Am I a Candidate For Coolsculpting?
Most people struggle with stubborn, fatty deposits on certain areas of their body despite being fit and healthy. These fatty bumps and bulges not only affects your appearance but can also affect your self-image and self-confidence— and can be infamously hard to get rid of. Not everybody who wants to refine their body wishes to undergo a surgical procedure, and this is what makes CoolSculpting an optimal choice. Here are some other reasons to opt for this non-surgical procedure.
You want body contouring, not weight loss
CoolSculpting is most effective at reducing stubborn, fatty pockets in certain areas of the body, meaning it’s not a weight loss solution and shouldn’t be used as one. CoolSculpting also can’t be used to achieve skin tightening, so you should be sure to speak to your plastic surgeon about your options for a body lift procedure if you struggle with laxity. Additionally, it’s important to understand whether you might benefit more from a minimally-invasive procedure like liposuction.
You’re living a healthy lifestyle
Even before your first CoolSculpting treatment, it’s important to establish healthy habits so that you can maintain your results in the long-term. Although you won’t experience fat gain in the treated areas as you did before CoolSculpting, it’s still important to avoid weight gain through eating healthy and exercising regularly. This is because you can still gain weight in other areas, reducing your great results. Additionally, most CoolSculpting technicians recommend you be within 30 pounds of your ideal weight and be stable in maintaining it before undergoing treatment. This is to ensure you achieve your best results.
You’re not pregnant or planning to become pregnant
CoolSculpting can be an effective way to lose the baby weight after childbirth, but it’s important that you have no further plans for pregnancy before opting for treatment. This is because pregnancy can reverse your results and require you to undergo additional treatment. Additionally, it’s not known what effects CoolSculpting can have on you and your child while pregnant. CoolSculpting can’t achieve the muscle-tightening effects of a tummy tuck, however, so be sure to ask your plastic surgeon for a recommendation.
You’re committed to a package of treatments
Your best CoolSculpting results will emerge over the course of a few treatment sessions, so it’s important to commit to making time for your sessions. Your treatment package will be unique to you and your goals, but most patients see results over the course of a few months after treatment. This occurs because of the body’s natural rate of expelling the treated cells as waste. Although you might not see the immediate results of a liposuction procedure, you won’t require any downtime and can return to your regular schedule after treatment.
Schedule a Consultation
CoolSculpting is one of the best options available when it comes to reducing fat and producing excellent, refined results. To begin discussing your options and planning your CoolSculpting treatment package with Dr. Kayastha, contact our Latham office by calling or filling out our online form.