CoolSculpting uses the science of cryolipolysis to target and eliminate unwanted fat cells from your abdomen, thighs, back and other areas. CoolSculpting can be a great way to finally tone up those problem spots that seem to stay flabby, no matter how often you do crunches or eat salads for lunch. If you’re planning to freeze away the fat, follow these CoolSculpting tips to help you maximize your results and get the most from your experience.
Make Sure You’re a Good Candidate
CoolSculpting isn’t right for everyone, so it’s important to make sure you’re a good CoolSculpting candidate before committing. CoolSculpting works best for people who are at or near their ideal weight and feel good about maintaining it. People who have lost a significant amount of weight may find that CoolSculpting provides the perfect finishing touch to their efforts. It’s best to wait at least 6 months to have CoolSculpting after a pregnancy. This is simply to give your body a chance to heal and recover from all the changes that can occur during pregnancy and childbirth.
Take Photos of Your Progress
It’s fun to have before and after pictures of any physical transformation, and taking photos is a great way to document your CoolSculpting results. Another benefit of taking pictures is that you can help others who are considering the procedure by sharing your story with them. Being able to look at other peoples’ before and after CoolSculpting photos can be really helpful in deciding whether you want to have CoolSculpting, and where you want to have it done. For many people, CoolSculpting is the final leg of their fitness journey. Keeping a record of how far you have come can be a source of motivation and pride, especially during those times when you’re feeling discouraged.
Document your CoolSculpting journey with photos to encourage yourself and inspire others.
Find an Experienced CoolSculpting Specialist
CoolSculpting’s popularity has created a sort of bandwagon effect, and it seems like every spa in the country is offering it. While convenient availability is great, just use caution when choosing where you’ll go for your CoolSculpting treatment. You’ll want to have your CoolSculpting done by a trained professional who has built a reputation for producing consistently gorgeous results.
One big part of a successful CoolSculpting treatment is technique. Even though it’s a relatively simple process, CoolSculpting demands precision and care to produce balanced and a beautiful outcome. At your consultation, ask lots of questions about training and experience. Check out reviews and ratings from other patients, and never have CoolSculpting done somewhere you feel less than 100% comfortable with the staff and practice.
BYOE (Bring Your Own Entertainment)
A CoolSculpting session generally takes about an hour. You can use the time to just kick back and relax. If you’re worried about getting bored, though, plan ahead and bring something to keep you busy. Grab a good book, or just bring your favorite mobile device so you have something to occupy yourself while you quite literally chill.
Be Responsible for Maintaining Your Results
One of the most important CoolSculpting tips is to take good care of yourself so you don’t lose your results. While the fat cells destroyed by CoolSculpting won’t return, you can still gain weight after your procedure. So, do that big diet overhaul and trade the sugary drinks for filtered water. Renew your gym membership and make good use of it. Even the best results won’t stay that way without a little effort.
Book a consultation with a reputable CoolSculpting specialist who can examine you physically and discuss your goals and expectations with you. Together you can make a treatment plan that works for your body, lifestyle and goals.
Dr. Martin E. Everhard, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S., enjoyed a distinguished career in general surgery at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, Westchester County, New York. After settling in Savannah, Georgia, he retired from general surgery to work with weight loss patients. This new focus on health and body contouring led to him opening CoolBodyContouring in October of 2014, home to Savannah’s premier CoolSculpting® specialists.