What to Expect During the CoolSculpting Procedure
CoolSculpting was developed to treat areas of stubborn fat, or body parts that don’t respond to traditional diet and exercise. The areas most often treated are the upper arms, inner and outer thighs, and the abdomen. CoolSculpting is approved by the FDA and has been in use since 2012.
CoolSculpting does not require anesthesia and there is no downtime involved. You can return to your normal activities after the procedure. The actual procedure takes less than three hours. Your practitioner will place cooling pads over the area to be treated, then pass a handheld device over the area. You may feel some pulling or pinching sensations, but it is not painful. Your practitioner may massage the area immediately after the procedure.
Continue to exercise and maintain a healthy weight.
Eat a well-balanced diet and mix up your exercise routine, including both cardiovascular exercise and strength training. Doing this will allow your body to lose the excess fat cells targeted by CoolSculpting without gaining weight in another area.
Your body needs to process the fat cells frozen by the CoolSculpting procedure. To help it work efficiently, you must drink plenty of water. The better hydrated you are, the more efficiently your body can pass the frozen fat cells.
Don’t expect miracles.
CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss procedure. Instead, it is used to target areas of stubborn fat. If you are at a healthy weight and have maintained that weight for some time, you may be a good candidate for this procedure.
CoolSculpting is effective at targeting areas of stubborn fat. It is a safe and noninvasive way to smooth areas that resist traditional diet and exercise. Individuals note a decrease of up to 80 percent of fat in the treated area after treatment. Over 80 percent of individuals who undergo CoolSculpting would recommend the procedure to a friend.
Many people find that after reaching their goal weight their body doesn’t look quite how they expected. If you reach your goal weight and are still bothered by a particular problem area set up a consultation to discuss CoolSculpting.