How Do I Know if I am a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is an effective solution for getting rid of fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. It works by freezing fat cells that will then die off and be eliminated through the body’s natural processes. In the past, liposuction or surgery were the only other options for excess fat removal. Both are costly and require significant downtime. When CoolSculpting was introduced in 2010, it was touted as an effective, safe, and noninvasive alternative to surgery, and it still is a safe treatment today.

It is important to understand that CoolSculpting is not for everyone. Anyone considering the procedure should consult with a cosmetic specialist to determine if it is the best solution. Listed below are requirements for CoolSculpting treatments.

Appropriate Weight

CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss procedure. It helps get rid of fat in problem areas that are resistant to diet and exercise. Since it is a noninvasive procedure, it cannot eliminate many pounds of fat. CoolSculpting will rid the body of up to 20 to 25 percent of fat in the targeted areas. People within 30 pounds of their ideal weight are usually the best candidates.

Good Health

Although anesthesia and surgery are not required, prime candidates for CoolSculpting should be in overall good health. In addition, the procedure is not for those who suffer from cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria (PCH). Pregnant women or those who plan to get pregnant soon also should not undergo the procedure.

Tried Diet and Exercise

It can be frustrating to have stubborn pockets of fat despite healthy eating and exercising. CoolSculpting is meant to contour, tone, and smooth these problem areas when other methods have failed.

Committed to Maintaining the Fat Loss

CoolSculpting eliminates fat cells in a specific area permanently, but a person can still gain weight afterward. Surrounding fat cells will continue to grow as a person gains weight, often reversing the effects of the treatment. Ideal candidates should be committed to continuing a healthy lifestyle to enjoy the results of CoolSculpting for a long time.

Can Wait for Results

Initial results from CoolSculpting are generally seen within two to four weeks after treatment. It is not a good solution for someone who needs to lose fat for an upcoming special occasion. It is a long-term solution for permanent fat cell removal.

Willing to Have Additional Treatments

While the majority of men and women get the results they want after one treatment, some may need additional sessions. It depends on the person’s goals and how well the body responds to the procedure. Those having several areas treated will need more than one session in most cases. CoolSculpting is a viable and effective option for many people. A cosmetic specialist can assess their client’s needs and goals to determine if the procedure will benefit them.

Cosmetic Specialists at MAEZ Integrative Healthcare Offer Customized CoolSculpting Treatments

If you are considering CoolSculpting, contact a cosmetic specialist at MAEZ Integrative Healthcare today. We have licensed medical professionals that can help you target specific problem areas not helped by diet and exercise. For an initial consultation, call 609-748-4110 or fill out an online form to get started. Located in Linwood, New Jersey, we serve clients throughout Northfield, Somers Point, Margate, Longport, and Atlantic County.