Am I a Candidate For Coolsculpting?

Am I a Candidate For Coolsculpting?

Despite being fit and healthy, most people struggle with stubborn, fatty deposits in specific body areas. These fatty bumps and bulges not only affect your appearance but can also affect your self-image and self-confidence— and can be infamously brutal to get rid of. Not everybody who wants to refine their body wishes to undergo a surgical procedure, which 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 body areas, 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 essential 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 essential to establish healthy habits to maintain your long-term results. Although you won’t experience fat gain in the treated areas as before CoolSculpting, avoiding weight gain is still necessary by eating healthy and exercising regularly. You can still gain weight in other places, reducing your excellent 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 you must 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 unknown 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 throughout a few treatment sessions, so committing to making time for your sessions is crucial. Your treatment package will be unique to you and your goals, but most patients see results over 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 for reducing fat and producing excellent, refined results. To begin discussing your options and planning your CoolSculpting treatment package with Dr. Kayastha Board Certified Plastic Surgeon located in Albany, NY, you can contact our Latham office by calling or filling out our online form.

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Dr. Kayastha is a board certified plastic surgeon who serves Albany, NY and the entire Capital Region. Dr. Kayastha completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University and graduated with distinction in all subjects. He then attended medical school at SUNY Buffalo. During his time in Buffalo he also completed a fellowship in surgical pathology at Roswell Park. Following medical school Dr. Kayastha gained a much sought after position in the Michigan State-Grand Rapids integrated plastic surgery residency. After finishing residency training Dr. Kayastha completed a one year fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Buncke Clinic in San Francisco. To round out his training before starting private practice Dr. Kayastha spent an additional 6 months learning from some of the best cosmetic surgeons in San Francisco. Dr. Kayastha is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.