You’ve heard about Coolsculpting, a non-surgical way to get rid of unwanted, excess fat from certain areas of the body. It’s a great choice for treating the abdomen, hips or thighs. But Coolsculpting isn’t always the right choice for everyone. Some people make better candidates for the procedure than others. If you’re interested in Coolsculpting, here are a few signs that it might be the right option for you.
You’ve Got Enough Fat to Treat
Coolsculpting freezes fat. For it to work effectively, you need to have enough fat. One general rule of thumb is that you have enough fat if you’re able to grab and pinch an inch.Some people do have trouble with the traditional suction applicators, even if they have an adequate amount of fat. If that’s the case with you, your Coolsculpting practitioner might recommend using the flat, smooth applicator to treat you.
You’re Not Interested in Liposuction
Coolsculpting can be a great alternative to liposuction for some people. If you’ve discussed liposuction with your plastic surgeon but ultimately ruled it out, Coolsculpting might be right for you. The recovery time is shorter so you won’t need to take a considerable amount of time off from work. There’s also no need for anesthesia during Coolsculpting and the treatment is completely non-invasive, which can make it a more appealing option for people who want to avoid surgery.
You’re Near Your Target Weight
Although Coolsculpting does get rid of fat, it’s not meant to be a treatment to help people lose a lot of weight. Usually, people lose up to 25 percent of the unwanted fat from the treated area. Scheduling multiple treatments can help you lose a bit more fat. But Coolsculpting alone won’t help you drop 20, 30 or even more pounds.If you are thinking about Coolsculpting but still have a bit of weight to lose, it helps to discuss your weight loss goals with a doctor. He can help you put together a plan that will help you reach your target weight.
You’re Tired of Looking At Stubborn Fat
Fat can be a tricky thing. You might be at a healthy weight but still have pockets or deposits of fat on certain areas of the body. No matter how much you work out or how many salads you eat, that fat isn’t going anywhere, fast. For many people with stubborn, unwanted fat, Coolsculpting is the ideal solution as it permanently removes that fat without the need for surgery.
You’re Generally Healthy
Although Coolsculpting isn’t surgery and typically has fewer risks and a much shorter recovery time than surgery, it is still a medical procedure and is typically recommended for people who are in good overall health. There is some risk for side effects after the procedure, such as nerve pain and bruising. The healthier you are, the less likely you will be to experience side effects. Let your Coolsculpting practitioner know about any chronic conditions you have or about any other health-related concerns.