Is CoolSculpting a treatment you could benefit from?

When you spend months, or sometimes years, trying to lose weight and get rid of those extra bulges, a treatment such as CoolSculpting can seem too good to be true. Even though the treatment will depend on your specific circumstances, ultimately, CoolSculpting can get rid of unwanted fat cells after just one treatment and help you achieve a more contoured appearance.

Unlike many other fat loss options such as liposuction, CoolSculpting requires little to no downtime and it can be scheduled over your lunch hour. Sounds pretty perfect, so what’s the catch? 

CoolSculpting is an ideal option for people who want to contour the areas that are no longer responding to diet and exercise. However, there are a few things to consider before you go ahead and schedule your session. 

How to Decide Whether CoolSculpting is for You

According to Waverley House, these are the questions to ask if you’re considering CoolSculpting.

Are you willing to look into invasive treatments?

CoolSculpting is an ideal option for anyone who is interested in isolated contouring but doesn’t want to have to go through an invasive procedure such as liposuction. CoolSculpting is completely non-invasive, meaning no needles or incisions are required. During your treatment, an applicator is applied to the area that needs to be treated, which then draws the tissue up into a cup using a vacuum effect. Controlled cooling is then used to destroy the unwanted fat cells without affecting the skin or surrounding tissue. 

Do you want long-term results?

Not only is CoolSculpting a low-maintenance treatment but once the unwanted pockets of fat have been eliminated, the results are permanent. With that being said, if you do gain weight again after your treatments, fat cells may expand in other areas of the body. In rare cases, new fat cells can grow back in the areas that were treated but this is highly unlikely. Patients can expect to see noticeable results 6 – 8 weeks after undergoing CoolSculpting treatments. It’s important to remember that each patient will require a different number of treatments to achieve results. 

Are you planning to expand your family?

While CoolSculpting is an ideal post-pregnancy treatment, it’s not suited to anyone who is currently pregnant or wants to fall pregnant in the near future. Since CoolSculpting permanently eliminates fat cells in specific areas, including the stomach, it’s best to wait until after you’ve expanded your family to schedule your fat freezing sessions. 

How much excess fat do you want to get rid of?

CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment. This means that patients need to be close to or have reached a healthy weight before they pursue treatments. Patients who have been diagnosed with obesity will not be cleared for CoolSculpting treatments. Ideally, it’s best to reach your goal weight and then use CoolSculpting as a way to create all the right contours.

If you have decided that CoolSculpting is a treatment that you could benefit from, be sure to find a qualified and experienced clinician to assist you with your treatments for the best results. 

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