5 Signs You Are a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting Treatment
CoolSculpting is a safe, non-invasive treatment to remove stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. CoolSculpting uses carefully controlled cooling to kill fat cells and permanently eliminate them from your body. Could CoolSculpting be the body contouring solution for you?
Here are five signs that you are a good candidate.
1. You Have Pinchable Bulges of Fat
CoolSculpting works best on discrete pockets of fat — the bulges that you can pinch between your fingers. You might have these bulges under your chin or on your thighs, abdomen, flanks, back, or buttocks. Coolsculpting works well to eliminate muffin tops, bra rolls, and pinchable belly bulges, love handles, and more. It’s not the solution for thick, evenly spread areas of fat, and it’s not a weight-loss treatment.
If you’re within 30 pounds of your ideal weight and have a few discrete areas of fat that you can pinch between your fingers, you’re probably a suitable candidate for CoolSculpting. If your fat is broadly spread and not in pinchable bulges, liposuction may be a better choice.
2. Diet and Exercise Aren’t Working to Eliminate Pockets of Fat
The best way to eliminate fat is with healthy eating and exercise habits. But it’s common to end up with diet and exercise-resistant bulges on parts of your body —fat that seems to hang on no matter how active you are and how carefully you eat. CoolSculpting is an excellent treatment for these stubborn bulges. It puts the final body-contouring touches on your slimming efforts.
3. You’re Not Interested in Surgery
CoolSculpting and liposuction are both ways to get rid of unwanted pockets of fat. One advantage of CoolSculpting is that it doesn’t involve downtime or discomfort. You can walk out of the office after your treatment and get on with the rest of your day. You can go back to work, run errands, or pick up your kids.
Conversely, Liposuction involves creating small incisions and surgically removing fat through thin tubes, or cannulas. It requires between a few days and a week for recovery. If you’re looking for a no-downtime body-sculpting treatment that fits with your busy lifestyle, CoolSculpting may be the most suitable option.
4. You’re at a Stable Weight
The best candidates for CoolSculpting have found long-term healthy eating and exercise patterns that enable them to maintain a stable weight. The fat cells eliminated with CoolSculpting are gone forever; you’ll always have fewer fat cells in the treated areas. So, the fat-prone areas treated with CoolSculpting will remain slimmer in proportion to your body if your weight fluctuates in the future. But with weight gain, fat cells can grow in size. You risk losing some of the sculpted effects of your treatment if you put on pounds.
5. You Have the Patience to Wait for Results
Coolsculpting doesn’t require downtime, but it does take time for the full results to appear. During treatment, some of the fat cells in the targeted area are damaged by the cold temperature. Your body eliminates these damaged fat cells through its natural metabolic processes throughout the following days and weeks. So, you won’t see any slimming effects right away. Optimal results usually appear about four months after treatment. If you have the patience to wait for the contouring effects to appear, CoolSculpting may be right for you.
Learn More About CoolSculpting in New Orleans
The specialists at the New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery are all board-certified plastic surgeons with extensive experience face, nose, breast, and body procedures. Call us at (504) 533-8848 or contact us today to learn more about how CoolSculpting or another treatment might benefit you.