Stubborn fat can be a confidence killer. Many of us experience difficulty shedding fat in certain areas, even with various diets and exercises. It can be incredibly frustrating when you have worked so hard to achieve the results you want, but still do not see the change you were hoping for. This is why CoolSculpting has revolutionized non-surgical fat reduction! What could be better than a couple of lunch-hour sessions to finally get rid of that pesky fat? It is a great option for those interested in weight loss procedures without surgery.
I am currently on a weight loss program or am trying to lose my baby weight. Should I wait until I have finished losing all of the weight to schedule my first CoolSculpting session?
This is up to your personal preference. Some say that CoolSculpting when you still have more weight to lose can be a motivator along with your weight loss program while others say you should be at your ideal weight before CoolSculpting treatments. This can best be answered through a consultation. However, generally, if you want CoolSculpting to give you a ‘full’ transformation, then it is advised to wait until you are finished losing weight.
What happens if you gain weight after CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a permanent treatment which eliminates fat cells. If you were to gain weight post-treatment, those fat cells that were eliminated would not be replaced by new ones. However, those remaining fat cells could expand with weight gain. This is just another reason to maintain a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and regular exercise.
What are side effects of CoolSculpting?
You may experience skin redness, bruising, or swelling but that will typically go away after a few days.
Will CoolSculpting cause stretch marks?
CoolSculpting will not cause stretch marks; it is a non-invasive fat reduction treatment that has no long-term side effects.
What to do before a CoolSculpting procedure
Make sure you are a good candidate. CoolSculpting is not an alternative to traditional weight loss, but instead enhances the results you have once close to your ideal weight. A good rule of thumb is if the fat is pinchable, then you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting.
Inquire about how many treatments you may need to get your desired results. Some patients need only one treatment, but it is common to have 3 or more treatments.
What to do after a CoolSculpting procedure
Since CoolSculpting is non-surgical, you can return to your daily routine immediately after your treatment.
What not to do after a CoolSculpting procedure
Be mindful of the changes happening to your body. Some side effects are normal after treatment, such as pain, swelling, bruising, or itching. Side effects also vary depending on the area that was treated.
Be patient! Your body is flushing out the fat cells that went through programmed cell death due to CoolSculpting. You will continue to see changes.
How can I maximize my results?
The best way to do this is to maintain a healthy diet and exercise post-treatment. There are no known supplements that maximize or speed results.
Last Updated on January 18, 2018 by Dr Dayan