If you’re considering CoolSculpting, you’ve likely heard how effective it is at eliminating stubborn pockets of fat that don’t seem to budge with diet or exercise. You probably also know that it’s affordable, non-invasive and virtually pain-free. Results come quickly and are essentially irreversible as the body does not produce new fat cells to replace those that are frozen and eliminated with each treatment. With all this good news, however, there is a caveat. Not everyone seeking to lose body fat makes a great candidate for CoolSculpting. In this piece, we’ll explore the health factors and physical preconditions that contribute to successful CoolSculpting outcomes.
Lean and Mean
Knowing how CoolSculpting should be understood and used is critical for setting proper expectations. It is a body contouring technique that targets fatty bulges that are resistant to diet and exercise. It is not a comprehensive weight loss strategy or a substitute for sensible eating and regular exercise. Because of this, we advise patients that they should be within 30 pounds of their target weight before seeking treatment. Target weight isn’t a picture you see in a fitness magazine – it refers to a medically healthy weight that you can maintain over the long run. For a lot of us, maintaining target weight has steadily become more tenuous over the years.
The procedure helps patients reduce fat levels by nearly 20 – 23% in targeted areas. Following each treatment, patients can start to see changes within three weeks. They should expect to experience the greatest improvement after about two months. All in all, the body will continue eliminating fat cells for about four months following the procedure.
Why Target Weight Is So Important
Because CoolSculpting causes fat loss, but not weight loss, most practices won’t recommend the procedure until a patient is within a target weight range. This is because the treatment won’t confer appreciable results on significantly overweight individuals. Once a person is within range however, results are plain to see. It is also important for doctors, clinicians and estheticians to be forthright with CoolSculpting candidates about the outcomes they might hope to achieve. Therefore, we and professionals around the country encourage our clientele to achieve a relatively healthy baseline physique prior to treatment. Everyone wants to see patients reach their goals, but it’s important to follow well-documented steps to achieve desired outcomes.
Fat Facts, Fast
Renew MD of Reno is a bastion of knowledge and experience. Our friendly and informed staff is happy to provide you the facts about CoolSculpting and other services we offer. Contact us today to have your questions answered or to schedule an evaluative consultation. We’ll help you get where you want to be.