messing isn’t ashamed at all to admit that she has undergone this procedure and wishes other celebrities would be more open about their procedures.
“I’m not embarrassed at all.”
And goes onto say:
“It’s incredibly important to be open about doing things to improve how you feel about yourself. The myth that there are people walking around Hollywood who were born perfect and age perfectly is very dangerous, especially for young girls.”